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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's a Question of Mission

Throughout the ages of Christianity it seems as though Christians have struggled with defining their core mission. For instance, was it building church buildings or even achieving world domination? Of course Jesus said at the outset of his ministry what his mission was … from day one he stated … that he had come to “preach good news to the poor and to set the captive free” (cf. Luke 4:16-21). But is our mission to the poor the same as Christ’s or is there different expectations for our lives today?

About six months ago, Homeless America set out to poll subscribers and readers their opinion about concern for the poor. We asked the question: “Jesus commanded that His followers clothe, feed and care for the poor. Who does that apply to today?” Here is how they responded …

82% believe that every Christian everywhere is responsible for Jesus’ command that His followers should clothe, feed and care for the poor.

7% responded that specialists like missionaries are now responsible to carry out His command.

7% thought that Church poverty committees are best suited for the task.

3% are not sure.
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