I shared few weeks back an historical overview on mystery religions and Christianity’s position. Did you read it here?
Today, I’m gonna share about how the idea of Christianity as a poor religion and how pastors, churches and even other Christians began to see Christianity, historically, as a meager, poor-centric religion took roots in the church.
First off the bat, we must realize that through the new Testament, first from Jesus Christ and down to the early church and even further down to about hundreds of years after the early church, Christianity was presented as a religion that was acceptable to everybody in the society. However, truth is it appealed more to the poor – more so by the lives Jesus and the early apostles lived. A very meager life that was mostly based on sustenance & faith on what God provides each day. Remember, give us this day our ‘daily bread’.