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Why do you not charge for your resources?


All right, perhaps that was a little too succinct. Here's the longer version:

Many years ago we tried charging for some things we did. For example, we created a Church Membership database and application and offered it at a market price. But every time we applied human logic to what we were offering (i.e., "We've created something valuable. We need to charge something for it."), God's mighty 2x4 swung down to knock us upside the head. Every effort on our part to charge for anything we did--or even to request a donation--He squashed like a bug.

For God's own reasons, He does not permit us to charge for what we do--and we are quite happy with that arrangement. We only experience true peace when we give away what has been produced by the gifts He has graciously given us.

This is not to say we take issue with others charging for what they do. Scripture is rather specific about His servants being supported by those to whom they minister. But in our case God has decided we are to serve Him and His people without charge.

The abilities and skills belong to Him. He can do with them as He pleases.

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For Who has known the mind of the Lord , or who became His counselor? Or Who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to Him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)

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by Dr. Radut.