Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty

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Christian Views on Wealth And Poverty In the following essay I will include and discuss the Christian views on wealth and poverty. I will also include why there is need for world development, and I will also explain the work of one Christian agency working for world development. Christians believe earning money should be done in an honest work style. They believe earning money should not take over there lives as it says in Mathew 6:24 “You cannot serve both God and money,” Here it tells Christians to not allow money to over power their lives and they should stay loyal to God. Christians usually do not approve of occupations, which exploit other people or cause harm such as gambling. Some Christians look for occupations, which try to involve in helping other people such as becoming a nurse or doctor etc. They believe money is not important but to have spiritual richness as it says in Mathew 5.3 Sermon on the Mount teaches Christians “Happy are those that know they are spiritually poor. Happy are those who are humble”. Catechism of the catholic church feel that God bless those who come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from them. Love for the poor is incompatible with immoderale use of riches or their selfish use. But on the other hand a statement by the Archbishops says “The church should concern itself first, and indeed second, with the poor and needy, whether in spirit or in body”. Here the archbishop says that the church must have the first right and then the poor and needy. “The Love of money is the root of all evil” ------------------------------------------- This famous saying refers to greed. People are never satisfied with what they have. Wanting more and better things in life, beating peers is an obsession with some. In the story of scrooge, where money was his most treasured possession, the three ghosts past present and future were sent to him to help him realise the strength of goodness and giving to the poor.
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