How Corruption Has Taken Over Our Lives Of Christians And Non Christians Alike

774 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Corruption has taken over our daily lives, and one of the most common forms of sin is materialism. This immoral act is overwhelming and can take over the lives of christians and non-christians alike. The quote by Stanley Hauerwas goes over some key points including how we must dispossess ourselves from material items so that our relationship with Christ can grow. Also, in order to be followers of Christ we must be like him and let go of all things that we believe give us and others power and authority. Lastly, we must give up control to God, because he gives our lives meaning. These key points display the ways in which people have turned away from God for more commonly inanimate objects and people. We can still find refuge by turning away by sin and striving for a better life in Christ. When speaking of sin most people over look materialism as being an act they fall into, but what many people do not understand is that if it takes time away from God, then it is not good. We place these false gods before us in order to achieve temporary pleasure rather than eternal life. We see how this is contrary to Matthew 22:37 when Jesus states, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment.” For if we were to fully love our God in this way we would have no need for these material goods. These false gods are nothing more than an excessive desire to acquire goods that can be best…

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