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Christians believe that wealth is something which can be good or bad so it cant be classed as truly good or bad thing.

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Christians believe that wealth is something which can be good or bad so it cant be classed as truly good or bad thing. Christians believe the can only gain wealth in lawful or moral ways and when they eventually succeed their task in gaining wealth it is a gift from god. Many biblical teachings show that many people have the wrong attitude to wealth and can lead them astray and away form god. Many Christians disapprove of making money through arms trade, sex industry or gambling because of many reasons. 'People who want to get rich fall into temptation trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and distraction ' from Timothy 6:9:10 Jesus warned many people of the dangers of gaining wealth and them becoming greedy. There is a well-known saying 'Homeless have it, Rich people don't want It and it's more powerful than god' its nothing it's based on gods teaching on wealth and poverty. ...read more.

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Islam teaches that wealth is something given by god for the benefit of humanity and therefore is something to be shared. In Islam, sharing wealth is not a optional extra and that it is something commanded by god in the religious pillar of Zakah. Muslims disapprove of making money through alcohol trade; banking and loans, sex industry and gambling they think this is selfish and think you should share your money. Muslims pay Zakah annually on the basis of two and a half percent of all their saving and income above the level needed to keep a family. They also pay a special zakah to the poop on their festival Id ul'Fit'r. Muslims also believe in paying Sadaaquah, voluntary giving cash to charity if they were asked or if they had any spare money. " He who eats and drinks whilst he brother goes hungry is not one for us" From Hadith quoted by al'Bukhari. ...read more.

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One thing which they could do is create new markets in their countries which the richer countries will be able to trade and sell in this will get them lots for money. The only way we can help is to donate and lend a hand in what they need help with. I have chosen to look at Oxfam as my agency this is because I think it has done the most work and has become the most successful. Oxfam help third world countries in many cases, they help in Emergency such as when there is a water shortage food shortage they will be there to import food and water to help the people of the town. In the long term they collect money and with this money they build and make things, which will help the country in need of help. The work which Oxfam is very effective and has helped many people and countries. ...read more.

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