“You cannot serve God and money.” ~ Jesus

"Love your neighbor as yourself." ~ Jesus

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Jesus

I was having a discussion, recently, with some of those anti-abortion “Christians” who advocate getting rid of the minimum wage. I told them, sadly, they were stereotypically the types of “pro-lifers” the pro-choicers love to fault for caring more about the unborn than they care for the born. I gave them a few versus of scripture, and I suggested they read their Bibles, follow Jesus, and practice seeking justice, instead of advocating laissez faire economics and exploitation of the poor 😦

People are more important than property, and one cannot serve both God and money, according to Jesus.

“Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.” ~ Deuteronomy 24:14

“Do not exploit the poor because they are poor” ~ Proverbs 22:2

“Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure,
and oppress all your workers” ~ Isaiah 58:3

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” ~ Matthew 6:4

“Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” ~ James 5:4-5

See also: On poverty, wealth, and private property – http://www.scribd.com/doc/145866964/On-Poverty-Wealth-and-Private-Property

VIDEO – Jesus of Nazareth: Sermon on the Mount – http://youtu.be/nP2lFNDXjig

About ajmacdonaldjr

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