I can't seem to find it now, but there was a thread recently wherein we discussed the Bible's view on redistribution of wealth. Well, it occurred to me a couple days ago something from the Old Testament times--where God set up a way for the poor and those who couldn't provide for themselves a way to eat. Those who had crops were required to leave some for this purpose. Thoughts? Now don't get me wrong--I'm not a believer in redistribution of wealth. I'm a believer in and supporter of private charity. I believe the government's role in general should be a very small one. I don't believe charity is the government's role and I think private charities do a better job. In the other thread we were primarily discussing the New Testament church. The New Testament church was not operating under a theocracy like Old Testament Israel was. Was what Old Testament Israel was doing redistribution of wealth? Well the system seems to involve providing food and not money, so probably not. I am curious what others have to say, though, as well as the debate that will spring up.