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4) HOW SHOULD WE SPEND THE CHURCHES MONEY?

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I think answer "D) Schools And Collages" should be consider part of answer "E) material and tools needed to do the work that has been commanded.

 

CLARIFICATION #1:

There is a divine plan for the church in accomplishing God’s purposes: (1) “For The Perfecting Of The Saints.”Ephesians 4:11 The church has been given a divine program of work of activity Ephesians 4:12  (2). For The Work Of The Ministry.” (3). “Unto The Building Up of the Body Of Christ.” It is not the work of the church to provide and serve as guide in recreational activity. Making money is not the function of the church. The church is not a court or school of domestic relations or is its function secular education the teaching of secular subjects such as mathematics, science, history, literature, etc. does not come within the scope of the mission and work of the church and should be no part of its work. The mission of the church is not social. Christianity is not a “social religion.” The Gospel of Christ is not a social gospel. The church of the Lord is not a “social institution” While the gospel with its principles of everlasting truth, will work social reform, it does so by reforming the individual's manner of living and thinking. Paul taught that if Christianity found a man either slave or master, it was to make a better one out of him. ( 1 Corinthians 7:20-22) The spending of the Lord’s money is restricted only to things that has been authorized in the scriptures: (1). Paying A Preacher 1 Corinthians 9:14 1 Timothy 5:18 (2). Paying an Elder 1 Timothy 5:17 (3). Providing permanent support for a widow indeed 1 Timothy 5:9-10 (4). Certain Benevolence Acts 11:27-30.  There are many things that you can do as an individual that the church cannot do scriptural: Giving to the Red Cross, Giving To A College or University, helping your neighbor etc.

 

Acts 11:27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

 

1 Corinthians 7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. 21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. 
1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

 

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 

1 Timothy 5:9  Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, 10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

 

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

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