A Peaceful Perspective... August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011, Volume 3, Number 23 Online at http://anisa.org.za/

Anabaptism is a biblical, Christian-faith movement that embraces the life, teachings, and witness of Jesus Christ and strives to embody these as normative in the everyday Christian walk.

Column: Tutu’s tax proposal

Did you know that the Bible says more about economic justice than it does about prayer? Come to think about it, so does Jesus. Prayer is central to the Christian life, but nowhere does Jesus say that we will not enter the kingdom of God if we don’t pray. He does say that it is almost impossible for rich people to do so. In saying this, Jesus was simply repeating one of the basic themes of the Old Testament prophets. It is there that we learn that money is the root of all evil, and it is Jesus who says that we cannot serve God and money. All of which is a necessary prologue for us to reflect on the controversy that erupted in the media these past two weeks in response to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s speech at the launch of The Humanist Imperative in South Africa, the book I recently edited. more >>
Source: ANiSA News