Just to know what Charity is, we must know the definition from the Book which is the Father of Dictionaries, through letter, precept and example.
How many naive church people have been milked by the Baltimore Catechism who changed the word "Charity" to "love." A little mind-twisting and shading and we come up with the concept of forced benevolence without a whimper. Who could be against a United Way, where we all pool our money for some good this-or-that Cause! Who would be so crass and hard-hearted as to refuse!
Let us take a look at I Corinthians 13 and see what Charity is. After all, it is better than faith and hope. It is better than speaking another language, or being able to move a mountain, or indeed performing miracles - all gifts left to God's people who have now replaced it with the Welfare System and humanistic government programs to make government the Saviour - saving you from smoking, alcohol, car wrecks, fires, abuse, disease, and every manner of sin, ultimately the pain of death itself, provided of course you have paid your taxes on time. Doesn't everyone wish to "save" someone! And if the government does it, you don't have to fool with them personally!
We know from The Book that Charity then is not "giving your goods to feed the poor," nor is it "giving your body to be burned," for it says that if we do these things and don't have Charity, it profiteth you nothing.
What then is Charity? That desired trait, that Crown of all Personality and Goodness. It must be Trust. It must be the old American way of the foundation of our Law: innocent until proven guilty. It must be, as John Wesley stated, to 'put the best construction on everything.' It must be the opposite of darkness, evil imaginations and evil eye; it must be the enemy of suspicion. Trust! What a word! What a field for potential disappointment! There is no marriage without it; there is no friendship; there is no neighbor, no friend, only loneliness and despair. Like in Russia!
Jesus, the Highest Example, of Man because He was God Incarnate, knew all
the evil propensities of Judas. He knew that he would betray Him, yet he trusted him with money and miracles up until the time Judas performed the act against Him. Judas was innocent until PROVEN guilty. Though he had a black heart, yet he was not condemned until AFTER the betrayal. Otherwise, it would not have been right or just. Godless countries have no trust among their citizens.
So there goes Charity's charade out the window. There lies Robin Hood and
his merry senators and congressmen and their licentious priestcraft who play on your benevolent harp, threatened by the big guns at the IRS with federal prison if you don't "give all your goods to feed the poor" which isn't Charity, after all.
Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, orders that Congress provide us with a Republican form of government, and that the citizens be guarded against invasion. This Constitution, embraced by sacred oath before Almighty God, now holds guilty thousands of elected officials, who have not kept their oath or furnished us with a Republic, and have not guarded us against invasion!!! They are now guilty! And is not this invasion being carried out under the Baltimore Catechism which gives the WRONG DEFINITION of Charity! Don't you feel sorry for these "poor" illegals!
Mandated Benevolence is a pyramid of confusion, capped by the all-seeing eye of the Masters of Deceit. Let it come to its expected end and let us keep what we earn that we may give glory to God as we extend our OWN Charity, AFTER the person who needs help ASKS US PERSONALLY!!!