According to wiki, there are 2.2 billion Christians around the world. United States which is a rich country STILL by global standards has about 80%
of it's population as Christians. Then we include Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand all of which is significantly above the
60% of their total population.
There are at least 600 million Christians under those countries. I didn't sum all countries that might be rich by global standards.
According to en.wikipedia.org...
Europe and North America has 50% of the world's wealth distribution..... With around 70% of the Christians belonging to this group, we could assume
that around 35% of the world's wealth belong to Christians...
...And yet there are 16,000 children DYING of hunger/hunger-related illnesses EVERYDAY!!
Do Christians need to care for these people?? YES!
Are they sinning buy ignoring these very poor people?? YES!
It's impossible to truly LOVE GOD if you don't care for the people He cares about. If you love any person, would you ignore the things they love? If
you don't even care of these people, you don't really love God, you love your money, your possessions more. You are committing the biggest sin by NOT
LOVING God with all your heart, mind, and soul.
"37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When
did we see you a stranger and invite you in
, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
WOULD YOU LET GOD STARVE TO DEATH SO YOU CAN STILL EAT 3 COURSE MEALS, 3X PER DAY?? See the word "Stranger" They don't have to be your brother and
sisters or you brothers and sisters in Christ!
Are Christians obeying the 2nd most important commandment - Love your neighbor as yourself?? NO!
Would you let your neighbor starve to death?? According to many Christians, YES!!
WHO ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS??
"29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32
So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and
when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey,
brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said,
‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Listen, I've been a Christian for many many years. I've met many Christians from some of the countries I've mentioned, particularly the United States
and New Zealand. Quite many of them are eating 3 course meals, 3x per day or simply 3 meals per day. They don't lack anything in food!
Then they spend their money and time in their possessions, recreation, leisure, dinner here and there party every weekend. Then there's 16,000
children starving who are really their neighbors but they don't even care, it's disgusting!!
All they care about is enjoying the material blessings they believe is fully entitled to them by God. I don't think so! The moment you decide to
follow Jesus, all your possessions are no longer yours!! If God gives you money, it's not for you, it's for Him!!
Do you think those very poor children deserved their fate?? Do you think they were too lazy?? THEY NEVER GOT A CHANCE IN THIS WORLD, THEY WERE BORN
VERY POOR!! THEY CAN'T EVEN THINK OTHER THAN THEIR VERY SURVIVAL, TO QUENCH THEIR THIRST FOR FOOD AND WATER. They can't even be bothered what 1+1
is!! Would you deny the chance to help them if you could and would rather just live it out and enjoy things for you'll only have ONE life and indeed,
that will be your fate!
Christians, you need to wake up!! Stop creating excuses for the radical teachings of Jesus! It's the only thing that would matter to our dying
world. The Earth and God's other creations doesn't need another human who would help exploit/destroy them just to sustain their lifestyles of
Keeping your wealth, your financial security, whatever, won't come hand-in-hand with keeping the two MOST IMPORTANT commandments - Love the Lord your
God with all your heart, mind, and soul and Love your neighbors as yourself.
If you truly follow those commandments, it will fill you with disgust keeping your wealth. You'll realize it's not for yourself, it's for God!
"13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You
cannot serve both God and money.
14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. 15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the
eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.
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