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11-07-2016 9:28 PM
People first, God second. Should people put themselves above God?
Jesus put people above God and so should we. ďMark 2;27 And he said unto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: 28Therefore, the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.Ē
I think that the world would be a better place if people put their wants and needs as well as the wants and needs of other people above Godís.
I look at all the wealth that religions squander on themselves with huge churches and mosques, which are mostly empty, --- while many people still live in poverty and despair, --- and wonder if that wealth would be better spent on the poor. That would conform more to what Jesus taught us to do for the poor.
Governments seem to be of the same mindset as the religions as they spend lavishly on themselves while the poor go with their needs ignored.
I would think that religions would show the better mindset but that does not seem to be the case.
Before religions started thinking of God as a literal and real being, a more peaceful world, religiously speaking, home churches were the order of the day. Archeology has proven this. They were used as feeding stations for the poor and destitute and contributed more to the fellowship that people need more that the mega churches, temples and mosques that we have today.
Should we consider the benefits of the older ways and bring religion back into the homes where itís expression and help for the poor can be better served?
Seems to me that the religious crave a personal relationship with their God, and that is best expressed from homes and not from the self-aggrandizing mega monstrosities and opulent churches and mosques that advertise their wasted wealth in our cities.
Does charity really begin at home, by putting people first and not God?
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