Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Why Does America Have Orphans If It Has Christian Churches?

Orphans vs. American Dream


Blogger friend said...

I have often heard that if the church tithed we could eradicate world poverty - but maybe we have left that part out of the Bible too - the part about sacrificing financially to care for the poor, to support the church's work, etc....

9:38 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

He's definitely right, but it's almost to the point where he's presenting it too harshly. I think it's the commitment part that often stops people from adopting or visiting orphans and even giving above and beyond or just the normal tithe.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Years ago, I guy I worked with a guy. He and I had a lunch conversation.

Me: "So you are opposed to abortion, you're a Southern Baptist, why isn't your church offering to take in the children your doctrine says must be born?"

Him: "You've got a point."

A few months later, he told me that he had pushed through a program in his church to care for mothers who were pregnant and couldn't or wouldn't raise their kids and to find families for kids born when the women agreed to give birth to them.

He was, at the time a lawyer. Bad choice in professions. He corrected it by quiting and going to a seminary to become a minister. Haven't talked to him in years, but he practiced what he preached.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Well he sounds like a great guy. I wouldn't call being a lawyer a bad profession though. We are all gifted in different areas. I wish I was gifted in law! :-)

5:10 PM  

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