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Post by Pro-Justice Christian on Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:29 am

You won't hear this at some mega-churches parroting a right-wing, corporate party line but God is on the side of the poor and oppressed.

There are approximately 2,000 verses in the Bible dealing with poverty and justice. The American Bible Society even distributes a Poverty and Justice Bible. http://justicebible.americanbible.org/

The Prophets of the Old Testament ! What more could they say?
1. The righteous were sold into slavery (Amos 2:6; 8:6; Joel 3:3).
2. Some of the slaves were submitted to illicit sexual treatment (Amos 2:7, 24).
3. The court and justice system were perverted against the poor (Amos 2:7; 5:7,
10, 12; Mic 3:1, 9, 11; 7:3; Zech 5:3–4; 7:8; 8:16; Hab 2:6–8; Hos 10:3–4).
4. Property of the poor was confiscated illegally (Amos 5:11; Hab 2:6–Cool.
5. The poverty of the poor was used to provide luxury for the rich (Amos 2:7;
6:1–7; 8:4).
6. The commercial powers cheated and took advantage of the poor (Amos 8:5;
Mic 6:10–11; Hab 2:9–11; Hos 12:7).
7. The stranger, widow, and orphan were abused (Mic 2:8–9; Mal 3:5; Zech 7:10).
8. Laborers were defrauded of their wages (Mal 3:5).
9. Common laws of humanity were disregarded (Amos 1:611; Obad 10–14; Zeph
2:8–11).
10. The flesh of the poor was torn and their blood was shed (Mic 3:2–3; Hab
2:12–14).

When Jesus began his ministry, he announced,
The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:18–19 NIV)
Jesus taught that his followers were those who fed the hungry, clothed the
naked, and tended to the thirsty, sick, and imprisoned (Matt 25).

http://www.acu.edu/sponsored/restoration_quarterly/archives/2000s/restoration_quarterly/documents/Landon-poverty.pdf

Reuters reports a dramatic rise in poverty thanks in no small part to the irresponsible behavior of Wall Street. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/20/us-usa-states-poverty-idUSTRE79J83O20111020 United Press International notes that 22% of all children in the U.S. today are living in poverty. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/10/20/More-than-20-pct-of-US-kids-in-poverty/UPI-28621319089173/?dailybrief And yet Wall Street CEO's continue to collect huge bonuses. http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/18/markets/thebuzz/ Where is the moral outrage from our religious leaders ?

I hope that the faith community can become more involved in the struggle for economic justice. Sojourners (Christians for Peace and Justice) http://www.sojo.net has a number of excellent resources from religious perspective. There is a national network of Faith and Justice Churches. http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=network.search_fjc_directory
St. Nicholas Park Christian Church http://www.snpchristianchurch.com is a member of the Sojourners network and I think that a number of local churches might lend their voice to the fight for economic fairness.




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Post by friendofcash on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:53 am

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Re: God is pro-economic justice

Post by ironhorzmn on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:26 am

Jesus didn't preach charity enforced at the point of a Roman spear.

Yet you use Jesus' Name as moral justification for forcible confiscation from those who have to those you think really, really deserve it.

'Charity' and 'force' are irreconcilable opposites. Not even a liberal can change this.

This sounds like a classic 'separation of church and state' issue.

Liberals have a really, really flexible set of principles that always seem to permit whatever they're doing at the moment.

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Re: God is pro-economic justice

Post by lotus86flower on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:32 pm

Geez what exactly IS your problem ironwhorze?
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Post by lotus86flower on Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:34 pm

Pro-Justice Christian wrote:You won't hear this at some mega-churches parroting a right-wing, corporate party line but God is on the side of the poor and oppressed.

There are approximately 2,000 verses in the Bible dealing with poverty and justice. The American Bible Society even distributes a Poverty and Justice Bible. http://justicebible.americanbible.org/

The Prophets of the Old Testament ! What more could they say?
1. The righteous were sold into slavery (Amos 2:6; 8:6; Joel 3:3).
2. Some of the slaves were submitted to illicit sexual treatment (Amos 2:7, 24).
3. The court and justice system were perverted against the poor (Amos 2:7; 5:7,
10, 12; Mic 3:1, 9, 11; 7:3; Zech 5:3–4; 7:8; 8:16; Hab 2:6–8; Hos 10:3–4).
4. Property of the poor was confiscated illegally (Amos 5:11; Hab 2:6–Cool.
5. The poverty of the poor was used to provide luxury for the rich (Amos 2:7;
6:1–7; 8:4).
6. The commercial powers cheated and took advantage of the poor (Amos 8:5;
Mic 6:10–11; Hab 2:9–11; Hos 12:7).
7. The stranger, widow, and orphan were abused (Mic 2:8–9; Mal 3:5; Zech 7:10).
8. Laborers were defrauded of their wages (Mal 3:5).
9. Common laws of humanity were disregarded (Amos 1:611; Obad 10–14; Zeph
2:8–11).
10. The flesh of the poor was torn and their blood was shed (Mic 3:2–3; Hab
2:12–14).

When Jesus began his ministry, he announced,
The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:18–19 NIV)
Jesus taught that his followers were those who fed the hungry, clothed the
naked, and tended to the thirsty, sick, and imprisoned (Matt 25).

http://www.acu.edu/sponsored/restoration_quarterly/archives/2000s/restoration_quarterly/documents/Landon-poverty.pdf

Reuters reports a dramatic rise in poverty thanks in no small part to the irresponsible behavior of Wall Street. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/20/us-usa-states-poverty-idUSTRE79J83O20111020 United Press International notes that 22% of all children in the U.S. today are living in poverty. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/10/20/More-than-20-pct-of-US-kids-in-poverty/UPI-28621319089173/?dailybrief And yet Wall Street CEO's continue to collect huge bonuses. http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/18/markets/thebuzz/ Where is the moral outrage from our religious leaders ?

I hope that the faith community can become more involved in the struggle for economic justice. Sojourners (Christians for Peace and Justice) http://www.sojo.net has a number of excellent resources from religious perspective. There is a national network of Faith and Justice Churches. http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=network.search_fjc_directory
St. Nicholas Park Christian Church http://www.snpchristianchurch.com is a member of the Sojourners network and I think that a number of local churches might lend their voice to the fight for economic fairness.




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