A Christian missions organization says truly following Christ could eradicate poverty worldwide.
Gospel for Asia spokesman Danny Yohannan tells OneNewsNow an astronomical 736 million people throughout the world live on less than $1.90 a day. Meanwhile, the U.S. is gearing up to spend many millions of dollars on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays.
"If a tiny portion of that was actually used to help those that are in need, not just for handouts but to actually help them lift themselves out of the poverty they're in and give them the dignity of basically standing on their own two feet, we could see massive changes in some of the worst places in the world," Yohannan submits.
He believes poverty could even meet its end.
"I believe if the Church would actually take what Christ said and what He did seriously … not just ... have intellectual information about what Christ did, but actually follow in His footsteps, I believe we can see great changes, and we could see poverty eradicated," the Gospel for Asia spokesman poses.
Yohannan says most of the people locked into poverty want to work and do work hard, but they remain in the same situation for their entire lifetime, as do those in bonded labor and trafficked into the sex trade. Gospel for Asia is dealing with that in a Christ-like way.