I used to be Protestant and I have recently converted over to Orthodoxy (Smartest move I EVER made) and I am wondering. I do support some Protestant charities such as Gospel for Asia and their adopt a child program. I also support the IOCC when I am able. I am thinking about pulling my support from the Protestant charities and putting it towards the IOCC. Wanted your guys thoughts or opinions.
Why put money into the hands of the heretics? Money is power. Remember,,,Jesus told his disciples to feed my sheep. He was speaking of teaching them the food of inner growth, prayer, deification. He was not speaking of opening up food kitchens. Food kitchens and all the protestant innovations are just that,,,gimmicks because they have no knowledge of the True Faith.
"What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
If you've ever been starving and penniless and all alone in the world, I highly doubt you'd call food kitchens "gimmicks"...