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Outline Christian teaching on wealth and poverty

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(a) (i) Outline Christian teaching on wealth and poverty Money is a subject that interests everybody. No wonder people get addicted to it quite easily. But there are no better moral rules about money than written in the Bible. Christian teachings about wealth and poverty are divided into three portions: Old Testament, New Testament, and early church teachings. They are bit different from each other, but the principles are the same. All of them are attitudes and action we should do toward the poor and needy people. In Old Testament, the scripture Exodus 23:111 says that the people should leave some of their harvest so the poor could eat them. ...read more.

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Also it teaches not to love money, because it is foundation of all sins 1Timothy 6:105. The Early Church teachings are shown in Acts 4:32~376. It says that believers should share their own wealth so that no poor or needy people will exist in the Christian community; and the Apostles distributed their property. Wealth is a gift from God, so we should share it with the poor and needy people. 1 Exodus 23:11(ESV) - But the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard. ...read more.

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46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." 5 1Timothy 6:10(ESV) - For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 6 Acts 4:32~37(ESV) - ......34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. ........ ?? ?? ?? ?? Name: Enok Cheon 10 Alpha Hebron School Christian Teaching ...read more.

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