Peter heals a lame beggar
1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer – at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, ‘Look at us!’ 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
6 Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’ 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognised him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
(NIVUK Holy Bible)
For this lame beggar being healed by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ was more beneficial than money.
He was only able to be helped because both Peter and John had the Lord Jesus living in them through the Holy Spirit of God.
In my experience over many decades, few Christians have the Holy Spirit of God. Thus their Social Work is worldly, not heavenly.
They help people to survive their troubles, but do nothing to help them avoid going to hell.
This is sad!
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