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Originally posted by Deetermined
Nice post, ahnggk!
By the way, which mission group do you belong to?
Any pictures, stories or links you can give us regarding the work you're involved in might be a good motivator for all.
The intention and the reality are miles apart. I'm not sure what Christians at the giving end can do about that really, except to demand more accountability. They could fly over and personally hand over what they can carry to a poor family, but that's not sustainable.
Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by ahnggk
Actually, the questions were being directed to see just how involved you are, since you're always preaching about it.
It would be in your favor to let us know how involved you are so you don't look like a hypocrite.
It's alright to brag a little when you're being asked to, no need to hide it or cover it up just in case you aren't practicing what you're preaching.
Originally posted by Deetermined
I'm assuming that you've been able to make all of this happen in such a short period of time because your young, single and without children?
You should be praying for the rich. Matthew 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Again, the only thing holding back tyranny at present is the Christian influence on the world. Subtract the Christian influence and we would all be starving and slaves to barbarians. As we teeter on the edge of this type of tyranny, we can see what would happen if Christians were removed from the influence on world events. It would be easy for the average person to miss the truth behind this last paragraph as they enjoy the benefits that faith has brought to the world. Believe me, a day is coming when this influence will be taken away. When it is, the world will descend into the fire of hell over night. Say what you will, but keep an eye out for the Spirit being removed from this Earth shortly before Christ returns. The book of Revelation tells this story clearly. One man then sets all things right and makes his enemy a footstool
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000During this time period, earth will not be a very pleasant place to be. Much as we try we cannot provide for all the earth, we're not God. It's not christians that need to love God it's the world. If the entire world would love God then no one around the world would starve. The failure is not on believers, the failure is on those who do not believe. They have a choice to make and that choice is coming sooner than most people realize. We can't save everyone, we can't even save one person, we're not the Savior.
The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.Source
The world’s wealthiest countries (approximately 1 billion people) accounted for $36.6 trillion dollars (76%).
Low income countries (2.4 billion people) accounted for just $1.6 trillion of GDP (3.3%) Middle income countries (3 billion people) made up the rest of GDP at just over $10 trillion (20.7%).Source 19
Do the math and realize that Christians living in the world's richest countries (at least 600 million). I'm pretty sure included North America, Europe, Australia, etc.... many people reading ATS could EASILY meet the needs of those who are desperately poor and has no more hope!
Originally posted by Phantomfire707Another example of an advanced lesson would be to offer a 24+ hour fast....But if I get tested and it reveals in the meantime that I strike out at others with a sharpened tongue, the fruits of the fast become rot that is not acceptable to Heaven. I should have invested all my energy in first overcoming the impatience and anger before offering the fast.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000I dunno what story you bought into that all christians are rich but that's not true at all.
Instead of worrying about people on the other side of the world where you're not at and can't reach, worry about the people you can get to and reach in your vicinity.
It's not our job to fill all the bellies in the world with perishable food, but with the Bread of Life, feed them the Word of God so that they may live and live more abundantly In Him.
Originally posted by halfoldman
So one conclusion would be that God only listens sometimes and when it suits Him, or God simply doesn't listen at all, and probably doesn't exist.
What is quite true then is that prayer is not a science or a given, and therefore no proof for any supernatural power.
Perhaps it works more on an individual level, where even God's unpopular decisions can be seen as a part of a wider plan.edit on 31-8-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ahnggk
Do Christians need to care for these people?? YES!
Are they sinning buy ignoring these very poor people?? YES!
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!
But it's our, my, you, every Christian's fault. We Christians are to be Blamed! Stop blaming God but start blaming us!!
Christians, if you believe in eternity,then why are you working your worldly livesthat is nothing but a fleeting instance??
LOOK! If all that 600 million Christians who owns 35% of the world's wealth decide to work for the least of their brethren 100% instead of working their lives for their own little empires, their leisure, their hobbies, recreation, upgrading their gadgets, dinner parties, etc..
Where do you think your money/wealth/salary comes from??
It's not through your hard work but simply because God allowed you to receive money. In reality, even the unbelievers are covered by this rule, they just don't know it... But Christians should, but what they do with their money/wealth they really don't own??
Can you even tell, all that we have and earn come from God. But nothing comes to those who is oppressed by poverty, war, corruption, etc... What would these people think?? That God is unfair, He plays favorites??
Originally posted by virraszto
I totally agree that everyone should help out those in need, but the way you presented your post, it just doesn't make sense to me. I'm not being rude or trolling, I just don't understand the logic in your post.