Anyone who says money or both must come to KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH.
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).
JESUS, the only begotten Son of God says: “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” (Luke 16:13).
Therefore, we cannot love God and money!
“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” (1 Timothy 6:10).
To LOVE GOD is to LOVE the word of GOD.
Jesus further explains that we must not “Let the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19). “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
By the word of God, we have been warned that the time will come when many will not endure sound doctrine and will turn away their ears from the truth, which will be turned into fables (2 Timothy 4:3–4).
Especially in this present time, we are to be watchful in all things to keep at the forefront of our daily lives the love of the word of God and not the love of this world (Luke 4:4) (1 John 2:15–17).