Christians' Beliefs About Responsibility For Other People

749 words - 3 pages

Christians' Beliefs About Responsibility for Other People
After studying various sources of information and using my own
knowledge and experience I have come to a conclusion about the
responsibility of Christians for other people.

Throughout the bible, both in the new and old Testaments, it makes
many references to how Christians should have responsibility for other
people, Christian and non-Christian, and in order that the people
could understand better, as was the practice of the day, these points
were told in the form of stories or parables. In the Old Testament,
‘The Law of Moses’ (the Torah) it teaches the Jews that it is an
important part of their faith to treat people of different races in
the right way. Leviticus 19: 33-34, Moses tells the Israelites to
treat the foreigners as they would treat a fellow Israelite. It is
also important to note that this passage comes very soon after he has
given the people the commandment “love your neighbour as you love
yourself” Jesus strengthens this further by saying that this was one
of the two greatest commandments and throughout his life he told many
parables to illustrate his desire for us to treat all men as equals.

As Christians we believe in helping and contributing toward others and
we are guided/taught to put others before ourselves. The Roman
Catholic Church along with other Christian denominations strongly
opposes racism and discrimination of every kind. In today’s society
there are many ways we can show our responsibility to others and
oppose racism and discrimination, one example is at football matches
as the players warm up they wear tops that have...

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