Matthew 6:1-4 1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.[a]
How is proclaiming your Christianity not violating this? I keep hearing "I don't see any secular organizations giving to charity!" but has it ever occurred to you that we just don't PROCLAIM "We're atheists, and we're helping people!" Why do Christian foundations feel the need to do this?
Answer by mtnmama111 at 7:10 AM on May. 13, 2009
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Answer by nobakecheezcake at 9:32 AM on May. 13, 2009
This is an odd ?. Who cares? If one needs help, they get it where they can. If some one really wants to help, they give it where they can. Really, why are you so deep w/ this? Yours is a scary opinion, are you trying to make Christians have to hide?
According to the bible, you should not assert that "I'm a Christian, and I'm helping the needy!"
Your book, your guidelines, not mine. My question pertains to hypocrisy, and you didn't answer it.
Answer by nobakecheezcake at 9:34 AM on May. 13, 2009
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