Christians and Materialism Matthew 6:24 states that "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" We live in a materialistic society. It seems like a lot of people want this or that to make them think it will lead them a happier or more productive life. Do you believe many Christians are materialistic? Why is it that people say they're Christians but seem to serve money by having many possesions which they cannot take to Heaven? Or they work overtime frequently/hold down 2 or 3 jobs to keep up with the "joneses"?