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government, Bible, Poor

Postby Metacrock on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:13 am

On face book (or as I call it "the cascade of banality") a woman was harping on the tea party mantra that the Bible never says the government should help the poor, That's not true. Israel had various law to help the poor, including taking the grain from the corners of the field (of other people), Leviticus 23:22"'When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.'" Should I say Leviticus the23d? like two Corinthians.


Leviticus 19:9




when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10'Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the LORD your God.…


Deuteronomy 24:19
When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.



O that can't be right! not of the Foreigner. What if they are terrorists? I can also hear people say "that doesn't say the government. That's who was talking! God was their government, and the priests who redacted the text were the government admins, Since they did not have the kind government we have come to have in the modern world it could hardly say "make welfare policies." Yet if you give a damn about the Bible and you read the passages below no way you can belly ache about giving tax money to the poor.

Pay special attention to quotes from Amos, God destroyed the southern kingdom because of they way they treated the poor. We own the government in

America. Rather than bitch about how big it is we need to elect representatives who will use it well to serve the people, all the people. If we care about what God wants no way we portend that leaving it ot the churches is the ri9ght thing to do. That's just abrogating our responsibility for tax money.
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Re: government, Bible, Poor

Postby rvhill on Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:13 pm

you forgot Amos, that said the government already take far more from us then what the bible said to give, and does nothing, but line their pocket with. I am very anti government, I hate government, corporations and organized religion.
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Re: government, Bible, Poor

Postby Metacrock on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:02 pm

rvhill wrote:you forgot Amos, that said the government already take far more from us then what the bible said to give, and does nothing, but line their pocket with. I am very anti government, I hate government, corporations and organized religion.


yes that's a good one. problem is I forgot the link. On my blog I have a bunch of passages. please go there and make comment there and then discuss here, I need comments on blog.

http://metacrock.blogspot.com/2016/01/bible-gopvernmemnt-poor.html
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Re: government, Bible, Poor

Postby met on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:10 pm

Plus, you didn't even mention the whole NT, which had not one good thing to say about the rich, or having wealth....."give it all away!" Etc etc.....
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Re: government, Bible, Poor

Postby Metacrock on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:14 pm

met wrote:Plus, you didn't even mention the whole NT, which had not one good thing to say about the rich, or having wealth....."give it all away!" Etc etc.....

I know. Yall told me to make shorter posts. but I did include some passages from Luke in the version on the blog.
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Postby met on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18 pm

Heh! We meant on the blog! Lol!

We will have to show you how to use a 'read more' thingee on your blog sometime....oh, and a block-quote
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Re: government, Bible, Poor

Postby Metacrock on Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:30 am

met wrote:Heh! We meant on the blog! Lol!

We will have to show you how to use a 'read more' thingee on your blog sometime....oh, and a block-quote


I know about block quote I use it all the time.
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Re: government, Bible, Poor

Postby met on Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:24 am

Oh? Well, we should style yours better then.... ;)

(eventually, we'll get around to all this stuff....)
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