Does that seem like a strange question to you? You may use money every day, but perhaps only one person in ten thousand has anything like a genuine understanding of what "money" really is. Compounding the problem, public schools and churches, and even Bible translators have further muddied the waters by misrepresenting and misdirecting our attention from the true nature of wealth.
If you examine the original languages in which the Bible was written (principally Hebrew and Greek) search as you might, you will not find the word "money." In the original languages, you will find a few words that bible translators may have translated into the word "money." One of the most common words is "silver."
Now, silver has its own inherent, tangible value. It is not abstract like the word "money." It has weight - in fact, in the Old Testament, the way a wealthy man was spoken of was as a "heavy" man... because he was heavy in valuables. We have been deceived, however, and acclimated to accept pieces of paper as "money" to our sorrow and loss.
If you take a dollar bill out of your pocket, you can see that it is labeled as a "FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE." When I was a boy, the same space on a dollar bill read "SILVER CERTIFICATE" with the promise that one dollar in silver was "payable to the bearer on demand." In other words, the present dollar bill that most people think of as "money" is nothing more than a con - literally a "confidence scheme" that only works because so many people have "confidence" that it is of some value.
As the Federal Reserve continues its reckless confidence scheme of "quantitative easing," which is nothing more than printing money and giving it to their cronys, the "value" of that paper dollar in your pocket will continue to plummet until its true value is very close to zero.
Now please turn that dollar over and read another blatant lie on the back: "IN GOD WE TRUST"
Why do I maintain that this is a blatant lie? If we were truly trusting in GOD, we would not be supporting, maintaining, promoting, and enforcing an inflation and debt based monetary scheme; GOD demands honesty in commerce, with fair and legitimate and transparent weights and measures.
"A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight". - Proverbs 11:1
"A just balance and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his work." - Proverbs 16:11
It is past time that we start paying attention and learning what "money" really is. For the sake of yourself and your family, do some research and see if you can transfer any savings you may have (i.e. "money") into a real "store of value" like gold or silver or an honest monetary system.
more to come...