To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 2:24 PM
Subject: Asking For Money
Today, I stumbled upon your website, on the page in which you claim the illegitimacy of Todd White. I’m not here to argue that, but rather inquire why him asking for money is wrong. The scripture that I am hung up on comes from 1 Corinthians. Paul says he has the freedom to ask for pay, but he decided not to. He claims a worker has the right to be paid for his efforts. However, he exchanges his physical payment for spiritual payment from God. Can you shed light on this scripture for me?
Thank you for all consideration,
From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: Asking For Money
Tyler, the Scriptures you’re referring to are:
1 Corinthians 9:7-14 MKJV
(7) Who serves as a soldier at his own wages at any time? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock and does not partake of the milk of the flock?
(8) Do I say these things according to man? Or does not the Law say the same also?
(9) For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox threshing grain.” Does God take care for oxen?
(10) Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? It was written for us, so that he who plows should plow in hope, and so that he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope.
(11) If we have sown to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
(12) If others have a share of this authority over you, rather should not we? But we have not used this authority, but we endured all things lest we should hinder the Gospel of Christ.
(13) Do you not know that those who minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? And those attending the altar are partakers with the altar.
(14) Even so, the Lord ordained those announcing the Gospel to live from the Gospel.
Paul was speaking of ministers of God receiving offerings from those to whom they were ministering in the Lord. Putting up a public website with some videos of manmade doctrines and passing around the hat to visitors isn’t the same thing at all. The apostles of the Lord would never set up a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry and advertise “tax-free” donations to the general public. Can you see this?
Read Counterfeit Christianity and The True Marks of a Cult, and don’t stop there. Keep reading on our site and let me know if this has answered your question. We also have a section, Tithes & Offerings – Are They for Today?
Paul and Victor