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Christian teaching a)Describe Christian teaching about wealth and poverty
Do not steal. Do not kill.
A good man leaves an inheritance for his childrens children.
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.
At the end of every seven years…… every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbour…
The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
If one of your countrymen becomes poor and cannot support himself, you must provide for him, so that he can continue to live among you. You must not sell him food for a profit
They sell into slavery honest men who cannot pay their debts……..they trample the poor, weak and helpless, and push the sick out of the way.
The Synod believes that, as a matter of common humanity and of our mutual interest in survival, the world requires a new and more equitable system of economic relationships between nations. General Synod of the Church of England, 1981
True happiness is not found in riches or well-being, in human fame or power, or in any human achievement… God blesses those who come to the aid of the poor and rebukes those who turn away from them. Rich nations have a grave moral responsibility towards those which are unable to ensure the means of their development by themselves. Roman Catholic Catechism
You cant serve both God and money
pray and ask for Gods guidance
listen to their conscience, the voice of God
try to respond in a Christ-like way, asking What would Jesus do?
meet together as a church, offering each other support and guidance
find a practical way to respond, giving their own time and money
try to raise awareness of the issues within the church, in schools etc.
campaign about the issues, writing to their MP, local paper etc.
organise an event or a protest
read the Bible and find out what other Christians have written about it
be obedient to what God is telling them to do
be moved by the Holy Spirit that lives inside them
find out what the church position is on the issue
try to bring about: LOVE PEACE JOY EQUALITY JUSTICE
try to copy Jesus example and show: MERCY FAITHFULNESS HONESTY COMPASSION FORGIVENESS