Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Cause of the Poor

Proverbs 29:7
The righteous considers the cause of the poor,
But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

I think conservatives are right in their desire to refine government aid to the poor, but only if they are seeking alternative ways to reach the poor in the private sector. If we as the Church would step up and do what we should be doing, the government would be out of a job.
With the amount of churches in any given area (especially in the South), it seems to me that we could have the capability to devise a system of combatting poverty. It would be a long, difficult, and logistically hair-raising task, and people would surely take it for granted, but wouldn't it be refreshing to see the Church lead the way in an area that liberals take for granted as their baby, an area in which God has desired and even commanded His people to actively engage for over three thousand years?

1 comment:

Matt said...

Hey buddy. I think this is good for you. Let a little steam off over the net. Better than taking it out on a curb. But seriously, I was reading the one about nudity on tv. That guy had a pretty ridiculous argument but its not the one that will eventually lead to nudity on regular tv. The argument will be and already is that there is nothing wrong with children seeing nudity. The problem here is the same as it is with most issues in our country. A clear definition of morality is not allowed in our culture. If morality cannot be clearly defined, we are indeed heading toward utter chaos. It is strange to think of the kind of laws that we could have in 50 years at this rate. Lawmakers will find it difficult to make laws in a land where one cannot say that a particular action or belief is "wrong." It is funny that you can pretty much tie all the social issues of our time back to relativism.