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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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Assuming that the 30 pieces of silver are the tetradachmas that Thayer suggests, the total weight of the 30 pieces of silver would be 15 troy ounces, or something not too far from 1 pound of english measure. (Not that most Europeans would need the equivalent, but its roughly 466 grams). Per this source, 1 troy ounce of silver, trading on May 20, 2013, is ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has an official policy of not accepting any tithing from winnings having to do with gambling, this includes the lottery. Their position on gambling can be found here. For those that don't want additional information/links the position is this: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opposed to ...


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Your premise is in error. While the New Testament does not specifically address Jesus "taking up collections" or anything like that, it does mention that Judas Iscariot was the treasurer for the early church. (John 13:29) This implies both having enough resources to require a treasurer to manage them, and having some organized way of using these resources, ...


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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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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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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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Offering were rejected in the Bible several times. I list the notable few that came to mind. Mal 1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. Mal 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it ...


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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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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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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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