Is Money The Root Of All Evil?

Those who promote the idea that having money is wrong often quote the Bible as saying, “Money is the root of all evil.”

The only problem with this is… that's not what it says.

The actual passage being quoted (1 Timothy [6:10]) says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

The love of money – not money itself.

The way to stay out of the money-love trap is to make sure you don't put money before God.

As Joseph Prince puts it, “Don't love money and use people; use money to love people.”

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at