I was searching for more information about how the early church cared for the poor and unwanted, when I came across a surprising article. The content of the article was not surprising at all. I’ve read this before. However, the source of the article was very surprising. The article “Why the First Christians were called a ‘Third Race’” was written by someone who is part of RUF-International on the campus of Georgia Tech! This is interesting for me because I attended Georgia Tech in the late eighties and actually have degrees in Electrical Engineering from that school. It is great to see that there are fellowships of believing students on the campus of Georgia Tech.
By the way, the article is worth reading and thinking about. For example, consider this quote from the 2nd century AD:
Christians love all men, but all men persecute them â€¦ They live in poverty, but enrich many â€¦ They suffer dishonor, but that is their glory â€¦ A blessing is their answer to abuse, deference their response to insult. In return for all the good they do they are punished like criminals. Even then they rejoice, as if they had received the gift of life â€¦ To speak in general terms, we may say that the Christian is to the world what the soul is to the body.