Dr. David Croteau: “Is Money the Root of All Evil?”

Dr. David Croteau, Columbia International University professor of New Testament
December 16, 2020

Did the Apostle Paul write that “money is the root of all evil?”

Many Christians are quick to point out that 1 Timothy 6:10 actually reads,

For the love of money is the root of all evil …

Yes, but Columbia International University professor of New Testament, Dr. David Croteau, says that for a fuller understanding of the issue of money, we must consider the whole context of 1 Tim. 6:9-10.

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (KJV)

Read Dr. Croteau’s article, “Did Paul Teach That Money Is the Root of All Evil?” posted on the Christianity Today website.

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