reply to post by Seektruthalways1
I know you like what this man says, but I give you a challenge. Watch his video on the false doctrine of tithing and freely recieve, freely give. He
explains the truth but he has not lived by the truth.
The Apostles were the teachers that were sent to spread the word. They were instructed freely to give the message. This truly ment that they were to
spread the word of God without receiving anything in return. Although he is correct that tithing is false doctrine so is receiving an income for
teaching. Paul instructs everyone in the church to work with their hands just like the apostles.
Anyone who believes they have been called to be like the apostles should work just as the apostles did. The apostles were at most allowed to be given
a bed, they worked for their food and clothes. Paul considered taking money from the church to help him on a long journey stealing.
Anyone who receives their income from teaching the gospel has not done as Christ commanded. Anyone who is truly called to teach by the Christ will
follow his teaching. Freely you receive, freely you are to give. We are called to be examples to the ones we teach. If you pay my way I am not an
example to you. If I work with my hands and give to those in need, than by my actions I am teaching you.
A leader cannot lead only by words. A truly leader fights the war on the frontline with the troops. Jesus fought on the front line, teaching his
disciples to do likewise. Someone who receives pay for the word is only a benefactor of the war being fought by those of us who work and give.
My friend he is a false teacher, because he does not follow the commands of Christ. He is teaching his disciples that they have been given knowledge
from him so they should give money back to him. He is not giving freely if he expects anything in return. The teacher is the Holy Spirit and the
Spirit is given freely. If one teaches by the Holy Spirit they will indeed expect nothing in return because they have already been given the one and
only gift which is life.
Teaching someone to pay the wages for teaching the word of God is the single largest stumbling block to Christ. This method ensures that those that
teach the message will always seem holier than the listener. This is why Christ said that we are all brothers and that none of us should be called
teacher. We are all equal parts of the body of Christ.
Not one of us is wiser than another, for it is the Holy Spirit that gives wisdom freely to all who ask. It is the one who thinks himself wise that is
a fool, and the one who is foolish who is truly wise. I do not consider myself wise but rather a fool, because the Holy Spirit teaches me how foolish
my ways truly are. If I say anything that is wise it is definitely not me who is speaking but it is the Holy Spirit speaking through me. Since my
wisdom and my words are not mine what right do I have to profit off them?
I can only sell something that is mine. Since wisdom belongs only to God and it was given freely to me, I must give the gift freely to you. Anyone
who expects to receive an income from what he is teaching is teaching what he knows. For anyone who teaches and expects nothing is teaching what the