I was stopped at an intersection a few hours ago, and behold... hear he came with bucket in hand and a big smile on his face. He said something to the effect "want to help our Christian cause?"
To which I replied, "You know as Christians we should be giving TO the community rather than taking FROM it." To which he replied that they were giving to the community, helping drug addicts and such.
As I attempted to ask another question, he started rattling off some bible verses, and ended with (Matthew 9:37 ESV) “... The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; "
Which I responded to him that that verse in Matthew is NOT referring to getting a harvest of money for the poor, which he had just said it did. I told him that the passage was referring to the harvesting of souls, which he declined. He was convinced that it was a verse to use to beg for money.
I told him that they were twisting Scripture as I drove away (green light).
This is so typical of American, moralistic Christianity.
I sincerely wonder that if they are twisting the Scriptures so... then just how much of a non - gospel are their recipients getting?