No Man Can Serve Two Masters
by David J. Stewart
Matthew 6:24, “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.”
The Bible plainly teaches that no one can serve two masters. A person cannot serve God and money.
Tragically, America's pulpits have been corrupted by money-loving pastors who have abandoned the inspiration of the King James Bible; have abandoned the truth; are supporters of a Communist U.S. President; are friendly toward the unsaved Pope and the vile Catholic religion, et cetera. Any time that money becomes an issue, a pastor begins to compromise his preaching, dips his sail, and goes into apostasy for the love of money.
The love of money makes people dishonest. The love of money destroys families and friendships. The love of money causes people to take their clothes off and sin. The love of money fuels SIN CITY Las Vegas. The love of money fuels the cesspool of iniquity in Hollywood. The love of money has turned America's leaders into treasonous criminals. The love of money is the root of all evil the Bible teaches (1st Timothy 6:10).
Many people today serve money. Thus, they have become crooked, dishonest and unethical. They will cut anyone's throat to get more money. Greed is in their hearts. They are serving the Devil. This is why evil corporations hire evil advertising companies, who use sexual-suggestiveness in their commercials. They don't care about God.
I am thankful that God will judge everyone in eternity (Romans 14:12). Those who take advantage of other people, regardless of their own twisted thinking, will give account for their wickedness on Judgment Day. I wish no evil upon anyone; but I will rejoice to see God's Word vindicated. God's Word is truth (John 17:17).
The love of money does strange things to people, causing them to become hideous. Many people are envious of others who have more money than they do, and it turns them into monsters. It is unwise to make comparisons (2nd Corinthians 10:12). Beware of a person who continually makes comparisons of their possessions with that of others. They are greedy. Beware of anyone who talks about making money all the time. Beware of anyone who is a loan shark, or profits from other people's misfortunate. Beware of anyone who is willing to be involved with booze, gambling or other vices to make money. The fastest way to make money is usually the evil way.
As born-again Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ, we ought not care about money. Contending for the Biblical faith, upholding righteousness and going soul-winning ought to be our sole concerns. I am leery of pastors who dress-for-success, wear Italian suits and hobnob with elite businessmen. Those are the rascals who don't belong behind any pulpit. God give us some John the Baptists! John wore camel's hair and ate wild locusts with honey for dinner. John wasn't a business man. Sadly, too many pastors today are psychologists and businessmen, and not preachers of the truth. God deliver us from 501c3 businesses, which are erroneously called “churches” nowadays. Jesus never started a business.
It is a shame that so many religious people are loyal to men and institutions instead of to God and truth. The love of money is deceitful. Most believers who love money are in denial and would never admit it. You can tell if a pastor has fallen in love with money simply by listening to his sermons. When a minister praises Barack Obama, he loves money! When a minister trashes out the King James Bible as not being inspired, he loves money! When a minister brags of being a 501c3 corporation, he loves money! When a minister supports treasonous criminal politicians who have blatantly betrayed America, he loves money! When a pastor joins the government's Clergy Response Teams, he loves money! When a pastor corrupts the Scriptures in an attempt to compel his congregation to give more money, he loves money! It's not difficult to know if a man serves God or mammon, just listen to the words that come out of his mouth.
It is a shame that so many so-called Christian websites beg for money. Why is it that the Bible is not good enough anymore? Why do we need all sorts of new books, new magazines, new movies, new this, new that? All we need is the good ole Word of God. In John 5:39 Jesus commanded us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!
The reason why we are bombarded to buy all sorts of things is because greedy people want to make money by exploiting Christianity. I'm not against selling Christian books, but from listening to many of these people, you'd think our lives depended upon buying their merchandise. Evidently their life does. If you have a Bible, you have all you need. It's wonderful that we have helpful books written by faithful men of God, but we don't need anything other than the Bible.
Most people today serve something besides God. Many people serve sports instead of God. Many people serve music instead of God. Many people serve a hobby instead of God. Most people serve sin instead of God. Most people serve themselves instead of God. The Bible proclaims that no one can serve two masters, it's one or the other.
I serve the God of the Bible (Joshua 24:15).
What is it that you hold onto? Luke 16:13 says that you despise God if you are holding onto anything other than God. Most people today despise God and the Bible, because they are serving themselves and sin.
You cannot love money and at the same time be honest, do the right thing and please God. If you love money then you will commit sin, you will commit unethical business practices and you will place making money above obeying God's commandments. To love money is to sell one's soul to the Devil, for you will reap what you have sown.
Luke 16:13, “No servant 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.”