Monday, July 3, 2006

"You would do far more good if you just preached the gospel of Jesus rather than trying to get rid of Third World debt relief."

Stephen Baldwin has a point. Giving food and drink to those in need is a physical manifestation of the Gospel. You are helping those in need, which is essentially what Christ did for us. We have a need for reconciliation with God because of our sin - Christ became that reconciliation for us.

If you give food and drink to those in need but do not also preach to them the Good News of Christ's work of salvation, have you truly helped them in the light of eternity?


  1. Probably do a whole lot more good than vice versa.

  2. I tend to argue both sides of this coin. If someone says we don't need to worry about physical needs then I remind them of the scripture that says, "what good is it to say God bless you and not give them something to eat." If they are a social gospel based person I remind that, "what good is it to gain the whole world and yet lose your soul." I think that we must keep a good balance.