Home > Ramblings > Our Goal Should Be Generous Giving

Our Goal Should Be Generous Giving


In To Give or Not to Give, John Rowell discusses the perceived problem of dependency that is created when missionaries give to those in need.  He says that 2 Cor 9:8-11 “states best God’s goal for us to give liberally.”  Here are a few more quotes on this and other similar passages.

  • “The expectation conveyed by these verses tells us that Christians are intended by God to live as generous stewards of kingdom resources. Those concerned about dependency embrace this principle in principle willingly enough, but I believe their arguments discourage giving liberally in practice.” 52
  • “Does it not make sense that a model of generosity based on obedience to biblical truths will teach a better stewardship lesson to new believers than a miserly message of frugality based on presumably legitimate missiological principles? The Scriptures clearly and consistently require responsive giving”
Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: