SSBG

A worldview is a set of claims that purport to be based on ultimate reality.

Christian Giving

Posted by ssbg on November 27, 2005

The Bible is full of commands to give generously to the poor. Thus there’s no doubt that Christians are to be kind and generous, even sacrificial in giving to those in need. According to Jesus, we’re to love, not only our friends and fellows, but even our enemies (Matthew 5:44). In one passage Jesus makes it clear that we are to love our neighbors. In response a man asks, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29). In reply Jesus tells one of the most beloved of His parables, “The Good Samaritan.” In this story a many is robbed and left to die along the road. Though his fellow Jews ignore him, a Samaritan, who would have been despised by Jesus’s Jewish audience, cares for the victim and helps him be nursed back to health. Thus Jesus teaches, both in saying and in story, that we are to love all people, even those we might consider our enemies, in tangible ways. This surely means that Christians should be generous with all people, regardless of their personal connection to us.

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