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An article on funding the gospel to spread the message of salvation in Jesus Christ
Funding the Salvation Message
by Zera & Denise-Calderon-Hill
Most everything we do in this life here on earth takes
money, and spreading the good news of the gospel is
no exception. That’s right, it takes sizable amounts
of money, and other resources, to spread the salvation
You may be saying to yourself, “I did not realize
this was one of my responsibilities as a Christian”.
Our “money” is, and can be a very personal
issue for us, but God never intended it to be that way.
The society we live in has shaped our minds to retain
(hoard), and not release the finances we earn, or inherit.
How often have you heard 1 Timothy 6:10 misquoted?
It really states: For the “love of money (not
money alone) is the root of all evil”. God expects
you and me, as believers to fund the global spreading
of His gospel. It certainly won’t be funded by
those who do not believe.
So how does it happen? By following God’s principles
for the use of all money which comes into our possession.
Yep, you got it, we’re to give it away, not carelessly
or frivolously, rather trusting God (Mal 3:10 &
12, Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse), asking
Him where we’re to give our freewill offerings
and sow alms to the poor, above the tithe. Good news,
God wants us to take care of all of our family needs.
He loves to, often, give us the desires of our hearts
that far exceeds basic needs. However, He is not into
greed, selfishness or waste.
God has given us a mandate, referred to in Scripture
as “The Great Commission”. Matthew 28:19
& 20 (NKJ) states “Go ye therefore and teach
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them
to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of
As we do this, hearts are touched and people are open
to hear about the God you and I serve. Then the door
is swung wide open for us to encourage them to invite
Jesus into their hearts. The Word tells us that all
who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, Romans
Financial Freedom Focus Groups, utilizing the Financial
Freedom in 7 Weeks Plus workbook, are a great place
to enhance what you’ve already read in God’s
word concerning the use of your finances. Why not get
started today? Become an excellent steward so you can
help spread the salvation message.