Scripture Worth Noting:
"What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. " 1 Corinthians 9:18 (Emphasis mine.)
General Topic: Responsible Giving and Receiving!
Inestimable harm has been done to the testimony and cause of Christ by Christian charlatans who convince us to send them our "seed money". As long as there are sheep there will be those who will shear the flock. As good stewards of Christ, we are required to be accountable for our giving. Whether giving to our church, missionary, evangelistic or other relief ministries, the standard does not change.. ALWAYS seek to give first to those who are most closely aligned to your own beliefs and the teachings of your church! See wise counsel. Do your homework!
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