The world is obsessed with poverty and how to solve the problem of poverty.
I believe most poverty is produced by sin (failure to follow the commandments/doctrines of the Bible). Romans 6:23, states "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." I believe the poverty produced by a 40% illegitimacy rate and the two million deaths per year due to AIDS, proves the wages of sin in disease, death, destruction and poverty.
I believe the Biblical solution to poverty is for every person to remove sin from their life. Matthew 5:28-29, "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for the whole body to be thrown into hell"
Note that the action is by "you", not the Church, not the State (Civil Law) and not by God.
I believe Satan tells people that the Bible is wrong again, and the real reason for poverty is oppression by the rich. The solution to the oppression of the rich is to elect Democrats to office who will use Socialism for wealth redistribution. This may put a few dollars into the pockets of the poor, but the sin remains and the disease, death, destruction and poverty of sin remains so the need for additional health care/welfare/entitlement programs of Socialism grows.
We have 45 million people on food stamps that are slaves to the Democratic Party, in order to get their food stamps.
The Bible rebukes both the rich and the poor, thus following Christian Principles can resolve the problems of the rich and the poor.
Proverbs 30:8-9 states, "Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain."
I believe Christians should strive for the middle ground of prosperity.
Anytime a poor person accepts money for a condition that could have been prevented, they are stealing. Anyone that advocates wealth redistribution is facilitating the stealing.
I do not advocate the immediate elimination of Socialism, because that could produce mass starvation, but I believe Socialism should be phased out by not accepting any new people.
People must return to taking responsibility for their actions.
When you go to the voting booth you make a decision on the cause of poverty. If you believe sin causes poverty, you will probably vote Republican, and if you believe oppression by the rich causes poverty, you will probably vote Democrat.