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The quote is from 1 Tim 6:10 (which would have been written in Greek, not Hebrew). The Greek reads: ῥίζα γὰρ πάντων τῶν κακῶν ἐστιν ἡ φιλαργυρία Here are some translations: KJV: For the love of money is the root of all evil ASV, NRSV, TNIV: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil NET: For the love of money is the root of all ...


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No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24) Money is a means of exchange. It is essential that we use money in our day to day activities. Usage of money does not mean we worship money. It is the love of money ...


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According to The Economist, the Catholic church spent $171.6 billion in 2010. I haven't read the whole thing, but it seems to be a rather one-sided article, and little information is given about how they calculated the figure of $171.6bn, other than this: The sexual-abuse scandals of the past 20 years have brought shame to the church around the world. ...


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The New American Bible (Revised Edition) is the translation that I have; this is the only translation which is authorized to be used in Catholic worship in the United States. The NABRE offers this as the dialogue (Mark 10:21–22): Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to ...


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The one thing he lacked was actually the most important thing - saving faith in God. That he lacked this is evidenced firstly by his failure to put his trust wholly in Christ to follow Him no matter what, but also by his failure to obey the first (and greatest) commandment evidenced by him prioritising his wealth over the will of God. No one can serve ...


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Christianity is freedom, freedom from the Law (10 commandements, which created the notion of sin, without that law, there is no sin), freedom from the judgement. But a christians are a different species, they are not human, they are christian, not born through Adam but born through Christ (by the baptism), as an apple tree only produce apples what we produce ...


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An important translation issue for this verse is that there is no definite article (the) in any Greek manuscript that precedes the word translated as "root". Thus, it is perhaps a better translation to say that the love of money is a root of all evil rather than the root of all evil. When we recall Satan's fall, it was not the love of money, but the love ...


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It is a common misconception that the Church of England budget comes from the government. In fact, most of their money comes from individual donations or bequests, or from investments (including rent on land they own). The same is true for other UK churches which are not "established". Churches and their ministers / employees may enjoy favourable tax status ...


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A casino in itself is not bad, but it is a flowing river for the love of money, and I would not want to be a cause for others to love money. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10, NIV). God tells us not to cause a brother ...


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It's a precept of the Catholic Church that her members should "provide for the needs of the Church", it's right next to going to Mass on Sundays and holy days and confessing your sins. The fifth precept ("You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church") means that the faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the Church, each ...


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The last six commandments address man's relationship to man. Acts 5;27-29 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest ask them 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and ...


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The context of the passage gives the answer. Paul in the preceding verses (2 Timothy 6:3-9) is addressing people who think that godliness is a way to get rich ("godliness is a means of gain"), who desire to be rich through their religion. For these people, the love of money will be the root of all sorts of evil – of ignoring their spouses, of being ...


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The exact translation will depend on the translational philosophy. The different translations, which necessarily involve interpretation since there is no one-to-one correspondence between languages, are trying to give the reader an idea of the intended meaning (in there opinion) by phrasing it slightly differently. In any case, the JFB commentary suggests ...



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