Monday, April 6, 2009

Bumper Sticker Idea

I was walking out of work to my car and had this bumper sticker idea pop into my head and it made me laugh when I considered the people that would have this bumper sticker. Hope you get a good laugh out of it too.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


This verse defines the American culture in a single sentence.

1 Timothy 6:10 (King James Version)
10For 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.

Those who are under the power of money will quickly combat this verse with something of the nature of "That verse is usually misquoted as "Money is the root of all evil", It is not wrong to have money its just the love of money that is evil." Other arguments may be formed around the translation. "Well, the original text didn't say that it was the root of all evil, just that it was the root of all kinds of evil".
Amazingly enough these argument tend to work well enough because if you continue instead of attacking the nature of money you are attacking the nature of the person and the conversation tends to take another turn.

This is a huge issue in virtually all Americans lives that causes divisions in families, churches, and most importantly between Christians and God.

If we could live in a Utopian society I doubt that it would stay that way for long if there was currency. Once introduced in any form (gold, silver, paper, fiat) it has the ability to posses men's hearts and corrupt them with greed and envy.

We have created a society that is so dependant upon money that it seems no one can escape it influence. We have built huge monuments to capital greed in the form of shopping malls where those under the power of money go to worship. We have set those most susceptible to greed in offices of power. They work as heads of our government and corporations and manipulate the public through the "American Dream". You know the one that our forebears created, buy a house for $100,000, pay $400,000 for it over thirty years, and if you had a high enough paying job retire in another 20 years and do nothing because you have given your entire life to an institution that most likely served a purpose or does things that you could not morally support.

So next time push the issue so we can pull the body of Christ,the Church, out of the bondage of debt and greed.