"The Poor"October 21 2011 at 12:25 PM
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Response to Meet Evangelist Tony Campolo
In Jesus' time Churches were artificial "families" with a lifestyle of their members partly described in Acts 2 and Acts 4. Members had given their property to the management, pooling it all for the use by all members as required. As individuals members had no money and therefore were called by outsiders "The Poor". When Jesus talked about the poor he meant the members of the churches, parts of "The Kingdom of God", not at all meaning non-members who were short of cash.