Sunday, 5 October 2014

Ephraim's Arrow: Rich Christians Age of Hunger (Sider)

Ephraim's Arrow: Rich Christians Age of Hunger (Sider)

"Sider has modified his tone from his first edition where he was adding to the gospel (yea, preaching another gospel). Still, he makes comments like “It is sinful abomination for one part of the world’s Christians to grow richer year by year while our brothers and sisters in the third world suffer” (98). This would be a true statement if a number of other conditions were met. Are North American Christians causing other Christians to suffer? If they are, Sider has given us no argument nor shown any evidence. Further, would he have N.A. Christians be just as poor? If so, then how could they help? If they didn’t have any wealth, then how could Sider’s globalist masters take it from them? He hasn’t thought these things through."

Not a bad critique, though perhaps weakened by a phobia of global institutions and an excessive distrust of any government intervention.

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