April 14, 2012
Only the Church Knows Charity
Joel Hirst, The Blaze
In the modern world, there has existed a constant push to take charity from the church in order to bureaucratize it; systematize it and (unfortunately) politicize it. The excuses for this are legion.
It is said that religious organizations use charity to create “rice Christians” (the false idea that faith is imposed upon recipients of charity). It is said that donation-based charity is not sustainable; and that people are not reliable. Sometimes it is even said that charitable organizations are not sufficiently accountable. Instead – the proponents of big government claim – charity should be the work of the state; with local groups only serving as the occasional implementers of federal projects and national priorities.