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Re: Materialism

God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him. --A.W.Tozer

Jesus said, "Ye cannot serve God and Mammon" (Mt 6:24). He did not say, "You cannot serve God and the Devil"...which would be almost pointless....With every movement of material progressiveness, His word becomes still more searching, more arresting....The worship of Mammon...is the deification of human will...a will that insists upon the subservience of others...and worships a deity whose expression of godhead is mastery and whose sceptre of power is the possession of wealth. --G.Campbell Morgan

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. "And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (Mat 19:24)

And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." (Luke 12:15)

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Mat6:19-21) (VW)

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