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So Many Churches, So Little Help

 

Dear Brother Ron

 

Would you want to go and worship in a church that turns people down for help, and food because they are not a " member" of that church? I see this too many times and it has made me decide to leave a church I have been going to for years, and I was even baptized there. I can't imagine God turning down people because they were not " members" In fact, Jesus did the opposite. How can a church who is teaching God's word turn down people in need?! What do you think?

 

Maybe I should add that this is a mega church with many smaller churches in town. The message is wonderful, I was baptized there and always gave with a giving heart. My husband lost his job, and I work as hard as I can but it is not enough. He found another job taking a 50% pay cut, but it's something and a blessing. I called the church to try to get assistance in food and they turned me down because I never took the 8 hour class to become a " member" It broke my heart, and I keep praying. Now my pantry is full because of an angel at my job, however I really think it's sad my own church turned me down.

Ihavaprob

Dear Ihavaprob

This is not a church, it's a club. They are only interested in helping members of the club. I can understand the Board of Deacons wanting to restrict limited resources to members in need but if there are no members in need, why not do as Yeshua instructed us?

Of course, they could also be using their aid as a marketing tool. Join the club and we will help you. If you don't, you're on your own. Great marketing, lousy theology.

 

Best always

Brother Ron