Wesley Campbell's Be a Hero: A Battle for Mercy and Social Justice PDF

By Wesley Campbell

ISBN-10: 0768422302

ISBN-13: 9780768422306

God is demanding you to enlist within the noblest of all battles-the conflict for our kids. this is often the cry resonating in the course of the earth. 1.2 billion "children in danger" can't be missed. This e-book is a compelling case so you might be a hero within the lifetime of "children at risk," starting with scriptural realizing of mercy and justice to the bad. Then, surroundings the level traditionally, the authors unveil the nice exploits of these outstanding warriors who've long past sooner than us, outlining their struggles to serve the hundreds of damaged humanity. ultimately, Be a Hero time warps into the 3rd millennium, introducing the seven lethal sins uniquely dealing with teenagers: severe poverty, orphans of the streets, childrens in chains, intercourse within the urban, AIDS and plagues, the oppression of battle, and non secular persecution. however it does not leaving you striking in melancholy. Be a Hero is a innovative record that prepares you to alter your global.

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The Christian community stressed the support of its widows, orphans, sick, and disabled, and of those who because of their faith were thrown out of employment or were imprisoned. It ransomed men who were put to servile labor for their faith. It entertained travelers. One church would send aid to another church whose members were suffering from famine or persecution. 17 O UR HERITAGE ! This is not just a good idea—it works. ”18 This assertion is not describing the American Moral Majority or Republican Right Wing; it is talking about the early Christian community in the Roman Empire.

Entire religious orders were organized throughout the Middle Ages with a specific focus on preaching the gospel and helping the poor. Some of the most famous would be the Order of the Franciscans founded by the radical St. Francis of Assisi, and the Poor Clares, a female order started by “Gentle” Clare, also of Assisi. Besides the more strict religious orders of monks and nuns, there were voluntary lay movements made up of Christians totally devoted to preaching the gospel and serving the poor.

Christianity generates a compassionate love that compels action. So it is both a lifestyle standard and a mission means. Faith generates works. As James wrote, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26). We assert that Christianity without compassion lies in a grave beside faith without obedience. 13 The irony is that this hangover has left unbelievers without a sense of the driving force behind their charity. One advertisement for the hotline of an organization that included the word “Samaritan” in the name explicitly requested that only non-religious people were welcome to apply.

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