Abusing the Poor


Widows Mite – Robbing the Poor

Warning to Widows and Your Parents

If you are a widow or your Mother is a widow please listen or watch this message. Most of the religious system is robbing our widows by taking the bible out of context.  If you know Jesus you will help the widows not rob them.  This bible passage has been used way too long to rob widows.

Mark 12: 42-44
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

This does not mean for widows to give their last to mites to the church. It is pointing out that the Pharisees and scribes in that corrupt religious system are even robbing the widows of their last two mites. I have heard over and over preachers using this to pressure people to give all to them. DON’T this is not what Jesus would have you do.

Below is a quote from John MacArthur:
(How would you feel, you’re a person who loves the Lord, you’re a person that loves your brother and cares about people and cares about their needs…how would you feel if you saw a destitute widow who only had two coins left to buy her food for her next meal give those two coins to a religious system, how would you feel? You would say, “Something is wrong with that system when that system takes the last two coins out of a widow’s hand.” That’s what you would say and you would be right to say that. Giving your last two coins to a false religious system, how would you feel if you saw a destitute, impoverished person give to her religion her last hope for life to go home perhaps and die? You’d be sick. You’d feel terrible. You would be repulsed. Any religion that is built on the back of the poor is a false religion. What a sad, misguided, woeful, poor victimized lady.

It’s tragic, painful. And I think that’s exactly how Jesus saw it…exactly.

 He saw that corrupt system taking the last two pennies out of a widow’s pocket. In desperation, hoping that maybe in that legalistic system her two coins would buy some blessing, trying to be dutiful, the rabbis had said with alms you purchase your salvation, trying to buy your way into heaven, trying to buy relief from your desperation, your destitution, contemporary quote/unquote evangelists call this seed faith. “Give me your money and God will multiply it back to you.” God doesn’t want a widow to give up her last two cents, you couldn’t find that in the Bible any place. That’s the last thing God would want a widow to do.)

So please listen to this and don’t give to religious systems that are trying to rob widows.

Abusing the Poor

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