When Jesus started his public work in the 1st century, he traveled from place to place with a diverse company of people. Him and his followers definitely depended on donations to buy food as they traveled about. But did you know there is not one recorded mention of Jesus taking money from the poor? As a matter of fact, all recorded mentions of support came from the rich women:
Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples. Luke 8:3 (NLV)
And a brand-new tomb from a rich man:
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. Matthew 27:57-60 (KJV)
It’s sad to see that there are many ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’ who take advantage of the faith of the poor and use them as financial gain for their own means. Some might say, “Well, Jesus took five loaves and two fishes from a poor boy and multiplied it, so yes, the poor should give financially so God can give the increase.” And it is this very psychology that is being used against the poor. Because if the poor is giving, why aren’t they receiving the increase?
If we were to follow the Biblical principles of Christian funding, then why not follow the Biblical examples and only take from those who are able to provide? Now, in no way are we criticizing organizations that take donations. People work in exchange for cash to achieve an intended goal.
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