Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Root Of All Evil

         Reading 1 Timothy 6:6-10 quoted below, the phrase in (v 10 ) “For the love of money is the root of all evil” is what came to my mind. This phrase states the definition of covetousness. In my mind, covetousness is our number one sin. It is the sin which leads to theft of others' property, others' wives (or husbands.) It leads to drunkenness, drug addiction, and pornography. This list could go on and on, and if we can define a sin not mentioned, it likely began by someone coveting something.
         We must know when God looks at sin, He does not categorize it, and vary the penalties. To Him, all sin is abhorrent sin.
          Today we no longer use the old words, (the words that define sin,) like whore, whore-monger, drunkard, and sodomite (just to name a few). We have given them new names. Our daughters and friends who find themselves allowing their bodies to be used by a variety of (whore-mongers) men are no longer whores. It has become a normal thing for them to get together and “try each other out.”
         We no longer call a drunk what he is. He is now “an alcoholic” and now it is “a disease.” (It isn’t sin, and they can not help themselves.)
       And, now we are teaching and accepting that sodomy is a “normal” occurrence. We no longer call them sodomites, as that would imply God hates them. Instead they are “gay,” a normal, whimsical part of our society.
All sins are a blasphemy to the Face of Almighty God. I have only mentioned a few. (Do understand that to God all sin is equal in its blasphemy. All sin is sin against God.) To actually live in sin and openly defy our Creator is to bring the wrath of God onto that person.

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

          If we are stumbling with sin and have called on Jesus’ name, we have “erred from the faith,” and consequently have “pierced [ourselves] themselves through with many sorrows.”  Erring from the “faith” isn’t a situation whereby we are going to hell. It is a time of reward loss. Those who have accepted Jesus will stand before Him and be judged.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

         Those who have not accepted Jesus the Christ as their Saviour will die in their sin, and consequently live eternally with the “wrath of God” on them.

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

           So, “reader where is your “love?” Is it with God and His Son Jesus, or are you still a son of the devil rooted in sin?”

Bro. John R. E Chastain

1Timothy 6:6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 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.

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