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Explain What Christians believe about their responsibility for other people

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Explain What Christians believe about their responsibility for other people Christians believe that they have a responsibility for other people; many refer to the Old and New Testaments in the bible to help them understand what their responsibilities are. In the Old Testament, Christians can use scripture passages from Genesis and The Book of Amos. In Genesis we are taught that God made man in his own image, "And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us." Here we understand that if we hurt other people then we are hurting God, so we are responsible for what we do and if we show love towards others then we are caring for God and everyone God made. ...read more.

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In the parable of the sheep and goat we are taught that even if we do not do something directly to God, it doesn't mean that we are not showing we care about God. "Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to see you?" And the King replied "In the truth I tell you, in so far as you did this for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me." ...read more.

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Then a priest walks past but once he sees the man he crosses to the other side of the road, the same happens when a Levite walks by. But when a Samaritan walks past he is filled with compassion and helps the man by bandaging his wounds. This shows that even if you don't know the person or are worst enemies you can still help them out when they need it and not just ignore and do nothing about it. "And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength" This is taken from the Great Commandment. This is the first commandment that teaches us to love our Lord with everything we have and show we love him by looking after those that he created. Chris Browne ...read more.

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