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Describe Christian Teachings about the way in which believers should treat those people who are less fortunate than themselves?

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Matthew Patrick Describe Christian Teachings about the way in which believers should treat those people who are less fortunate than themselves? The world is divided into two sections, these are both given names. One is the Rich North; the people who live in this area have a good standard of living and a prosperous life. The other is the Poor South; the people who live here do not have a very good standard of living, they suffer greatly due to lack of vital resources needed to stay alive. Why is this though? Well there is more than one reason that the Poor South became a place of poverty and low standards of living and that the Rich North did not follow the same patter, instead became the opposite. One of the main causes of poverty in the Poor South is due to the ever increasing population, the people would be able to share the food more equally and have a lot more if they did not ...read more.


It was the first of its kind as it looked in detail at the extent of the problem on how the country first struck poverty. The report was very important as it was the first to look at the causes of poverty; it set out the things that needed to deal with the problem and highlighted the seriousness of the problem. "Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for life" is basically saying that giving the fish to the person is the short term answer; although helping him for one day the next day he will be without, but the long term answer to helping the starving man is to teach him how to fish and then he will be able to feed himself forever. The Brandt report would be a good reference to Christians wanting to help the Poor South and try and do something about the poverty there, they could look to see what was wrong and how they themselves could make a difference. ...read more.


this will then benefit yourself as you will have a good, pure relationship with God like it says in John 4:21 "And he has given us this command ...". Overall I believe that the Christian teachings from the Bible can make us see how important it is to help the less fortunate than ourselves, and not to be greedy as like in the Parable of the Rich fool. The man was greedy and kept all of his profits to himself and stored it up with no intention of giving it to the less fortunate, because of his greediness he could not have a good relationship with God and so therefore God punished him. Like in Amos 5:21, 23-24 "I hate, I despise your religious feasts" It is saying you should not have any fun in your own life and just do what God wants you to do which is help the less fortunate. These are all ways that Believers would help the less fortunate through Christian Teachings. ...read more.

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