Faith Roundtable - Is money the root of all evil?
1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. NKJV
Shakespeare also said, “For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
In the Third Dimension, where most of us live most of the time, many things are good; many are evil. Duality is the definition of this dimension. Here, belief in evil is the cause of evil.
Money is not the root, but rather the most common way most people experience this dimension’s duality. No question. When you start focusing on money, you can never have enough. The search for more and more money is clearly at the center of the corruption that now characterizes our increasingly dysfunctional government. The heartaches we experience as we pierce our hearts with cuts to services for the poor, the elderly, the ill and those seeking education in order to satisfy the need for money that the 1 percent oligarchs demand, prove Timothy right.
He is righter still when he states, “…some have strayed from the faith in their greediness.”
Today a whole segment of the Christian Community in America has now chosen to excuse this corruption and outright theft of the public’s funds because they believe that our new president will bring the past back to life.
America will never be anything near great when we seek the solutions to our problems in the past.
And yet here we see many Christians excusing the most abusive behaviors of our “baby Christian” president (their words, not mine) on the promise that we will all get more money as he walks us back to the past where some believe our greatness lies.
Our true greatness lies where our spirits long to go.
We yearn for entry into the Fourth and Fifth dimensions of consciousness, where duality is not present, but rather, where One Spirit allows us to see that we are all one, neither good nor bad, neither black nor white, neither male nor female. In these two dimensions and all others beyond, we see the one truth: each of us is a powerful eternal spiritual being.
In the Fourth and Fifth dimensions we could never doubt God’s existence or her love for all She has created. And in these dimensions, all are equal, and all are holy.
And the Good News that Jesus declared is as true today as it was the moment he spoke these words, “Seek you First the Kingdom of God.”
This kingdom, in 21st century quantum language, is in a different dimension of consciousness and you can get there as easily as experiencing your next breath.
God wants us to ascend to the next levels and She has made it easy for those who can believe it.
It is possible.
And here is the secret: You will see it, when you believe it. Your disbelief does not in any way affect these higher dimensions. But your disbelief forces you to live in a world where Timothy was right, not in the dimensions where Jesus is forever right.
Chuck Robison is a published theologian and the former Adjunct Protestant Chaplain at the Church Center of the United Nations in New York. Currently he is CEO of What If It Really Works.com http://www.whatifitreallyworks.com/about/