Tuesday, February 09, 2016

"take up thy bed, and walk?" - Satan in Money

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Satan in Money

If you were born in a village where no money is used, you will not probably invent money.

And if the village has been long isolated from the outer world before money was invented, everybody in your village should have no idea about money.  But people in the village live without any inconvenience without money.  Economy of the village is smoothly managed.  Without revenue of tax, the administration of the village has been carried without troubles by persons in charge.

But one day, strong troops should come to your village.  Merchants and business men accompany the troops.  They occupy your village and declare that your village is now put into money economy they are engaged in.  And surprisingly, there are no complaints among the villagers including you.  You must find great merit in money.

Your village becomes more prosperous through trade and business with the outer world.  However, when you look around, there is a new type of villagers in your village you never observed when the village was in non-money economy.  Money makes the riche richer while it makes the poor poorer.  But you look around, and you will see big roads, big building, modern services being provided, modern goods being sold, and the environment being full of products of modern engineering in which even the poorest man in the village is appreciating rich atmosphere.  And, you might think that money is needed for advancement of the village, though some unlucky people become poor.

However, as time goes by, you may come to sense something wrong.  Crimes!  Money has generated crimes that were never observed in the era of non-money economy.  Corruption! money has led some villagers to acts of corruption that were never observed in the era of non-money economy.

Finally, you find danger in unlimited desire prevailing among the villagers.  You find it impossible to set a limit of money people can earn and own.  In the non-money economy, the villagers didn't have unrestricted desire, since their desire was restricted by their necessity in lives and natural conditions of the environment.  But, for example, if you borrow money, interest will be counted up eventually to an infinite amount if you don't pay it back.

And, you will see people in a nation where your village was forced to be integrated try to launch a war against a neighboring country in competition for acquisition of wealth, natural resources, markets, etc. They are all driven by desire inflated by evil power of money.

Like belief in money, people in the world today believe in something that ancient people never dreamed of.  The belief is that there is no need to be afraid of God.  It is not God but the human wisdom, knowledge, artificial systems, laws and regulations, science and technology that solve problems and free people from every inconvenience.  The belief that we don't need God but all we need is human wisdom.

So, though most of people today do not openly deny existence of God, they think that they don't need God whether He exists or not, since they have become so rich without praying to God.

Satan is in money.  When will mankind be free from Satan?


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Mar 2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?