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As I see it, the use of money arose from the need to have a medium of exchange that could represent the value of specific items, without requiring use of the items themselves (as in a barter economy), which could be cumbersome and inconvenient. In my opinion, money was therefore a human invention. However, although I would say that money by itself is morally neutral, its convenience also facilitates its accumulation, which can lead to individuals becoming covetous, even to the point of making it their "god". (That is why Paul did not say (as he is commonly misquoted) that money is the root of all evil, but that love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10).) It also could lead to the corruption of man's relationship with God, as in the case of the moneychangers in the temple, whom Jesus drove out on multiple occasions (early in His ministry (John 2:13-16), and then again toward the end of it (Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46)). Both of those considerations likewise contribute to my view of money being of human origin.
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