Jesus vs. Global Poverty

“For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”

Jesus

Our focus should not be on the unattainable goal of eliminating poverty.

Our focus should be on Jesus Christ, and on telling the world about Him in order to reduce poverty.

If we focused on Jesus Christ and sharing His Good News with them, we would be dealing with global poverty in the way Jesus instructed us:

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

Matthew 11:4-6

The blind…see
the lame…walk
the lepers…are cleansed
the deaf…hear
the dead…are raised up
–and–
the poor…have the gospel preached to them.

Socialists/Communists try to use the government to take money away from you and give it to the poor. Historically, that money ends up in the hands of dictators, not the poor. A case study is the United Nations’ Oil-for-food program, which resulted in money going to corrupt bureaucrats and Saddam Hussein, not poor people.

Jesus’ plan is to preach the gospel to the poor.

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

That is the answer to global poverty. 

So why did Jesus say, “the poor you have with you always”?

Because there will always be people who reject Jesus Christ, even though He is the way, the truth and the life.

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6 Responses to Jesus vs. Global Poverty

  1. Jesus Christ says:

    Now the scandal of global poverty mobilises an immense, angry movement. Jesus Christ

  2. Jesus Christ,
    Thanks for your comment.

    [Somehow I doubt that Jesus Christ Himself is commenting on my blog :-) ]

    Usually, when God wants to talk to me he does so through His Word or His Holy Spirit.

    I’m motivated by love more than anger.

    I hope, for your sake, that you are a follower of Jesus Christ and not Eckhart Tolle.

  3. Math says:

    I’m sure the poor will be well fed and sheltered when they take that gospel to the store to buy their necessities.

  4. Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett:

    Government is supposed to lift people out of poverty

    Wrong! (But that’s the Democratic Socialist Communist Party sales pitch…)

    Show me where our country’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, says that. It doesn’t. What it does say about the purpose of government, why governments are instituted among men, is to protect (secure) our God-given (Creator-endowed) unalienable rights:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed…

    Read Declaration 1.0, particularly the list that follows this:

    The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

    And THEN read Declaration 2.0:

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