Responsibility to the poor

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  1. Herald

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    In this thread: Judging Others I responded to a post by Crabtownboy:

    What is the Church's responsibility to the poor in light of passages such as Galatians 6:10?
     
  2. Aaron

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    Judas spoke up for the poor when the woman anointed Christ's feet, but he was really a thief. Keep that in mind when speaking with Socialists who attempt to corrupt the Scripture to hallow their theft.
     
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    My policy- if we have it (financial means to provide for the need), know the person and ascertain that the need is legitimate, then I pray about it and discuss it with my wife. Then if we feel led to, we give. We do not make loans.

    If we have it, but find the need is not legitimate (need food, but blowing smoke physically or otherwise), or do not feel led to give, we offer our sympathies, pray with them and move on.

    No one will starve. We are always good for a meal prepared or bought in person or for food delivered to one's house from our pantry or a food bank.
     

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