Why does the Bible specifically point out that the love of money, not power, sex, or status is the root of all evil? There are many things that are the root of evil, for example, love of sex to the extent of being lustful, leads to adultery, abortion and prostitution. But why point out to money? Why does the Bible not say:
"The love of sex is the root of all evil"; or,
"The love of power is the root of all evil".
Money is that in the world which enables us all to obtain all earthly things. The world love those who have money. It is money that makes a person valuable to a wicked world. This is because with money, one shows that one is accomplished, able to obtain one's basic earthly needs, which is a universally acceptable need of all humans. Money is the one recognised as a universal so-called basic need, not sex, status or power.