Is Money The Root Of All Evil?

Essay by dude1969dudeJunior High, 9th gradeA-, August 2003

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Good afternoon/morning teachers and fellow students. I am here to talk to you about money. Is it the root of all evil?

What is money and what is evil? The Chambers school dictionary defines money as the coins and banknotes, which are used for payment.The dictionary also defines evil as wicked, harmful and unpleasant. You could say that money is the root of all evil but now that would be a lie.

The Bible reference from which this idea is derived clearly states that the LOVE of money may I repeat that the LOVE of money is the root of all evil not that money itself is the root of all evil.

If I may I shall now quote from the Bible reference first Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money placed before the love of God is the root of all kinds of evil."

So in other words if you place the love of money before the love of God you are doing wrong.

God is not against money but God is against the worship of money for it is a sin therefore money love is the root of all kinds of evil.

We have no right to say that money is evil for money can also be used for good as well. With the majority of the Earth's population living in poverty we could use money to provide humanitarian aid.

Now have I convinced you maybe not so think about this next point?If we were without money how would we live, would we return to the barter system of the Middle Ages I certainly hope not.

How would you like livestock in your bedroom to use as a trading item I wouldn't. What about a lamb for a loaf of bread, it's idiotic if you ask...