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How the Idol of Mammon Has Infiltrated the Church

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The Trump travel ban ruling against certain Muslim nations will not deter the funds that flow into America from other Muslim nations. Indeed, the flow of funds into America will increase, bolstering the America First strategy.

In a similar way, despite the Holocaust, the Jews over many post-war years have invested in Germany where their money sought better returns.

Money takes no offense and conveniently rises above all religious principles—Mammon reigns. Financial sanctions against nations cause greater impact than any military attack, as it is the true currency of war.

As money leaves the U.K. with Brexit, once more we see how money has little to no loyalty and will always speak the loudest. King Solomon told us in Ecclesiastes that money answers all problems and that there is nothing new under the sun.

Churches and charities pursue funds relentlessly, same as the world. These ministerial organizations sadly often prioritize these endeavors over concern for the spiritual currency of their members.

The mighty givers become more important than the mite givers, and the value then is measured in quantum of gift not quality of giver.

Squeezing out the best returns from the financial toothpaste tube will be at the expense of others. This strategy will come back at some point to bite. Success often leads to decline, as history proves with the decline of many great empires.

We will see in the days to come how God allows something to go on for only so long but His hand does move and correction comes suddenly and without warning. We need to "gang warily"—or, as the Scots say, "go carefully"—and take a good long look at what we are doing and what our nation is doing.

Wall Street can build walls at anytime and the new battlefields are the stock exchanges across the globe where the weapons are algorithms where the short sellers can stake out any company. Man's manipulation of outcome can cause maximum damage to families and fortunes. Money talks.

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