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Christians and wealth and poverty, Christians believe that a person's value should be judged by their actions and not by money or possessions.

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1. Christians and wealth and poverty, Christians believe that a person's value should be judged by their actions and not by money or possessions. Jesus taught that wealth encourages greed and selfishness and doesn't lead to true happiness. Christians believe that wealth is sometimes can be used for good or evil, and so, in itself it is not a bad thing. Also Christians should believe that materialism is wrong, this means believing in more then money and possessions, more on deeper worth's such as justice and compassion. Most Christians would believe, the love of money is the root of all evil (1 timothy 6:9-10). Also in the bible, Matthew 14.15-21 a teaching from Jesus, it is about a boy sharing food with lots of people. This teaching is saying, share with others who are more unfortunate. Also in act 2.44-7, it is about sharing belongings, selling their belongs and sharing the money between them equally, the teaching is to follow this example. Also MT said in the bible "you cannot serve both god and money" MT624 , this is about choosing what you love more. Muslims and wealth and poverty, Muslims believe in the Qu'ran and the pillars of Islam. Zakah is the third pillar of Islam; it is the giving of 2.5% of their wealth a year. ...read more.


Muslim aid started in 1985 - 1986, In November, Muslim Aid is founded in London by 23 leading British Muslim organisations, in response to continuing conflicts and disasters around the world. The aim is to alleviate the suffering of the victims of poverty, war and natural disasters. In its first year, emergency relief is distributed to thousands of people affected by devastating famine in Ethiopia, continuing wars in Palestine and Afghanistan and widespread flooding in Bangladesh. Do you agree? NO because because some people work all there lives to get to where they are so they deserve to be rich and be able to show it, where as some people just are homeless on the street who don't bother. When they could of achieved anything they wanted... but there are many social injustices in this world. A Christian would agree, as they believe everyone has equal rights, But also that there is going to be rich. Christians can be good Samaritans and if people believe in god they will show them that it isn't money that makes people happy it is family and friends and things you achieve that make you happy. Jesus taught that wealth encourages greed and selfishness and doesn't lead to true happiness. ...read more.


In his book - discovering the laws of life, sir john argues " the digging is easy will certainly find lots of sand, but he'll never find gold. Sometimes we dig amongst stones and hard clay to find treasure we seek. And when we do we will know our efforts have not been wasted". In my own view, I believe that there is always going to be rich people and poor people, but everyone in their life has had the opportunities to become rich and they have wasted it or built on it. People who are homeless can get a job and work to become someone with money. Though I think it is wrong how footballers and singers get thousands of pounds just to do a hobby, when simple people who have to do a dead end job, like working in a supermarket. They get paid a small amount of money, I think this is unfair. Most rich people do sponsor/donate to charities and help poor people. This line isn't about how much money you have in your back pocket it is about the true values of your heart. If you put your mind to it, you can achieve and have the money to give your family the best. Greed will not get you anywhere, just a lonely future. Money isn't a friend; it is a happy time, which may not last... think before you act... ...read more.

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