Thursday, February 24, 2011

Who's Responsibility Is It?

The Old Testament made government, the individual (love your neighbor), and rich landowners (via the tithe) responsible for helping the poor; and the Bible states that Israel and Judah were punished for neglecting the poor.  The New Testament expanded the responsibility of helping the poor to the Church.

Thus, contrary to the Christian Right's revisionist teachings, state, church & individual are all responsible for for helping the poor.

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