Mammon is not, as some translations say ‘money’ itself. It’s meaning is actually something a bit deeper. Mammon is more that money – the Bible is referring to the evil spiritual power that grips and enslaves men through money. It is out attitude to money that God is interested in, and Jesus rightly says; “you cannot serve God and Mammon” – not God or money but God or Mammon! Money is mentioned all throughout the Bible and a HUGE part of the commands are related to the handling of money. Money is not evil, in fact is is neither good nor bad – it’s merely a method of paying for goods and services, but serving money is what mammon is, and serving money is what is wrong here.
wealth regarded as an evil influence or false object of worship and devotion.
“others have forsaken Mammon in search of something on a more spiritual plane”
late Middle English: via late Latin from New Testament Greek mamōnas (see Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:9–13), from Aramaic māmōn ‘riches’. The word was taken by medieval writers as the name of the devil of covetousness, and revived in this sense by Milton.
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