Imagine I say this to a lost man in the world: I have the truth of God that will change your life and eternity. Then I say ..... $10.95 please, for me to continue!
It is an alarming yet popular and sinful practice that is everywhere you look in man made religion today.
The SELLING of truth and the things of God.
Modern pastors, churches, ministries, authors, singers etc are all lined up to offer you the latest and greatest truth/music/book that will change your life and eternal future all for...... $19.99
Note: I am not talking about "giving" freely to good and needy causes, no. We are commanded to do such things.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Here I am speaking of men selling God's truth and their offerings of truth for gain/money! I personally find it profane and vile, the making of money off of the blood of Christ and eternal hope of salvation. But is that just my opinion or does God's Word give us truth on this being a sinful practice?
Note: tithing is NOT for today and see that exposed here:
If you claim to follow Jesus Christ and be a disciple of His, how we live, function and do our ministry work is to be modeled by His ways and not mans. Jesus Christ said we live by every Word out of Gods mouth in Matthew 4:4
So it is God's Word that tells us how to carry ourselves in all things and not the traditions of man, such as selling the things of God.
I can clearly and easily show you in God's Word why this selling of truth is sinful and not biblical:
The Apostle Paul called by Jesus said this in 2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
The Apostle Paul also said this in 1 Corinthians 11:1-2
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.So by these scriptures of God, we see we are to keep the example and traditions Paul handed down to us in the matters pertaining to God. So why does various religious/denominational evangelical places today violate this tradition of selling truth?
Question: Did Paul or Jesus or ANY biblical disciple ever SELL the things of God to others?
The answer is NO and nor should true saints today!
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Another thing that Paul told men of his day was this in
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Paul also led by example working to NOT be a burden to anyone:
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
These Holy scriptures show us exactly how we should be living out the ministry life for God today. Selling His truth is NEVER exampled by Christ or the early saints and it is a SINFUL addition of man today.
Perhaps the most telling scripture that should wake us all up to this sinful way of selling truth is the Word of the King of the Universe Jesus Christ in John 2:
And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
Notice how Jesus took you physical harsh action over the MERCHANDISING of God's house. While that was in the temple of God at that time, today WE ( those born of Him ) are the Temple of God ( 1 Corinthians 3:16 ) so we must act accordingly.
I have asked many men who sell God's truth to go to Gods Word and provide the evidence why they are doing so and NONE have ever offered that to me. Are you part of a religious group today that sells ANYTHING related to God's Truth and Word? If so, you need to test them here:
as most times, we find that sin is only one of their MANY false man made ways they have sinfully adopted into their ill ways.
We hope this article has been a blessing to open your eyes up to His truth and that you will continue on that path for His glory and your very eternal soul.
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