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If money is the root of all evil... why do churches take it up? amirite?

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It is actually the "love of money", not the money itself. It can actually be used for lots of good things! a smilie

The love of money is A root, not THE root. Big difference. The church I attend uses the money they collect to support local needy families - for school supplies, hair cuts, food, etc. They support many local charities.

@beachbum The love of money is A root, not THE root. Big difference. The church I attend uses the money they collect to...

1 Timothy 6:10 King James Version (KJV)

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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@1 Timothy 6:10 King James Version (KJV) 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some...

I read the International Version where it says 'a' root of evil. Which says to me that there are additional roots of evil - such as pride. Would also include addiction to drugs, gluttony , etc. Certainly greed is a root.

the love of money is the root of all evil, money itself isn't evil.

@Anonymousmouse the love of money is the root of all evil, money itself isn't evil.

Exactly - money itself is simply an inanimate object - it's what you do with it that matters.

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