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The Gospel Is Not For Sale! — 7 Comments

  1. So does this mean that we are not to purchase books, CDs, DVDs and other materials produced by ministers and leaders at all? What about selling materials for a “donation”? I just need some clarity. Thanks.

    • Dear Sarah

      Acquiring books and other materials as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT is entirely Biblical.

      Paul had books that he needed. He told Timothy:

      “Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments.” 2 Timothy 4:13.

      However, seek THE LORD before you buy any material, indeed, anything.

      “Trust in THE LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear THE LORD and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:5‭-‬7.

  2. Steve, my comment may be regarded as part answer to your own.  There is a lot of manipulation over money in the church, which is dressed up in spiritual language and often operates by taking Old Testament verses out of context. This may be done by well-meaning people in ignorance, but they still have the responsibility to make themselves informed. Some people who seem well-meaning, however, can also be wolves.

    We are not under law, they also say, but Abraham tithed to Melchizedek before the law, so therefore we must still tithe after the law. But they gloss over the fact that Abraham’s tithing, apart from being a one and only act, is DESCRIBED in the Bible, not prescribed in it. By intimating that it is prescribed, they are turning Abraham’s act into a law and attempting to put us under a law that not Abraham was not under. 

    The Luke 6:38 Scripture and the New Testament as a whole promotes – and the Old requires – giving to meet people’s genuine needs, those of the poor and Christian workers for the spreading of the gospel and for the teaching of the word.  It is now a matter between two people, the Lord and the individual believer; the Lord moving on the heart of the individual believer without any coercion from a third party.  Coercive third parties tend not to have any manifest financial need themselves, nor to be spreading the true gospel, nor to be teaching the true word. I would run away from them for the safety of your own soul.

    • Hello Mark

      Thanks for all that you have contributed herein. THE LORD bless you.

      However, I need to make a very important correction. Abraham’s paying of what THE SPIRIT calls “The Holy Tithes” (Deuteronomy 26:13) is for our example.

      “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through The Patience and Comfort of The Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4.

      Furthermore, Paul stated explicitly: “Here mortal men receive Tithes…” (Hebrews 7:8). This is under The New Covenant.

      Tithes therefore MUST be paid and received where directed by THE HOLY SPIRIT. It can be given to the pastor, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow as led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, (Deuteronomy 26:13 – 15).

      THE LORD has made payment of Tithes imperative in Malachi 3:10 – 12 for our obedience and our own good with fear and trembling.

  3. Thank you so much for your teaching and warning on this matter. I have a very serious question pertaining to this subject. What is God telling you on the following: Many of the “Prophets” and ministers have added Malachi 3:10 and Luke 6:38 to the end of their message/service and some go into great detail and go to great lengths to tell supporting stories and adding other scriptures. I even heard one prominent “Rabbi” say that if you do not come with a “good seed” then you might as well not even participate in this particular prayer leading up to Purim, because you will receive nothing from God, you do not approach the King empty handed he said.  These certain well off ministries/prophets are always requesting that you sow “your best seed” and/or “sow the amount that you need returned” in other words plant big and harvest big. One prophet even said a bar/club owner was always prospering because even though he stayed drunk and in clubs all night, he always made certain that on Sunday morning the bar owner was in church to pay his tithes and offerings because God is sorta contractually bound by His Word to prosper everyone who sows a seed. The prophet explained no where in the Word does it say that you have to be righteous to receive blessings on your seed that you have sown.
    Again thank you for your work, I am looking forward to hearing back from you. Have a blessed day.

    • Steve, with regard to this “prophet” with the testimony about the night club owner and the assumed connection between tithing and prosperity, the prince of this world can also make people prosperous through people-trafficking, drug-trafficking, major financial fraud, being connected with freemasonry, etc. 

      Although God is gracious and may bless any of us regardless of the spiritual state of our lives, I can’t believe that He would choose to make someone prosperous through owning a night-club.  If this “prophet” and the man think this is God’s favour, they are in a dangerous deception.  If this should continue, it sounds more like the disfavour of God, where He abandons people to take out of this life what they can.  It is better to be chastised by Him and to lose it all than to be left to our devices and to be rich.

    • Hello Steve, THE LORD bless you for discerning the false teaching.

      Malachi 3:10 – 12 and Luke 6:38 are all true and must be obeyed without fail.

      However, your giving must be “as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.” (2 Cor. 9:5).

      Like all things done in GOD, giving to GOD must ONLY be led by THE HOLY SPIRIT, not manipulative men, or holy men or any other created things.

      “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for GOD loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor. 9:6‭-‬7 (Please read all of 2 Corinthians 9: 6 – 13).

      When giving, let THE HOLY SPIRIT lead you as to what, where, and even when to sow.

      The Tithes though, is 10% of your income. Malachi 3:10 – 12, like all The Word of GOD, must be obeyed with fear and trembling.

      In terms of the club owner, GOD does not bless iniquity. He will never bless an evil enterprise. Evil things are ‘prospered’ by the evil one, (Luke 4: 5 – 7). But are certain to be destroyed without repentance.

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