Will the church do what is needed?

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Day-in, day-out need

Regarding “Christians, it’s time to knit safety nets,” there is a Win Scenario 2.1: The church saves the day, but only for a while. Then is falls away, and people are left without help. Or the church helps, but not enough. Or it helps only its own. Or the recipients are not deserving, are not working building the infrastructure etc.

The “government,” which is so disparaged by the extreme right, is far more likely to be there day-in and day-out. Even if it has its “fraud and abuse whipping boy,” once it gets going, it is usually reliably inefficient, but it is there. 

If the church is to do care for those who need safety nets, who will do the massive organization required day-in and day-out?

Nelson Forsyth

Plano


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