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by Gregory HHC, d
Minister of His Holy Church

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Mammons

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24)

Mammon does not mean money but it is entrusted wealth.136 Systems that hold or control the right of the people to make choices about their wealth and property are forms of “mamon”. Such systems always fail under corruption, avarice, or over-indulgence.

We are seeing the long term ramifications of fractional reserve systems. They are not new in history and are often devastating. Inflation was a terrible problem for the time of the early Church as silver was removed from coins by the governments of Rome, and taxes were raised for those subject to them to support its corruption.

“And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.” (Luke 16:9)

Mankind has repeatedly been snared by its own wantonness and appetite, its own greed and lust for power. Man’s sinful nature will always bring him back to the bondage of Egypt. He must repent and change his ways in order to be free, even though he may have to suffer for a season under the burden of his captivity while he learns again the ways of Christ and His Father in Heaven.

In the process of being freed from bondage, we may have to continue to pay the Pharaohs, Herods, and Caesars of the world, but we should not eat of the things sacrificed to these gods of force and fear. They serve deceitful meats and their table is a snare.

Christ’s Kingdom began with those who changed their ways and sought His righteousness. The Kingdom was only for the virtuous who loved their neighbor. It was for those who truly believed in Christ’s sacrifice, His giving and forgiving in spirit and in truth.

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” 1 Corinthians 10:21

 

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    136“Mammon, an Aramaic word mamon “wealth” … derived from Ma’amon, something entrusted to safe keeping.” Encyclopedia Britannica.

     

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