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. (1 Timothy 6:10)
Root Cause Analysis is an analytic tool used in many fields to determine the basic cause of problems causing events. Are you wondering why something evil really happened? Scripture advises us to “follow the money” in order to understand the root cause of all evil; that which is injurious to the rights of others.
In 1 Timothy 6:10 the Lord explains through the Apostle Paul that the root cause of all harmful injustice in the world is avarice; the love of money; greediness for money; an excessive desire for gaining and possessing wealth. How much wealth does God think is excessive? The answer is a simple one, however, it’s hard to swallow. We should be content; at peace and satisfied having nourishing food to eat and clothing and housing to cover us. For many today, housing would also include a car to shelter us while commuting. (1 Timothy 6:8)
Avarice dangerously masquerades as a virtue. It often justifies itself under the pretext of financial security; providing for the future or even helping others. Avarice breaks the moral laws of God in trying to feed its unquenchable thirst for holding more wealth. Not content with what’s currently on hand, the love of money finds a reason to pursue more wealth even if it has to break God’s moral law to have it.
Paul states that those who have coveted wealth have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Does that mean that the avaricious must be unhappy in this life? Not necessarily. As King David expressed in Psalm 73, all too often we see that financial winners don’t appear to be saddened or pained during their brief earthly stint. These losers can seem to be quite secure and proud of themselves and their financial achievements. The Masonic motto “the end justifies the means” often insulates their seared consciences immunizing their hard hearts to the truth about their pernicious Rothschild ways.
| “As water cannot rise higher than its source, so the moral quality in an act can never be higher than the motive that inspires it. For this reason no act that arises from an evil motive can be good, even though some good may appear to come out of it.”
(Aiden Wilson Tozer in The Root of The Righteous)
How do they do it? How do corrupt masters of business live with themselves? How do robber barons and their disciples sleep at night; especially as they age and the chances of their number coming up that evening or the following day becomes statistically probable? Alcohol, drugs and pleasures can temporarily mask any fear and pain they might feel. True repentance, however, is the only lasting way for them to find forgiveness for their crimes and the lasting peace that being controlled with the Holy Spirit brings.
Arrogant lovers of money can unashamedly boast about their immoral conquests as if their crimes were beneficial acts.
In The Rockefeller Syndrome, Ferdinand Lundberg profiles the late Standard Oil Company emperor John D. Rockefeller as a dogmatic, obsessive-compulsive personality divorced from the true nature of his ruthless modus operandi. Often considered the richest person in history, the pragmatic businessman is found to be enigmatically detached from the reality of his evil doings. John D. Rockefeller truly believed whatever he did was right and his critics wrong. He sheltered his conscience in legal, theological and business fictions; fictions designed to cover the true character of his bad fruit. He tried to relieve unconscious anxiety by attempting to balance harmful taking with giving. He lived a highly ritualized life of accounting, churchgoing, church tithing, philanthropic giving and golfing; a life consisting of both giving and taking that relieved inner tension and made him feel better. He was a devout Northern Baptist who believed in church attendance, Sunday Bible School, and abstinence from Sunday labor, alcohol and tobacco. He believed he was moral by definition so he couldn’t understand the reality of his perniciousness. (Lundberg, 1975)
Such psychopaths appear satisfied with fattening their bottom line net worth and enjoying the emotional, physical and psychological benefits accompanying temporal success. Foolish, self-centered pride lurking deceitfully within their hearts convinces them that they are more deserving of someone else’s portion than its rightful owner. These wolves walk in the devil’s darkness, darkness disguised as enlightenment in their minds eye. They blindly envelope themselves in the lies, deceit, slander, gossip, threats, manipulation, unjust weapon like unjust laws, and even violence used to feed their avarice. Devoid of God’s moral light, these dogs can’t see the present and eternal cost of avarice to themselves; a real cost measured in terms of broken lives and relationships, lost love and even lost lives.
The true cost of those in the grip of the love of money may not be known to them until death comes calling or the Lord returns in judgment upon them. The fate of these unrepentant beasts is sealed, however; they will reap what they have sown. (Galatians 6:7-8) They will bemoan their deluded decisions; roasting eternally in hell; separated from God for their crimes against God and humanity; aflame forever for the far reaching consequences of their myopic self-love. (Luke 16:19-31; Micah 2:1-5) It is because of the far-reaching seriousness of the consequences of greed’s evil that members of the body of Christ are commanded not to associate with any greedy person claiming to be a fellow follower of Christ Jesus. (1 Corinthians 5:9-13)
Avarice is disloyal traitor without natural affection. It will whisper and backbite like a demon; even feigning true religion to sell its plan to undiscerning, vulnerable widows whose houses they plan to devour. (Luke 20: 45-47)
Greed is masterful at using bullying and divide and conquer strategies to separate people and isolate its victim in order to gain the upper hand. It will slyly victimize kindred, friendly neighbors, or loyal citizens. (Micah 2:1-5) Avarice sees giving as a means to getting. (Proverbs 23:1-3) It pursues personal relationships with an eye to selfish gain. (Jude) It even reaches across the globe to take from foreign strangers what it wants; what it thinks it deserves, and what it feels is in its best interest to possess. (Habakkuk 2)
Avarice begins and sustains war; fuels obesity in children; murders babies; spreads autism; steals and exploits human life; fills prisons; markets evil; sells sexuality; poisons natural resources inflicting disease; unnecessarily lays off workers; suppresses and deflates wages; creates indebtedness; suppresses truth in the church creating division; quenches beneficial advances in many fields, silences potential whistleblowers; demonizes true prophets and Constitutional patriots; honors false prophets and unlawful traitors; causes divorces; depreciates monetary value; dishonors parents by stealing inheritances; deprives children of needful time with parents; and on and on and on… .
Avarice is at the root of our most pressing issues of church and state.
|These are the men who, without virtue, labor, or hazard, are growing rich, as their country is impoverished; they rejoice, when obstinacy or ambition adds another year to slaughter and devastation; and laugh, from their desks, at bravery and science, while they are adding figure to figure, and cipher to cipher, hoping for a new contract from a new armament, and computing the profits of a siege or tempest.
(Samuel Johnson taken from Thoughts on the Late Transactions Respecting Falkland’s Islands (1771))
911 was caused by avarice masquerading as humanitarian intervention. It remains the root cause of the ongoing global wars on terror. These wars have killed at least 330,000 and cost over $3 trillion. Ripple effects include ongoing veteran health care and declining dollar value and interest costs due to increased money supply and borrowing to finance war. (Costs of War, 2013)
The root cause of NSA spying, TSA abuses, and other concerns remains 911.
Without 911 trauma based mind control, the U.S. government would have to devise another pretext to deprive individuals of their Constitutional civil liberties at home, violate human rights overseas, force non-integrating nations to integrate financially in the global economic system, and enrich powerful financiers, investors and CEO’s feeding off the military-industrial-finance force triangle. (The 911 Consensus Points, 2013)
It will be avarice that someday soon will snare the deluded masses in its devilishly deceptive global identification scheme otherwise known as the mark of the beast. (Revelation 13) (Wilmot, 2013)
Avarice silences the prophetic voice against sin and immorality within the 501-c3 state incorporated church whose leaders have pledged support for public policy in exchange for financial benefits courtesy of the IRS. (Baldwin, 2013)
Avarice prevents spiritual revival in the body of Christ.
Greedy elders control powerless pastors. Unsanctified, worldly pastors reproduce blind and naked sheep who love the world system. (Revelation 3:17) As a result, worldly wisdom divides and weakens us rather than the wisdom of Christ uniting and strengthening us. (1 Corinthians 2; James 3:13-4: 10)
The body becomes devil’s food without the whole armor of God protecting it. (Ephesians 6:11; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8)
Works of darkness cover us rather than the armor of light. (Romans 13:8-14)
The entire body suffers when the voice of the Holy Spirit is quenched; silencing God’s voice within and among his people. (1 Corinthians 5; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-23) Without him we can do nothing to reverse the tragic fruit of avarice in the church and state today. (John 15:5) No wonder the truth about many organizations, policies and individuals destructive to the welfare of a Constitutionally governed United States of America has been known for decades and yet our Constitutional Republic has still fallen to a blooming fascist tyranny. (Roberts, 2013)
It is the Holy Spirit of God that is needed to convict the world of sin. (John 16:8) Knowledge without conviction of sin has failed to bring about repentance; a faith driven desire to turn from sin. Without repentance there can be no salvation. (Matthew 4:17; Acts 2:38) Without salvation the rotten fruits of avarice will continue to ravage both church and state. (Acts 26:20)
The church, the body of Christ, is the light of the world as long as we walk in repentant obedience.
It isn’t time to fearfully suppress the truth or hide in fear of those who it. (Hebrews 13:5-6; Matthew 10:24-31)
It’s time we put love to work; to be bold as a lion while shining the light of holy truth upon the roaches of unrighteousness! (Proverbs 28:1; Matthew 10: 24-42)
The just, honest and prayerful truth teller is what is needed at this time if the Lord is to pardon our crimes of avarice! (Ezekiel 22; Jeremiah 5)
It’s the season to open our mouth wide and let God fill it with wisdom from above; to turn from all known sin; to make things right with those we’ve wronged; to bless others with wealth rather than hurt them with selfish greed; to reproduce followers of Christ by teaching his truth to all nations. (Luke 17:3; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2; Acts 4:34-35)
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The 911 Consensus Points. (2013, June 19). Retrieved June 19, 2013, from Consensus 911: http://www.consensus911.org/the-911-consensus-points/
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