Christian Privileges and Responsibilities
This is only natural, for you are like a baby that has just been born into the world. It takes a baby many years to learn all about life, with its responsibilities and difficulties. And the step you have taken in receiving Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord is not the end – it is a gateway to a whole new life.
It is unfair to those who are in need and we are greedy. We need to share our wealth with others. Also we need to stop the racism that goes on. We are all from different varieties of races. Ranging from every ethnic background to living in urban, rural, and suburban communities. Some people have lower status jobs than others. Wherever they fall in the category we need to respect everyone. Human life is a gift from God, and it is our responsibility to protect it because God gave it to us. We should encourage the government and higher officials to pass laws that protect life. Like we should help those who are pregnant and cannot manage to take care of the baby, people who live in very poor conditions and do not have enough money to pay medical expenses are examples of problems we face today, which take lives. Another way of violence is war. The church has always been against war. The church says to solve the problem by peaceable means. We are the ones who have to defend ourselves and society against violent crimes and matters like that. Another issue is that we have to strive to make the needs and concerns of families. Marriage is something that God intended to be good and the starting of a family. That is the basic starting of a family life. People today are facing many problems that bring discomforts into family.
A young man came to Jesus Christ, struck by the miraculous dignity and simplicity of his character, and attracted by the words of power which he uttered. He demanded to be considered as one of the followers of his creed. "Sell all that thou hast," replied the philosopher; "give it to the poor, and follow me." But the young man had large possessions, and he went away sorrowing. The system of equality was attempted, after Jesus Christ's death, to be carried into effect by his followers. "They that believed had all things in common; they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need; and they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart." (Acts, Ch. II.)
Acts 2 King James Version
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