NEW RELEASE: Benevolence: An Apologetic on the Use of Church Funds for the Needy

We would like to announce our TWO newest titles – Benevolence: An Apologetic on the Use of Church Funds for the Needy (Student and Instructor’s Manuals) by Wade Holt – are now available.

Benevolence (both covers)

NOTE: There are TWO versions of this book – a student manual and an instructor’s manual.

These books contain a comprehensive study on the topic of benevolence and the use of church funds. The material covers such ideas as Bible authority, the work of the church, the responsibility of individuals with their money, historical controversies, practical guidelines for offering benevolence, and more. There are case studies to consider and questions at the end of each section to help facilitate discussions when used in group Bible studies.

Note about the instructor’s manual: In addition to the material in the student manual, this instructor’s manual also includes additional comments from the author and answers to the questions contained in the study.

Download a sample of the books!

Benevolence is an important work for individuals and churches. There have been questions and debates about this issue throughout the years. Wade Holt has put together a thorough (over 200 pages) study of this topic, arranged in a way that can be used for personal and group Bible studies (including questions throughout the book) with a student and instructor’s manual.

Besides the Bible class setting, the instructor’s manual contains almost 50 extra pages of additional comments and can be a stand-alone volume that would make a valuable resource for the library of every serious Bible student.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Now through 10/10/19, use coupon code B15 at checkout to receive 15% OFF and FREE SHIPPING when you order either book!

Read more about the books and purchase your copy today!

Civil Government: Chapter 8 – Limitations of Civil Government

Civil Government - coverGod never intended for civil government to take care of us. He has a different plan for this. It begins with His providence. In creating this world, God provided everything we need in order to survive: plants and animals for food (Genesis 1:29; 9:3), proper conditions for survival (Acts 14:17), and the ability to work in order to provide for ourselves (Acts 17:28; 2 Thessalonians 3:10).

If one is unable to provide for himself, God has made provisions for such a one to be cared for — and not by the civil government. Individuals can help (Galatians 6:9-10). One’s family can help (1 Timothy 5:4, 16). In certain cases, the church can help (Acts 4:32-35). If everyone tried to help others according to their ability and opportunity (2 Corinthians 8:12; Galatians 6:10) rather than thinking that a government “safety net” absolves us of our responsibility to do good to others, the number of people who would yet require government assistance would be drastically reduced.

The Scriptures teach that we can survive without government through the providence of God. The wise man explained this:

“Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds; for riches are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations. When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered in, the lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats will bring the price of a field, and there will be goats’ milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and sustenance for your maidens” (Proverbs 27:23-27).

Knowing that governments will, from time to time, collapse, Solomon explains how we can survive under such circumstances. By using what God has provided in His creation, we can have food, clothing, and the ability to participate in free market commerce. With “firm reliance on…divine Providence,” we can survive without an oppressive, burdensome, and inefficient government machine trying (allegedly) to take care of us.

You can read more about the limitations of civil government in Civil Government: What the Bible Says About Its Origin, History, Nature, and Role. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!