Liz - posted on 12/10/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
As parents, I know it is our responsibility to provide everything our children need - food, clothing, shelter. I also know that sometimes people just need a little help with those things. I wonder what everyone's views are on government help? And if you have Scripture to back up your views, please share! I have a family member whose only job is in the ministry and they rely completely on the financial support of their church - which is totally fine. They can afford the necessities for their family, but not much else. They have a son who is in the process of being diagnosed with a possible genetic disorder. Because of this disorder and the physical and learning issues it may cause, CPS has gotten involved and is basically forcing the family to seek a diagnosis. The family cannot afford all the tests on their own, and therefore are VERY reluctant to have them done, even though they have been offered government help. Therapy has also been suggested, and offered for free through state aid. They refuse. They believe God will provide a way. They believe they should "owe no man anything" and therefore won't accept the help. They even go so far as to return their tax returns back to the government every year! This just baffles me, especially as they can give me no Scripture to back up their views. Maybe some of you can? Thank you!