How far should I go in helping a family living in sin?

Question: My father-in-law is in poor health and is moving up here with us so we can help take care of him, and he can spend some time with his grandchildren during his remaining time here. Unfortunately, he’s not a Christian. He was originally going to move in with us but then decided against it,…

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The Poor Have the Gospel Preached to Them

by Andy Sochor The common perception by people – both within and outside of the religious world – is that churches are charitable organizations designed to help the poor. Denominational churches spend much time, energy, and money helping the poor. Those who are in need (or claim to be in need) often visit churches seeking…

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Why doesn’t the church sell everything it owns to give to the poor?

Question: The church in Acts had people who sold their possessions and gave to those without. Why doesn’t the church do that today? Is it a sin to deny someone something because you want to use it? Answer: An example of the selling of the possessions that you referenced in Acts 4:32 – 5:11 there…

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I don’t have much, so what do I do with my money?

Question: Hello, I have very little money and this is a rare opportunity to spend it on much-needed personal items. Or should I spend my money on a poor person, giving them all of it? Or should I pay my sister all of it because I owe her quite a bit of money? Answer: “Let…

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If I give a gift, should I not say who it is from?

Question: The Bible says to give in secret, so does that mean we should not even let people know who it’s from, or does it mean we should just not go around saying, “Oh, yeah, I gave this to so and so”? And does that mean for a birthday or a random giving we should…

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I know I should do more, but I don’t have the money. What do you think?

Question: I thank you for your articles. They are very helpful. Thank God for men like you. I work with people who are just religious but think that all of us are Christians including themselves. They are trying to find connections with the church of Christ and the denomination because they realize that I belong…

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Is it wrong to ask for lent money back?

Question: I have lent money to some people in my workplace. Is it right to ask it back because in doing so I have to be firm, and when they don’t return it I get weird ideas about them? Basically, my question is whether it is a sin to ask for money back once you…

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Why do friends take advantage of you?

Question: With friends, there is a tendency to take things for granted, especially when you do favors. I have a good friend who I have helped out in the past numerous times and continue to help. I lent him transportation since he had no mode of transportation, which I later informed him I wanted to…

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Where do you start in helping a young Christian?

Question: My wife and I are acquainted with a single mom with three children. Over the years the eldest girl left home and went away. The middle child remained and finally graduated from high school. Since that time, the mother has asked her to leave the home three times. I am sure that in every…

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