Showing Love Money Or Work
Most christians define "love" by quoting a certain verse in the bible, but rarely do they know HOW to apply it from the heart as an individual. Do you think that giving money to the church, the government, or a charity and have them do the work shows love to your fellow man as an individual?
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---Steveng on 2/4/17
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Many ways to give. Privately, one-to-one, through church or charity, anonymously. We told pray first asking God what He want us to do and when certain do His way rather than our own. Anonymously always best I believe because only God need to know. If we have trust in a charity/church that fine but if not it best done directly.
---andreea on 2/9/17|
Do you give to ANYONE who asks?
If a young homeless male in ragged clothes asks for money, do you think about it? Do you think, "What will this person spend it on?" Drugs? Alcohol?
---Steveng on 2/8/17|
I believe I understand where your going with this question. And the answer can only come from an individuals experience with giving.
In my experience, I have been blessed on numerous occasions when prompted, by the Holy Spirit, to give to someone in need. The blessings I receive are by way of answered prayer.
(1 Peter 3:12) For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers...
Who are the righteous?
The righteous are those who do what the Lord commands them to do. (Luke 1:16)
---David on 2/7/17|
I founded A Benevolent fund 29 years ago, most of the money comes from my pocket, not from the Government, and people don't know help came from me because I remain anonymous.
---Rob on 2/5/17|
Giving to the church or charity or anything has more to do with the attitude of the giver than with any expected return.
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."
2 Cor 9:7 (KJV)
---wivv on 2/5/17|
"How" is simply to do as given opportunity.....and if that opportunity is via the things mentioned, and those are for the good of another, then why not?
Jesus fed thousands, without any requirement of the individuals being either worthy or deserving.
It was disciples that actually handed out that food, and might be thought of as a sort of government He set up.
---Chria9396 on 2/5/17|
It seemed to work for Scrooge! The end of "A Christmas Carol," Scrooge became a generous and a cheerful giver in his old age.
---mike4879 on 2/4/17|
"Do you think that giving money to the church, the government, or a charity and have them do the work shows love to your fellow man as an individual?"
If the programs provided by the government, church, or charity are uplifting, edifying, and beneficial to mankind, and the money is given voluntarily, yes.
---Josef on 2/4/17|
I don't know about the worldly denominational "church" of Steveng.
But Christians have frequently worked through a third party--the almoner--so they don't know to whom their alms go.
That way--as the Savior commanded--their right hand does not know what their left is doing.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/4/17|