I am writing an e-book about honest investment rules. Just thinking in the secular realm bothers some people. To think about money and how to increase it is "a topic not appropriate for Christians."
Click the link in the title if you want a biblical explanation of gifts and tithes, -- and money.
Here is a way to ease some of the confusion caused by society's influences on the church. The introduction to my book:
Money is a tool – nothing more.
If you don't have any money there are a lot of things you will not be able to do.
If you make a lot of money, you can help yourself, your family, people that are important to you, and society at large.
If you don't have money you will have to hope others will help you. It is the love of money that is the root of all evil – not the money itself. Both poor and rich can be trapped by love of money.
Money is a neutral tool - like a crowbar. Some people will use it to open things – others will drop it on their toes. Your first step in successful investment is to decide if you want to make enough money to have personal freedom of choice.
If you do not want to be rich because you have been taught that money is evil and the people that have money are evil – you will subconsciously sabotage your own efforts to create wealth.
Money is just a tool.