YOU CAN GET HEALED BUT AT A PRICE :CHURCH
The greatest proof-text people will misuse out of the bible to try to ‘justify’ charging for ther Ministry of the Lord is this familiar phrase: “the workman is worthy of his hire.” I fully agree with that phrase for it is God’s Word; but they wrongly applied when trying to condone treating Ministry like Business, Trade, or Enterainment. It doesn’t mean we have the right to charge or “hire”. More appropriately it means ” those proclaimthe gospel should receive their living by the gospel” (1 COR. 9:14) and do so in a manner commensorate with the Gospel. the question is HOW? Bu not requiring a set fee or charging tickets for people to hear genuine Ministry by those who want ” Go into the world and Preach the Gospel.” But, biblically, genuine Ministry should be supported through the cheerful, faithful giving God’s People. Aren’t we glad that the Lord didn’t charge any of us to hear about the Good News of the Gospel untop Salvation? Aren’t we glad that the Holy Spirit doesn’t change any of us for the Spiritual Gifts He gives to the Church? MONEY, BELOVED, SHOULD NOT BE PREREQUISITE FOR MINISTRY. Amen.