Posted by: prosperingchristians | July 5, 2012

The Consequences of Oppression

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Proverbs 22:16 – "He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty."

All oppressed people experience an inability to express their needs, feelings, and thoughts in some way. Each individual group which suffers from oppression experiences it in way which is unique to their group. For instance the oppression could be exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, imperial culturalism, or violence. This oppression leads to injustices which the groups suffer, such as homelessness, poverty, famine, and joblessness.   With the increasing challenges due to the economic crises that have occurred in recent years, many of these groups are speaking out about the injustices which they experience, i.e. the poor homeless people in America, the women and children in Bangladesh, India, and  Africa, for instance. 

The oppressed often lack adequate housing, clothing, food, jobs, and educational opportunities in their own countries.  These injustices occur because the rich deny the oppressed people the help that they need.  The Lord has outlined in the Bible how He expects Christians to treat each other and our neighbors. 

These oppressed groups need our prayers so that God can lift their burdens, as it is increasing throughout the world. Jesus said, "The thief cometh not but to steal and to kill and to destroy; but I am come that they may have life and that they might have it more abundantly.," (John 10:10).  The Prospering Christians are seeking to help some of these groups who come to us for help.  We need your donations in order to do that. Click onto the online donations button, scroll down to “Prospering Christians” and enter in your donation amount and payment details. Your donations are appreciated.

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Responses

  1. I agree with you about oppressed people. Since I don’t believe in God as such, though, I think it’s up to us people to make the changes in the society so we can all prosper as individuals. Which of course goes along with what your group is doing, too.


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