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Outline Christian Teaching on Wealth and Poverty

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a) I Outline Christian Teaching on Wealth and Poverty Wealth and poverty are important issues in the world today, which can cause people a lot of suffering, especially for those in third world countries. Christians are often seen to be concerned with the issue of wealth and poverty. Christians are expected to respect the poor and look after them. The Bible tells us that God will reward us for giving to the needy. "The man who is kind to the poor lends to Yahweh: he will repay him for what he has done." (Proverbs 19:17) Throughout the bible there are references to the wealth and poverty and suggestions that God wants us to help and care for the poor. ...read more.

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At the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talked about charity and riches: "Be careful not to parade your good deeds before men to attract their notice; by doing so you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven." (Matthew 6:1-2) Jesus is saying that Christians are to give to the poor but not for the prime reason of being seen to do good because God will know that it is not from your heart and accordingly He will not reward you spiritually. At the same time Christians must be careful not to give to the poor so that God will reward them. They must sincerely want to be charitable to the poor for God to reward them. ...read more.

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Instead it can be used to give to the less fortunate and bringing joy to others. Many churches concern themselves with the care for the poor and needy. The Baptist Church thinks that the development of relationships with third-world countries is an important step. The Church of England holds the view that Christian stewardship is an important factor in the world. Christian teaching on wealth and poverty is based around the bible's suggestions to care for the poor as best we can and follow the commandment to "love God and love your neighbour." The Christian churches echo these teachings by giving the message that it is God's will for us to share our wealth and give to the poor. Alasdair Thomson ...read more.

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