Christian Origins #74

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This entry is part 74 of 96 in the series Christian Origins

What happened to old people in this country before Social Security? Did a lot of them starve to death? Did they get sick and die alone with no one to look after them? I ask this, because I once heard a politician bragging about what a good thing social security was for the American people and it surely looks like a good thing.

But I asked some friends of mine who were old enough to remember, What was it like before Social Security? They looked at me like I wasn’t all there and explained what seemed obvious enough. No, old people didn’t starve to death. For the most part, they were cared for by family.

What brought this to mind was reading Paul’s first letter to Timothy, chapter five, and the discussion about what to do about the elderly in the church.

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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