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Outline Christian Teachings on wealth and poverty.

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Outline Christian Teachings on wealth and poverty. Christianity teaches wealth can be used for good (charity) and bad (as it can lead to a person being greedy). People believe that wealth is a gift from God, to be used to help everyone because God created everyone to be equal. Wealth can only be gained in a lawful and correct way. People should not earn money by being involved in the sex trade or gambling. This is because it is not right or lawful. Christianity makes it clear that happiness cannot be bought. "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." ...read more.

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If Christians help the poor they will go to heaven. It is like. Helping the poor is putting your faith in action and helping Jesus. 'The Good Samaritan" - Luke 10: 25-37, is about a man who is beaten on the side of the road. He has all of his clothes and money taken from him. A priest and a temple walk past and leave the man for dead, but a despised Samaritan helps him. The Good Samaritan teaches Christians to help anyone who is in need that could be someone far away or even their worst enemy. It teaches them to love God and to love thy neighbour, so Christians set up organisations like the Salvation Army and Christian Aid to help the poor. ...read more.

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Christians should help the poor as they are less fortunate then us. By helping other people in need, Christians will go to heaven. An example of this is in 'The Sheep and the Goats', when good and bad are split up. Christians believe all humans are equal in the eyes of God, so riches must be shared in order to help others. This comes from 1 John 3: 17-18. "If a rich person sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against his brother, how can he claim that he loves God? ... our love should no be just words and talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action." This means: if something bad is happening, you shouldn't just watch. You should tale action and help. ?? ?? ?? ?? Question 3 Christopher Riddell ...read more.

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