Christian Antipoverty Campaigns

The roots of Christian antipoverty campaigns go back to the first church council in Jerusalem in ca. 50 c.e, in which Apostle Paul was called and sent as the first minister to the Gentiles. In this first Gentile mission, Paul was charged to “remember the poor,” in parallel with preaching the gospel (Galatians 2:10). This signified that the poor were the focus of the evangelical mission at the beginning of church history. In fact, the poor have always been the focus of Christian faith, even back to the Old Testament. There are plenty of teachings in both the Old and New Testaments that show that God cares about the poor. Following the footsteps of the first church council, today there are many Christian nongovernmental organizations ...

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