“How should a Christian fight against ‘the love of money’ so heavily condemned in scripture?”
The verse they are referring to is 1 Timothy 6:10 which says (NIV):
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Here was my response:
“I think that giving is the greatest weapon against the love of money. Giving takes the focus off of “me” and “more for me” and puts it on others — the exact opposite of what the love of money does to a person’s life.”
Many people will mis-quote the verse above and say that "money is the root of all evil." But the actual teaching says that it's the "love of money" that's the problem. And IMO, giving is the answer to combat this evil.
What do you think of my response?