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Church News viewpoint: 'My brother's keeper'

Experts say disasters, like the earthquake in Haiti, always bring out this dark side of humanity. In truth, the practice goes back to the very beginning of the human race. Cain killed Abel because Satan had taught him this was a way to obtain worldly wealth without any legitimate work. When the Lord confronted Cain and asked, "Where is Abel thy brother?" Cain answered with a lie, "I know not." Then he asked a question of his own. "Am I my brother's keeper?"

That question is as relative today as it was then. The answer we give defines whose side we are on. The Lord always has made it clear that we have a responsibility to look out for the welfare of our neighbors. Satan teaches the opposite.

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