As believers we have a social responsibility

As believers we have a social responsibility
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As the day approaches where we celebrate the life and message of Martin Luther King Junior, providence would have it that we are praying for justice within the book of Amos during this season. 1. Click on this post. 2. Read and pray! 3. Share it with a friend or within a group.
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As believers we have a social responsibility that’s placed on us by God. We’re mandated to stand for justice. The Lord burdens the hearts of individuals within His vast body with divers…

48 Comments

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply August 29, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Amen.

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 30, 2019

    Troy Day

    to receive migrants and care for strangers Joe Absher

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      No .

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo
      Yes?

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      If America was impoverised would migrants and strangers flock there?
      I agree there are genuine cases of endangered lives or civil war which can be justifiable cause for asylum seeker..
      But a people leaving their country to seek ” a better life?””..
      They should seek.first the kingdom of God then seek.a better life..
      False compassion is a spirit…

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Arent there already enough homeless impoverised Americans ?…
      How can you love your neighbour without loving your self first?
      Hypocrisy…
      How can you take take care of migrants and strangers while you have a section of the community in dire need?
      Hyoocrisy.
      First take care of your household…

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
      1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
      👆

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      //Poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 12, 2018 show roughly 12.8 million America children lived in poverty in 2017, about 450,000 fewer than in 2016. The national child poverty rate declined from 18.0 percent in 2016 to 17.5 percent in 2017, though the decrease was not statistically significant.Sep 12, 2018//
      I read this somewhere….

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      And this//

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      According to the report, homelessness has increased slightly by 0.3%, or 1,834 people, between 2017 and 2018 nationally. Approximately 552,830 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2018 during the Point-in-Time (PIT) count.May 1, 2019//

    • Isara Mo
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Isara Mo

      It is a mockery to feed your neigbours children while yours are starving…

  • Jim Price
    Reply August 30, 2019

    Jim Price

    Doing things for the community takes time and money and like in the church often brings criticism. What pastor is willing to share his members with the community and especially to share money? Since I have been ” retired ” I have have helped raise money for our cities christmas lights, my wife and I have been judges for entries in the christmas parade several years in a row. I have chaired our labor day festivities, etc.. Yes Joe we have raised money to help one migrant family get legal.

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 30, 2019

    Troy Day

    Jim Price Nelson Banuchi Philip Williams I dont see how anything else could be a Christian Pentecostal response

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 30, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Not all are able, that is why it needs to be a corporate – church – effort to do justice, love mercy, and tread carefully in God’s Presence…

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 30, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi what other ways could be there?

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 30, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      No other way, I suppose…

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 30, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    but our political masters wont encourage us if we reach out to strangers.

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      RichardAnna Boyce they sure are discouraging us from reading out to immigrants.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi I really see NO other way

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 31, 2019

    Troy Day

    the church should not need political masters to do good Nelson Banuchi which is precisely the problem today Isara Mo

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Troy Day yep, welfare should be the work of the Church, at least, predominantly if not exclusively.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi not sure in what Isara Mo said

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Troy Day Just read his comments. Seems that Isara Mo’s ideas about love and the Bible are a bit skewered, imo.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi well now – thats a bit harsh eh?

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Troy Day Don’t think so. Couldn’t think of a more polite word…

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi which you aint got many of anyway 🙂 BUT lets allow Isara Mo to make hist point first

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      I thought he made it in his six comments, seemingly concluding that “It is a mockery to feed your neigbours’ children while yours are starving…”

      ??

      Why can’t we do both, Isara Mo?

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 31, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi yeah – so did I

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Nelson Banuchi
      Then church should be running the government not the other way round..if that was the case.
      During the apostles time there was a government in place and your skewed ideas on love and charity didnt fit then…as they wont fit now .
      Couldnt think of a bette way to respond to your viewpoint..

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Nelson Banuchi
      What is your right ideas on love and the Bible?..

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Nelson Banuchi
      If within your own household there are really needy people it is utter foolishness to leave the needy in your own and cater for the “needy “(if they are really needy) in the neighbourhood.

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Isara Mo why not do both?

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Isara Mo I like the “skewed” part… 😁

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day

      I bet with his all his rhetoric on love and the Bible he had been sleepi g well, eating well, enjoying his worship and praise songs and possibly preaching and teaching on love and the Bible but has never taken the steps the POLITICAL MASTERS took..of going to the scene of the hapless migrants…and do sth.
      Baluchi have you skipped your meal or bath or sleep since the day you heard of the hopeless situation at the border?..

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Nelson Banuchi
      Good ..do both with a clear heart..

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      A meal or two, a bath or two… not sure if because of the border situation…

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      I asked you to send me a book by Unger and you failed.
      Do you think you are in a position to take bread to the migrants at your door Troy?
      Love and Bible in one hand(Baruchi style) gun and cyanide in the other..

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Interesting how those who select to whom they will show charity, charge their critics, at least, by implication, with not showing charity to anyone.

      Not sure that’s a good defense… but, again, having lived in NYC, doesn’t leave one an option to be selective about who they are to help since black, whites, citizens, illegal immigrants, homeowners and homeless are pretty much all rolled into one…

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      That song comes to mind… my love is better than your love…

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Nelson Banuchi and Troy Day.
      Case closed.Argument closed.
      Go and practise this FIRST then come and discuss.
      //They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need//

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Gotta go now… late night stop to the boyz room.

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Oh, sorry to hear you’re homeless…

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Still, can’t see how love, from a Biblical perspective, is selective based on citizenship or family ties, but, no problem here; we do what we can and let God judge our actions.

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      G’nite

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 2, 2019

      Isara Mo

      They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
      Acts 2:45 NIV//
      I got my ” skewed” views on love and the Bible from this…

  • Nelson Banuchi
    Reply September 2, 2019

    Nelson Banuchi

    Note: “to ANYONE who has need.”

    But if one argues that “anyone” is limited to their Jewish family or neighbors, I’ll concede the point if it is also conceded that limitation was due to their prejudices against Gentiles as being sinners, not citizens elect of YHWH’s kingdom.

  • Nelson Banuchi
    Reply September 2, 2019

    Nelson Banuchi

    Can’t believe I’m still up… anyway, just read where you said to do both with a clear conscience.

    So, what are we arguing about… it seems we really agree. Do both.

  • Nelson Banuchi
    Reply September 2, 2019

    Nelson Banuchi

    Ok, now for real… G’nite…

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 2, 2019

    Troy Day

    and good morning to all

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