Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A Challenge to Charitable Christians


  1. "I'm saying that the Bible seems to indicate that we are only to help out other Christians with our limited resources."

    Steve, is that your position as well?

    1. I think that's somewhat overstated. However, he has a point. Since there will always be needy believers and unbelievers, you can't provide for both without depriving one or the other. So it's a question of priorities.

      However, there are situations in which it would be appropriate to help out an unbeliever. Maybe he's a relative. Suppose your mother or brother is the needy unbeliever?

      Or maybe he's your best friend from high school, before you got saved. There's a debt of friendship.

      Or maybe you're befriending an unbeliever as an act of friendship evangelism.

      I think we should avoid indiscriminate charity.