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Becoming A Legionnaire: Tithing And Charity

May 22, 2015 in Commentary

Golden Dawn members giving food the the unemployed, the sick, the crippled and the poor.

Golden Dawn members giving food the the unemployed, the sick, the crippled and the poor.

Scripture tells us that as a Christian you cannot serve two masters. Matthew 6:24 says “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” It is easy to be a cultural lukewarm Christian who puts money ahead of Faith, family and folk and then give passing praise to Christ and His Church, but a true Christian puts service, duty, charity and humility ahead of any thought of personal selfish gain.

We as Legionnaires are called to serve our God, therefore also serving our families and our extended families by putting the word of God ahead of the heretical prosperity gospel that has influenced and warped the American view of what the Christian faith is. One of the clearest ways to clearly mark our Faith and our responsibilities to our nation is by looking at where we put our money and time. Luke 12:34 says “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” and in that spirit one of the highest callings of the Legionnaire is to be tithing to your Church, to the advancement of the kingdom of Avalon and in active participation in charitable activities for the poor, the sick, the aged and the downtrodden.

Where you place your time and money is indicative of where you place you hope, your Faith and even your soul. With that in mind we must make tithing and charity not just a fringe activity when we have exhausted all other options for how to spend our time and money, but one of the most important activities of those who answer the call to Orthodoxy and to our future Orthodox nation. Read the rest of this entry →