Comparison of Calvinism and Tanakh on Poverty

The central idea in the Poverty In The Theology Of Calvin is on how the poor should be treated in the society and in the church. According to Calvinism, poverty is viewed as divine. Both spiritual and physical poverty are meant to bring humanity closer to God and His Son. Calvin argued that poverty is an agent, revelation, and tool that God uses to express the spirituality, godliness, and purity of His divinity. On the other hand, Tanakh expresses a different view on the same issue. According to Tanakh, poverty is never cherished and unjustifiable in the Jewish society. Tanakh books informs the faithful to work and depend on themselves instead. Poverty is unnecessary suffering that must not be adored by people, and there is no divine relationship with poverty, according to Tanakh.

According to Calvin, charity is paramount and it is a show of faithfulness to God and the Son of God. People are supposed to help each other, especially the poor as a sign of submission to God, because...