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).