Apostles and Elders Do Not Draw a Salary
30. Do you believe workers should not draw a salary for the Ministry of Work for the Church nor sell products in the name of the Lord, but leave that to others to do separately?
Do you believe workers should not draw a
salary for the Ministry
of Work for the Church, should not sell products in the name of the Lord (these
are independent acts of self) as part of the Ministry (Eph. 4.11); and if you
say you are in the four-fold Ministry, can you truly deny yourself in this way?
I "have never used this right" (1 Cor. 9.12), "would rather die than lose my
distinction of preaching without charge" (v.15), "may [I] present the gospel
free of charge, never demanding my rights as a preacher" (v.18). "The elders
[bishops]... serving as overseers...not for filthy lucre" (1 Pet. 5.1,2) over
Biblical localities is their appointment by apostles. "Freely ye received,
freely give" (Matt. 10.8).