The Journal of HistorySpring 2011TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters to the Editor

Sister Arlene,

I notice that we are both Christians, which to my mind is our strongest similarity yet found.

While the Bible does not condemn money, it does condemn greed. "The love of money (or even in some translations too much love of money) is a root of all kinds of evil" (1 Tim 6:10, NIV). We are told that the purpose of working is to have in order to sow/share generously with others so we may reap generously, and that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:6-11).
So having something to give and cheerfully giving are encouraged (Luke 3:11), even for the wealthy (1 Tim 6:17-19). 

We live in exciting times when the political and financial system we have been living with must collapse and be replaced. As long as there is shortsighted gain in large amounts to be made, certain powerful figures would rather come within 2 inches of going over the edge than change course to avoid the edge they are approaching rapidly. The difference between living near the edge and falling over the edge is, however, huge. They believe they are in control of their prostitution, and that is what will cause their ruin along with countless others.

While I do not see the financial crash or crisis worldwide that is nearby in time as avoidable, I do see the highest value in spreading awareness of Christian values and the current situation as the best possibility to help save lives or soften some blows. (What is interesting is that the Bible praises sharing the word and praising God (Heb. 13:15, 16), or both sharing the word and material sharing are what we should do.)

I live and work with the hope and belief that there will be survivors and a better system after the crash, or in other words that spreading awareness will not be in vain!

It is a joy and a priviledge to get to know people like yourself who are a part of lighting candles in the darkness! May the Lord bless and guide us.

Warm regards!




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