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Old 08-04-2017, 06:17 AM
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Christians' views of those in poverty

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation asked 1,686 American adults to answer that question — and found that religion is a significant predictor of how Americans perceive poverty.

Christians, especially white evangelical Christians, are much more likely than non-Christians to view poverty as the result of individual failings.

“There’s a strong Christian impulse to understand poverty as deeply rooted in morality — often, as the Bible makes clear, in unwillingness to work, in bad financial decisions or in broken family structures,” said Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The Christian worldview is saying that all poverty is due to sin, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the sin of the person in poverty. In the Garden of Eden, there would have been no poverty. In a fallen world, there is poverty.”


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Oh, how "Christian" of them.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:54 AM
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So it is to be believed then, the more of a success ones is financially.
The more without sin?

God wants you to be rich in earthly wealth?
Camel and a head of a needle come to mind anyone?







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Old 08-04-2017, 09:14 AM
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Prosperity Gospel.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:49 AM
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Prosperity Gospel.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:52 PM
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So it is to be believed then, the more of a success ones is financially.
The more without sin?

God wants you to be rich in earthly wealth?
Camel and a head of a needle come to mind anyone?







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Wonder what they think of someone who just does not find wealth beyond what one needs for a modest living important or desirable?

Wonder if they would consider money to be an "idol"?
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Yep, rich people were chosen by "God" to rule over the rest of us. Their "blessings" and obvious "favor" is irrefutable evidence of this. I know it's true because rich t.v. preachers tell us all about it, every day......and they can't lie, because they're Christians. How dare you question the will of God!

See how that works?
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Matthew 25:35-40 is the "christian" view, not the mouthings of a group of whited sepulchers.
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Kushner Properties flagship building? 666 5th Ave. Just sayin'
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So it is to be believed then, the more of a success ones is financially.
The more without sin?

God wants you to be rich in earthly wealth?
Camel and a head of a needle come to mind anyone?







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Prosperity Gospel.
BAM!
You got it!
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