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It is not money, but the love of money, that is the root of all evil. Some commentators have softened the meaning here by taking it as all kinds of evil, but the original actually reads "all evil." Paul, elsewhere, says that covetousness is idolatry, the worship of money as a god (not money in itself but the power and possessions that money can provide), and Jesus Himself said that we cannot serve both God and mammon (Ephesians 5:5; Matthew 6:24). Pride is the sin of the devil (1 Timothy 3:6), and it is pride that generates the love of what money provides. Evolutionism, which is the basis of all false religion and false philosophy, is essentially just the rationale that justifies man's God-denying pride which causes the love of money, which is the "root of all evil."
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8