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What do Christians believe about their responsibility for other people?

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R.S. Coursework Part 2A AO1 - What do Christians believe about their responsibility for other people? On the subject of prejudice and discrimination, Christians believe in acceptance, tolerance and understanding. In their beliefs, they refer to Jesus' story of The Good Samaritan, Luke 10: 25-37. In this story, Jesus describes who our neighbour is. It tells us about how a man was left half-dead by robbers, and not helped by people of his own race, yet he was helped by a member of a different religion. The crowd listening to Jesus expected the Samaritan to kill the Jew, who was left for dead, but instead was bandaged and taken care of by him. ...read more.


To show how Christians should respect the way others do things is the story of Peter and Cornelius, Acts 11: 1-18. In the story Peter dreamt about the Kosher and non-Kosher food, mixed up together and now all regarded as unclean, God said to Peter in his dream, "Do no call anything impure that God has made clean," as god has made everyone and everything clean, so Christians should not disrespect anyone, or any religion, race or gender. Peter would not have entered a gentile house unless God had come to him in his dream, showing that the gospel is for all. All must know about God's kingdom. Christianity teaches that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and so it would be wrong to make anyone feel inferior or suffer because of any difference between them, as it says in Matthew 22:39 - "You shall love your neighbour as you love yourself." ...read more.


Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and counting on it." Christians believe that everyone should treat each other the same, and accept and tolerate other religions and respect other customs and the way others do things, and not act differently to anyone at all. Many passages teach them about how to treat everyone else, as well as themselves. Christians can refer to Leviticus 19: 33-34, "When an alien lives with you in your land, do not ill-treat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt." This passage says that foreigners are to be well treated because the Jews were ill treated in Egypt. In conclusion, Christians believe in religious tolerance and understanding, with respect for other races, religions and genders. Josh Busby ...read more.

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