Say what? Never preached without helping?

Where they got this idea, I’ll never know, but I do know they did not get it from Scripture.

“The early church never preached the good news without tending to people’s physical and material needs.”

Never? It’s not like the apostles traipsed into cities and started soup kitchens and housing projects before they started preaching.

Time to get real, people. The church’s one mission is proclaiming the gospel. Once people were converted, they took care of their own. That is what the Bible shows.

5 Replies to “Say what? Never preached without helping?”

  1. A quote from James Burton Coffman regarding Godliness that is similar to your thought:

    It is amazing that in the culture of the present day, religious duties are relegated to a secondary status, and humanitarian duties have been elevated to the status that really belongs to religious duties.

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