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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

When George Washington was President, there was a move in Congress to change laws so tithing to a church wasn’t required. The move was voted down because Congress didn’t want the government to be responsible for supporting needy citizens. They saw that as the church’s job.

How far we’ve come! Or have we?

When Congress makes laws, they are one-size-fits-all laws that are easily taken advantage of and abused. If the church were responsible for caring for the needy, there could be one-on-one ministry that individualizes the care given. Of course, today even church members don’t tithe, so finances are limited.

What do you think? Would it be better for the church to care for needy citizens or the government? Why?

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

The following story is from a book I read and I can’t recall the author or the name of the book:

“I am reminded of the story told of a woman in tattered clothes, standing on a big city street corner with her sad-looking little boy, begging for food or money to buy food. It so happened that among the passersby was a wealthy man who looked at them but did not offer any help. When he arrived at his palatial home and looked at his dinner table laden with the finest foods, be began to think about the poor little waif and his distressed mother. The more he thought about the situation, the angrier he became at God. Then he clenched his fist and shook it in what he thought to be God’s direction. He cried out, “How can you allow such misery? Why don’t you do something to help those unfortunate people?

Then, somewhere deep within himself came God’s answer: “I did. I created you.”

Perhaps today you will come upon someone in need that you can help. Watch and see what God leads you to do, then do it. Let me know how that makes you feel.

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