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Christians, Wealth and Poverty

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  • Submitted: 13/01/2005
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Ai: Christians, Wealth and Poverty

The Bible does not say that money is bad. However, what it does say is that it is "the love of money is the root of all evil", a powerful message. The Bible also says "no one can serve two masters". What this means is that you cannot be too attached to your money or it will lead you away from the one true master, God. It means you cannot use your money in selfish or bad ways, but rather for the good of others.

Christians are expected by their faith to earn their living by honest means. For example, selling drugs for a living is completely against Christian morals as it is making money on the addiction of others to substances, which destroys their life and physical health, and hurting those around them such as family and friends. For this reason, loan sharking is also wrong as it gives money to people having financial problems but with very high interest rates, so really it only makes their problems worse.

The Parables of The Last Judgement and the Good Samaritan relate heavily towards our responsibility of helping others less fortunate than

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