Is Giving to the Poor the Goal of Christianity?

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The new buzz word these days from liberals and lukewarm Christians is “Income Equality”. This is the belief that we should tax the wealthy more and give it to the poor. They think this will benefit the poor and we should make them a priority. They even like to blame it on Capitalism and wealthy countries. The world is so upside down on all of these endeavors to try to sell Socialism and Communism as good things. All these new buzz words are masking what they really are which are ways to enslave us with debt and laws and control over every aspect of our lives. They are targeting our children and our minds with constant propaganda. They want to take from the rich and give to the poor. They make what takes away freedoms sound like a Utopia vision and will step on any opposition to instill it. I am off topic a little but what it all boils down to is that it is a deception and is part of the coming One World Order that is being pushed on us in every aspect of our earthly lives.

giving gospel tractsWhat would Jesus do? He expects us to live a holy life that does not conform to the trends of the world which has fallen into wickedness in every aspect of our lives. We are to love people, not conform to their lifestyles or beliefs for the sake of tolerance. Jesus would help out and heal and loves giving but that was not the goal he intended. His last words to us were to give the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He wanted us to give people the opportunity to get saved. If you love people, you will not only worry about their physical needs but more importantly their spiritual needs because if a person is no longer poor, what good will it do them if they go to hell when they die?  No one who is an Atheist, Muslim, Hindu, New Ager, Buddhist or any other religion will enter the Kingdom of God. Most Christians are not even saved. The majority are depending on their infant baptism, church, sacraments, good deeds or their Christian title and never have repented of their old lives and put their trust on Jesus Christ. Some have not even heard the gospel and do not understand what Jesus did on the cross. The compassion for the poor should be part of the compassion for the lost.

Sometimes people are poor and do not consider it to be the worst thing in the world. There are people in Laos or church in LaosNigeria or far places where they have dirt roads and one pair of shoes and a shirt with holes and they love the Lord with all their hearts and praise God for what they have. Some people live on tropical islands and they don’t even have running water or own a car or have a toilet and they are blessed with the best views and flowers and blue skies most of the year. You must understand that there are people in this world who are grateful for what they have even if it is little and poverty to them is not the same as how we view poverty. Putting some of these people into cities so they can have more thingUNs is not going to make them better off. Cities have more crime and drugs and bad influence and this push for these UN ideas of a big culture mix in mega cities and depopulation through forced famine and vaccines is diabolical. They are thinking it is for the greater good to do these things. They may tell you it is the work of Jesus but these are end times and Jesus is not going to be working through the New World Order. The New World Order is the beast system of the AntiChrist to try to destroy God and the family and the bible and morality or anything good. The beast system is a Babylonian Nimrod idea. It is the tower of Babel again.

Jesus did not come to take care of the poor and have income equality. He came to bring sinners to repentance and show them the way to life. He came to earth to fulfill scripture and to set up His church and die on the cross and resurrect from the dead on the 3rd day and through the apostles multiply saints (believers) through the gospel.

John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

We should care for the poor but that is not our number one goal. It should be to bring people to Christ and spread the gospel to the whole world.  Being fruitful is about increasing in number. The numbers are not in the mega churches but the goal is to increase in more true disciples.

This is what Jesus said about the poor.

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Mark 14:7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Jesus wanted us to care for the poor but the goal is not to eliminate the poor but to preach to the poor and give them the gospel and to help them. How can we give to the poor without giving them the gospel? What gain would it be to gain income equality and be an unbeliever? Don’t we do all for His glory?

Give to the poor in the name of Jesus if it will benefit and bless them. Give with a gospel tract or give them the gospel. Give through your own pocket or through the church not through the government. The government will not distribute your tax money with  Christianity in mind. Work with your church if this is a ministry for you. Pastors usually say yes when presented with an idea to help out in the community or to start a ministry.

drunkRemember that some poor are in that position because they are alcoholics or drug addicts or prefer to get handouts than work. You don’t want to enable that.  Some have mental problems and are on dangerous psych meds with all sorts of ugly side effects. You don’t know if they have a criminal record. Please be careful and not let them in your home so easily especially if you have kids. You don’t know what their mental status is and you don’t want to give them an opportunity to abuse your good will for their bad habits. At this point they are lost and need salvation.  God needs to work on them to straighten out their lives.  Pray for them and be kind to them and get to know who they are and know their name. If you think they can handle it, invite them to bible study. Don’t let what happened in Charlotte make you stop reaching out to people.

In conclusion, helping the poor could be part of our ministry but it is not the goal of Christianity. The goal of Christianity is to be light and salt in the world and to make more disciples.  God wants us to pray, have fellowship with Him and others in the local church doing good and giving the gospel. He wants us to be holy and read and know His word being taught through the Holy Spirit. Help people and love your neighbor but don’t enable them to continue in sin by giving them money when it is likely they will spend it on drugs and alcohol. Get to know people and give them the gospel. Time is getting short and more than ever be desiring to show people the way to get saved.

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