Presentation on theme: "What does the Bible say about this?"— Presentation transcript:
1What does the Bible say about this? RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLEWhat does the Bible say about this?
2RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE Do not ill-treat a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in Egypt. Exodus 22:21Be open handed towards your brothers and toward the poor and need in the land.Deuteronomy 15:11
3RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE In the Old Testament the Jews were commanded by God to care of the poor.The Old Testament prophets criticized the people for taking advantage of those without money.
4RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE In the New Testament St Luke records a saying by Jesus in a sermon.“Blessed are you poor”Luke 6:20
5RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE Then there is the parable of the rich foolLuke 12:16-21The land of a rich man brought forth plenty. He couldn’t decide what to do with all his wealth.
6RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE I will knock down my barns and build bigger ones
7RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE God Said “You fool, this night your soul will be required of you. Who will want your barns when you have gone?”FOR SALE
8RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE So it will be for those who collect money But are not rich before God
9RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE Then there is the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. St Luke 16:19-31There was a rich man who feasted well each day and who lived in style.At his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus who fed only on scraps from the rich man’s table
10RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE They both die. Lazarus goes to heaven. But The rich man goes to Hell. Despite the fact that the rich man can see Lazarus in heaven. He cannot obtain help from him.
11RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE Jesus said to a rich man“If you want to be perfect, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven. The come follow me.”Matthew 19:21
12RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE St Mark 10 Rich young ruler One day a rich young man came up to Jesus and asked. “What must I do to gain eternal life?”
13RICH AND POOR IN THE BIBLE Jesus suggested he should keep the commandments, but sell all that he had and follow him.Not what the rich ruler wanted to hear. He went away sorrowful because he was a man of great wealth.