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Restoring Christian Wealth: Coming to Terms

Chapter two of Brian Abshire's unpubiished book "Wealth and Poverty: Restoring Christian Wealth." A new chapter appears in each issue.

In order to get a handle on the problem of restoring Christian wealth, we first need to make sure that we understand words in the same way that Scripture does. In modern usage, the term "poor" usually means anyone who is not economically well off and the term "rich" means anyone who is. People look at the two words as a spectrum with poverty on one end and wealth on the other. Furthermore neither end of the spectrum is set in stone, thus, as cultural economic standards change, the definition of "rich" and "poor" changes.