James Chapter Two, The Church And God's War On Poverty
In our study of James chapter two, we will look at poverty and God's plan for the church. If we stop and look at all of the government programs from around the world to fight poverty, we will be amazed by how ineffective they truly are. We may ask ourselves why this is so and why God allows so much hurt and suffering. The simple fact of the matter is that the "church of today" has largely went missing in action in God's war on poverty. The poor are mentioned often in scripture and it is made clear that it is the duty of believers in Christ (not governments) to take care of the widows and the poor. James reminds us of this in this chapter!