Category Archives: poverty

materialistic madness

May 2015 (29)“…materialism is not just sinful; it’s stupid.  Why would we forsake eternal treasure in favour of earthly trinkets?”

David Platt, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, 2015, p.52.

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the not so close in need

May 2015 (27)“Physical distance from the impoverished church should not create spiritual isolation from them.”

knowing how much

May 2015 (26)“The gospel compels us to humbly identify what is enough for us in order to freely give away our excess to others.”

David Platt, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, 2015, p.40.

impacting the poor

May 2015 (23)“… work diligently, live simply, give sacrificially, help constructively, and invest eternally.”

David Platt, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, 2015, p.33.

simply not

May 2015 (19)“…those who claim to be Christians but refuse to help poverty stricken people are simply not children of God.”

David Platt, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, 2015, p.29.

root of ignorance

May 2015 (18)“If the love of God is in our hearts, then it is not possible for us to ignore the poor in the world.”

David Platt, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, 2015, p.27.

incredibly what?

May 2015 (17)“… if we have clean water, sufficient food and clothes, a roof over our heads at night, access to medicine, a mode of transportation … and the ability to read a book, then relative to billions of people in the world, we are incredibly wealthy.”

David Platt, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography. Tyndale House Publishers, 2015, p.26.