SUMMING IT UP

I recently got into a discussion about why so many institutions focus on helping the poor in other countries verses America. In writing this, I’m not saying not to help people here in America, but I’m only answering the question stated.

People in America have the Word of God; yet, they refuse the knowledge. Even those in the church rather stick to their denominational theology rather than the true Word of God. So, most missionary schools train only for over seas missions, where people appreciate a Bible, want to read that Bible, and want to absorb the truths of that Bible.

In talking about poverty, we often use the words, “I’m broke” or “I’m poor”. Yet, we in America, are neither of these things. I’ve even seen homeless with cell phones, nice clothes, etc.

If the worlds population could be represented by one hundred people, fifty-three of those would live on less than $2 a day. If you make $4000 a month (which is considered poverty in America), you automatically make one hundred times more than the average person on the planet.

Which is more messed up - that we have so much compared to everyone else, or that we don’t think we’re rich? That there are so many who need the very necessities - or that we (as Christians) complain because we can’t have all our wants? I read in Scripture that the most messed up thing, is a person who says they follow Christ, but they hang on to their riches, not helping the poor.

I recently made the statement (several times) in conversation, “The amount of money that the top ten advertisers spend in a year would cure the hunger population”. The Bible does not say for those in the world to help those in need - the Bible is not for the sinner, it’s for the followers of God. The Bible tells us to give up what we have excess of and help those who are in need.
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