The Election to Give
|The reason you gather is to learn to be like Christ who came to serve, not be served.|
|If you do not repent, think differently, how can you say you are seeking the kingdom of God?|
|The fellowship of Christ is not like the fellowship of the world.|
|Exodus 30:13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel [is] twenty gerahs:) an half shekel [shall be] the offering of the LORD.|
|What is the Eucharist?|
|What is a Sacred Purpose Trust?|
|Are you biting one another or loving one another?|
|Are freewill offerings the same as charity and love?|
|Can you explain in detail how is a sacred purpose trust enough testimony or covering? If the world or the state wants to find proof will that document suffice? See Leo from the Network asked: below.|
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The Election to Give is the Eucharist of Christ
The daily free election to grant a visible offering to God in love of your neighbor207 to a minister chosen as a representative of Christ is a sacred purpose trust which is the Eucharist of Christ. That offering is not a fee or poll tax208 but a freewill offering of any amount to express the measure and “substance” of our faith and trust in the ability of the minister to do God’s service to a congregation.
Anything given for His prescribed purposes are counted as given to Him. Making an offering has been one of the earliest forms of expressing our relationships with God. Those original “burnt offerings” were actually gifts freely given up entirely into the control of other unregulated men.
Once the substance of an offering is freely given by two or more witnesses and the duty of trust is accepted by the minister of that offering, an ordained minister of Christ’s Holy Church bears witness to the truth of this sacrifice and acceptance, documenting it before the world. No other agency of man may abridge that solemnized covenant and agreement without usurping the Spirit and Truth of Christ.
John 8:32, 36 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
The people choose, in a consensus of a daily election of support and free sacrifice, to freely give.209 The church is not a democracy where the majority may rule over the minority. The body of the congregation is not an incorporation under men, but a free and foreign society established by a fellowship of faith and charity of a free people under God. Our social compact is written daily in our hearts and minds, in our actions and deeds. We are the authors of our own participation in self government as God is the author of the law of our hearts and our minds.
2072 Corinthians 9:6 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
208A poll tax is a tax of a uniform, fixed amount per individual
2092 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Leo from the Network asked:
- Can you explain in detail how is a sacred purpose trust enough testimony or covering? If the world or the state wants to find proof will that document suffice?
While the Church properly organized does not have much need to prove things because of their separation from the world, one form is not enough from the Church's point of view and common sense.
Remember a Sacred Purpose Trust (SPT) form is only the breeches of the minister. Government agencies of the world do not define a "Church" but they do have 14 criteria to help their employees determine if a Church is a Church. While they do not require every one of the 14 points, if we conform to Christ and the early Church we shall meet all those criteria.
Our claimed purpose must be backed up with deeds. The SPT is only one small part of an overall structure. Unless people are actually doers of the word the paperwork will only postpone the inevitable. Paperwork is like marking the corners of your boundaries.
The purpose of the structure is to allow flesh to come upon Dry bones.
The Sacred Purpose Trust form is a multi-purpose document that sets the boundaries and position of the religious Church relationship. But it will require evidence of acceptance and performance through the daily ministration of that relationship.
Such documents which set the purpose of a thing should be short and concise. But they should be supported by a detailed system that serves transparency, privacy, oversight and accountability, offering maximum flexibility and freedom to fulfill that original purpose defined by Christ for His Church. This is what is described in the rest of the Free Church Report and study call.
We should expect to have to defend those boundaries, purposes and positions. The Church is ultimately dependent upon the Holy Spirit. The ultimate purpose is to help people seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness without infringing upon individual rights or responsibilities.
Romans 12:4-5 "For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."
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The Free Church Report presents a unique path for the modern Church according the nature of the first century Church by explaining the duty and purposes of that institution appointed by Christ. While Rome declined under runaway inflation, corrupt government, martial law, and endless threats of war, the Christians found an alternative to the men who “called themselves benefactors but exercised authority one over the other.”
The early Christian knew rights and responsibilities were indivisible. They sought the right to be ruled by God by taking back their responsibility, through the service of “called out” ministers who lived in the world, but were not of it. Their government benefits came through a divine network instituted in their hearts and minds by faith, hope, and charity under the perfect law of liberty as their Qorban of the unrighteous mammon failed the Roman society. Order
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