Greed is considered as one of the seven deadly sins, so it is an adversary of the religion. But how do we know if someone or something is greedy? Isn't it therefore wrong to use money to construct glamorous and decorative churches and cathedrals, when after all it's purpose of being there is so that people can pray and learn about God? On the other hand these are places of worship, a sanctuary to those in need and a symbol of everything good. So in that perspective why shouldn't they be adorned, if it is money well spent?
Viewpoint on the Presence of Economic Classes in Reference to Cristian Beliefs The church teaches Christians to believe if you have money you should use it to help people who aren’t as well as you, and to help rid the world of poverty. Christians believe people who are rich enough to share their money for helping people but don’t are wrong, and they will be judged before they enter heaven by God. Some Christians would agree with this because God give Moses the Ten Commandments and they were rules for us to follow and help one another. The rich man is one example of this because he did not use the money he had to help the beggar who lived outside his gates, so he was sent to hell. Some Christians go and sell everything, and become poor and follow Jesus as they believe as long as there is poverty they should not be rich as it is unfair for the people who are poor.
Christians should not be silent on social issues due to their size, moral compass and Gods activeness. They should not judge the lives of the people they know but gently criticize them while displaying Jesus’ love and acceptance. Social issues around the world personally affect many Christians. ‘All these issues and many others affect both Christians and those with no religious faith,’ about one third, ‘32% of the World population is Christian . So Christians should utilise their numbers and partake in social issues that directly concern them or issues which create, ‘the stirring of the love of God which cannot be contained,’ within them.
The ideal action we would take as God’s people would be to help those in need, but like the Good Samaritan parable in the Bible, many would not help those in need. It is not always easy to see Christ in the people around us because we are human and we are not perfect. Dorothy explains this statement when she says, “It would be foolish to pretend that it is easy always to remember this” (Room for Christ 2). We need to make room in our hearts for Christ, and also the people that presented to us as Christ. Our readings from Luke’s Gospel portray those in poverty as the people who will inherit the earth and be by Christ’s side in the kingdom of heaven.
The Pharisee did not thank God for the gifts that God gave him; he thanked him for what he was not, like how he was not like other people and he also thought justice was easy, but justice is different for everyone. If this is how everyone in organized religion act, is it a wonder that people are slowly moving away from it? Blake’s parting statements were that he had two conclusions in regards to organized religion. The first one was negative and that we were on the “road to materialist destruction. The second one was that after all the years that he had gone to church, that the love and grace of God will always shine through.
In his 95 Thesis he established that salvation is within oneself and that individual faith in God is very important . But the church did not see it that way. The church believed that the only way to atone for your sins were through indulgences. Indulgences were paying for the removal of your sins. Martin Luther was later excommunicated from the church.
This means that God will not save them, nor force them to believe in Him; in which they will be condemning themselves to suffer. Suffering allows people to prove their character to others. Christians understand God is entitled to do what He plays because “for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). People are sinners by nature, but it teaches them to become an obedience of God’s ways. Christians understand that suffering is used as a tool for God’s punishments.
If we don’t share then we are proving that we don’t care about what Jesus says and in the end what we have had is all we will ever have and that this won’t be any use to us after we are dead. Christian Churches all over the world teach this message about the importance of sharing and that if we love God then we will love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves. Jesus used the story of the “Good Samaritan” to make it clear that when He says neighbor he doesn’t just mean people we like or know. All of this means that we shouldn’t just give to people who are like us but that we will be
Christians believe that all money belongs to God and he gives them stewardship of his money to use wisely. The Bible teaches, “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24). For Christians this means that they must be careful not to replace their love for God with the love of money. Christian teaching on wealth and possessions varies slightly regarding the amount of money and possessions that should be given to the poor. Some Christians follow the teaching in (Mark 10:21).
Some people believe that there should be no rich people in the world as long as there is poverty in the world. Christians believe in helping those who are less fortunate, because of religious teachings such as "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need, how can the love of God be in him?" They believe that everyone is equal and that we should help each other and share the wealth as it belongs to God. Most Christians would agree with the statement as the teachings of Jesus say that we should help each other. Jesus said: "The man with two tunics should share with him that has none, and the one who has food must do the same."