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Politics & Christianity:Helping those in Need

rruthbj
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4/15/2013 11:02:38 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Matthew
31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

37 "Then the righteous will answer him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?"

40 "The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

41 "Then he will say to those on his left, "Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me."

44 "They also will answer, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?"

45 "He will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me."

46 "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

What this says to me:
Not everyone can be healthy and wealthy. But anyone can say that they don't want "their" tax dollars going to help people in need. If you give of your riches willingly you will enter the kingdom of heaven. If you do not help those in need, you will be cast out. If the Bible is always to be followed, as some suggest, then the Tea Party and the Republicans are not following a Christian Life. No matter what else they suggest from their bully pulpits.
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Noumena
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4/15/2013 11:16:21 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Giving to charity and helping the poor doesn't necessitate having money extorted to do so. Helping people is great. Being forced to do so, not so great.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
glassplotful
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4/15/2013 11:35:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
It's ironic, since most studies have concluded that the nonreligious are not only more generous, but more compassionate in general. That's not to say all believers are stingy, though.

http://www.livescience.com...
http://www.nydailynews.com...
http://www.addictinginfo.org...