Money Matters – http://www.scripturessay.com A Bible Question and Answer TV Program Mon, 08 May 2017 09:25:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Is it a sin to be rich? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-it-a-sin-to-be-rich-2/ Mon, 23 May 2011 23:52:39 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3512 Q. Is it a sin to be rich? I would imagine that this question comes from concern over a statement made by Jesus in Matthew 19: Mt 19:23-24 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it … Continue reading

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Is there anything wrong with Gambling? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-there-anything-wrong-with-gambling/ Sat, 22 May 2010 23:19:08 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3395 Q. Is there anything wrong with Gambling? Does the Bible specifically condemn Gambling? The first thing that we need to do is to define gambling. It needs to be differentiated from other risks and ventures. Gambling involves the transfer of … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Plan For Church Finance http://www.scripturessay.com/gods-perfect-plan-for-church-finance/ Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:56:26 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3186 By Rod Rutherford Money is needed for most of the things we do. This is true in the church as well as in our personal lives. It is the work of the church to (1) Preach the Gospel to every … Continue reading

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Is Gambling Wrong? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-gambling-wrong/ Wed, 20 Jan 2010 21:39:12 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3162 By Chuck Northrop One of the great blights against our society is the growing trend of the vice of gambling. Gambling is a disease that has plagued mankind for centuries. More and more, gambling has become a way of life, and … Continue reading

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The Collection for the Saints http://www.scripturessay.com/the-collection-for-the-saints-2/ Tue, 20 May 2008 00:50:59 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=3043 By Danny Petrillo In some ways 1 Corinthians 16 is a relatively easy chapter, following the highly controversial sections in chapter 15. Nevertheless, Paul is not done addressing key issues with the brethren at Corinth. And, as we shall soon … Continue reading

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What about Gambling? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-about-gambling/ Sat, 19 May 2007 23:51:09 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2997 By Athens Clay Pullias Gambling is a wickedness as ancient as the human family. Gambling devices can be found everywhere there is evil of any kind. Hardly any type of sinful allurement flourishes without adding gambling to its attractions. The … Continue reading

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Are Christians required to tithe? http://www.scripturessay.com/are-christians-required-to-tithe/ Fri, 18 May 2007 22:39:32 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=803 Q. Brother Mike, are we required by God to tithe to the church? I’ve watched your program for years and you never mention this subject. Tithing was a requirement of the Old Law, it is never repeated in the New … Continue reading

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Is it a sin to play the lottery? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-it-a-sin-to-play-the-lottery/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 21:13:38 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2804 Is it a sin to play the lottery? My friend is a covenant Christian and believes lottery tickets are okay to play because it’s government. On a previous trip to Costa Rica, I noted a large Catholic church in the … Continue reading

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The Christian and Giving http://www.scripturessay.com/the-christian-and-giving/ Fri, 16 Feb 2007 01:51:44 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2739 By James Pilgrim Churches of Christ seek to restore the New Testament pattern in giving. We are to do “all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17), that is, at his direction, because he told us to do … Continue reading

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Please explain the parable of the Rich man’s manager. http://www.scripturessay.com/please-explain-the-parable-of-the-rich-mans-manager/ Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:10:01 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2631 Please explain the parable in Luke 16: 1-15? Let’s read the passage first: Luke 16:1-15 (NASB) 1 ¶ Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported … Continue reading

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Is it scriptural for a preacher to be paid for preaching the gospel? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-it-scriptural-for-a-preacher-to-be-paid-for-preaching-the-gospel/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 22:19:39 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2394 Q. Recently we had some men going through our neighborhood at night knocking on doors and being very argumentative with people….they said that they were from the church of Christ. One of their statements caused me to write you. They … Continue reading

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How much money should we give the poor and homeless? http://www.scripturessay.com/how-much-money-should-we-give-the-poor-and-homeless/ Fri, 12 Jan 2007 21:46:15 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2371 Q. How much help ( money, food, etc.) should we give to the panhandlers/ homeless/ the “will work for food” type people. We all know that most of these people are perfectly able to earn for themselves, but choose not … Continue reading

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Is the love of money really evil? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-the-love-of-money-really-evil/ Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:49:42 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=2035 Q. Is the love of money really evil? You can't live without it, and it does great things for the church when a church has it. What does 1 Tim. 6:10 really mean? 1 Tim. 6:10-12 10* For the love … Continue reading

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Does the Bible teach that one must give a 10% tithing? http://www.scripturessay.com/does-the-bible-teach-that-one-must-give-a-10-tithing/ Fri, 01 Dec 2006 23:02:47 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1831 Q. Where in the Bible does it specifically tells us to give a tenth? Can you settle an argument we are having about how much we are required to give? Tithing was an Old Testament Requirement. There is nothing stated in … Continue reading

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Is it scriptural for a church to raise funds for missions with a garage sale? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-it-scriptural-for-a-church-to-raise-funds-for-missions-with-a-garage-sale/ Fri, 27 Oct 2006 22:14:07 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1719 Download audio file (q333c.mp3) Q. Is it scriptural for a church to operate a business to generate money for it's mission work? What about a garage sale to fund missions, or a raffle, or a cake sale? This may seem … Continue reading

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Does James chapter 5 refer to the Premillennial kingdom financing system? http://www.scripturessay.com/does-james-chapter-5-refer-to-the-premillennial-kingdom-financing-system/ Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:01:18 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1674 Download audio file (q323b.mp3) Q. How would you explain James 5? Recently I heard a preacher on T.V. claim that this passage explains how the coming kingdom in Jerusalem is going to be financed. Any truth to this teaching? James … Continue reading

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Do you think that T.V. evangelists are getting a little out of hand asking for money? http://www.scripturessay.com/do-you-think-that-t-v-evangelists-are-getting-a-little-out-of-hand-asking-for-money/ Sat, 16 Sep 2006 18:49:29 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1607 Download audio file (q306a.mp3) Yes. If a T.V. ministry has merit, it will be supported by those who are concerned for the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. To beg and plead for people to supply the needed funds is … Continue reading

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Should a Christian gamble or play the lotteries? http://www.scripturessay.com/should-a-christian-gamble-or-play-the-lotteries/ Wed, 06 Sep 2006 20:22:15 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1550 Download audio file (q299a.mp3) First, we should differentiate gambling from other risks and ventures. Legally, gambling is the taking of unnecessary and unproductive risk in which one agrees that on the outcome of an uncertain event he may gain or … Continue reading

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Why don’t you solicit financial assistance? http://www.scripturessay.com/why-don%e2%80%99t-you-solicit-financial-assistance/ Wed, 06 Sep 2006 19:57:59 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1532 Q. I have been watching your program now for over a year and unlike other religious programs on Television, I have never yet heard you ask for money. Not one time! During this same time you have offered a different … Continue reading

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Passing the Collection Plate in Church http://www.scripturessay.com/passing-the-collection-plate-in-church/ Wed, 06 Sep 2006 19:15:09 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1504 Hi, I was wondering what your thoughts were on passing the plate. The group I attend has a box at the back of the room so those who wish to give can give in private to the Lord, we announce … Continue reading

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Do the scriptures say to help orphans? http://www.scripturessay.com/do-the-scriptures-say-to-help-orphans/ Mon, 04 Sep 2006 21:18:49 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1460 Download audio file (q287a.mp3) Q. My church says there are no such children as orphans. We don't give to orphans. Do you? If so, may I have scripture for that please. If you do help orphans, where does the money … Continue reading

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Is it a sin to be rich? http://www.scripturessay.com/is-it-a-sin-to-be-rich/ Fri, 02 Sep 2005 17:46:10 +0000 http://whatdothe.scripturessay.com/?p=1381 Download audio file (q279a.mp3) I would imagine that this question comes from concern over a statement made by Jesus in Matthew 19: Matt 19:23-24 23 And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for … Continue reading

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What does the expression “cast your bread on many waters” in Ecc. 11:1 mean? http://www.scripturessay.com/what-does-the-expression-cast-your-bread-on-many-waters-in-ecc-111-mean/ Thu, 12 Aug 2004 18:55:35 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=973 Download audio file (q233b.mp3) Let's look at the context of the statement: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 1 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Divide your portion to seven, or even … Continue reading

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SHE TEACHES MEN TO GIVE TO GOD AND TO CAESAR http://www.scripturessay.com/she-teaches-men-to-give-to-god-and-to-caesar/ Tue, 18 May 1999 22:24:42 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=608 By Bill Burchett Churches of Christ are careful to stress the Biblical concept of submission to duly constituted authority. Not only is the Christian to submit himself to God, he is to be subject to those agencies which God has … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH IS GOD’S BENEVOLENT HAND TO THE POOR http://www.scripturessay.com/the-church-is-gods-benevolent-hand-to-the-poor/ Tue, 18 May 1999 21:23:42 +0000 http://wdss.scripturessay.com/?p=549 By Charles R. Williams The Church of the New Testament was built by Jesus Christ; for, in Matthew 16:18 Jesus said, "… and upon this rock I will build my church… '' Not only is he its founder, but also … Continue reading

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