The Deceitfulness of Riches   1 comment

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Above:  Front of the U.S. $10,000 Bill, 1934

2012 Purchasing Power of $10,000 from 1934 = $171,000

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

I think I know what my great-grandfather would have said about many activities on Wall Street in recent years–credit default swaps, short selling, naked short selling, excessive compensation for CEOs of failing and corrupt corporations.  I agree with him.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 29, 2013 COMMON ERA

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1 Tim. 6. 9-10

1.  All action springs from desire or love–in the moral realm from benevolent or malevolent affections.

2.  God demands the enthronement of himself in the life.  This properly relates all questions; all questions take their rightful place.

3.  Many disobey, setting the heart on mammon and longingly plan to be rich.  This is practical idolatry and may be the root of any evil.

4.  This love of money distorts the whole view of life, “which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith.”  Nothing regarded worthwhile that does not pay financially.  “Fall into many a temptation and a snare” to do wrong.

(1)  Temptation to gamble finds him an easy prey.  Betting wrong–an effort to get something for nothing.

(2)  Buying cotton futures a modern phase.  This is gambling straight.

(3)  Commercialized life widespread–children–education too.  If this dominates us worse things await us.

5.  Destruction of life and character.  Remorse and despair.  “Pierced through with many sorrows.”  Perdition at last.

Love not the world, but God.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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