Monday, 23 March 2015
Mammon is literally behind all evils
I've been accused of being unspiritual by many Christians indirectly for speaking out against mammon. Speaking against mammon is not unspiritual. In fact, it is very spiritual to do so. The spirit of mammon is behind all evils. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:10).
One might argue that it is one that one is saying it is unspiritual to speak about mammon, but that it is unspiritual to attribute mammon to all evils. This shows a lack of understanding by many in the modern church. Mammon is literally the spirit who drives, tempts and enslaves people into all kinds of evils!
What drives prostitution apart from sexual lusts? What drives the abortion industry apart from sexual immorality? What drives the pornography industry apart from sexual lusts? What drives conflicts between different nations, the battle of the sexes and racial conflicts? What drives people to suicide? The anxiety for one's earthly needs, and to not have less than others. The spirit behind this is the spirit of mammon who feeds on the lusts of the eyes for equality, lusts of the flesh for self-sufficiency and pride of life for the ability to have power over others. It feeds on the wickedness of envy, anxiety and jealousy. James 3:16 explains that "for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work".
Yet many Christians are only starting to be able see how it feeds on envy and jealousy, but cannnot see how it thrives on anxiety. Anxiety has been said to be a 'respectable sin'. Anxiety shows a failure to trust God completely. The root of it is pride. The reason why many Christians cannot see how it feeds on anxiety is because mammon is working through them by feeding on their anxiety, rather than on envy and jealousy.
Indeed, anxiety is a 'respectable sin' in the modern church. It thinks that anxiety is acceptable for it indicates one is "hard-working" and "caring for one's family".