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christian and muslim teachings on wealth and poverty

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Christian and Musim teachings on wealth and poverty Christians teach that they should help anyone who is worse off then them. This is because in the bible there is a parable called The Sheep and the goats which is about when judgement day comes, God will separate people depending on how much they have followed his teachings and how they helped and cared. The parable says "as you did to one of my brothers you did it to me" which means what you do to others you do to God, so if you don't care for those who need caring for and if you do not help those who need helping then you are not caring for or helping God Another teaching is that they should share with those less fortunate then themselves. ...read more.

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This is about a greedy man who didn't want to share had hoarded everything but when he died he lost everything that he had. This however means a different type of sharing which means that your life should not just consist of material possessions. The quote from which this teaching comes from is For a mans life does not consist of possessions. Three teachings on wealth and poverty that Christians follow and teach are help anyone who is less fortunate, share with those who are less fortunate and share your possessions because you will not need them in heaven. God sees everyone as equals and that when he created us he created us the same so we should treat one another as equals. ...read more.

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This means that the rich should give and share any wealth that is left after the Zakat because the poor need more then just the Zakat. There is also the Riba in which no interest is charged or earned. This means that the rich should not charge interest and the poor should not have o pay interest. Three believes on wealth and poverty that Muslims follow are give ther poor the Zakat, share any extra wealth and do not charge or earn any interest. This is because the Qu'ran says that Allah made everyone equals and that everyone deserves the same. The two religions have one believe/teaching that is the same and this is that god created everyone as equal human beings so everyone should be treated as equals. ?? ?? ?? ?? Emmie Ellis R.E 10Y Religion & Life Coursework ...read more.

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