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Old 03-31-2021, 04:17 PM
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Re: Sons Inheriting Churches from Fathers $$$

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The more I think about what I've read in this thread, the more I realize none of this looks like the Church Jesus said He would build and indeed, began to build, in the Gospels, then in Acts.
Ainít it so?

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What's being described in this thread is a couple business models, not an ekklesia.
Yes, it is a business model. Or two. Sometimes a church starts a franchise, umm sorry, I meant to say a daughter work. If the business plan works , one church can have five or more franchises. And sometimes the CEOs (I mean pastors) argue with the competition about members moving etc.. I heard of one pastor who offered a discount on tithing to a wealthy member. He said if he moved to his church he would only have to pay five percent. (Volume discount?)

Maybe he was joking, but the family of the dear brother was thinking it was sincere.

Shouldnít good customers get a discount? From good businesses?

Would it be better to receive five percent from a thousand? Or ten percent from fifty?

Itís the Sam Walton method of salvation!! Lower prices, more volume!
The mega-church model!!
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:00 PM
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Ainít it so?



Yes, it is a business model. Or two. Sometimes a church starts a franchise, umm sorry, I meant to say a daughter work. If the business plan works , one church can have five or more franchises. And sometimes the CEOs (I mean pastors) argue with the competition about members moving etc.. I heard of one pastor who offered a discount on tithing to a wealthy member. He said if he moved to his church he would only have to pay five percent. (Volume discount?)

Maybe he was joking, but the family of the dear brother was thinking it was sincere.

Shouldnít good customers get a discount? From good businesses?

Would it be better to receive five percent from a thousand? Or ten percent from fifty?

Itís the Sam Walton method of salvation!! Lower prices, more volume!
The mega-church model!!
No, that's corruption.
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:41 PM
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No, that's corruption.
Brother,

The whole modern tithe system is corrupt. Whatís the use getting squeamish now? Thatís what is so ironic about Murray Burr and the UPCI fighting about tithes. They were both just as wrong as could be. But they were pointing out where the other lacked scripture to support their position. And they were absolutely right about that. BOTH sides were woefully lacking In scriptural support. But they couldnít realize that neither side was right. Both sides were wrong. And this is our leadership, both in and outside the confines of the various organizations. They go blind when they get to the subject of money. And they call the givers stingy and in some cases question their salvation. It is really sad, but at the same time itís sort of funny.
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Old 04-01-2021, 08:33 AM
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Re: Sons Inheriting Churches from Fathers $$$

I have seen several Baptist churches that do practice plurality of elders and/or free-will giving.

This is an example of a group of independent Baptist churches that do not teach tithing and do believe in plurality of elders:

https://mcleanbible.org

https://mcleanbible.org/wp-content/u...ts_Booklet.pdf

They are growing. Now the fellowship has five churches.
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