Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. I Corinthians 16:2 KJV
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38 KJV
Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:7-11 KJV
Why are so many Baptist Churches going the way of the world? The world is being brought into our churches at such an alarming rate! Just because a Baptist Church uses the King James Bible does not make that church into a Bible believing church! Tithes and Offerings are the only means of financial support for the local church according to God's word. Where in the Bible do we find "Fund Raising" ideas such as car washes, yard sales and bake sales? Have your church members dress like the world and go out in shorts and tank tops and beg for money because the people in your church don't love God enough to give what they are required to! How many of those people that are involved in these fund raising activities show up for your organized visitation program? Is not the church visitation ministry an important one? Souls are going to hell every day and your church members are out there washing cars for hours on end! Just because other Baptist churches have made car washes a tradition does not mean your church should do the same! "Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." Mark 7:13 KJV What does God's word say on this subject? The King James Bible should be our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. End of Subject!
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