Now, I firmly believe the family and then the church come first in caring for the needy. This does not mean, however, that the government is absolved of all responsibility. Psalm 72 gives the responsibility to government leadership for justice and charity when it states: “... defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.” Later God describes a good government leader: “For he delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.”
Mr. Helvig, are you and your congregation ready to make this financial commitment?