By Jerry Newcombe
There is a strong link between faith, the Christian faith in particular (in all of its various stripes), and doing good—including feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and providing shelter. It has been true in the past, and it is true in the present.
This is a mandate that comes from Jesus Himself, and the impact of Christian charity on civilization has been enormous and positive. What the church does, it will continue to do, and should do without any assistance from the government. In some cases, it does this despite resistance from the government.