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Outline Christian Teaching on Wealth and Poverty

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GCSE Charities, Poverty and Development

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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.

Jesus taught that we must share with those who are less well off than ourselves.

"If anyone has two tunics he must share with the man who has none, and the one with something to eat must do the same." (Luke 3:11)

These teachings are what tell Christians today what is required of them regarding wealth and poverty.

Jesus cared for the poor throughout his life in various ways

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