Friday, 22 April 2016

The spirit of Mammon feeds on the Desire to Satisfy Selfish Ambition, Leading to Chaos and Conflict

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work (James 3:16).
 
We live in a world full of conflicts, full of conflicts about absolutely everything. The mindset behind all such conflicts is the belief in one's so-called "rights", whether it be a "right" to find a satisfying relationship, a "right" to make money, or a "right" to have money one lends returned to oneself. Such indeed is the root of all conflicts. It is this very belief which is all too appealing to the flesh that even people of the true Church, that is, the true followers of Christ can fall into such a vile, abominable mindset - all without realising it.


The belief in one's "rights" is a manifestation of being a respecter of persons, including being of course, a respecter of oneself. Being a respecter of person leads not to harmony and peace, as the world thinks, but yet does not experience despite all its active striving for peace. Such peace is worldly peace, that which come from having respect for persons, as opposed to fear of God. Respect for persons is justification for human sin, making excuses for sin in others, or the worldly earthly mindsets of others, so that one can justify one's own sins or worldly earthly mindset. Romans 2:11-12 makes it clear:

For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.

God is not a respecter of persons, and so He will not justify any sin in any way at any time for any person as Romans 2:11-12. Thus, to be a respecter of persons is to justify sin. Seeking to justify any sin, for any reason, in any person at any time, even to the slightest, is itself respect of persons. 

People justify the sins of not only themselves, but also that of others, not out of true agape love or respect for others. They do so for nothing but selfish reasons, out of selfish ambition. This leads to all kinds of conflict and chaos, behind which the mindset is that of the belief that one has one's so-called "rights".

Conflict is itself the result of selfish ambition, which is a manifestation of the vile belief in "rights", out of respect of persons.  



The spirit of mammon feeds on this desire to satisfy the selfish ambition of the flesh, and uses such desire to stir up conflict. Conflicts including wars, financial crises, drug gangs and paid harlotry are all the fruits slavery to the spirit of mammon and feed their desires for selfish ambition.