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Christians beliefs of wealth.

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RE coursework Christians believe that wealth is something that can be used for good or evil and so, in itself, is not a bad thing. Christians are expected to be closely involved with efforts to reduce suffering in the world and to make effort to work for a more equal world. They believe that god sees everyone as equal, so they should share their wealth. When it comes to business, Christians must make sure that how they earn their living does not hurt other people. People argue that Christians should not be involved in the arms trade, in prostitution or pornography. Some people say that Christian doctors and nurses must never take part in an abortion. The law in the United Kingdom now allows shops to open on Sundays. Some Christians say that this breaks the Fourth Commandment: "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. ...read more.

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Sewa or service to the community (Sadhsangat) is essential to the life of a Sikh. They should be prepared to give up some of their time and energy to help others. For a Sikh it is a privilege and a duty to provide langar (food) in the Gurdwara for the whole congregation after the weekly service of worship. The langar is part of the act of worship and a very important aspect of Sikh life. Guru Nanak wanted everyone to be able to eat the same food in the langar, to share the tasks of preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning. ii) The world is split into three world's first world, second world and the third world. The third world is regarded as the poorest countries of the world! Millions of people in the third world live in absolute poverty; they have no food, no shelter and no security! Many of these people do not even have access to education or health care! This is because * Countries spend BILLIONS on warplanes, tanks and armoured vehicles. ...read more.

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Examples of this are * Funding a group of Christian health workers who have built a factory in Bangladesh to make basic drugs that they cannot afford to import. * In Lesotho, Christian Aid I financing a local Christian agricultural school, which is trying to increase food production by reducing soil erosion and bringing in new, but cheap and practical, farming methods. Christian Aid raises money every year through house to house calls every May and through fund raising events. C) "There should be no rich people as long as there I poverty in the world" I think this statement I partially true. I think this because people that are very rich do not know how to spend all the money and some people do not have a penny to their name, no shelter and no food! The Christian bible states God created the world and it's resource for the people to share. Some families work very hard in Africa and third world countries and can only pay for food! But on the other hand some rich people have worked very hard and paid a lot of taxes for their money and deserve to keep what they have earned! The Muslim religion teaches that Muslims should give 2.5% of their wages to Zakah! ...read more.

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