Do the math: 350,000 churches in America and 200,000 sleeping in the streets of America
Maryjane Williams [03/07/2016 9:18 AM]
For real. James 1:27
Tom Steele [03/07/2016 10:07 AM]
I just did a quick Google search and it looks more like there are over 500,000 homeless in the USA. I suppose a number of these people are in shelters or living in tents, so maybe 200,000 is an accurate number of people actually sleeping on the streets with no shelter at all. A very good point made here.
Brian Crisp [03/07/2016 11:28 AM]
Mostly because they choose that lifestyle. There are a lot that dont and do need help but a lot of them dont wont help.
Betty Gilliam [03/07/2016 11:36 AM]
And vacant buildings everywhere why are people on the streets? Misplaced priorities.
Patrick Conley [03/07/2016 11:43 AM]
Perhaps if “christians” gave 10 percent tithe plus offerings, instead of the 2.5 percent statistics say they give, churches could do so.
Jimmy Humphrey [03/07/2016 12:48 PM]
I’ve estimated that for a mere $25 million dollars, we could end the homelessness in my city (Charlotte) this year. We only have an estimated 2200 people in our city of nearly a million that are officially homeless Such is merely the budget of one or two mega churches in Charlotte. My church alone last year had that much revenue. But instead we prefer well paid pastors and large auditoriums.
Angel Ruiz [03/07/2016 1:03 PM]
this post sounds like JUDAS….
“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” John 12:5
Curtis Wesley [03/07/2016 1:21 PM]
Nelson Banuchi [03/07/2016 2:27 PM]
Why place the blame on an organization or institution for something you can do but are not?
There are way more family homes than there are churches…
Alan N Carla Smith [03/07/2016 3:10 PM]
Nelson who should take care of the homeless? families rather than the church?
Alphonso Cornelius [03/07/2016 3:10 PM]
because some of them have chosen to live there. Its an amazing thing call free will.
Alan N Carla Smith [03/07/2016 3:11 PM]
Alphonso what about the one who didn’t choose that way of life and fell on hard times? It’s not easy to decipher sometimes.
Troy Day [03/07/2016 4:10 PM]
Instead of closing churches down, turn them into shelters for the poor and homeless. Wish I knew how to repost David M. Hinsen somehow https://www.facebook.com/david.hinsen.5/posts/10201224144401861?pnref=story
Angel Ruiz [03/07/2016 4:26 PM]
The Christian Church is the most active organization in helping homeless
Kevin Bounds [03/07/2016 6:16 PM]
In my opinion, some in this thread have forgotten the “church” is not an organization, but rather the people are the Body of Christ. Many will say the church should do this or pay for that, but never stop to realize they are indicting themselves if they as believers have done nothing. They are right the church should minister to the homeless. They are the church! I agree some pastors are charlatans, but to generalize and say all pastors are this way is simply wrong.
Sebastian Joy [03/07/2016 10:35 PM]
it is because of our selfishness that people sleep on the street. The Church as a body of Christ has technically nothing to do with it, but the leaders of the church have become too selfish to offer help to the poor and needy. I agree that it reflects on the nature of the priests and the pastors who have gone far away from the Lord.
John Ruffle [03/07/2016 11:13 PM]
It’s nothing like as simple as that.
Leslie Monahan [03/08/2016 1:53 AM]
True but there ars some Missions who sleep the homeless Bigger Churches could do more but they use their mooney to buy big jets,after all does your Pastor really need one or 2??
Henry Volk [03/08/2016 7:45 AM]
Troy Day [03/08/2016 7:52 AM]
Henry Phil It’s not just Marxism. It is Marxist theology created by the KGB http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/kgb-created-liberation-theology/
Stephen L. Teaster II [03/08/2016 8:01 AM]
Troy Day [03/08/2016 8:02 AM]
Henry Volk It’s not a hypothesis but a matter of state agency record. They even helped GUTIERREZ’S design his BOOK as a THEOLOGY http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/gutierrezs-book-a-theology-of-liberation-designed-by-kgb/
Troy Day [03/08/2016 8:19 AM]
In a nutshell, liberation theology actually was “born” not in Latin America, but in the bowels of the KGB, as part of a broader strategy to promote Soviet influence in the region that included backing the National Liberation Army of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army of Bolivia, and, of course, the regime of Fidel Castro in Cuba. KGB also encouraged the World Council of Churches, the largest Protestant federation in the world, to support liberation theology.
Troy Day [03/09/2016 3:58 PM]
I am lost on the relation between Liberation theology and the scope of this topic especially in the light of the testimony of David M. Hinsen about poor and poverty https://www.facebook.com/david.hinsen.5/posts/10201224144401861
Troy Day [03/09/2016 4:07 PM]
all while while Henry Volk is praising Bernie’s support by common wealth workers 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206594848174767
Troy Day [03/12/2016 3:14 PM]
#whatever Ricky Grimsley https://medium.com/@kimballmortensen/10-reasons-why-conservatives-should-start-supporting-bernie-sanders-immediately-7eb700302a2a#.itkfn063l