If God said let there be light, there will be light. When God speaks it and purposes it, it will happen. Itwill not change because He does not second guess Himself or change his mind. If Jesus fulfilled thatLaw, his followers are not bound by it. (Romans 7:6,7; Romans 10:4) Additionally, one just can'textract from Scripture the parts they like or benefits them and ignore the rest of it. If one thinks thatthey should Tithe - which is a part of the Mosaic Law - then practice the rest of the Law - the wholething.That Judas had charge of money does not mean that commercialization was involved. Jesus dispatchedhis disciples out to different locations and told them to seek lodging at different houses. They had to eatand probably paid the householder they lodged with. Notice that Jesus told Judas to buy money for afeast and to GIVE to the poor. He did not tell him to commercialize or SELL. But to GIVE. Anyonewho sells what they were given freely by God is NOT giving. Matthew 13:44-46 is not talking aboutdoing "God's Work" or using money for that purpose. Jesus is giving a parable illustrating the value of the Kingdom of Heaven.That it is something to be sought after like one searching for hidden treasure. Once finding theKingdom of Heaven one owns it for themselves (they buy it). This is not talking about monetaryexchange or commercialization. You pick out keywords such as bought and justify that God needsmoney to see that his will is accomplished? This is a parable. I will never agree with this line of reasoning (rationalization) of God's word to justify taking something God gave to the human race for free and turn it into a commercial venture. It contradicts the Lord and Masters own words:"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."There is nothing about tithing or selling in that Scripture. Why be counted in among those who alsorationalize commercialization and peddling Gods word for gain?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
My good friend,
and I say good friend because; the more we communicate, I see that you are a man of sincere passion about the scriptures. The fact that you have taken the time to actually do some researchto make your point is impressive, and it shows to me that you are someone who actually reads the bible. I'm becoming more and more grateful each day that the Creator has allowed for us to meet inthis way. Also, I see that we agree on many of the same things we see happening with the word of truthtoday. I, too, disagree with the way the teachings of the bible are being used today. Yes, many today onTelevision and radio are doing exactly what you say they are doing, but your approach seems to be tothrow the baby out with the bathwater. We can agree, at least I hope we can, that there has to be a work taking place on earth that is preaching the true end time message, because the scriptures say that;
Mtt. 24:14; And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimonyto all nations, and then the end will come.
So, in spite of the fact that we live in a world today where the information in the bible is beingcommercialized; does not change the fact that the Savior said there will be a work on the earth that will be sending out the true warning to this corrupt society. Now, it is up to each individual to take the timeto thoroughly examine what is being said and done by everyone who claim to be representing theteachings of the bible. For you, it seems, you have made a blanket decision that anyone who collectsmoney to help them get their message out into the world; will all be group into the same category. So, because I sense something in you that I feel is genuine and very powerful; I will attempt, once moreand only once more, to help you understand that you are contradicting yourself and taking scripturesout of contexts in spite of the fact that you insist that you are not. I wont even attempt to try to cover allthe misrepresentation you have presented in your reply, because I feel that this is more about the fact