• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Describe Christian teachings about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves?

Extracts from this document...


R.E Coursework: Describe Christian teachings about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves? Christ had many views about how his people should treat each other and especially those less fortunate than themselves. One of the best quotes that show this view is in (Exodus 22:21-25) "Do not ill-treat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt. Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a money lender; charge him no interest." There is reference in this quote to a person being like a moneylender and how if you lend money to someone less fortunate, that you should not charge him/her interest. ...read more.


In this quote we are told 'Whoever loves God must also love his brother'. Where it is written 'brother' it is meant to refer to everyone (all of God's people) so according to this quote Christians have love for everyone - black or white, rich or poor. In (Luke 6:20-21) "Looking at his disciples he said 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now for you will laugh". This shows that to be poor in God's eyes was almost a gift; because of all their suffering on earth they would receive a special place in heaven. ...read more.


to help people less fortunate than themselves does not necessarily mean providing them with large amounts of money' or giving them their food supply for the rest of the year. It can simply be a 'humble' act like talking kindly to them when they are down or even helping an old lady across the road, for your fortune is not necessarily the amount of possessions or money you own. Christian faith provides a 'vision' of what life could be like if people became less self-centred. They work towards this vision by helping the world's poor. So I believe that the overall view on how Christians should treat those less fortunate than themselves is with special care and attention. And to help them in anyway possible, however humble the act maybe. Ben Street ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Christianity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Christianity essays

  1. ai) describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life ...

    They profess obedience directly to the Master of the Order, and so can be moved to another priory, as the needs of the Church and if the Order requires. As part of their profession of obedience they also bind themselves to the celibate life and the life of personal poverty, so as to be free for the common apostolate.

  2. Cyrano de Bergerac Act V Character List.

    Roxane asks if he told him to go away and Cyrano replies, "For the time being, yes. I said: 'Excuse me-this is Saturday-I have a previous engagement, one I cannot miss, even for you-Come back an hour from now." Cyrano solemnly hints to Roxane that he will have to go a little before dark.

  1. The Kingdom of God was the centre of Gods teachings Discuss.

    Moreover, Jesus was claimed that the kingdom of God is in his own person. This is when Jesus presented himself as a king in Jerusalem. The gospel of Mark summarised Jesus' invitation to the kingdom of God "repent and believe in the gospel" (Mark 1:15).

  2. Key people

    It is also evident that the faith of key people within the Celtic Church also involved a huge cost. As the poor widow gave up all her possessions, so too were the monks in the early Irish Church expected to take vows of poverty and renunciation.

  1. AS level coursework

    We also see within the New Testament that the miracles were carried out to cause belief in Jesus as in Acts 8:4-8 were those who escaped one of which was Philip from the arrest of Saul to Samaria proclaiming the Christ.

  2. Is there a message for the people of today in the Book of Revelations?

    the hidden messages in Revelations he uses this in order to make people see things they hadn't noticed before. It is his opinion that humans can understand symbolism more easily than well thought out descriptions so therefore it is possible that John had written Revelation filled with symbols that would

  1. Pilgrimage coursework

    * Pilgrimage is also a place for spiritual adventurer. * Pilgrimage helps Christian to calm their minds and find peace. * Pilgrimage is also a place for singers and writers looking for something to sing or write about. Helping the poor Helping the poor is also a duty of Christian to do.

  2. With reference to the topics you have ...

    there was no spiritual resurrection, it was purely bodily, if there even was a resurrection. Arguments for the historicity of the empty tomb, i can be said, of the ?stolen body theory? Hick says that it would have been impossible for the disciples to do at Pentecost, less than 2

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work