The poor are image-bearers of God, but well-meaning Christians sometimes send a different message.
Scripture tells us that God made all people, rich and poor (Prov. 22:2). We also know from Scripture that all people were created in God’s image (Gen. 1:26, 27). More than a nice idea, this truth should impact our interactions with the poor. By virtue of being image-bearers of God, the poor are:
- innately valuable
- capable of loving
- capable of responsibility for themselves
- charged with dominion
Christians are responsible for communicating these truths to the poor. This episode explores how we do—and don’t—fulfill this responsibility.
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