Right View on Gap between the Poor and the Rich
If all the people in the world get rich, will the complete peace be realized?
The answer is no. On the contrary, those rich men will attack one another. It is because for a man to be rich he cannot be good, humane, kind, benevolent, and humble. Without sacrificing others, they cannot be rich. Therefore, the situation that all the people are rich means that there are no good, humane, kind, benevolent, and humble persons. In such a situation, endless strife will continue to the very end.
The fact that any human society has a gap between the rich and the poor poses a grave concern about what human beings are.
Animals don't mind poor members of their species or groups. They act and live mostly in a selfish manner. They seldom show compassion to poor members. But animals are not given higher spirit like that observed in human beings.
God gave a very high level of spirit and intellectual ability to mankind. He must have thought that mankind would use the spirit and ability to help one another and build the very peaceful world. But, betraying the expectation of God, most of human beings use the power of their spirit and intellect to achieve selfish satisfaction of their desire.
To think that human beings are also a kind of animal and thus it is natural for rich men to neglect poor men is not balanced with the high level of spirit and intellect God gave to mankind. The gap between the rich and the poor is a measure to judge how badly human beings have betrayed God.
In other word, human beings must clearly realize that God is angry at human beings, because God expected human beings to establish the world with mutual prosperity while, in reality, rich men are abusing poor men. To break the gap between the rich and the poor is not simply a matter of humanity, morals, and ethics, but it is the expectation of God, the Creator of the universe and the mankind.
God expects human beings to do away with the gap between the rich and the poor. This is the core of the teaching of Christ Jesus. The gap between the poor and the rich is one of the largest matters of religion.
This is the right view on the longtime issue of the gap between the poor and the rich.
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Jam 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.