"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton
Over at Mere Comments, and following up on this week’s Acton Commentary, “Christian Giving Begins with the Local Church,” I discuss some reasons why Christian giving doesn’t end there.
It’s vitally important, I think, to distinguish between the church as institution and the church as organism.
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Jesus teaches that giving begins with your family “if you do not provide for your own relatives you are worse than a heathen and a tax collector”
Arguably that can extend to the church invisible as well, and replaces the tax/tribute of the tithe as Jesus taught Peter with the catch of the fish with the tithe money it its mouth.
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