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The church supports the bible's teachings to show compassion towards the poor in many ways. The church teaches Christians to love others. Famous Christian leaders such as Martin Luther King

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WORLD POVERTY A01 Christians believe that they have a responsibility for other people in the world. A responsibility towards those less fortunate is very important to Christians, they believe it is their duty to help the poor and those less fortunate. It is important for Christians to be responsible and care for the people in countries of poverty. God made people in his own image, as it stats in "Pacem in Terris,": "God also created man in His own image and likeness, endowed him with the intelligence and freedom, and made him lord of creation, as the same psalmist declares in the words: Thou hast placed him only a little below the angels, crowning him with glory and honour and bidding him rule over thy works of thy hands. ...read more.

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Jesus loves and cares for the poor and sick, he praises those who help the poor and condemns those who do not show compassion to those in need. Throughout the New Testament, there are many stories of Jesus showing empathy towards the poor. In the miracle story of the feeding of the five thousand, the disciples tell Jesus to send the multitudes away to go and buy food. Jesus replied: "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat." (Matthew Ch. 14:16) Christians believe in a final judgment day when God will judge them upon their actions. If they have led a 'good' life they will be rewarded with eternity in heaven with God, where as those who led a 'bad' life will be punished with an eternity in hell. ...read more.

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Today, because of huge advances in technology and communication, Christians are aware of what is happening all over the world and are able to help those in need on a much larger scale than just the local community. Although Christians support their local Church, they feel a strong sense of responsibility to donate money to multinational charities such as Christian Aid, to help within the wider community. Christians believe that everyone is equal in the eyes of God, it is this belief that motivates many Christians to donate to charity, not just money but time and effort to help those less fortunate. The church supports the bible's teachings to show compassion towards the poor in many ways. The church teaches Christians to love others. Famous Christian leaders such as Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa are known best for their work with the poor and their example encourages other Christians to do the same. ...read more.

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