Dear Fellow Believer,
Please tell us a bit about yourself and your local assembly. Then we can support and pray for one another.
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I get a number of communications from people, many genuine I am sure, asking for funds. I would like to make a couple of points:
The Church of God does not require funds. God has infinite resources and provides exactly what is needed, not more. The idea of a salaried pastor or minister, one man running a local assembly is not scriptural. In the early days they met in houses. If there isn’t funds for a church building or meeting hall, so be it.
A couple of requests that I have had recently:
- Vestments for mass – well, well! Does God appreciate the first man, judicially terminated in the death of Christ, dressing himself up to approach Him?
- Money to pay for son’s education at a seminary in Canada – the best education is in the school of God, in the place where we are sovereignly set by Him. And why Canada?
- Money to fund bibles in local language. That is a good need.
Christians have needs – some are rich; some are poor. I am neither. Those who have, can give to those who have not. I do not have the knowledge of the needs, or wisdom in distribution. So be it physical needs of the poor, or bibles, there are Christian charities who are better equipped to service these. In a very small way, I am happy to give to these.
So please write about your spiritual exercises that you have – individually and collectively – but please don’t ask for money!
Greetings in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.