Questions and Answers on Giving

What is the acceptable manner of Christian giving?

“When thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth” (Matthew 6:1-4). Children of God are not to give to receive recognition or praise of man, but are to give, as much as possible, anonymously and in secret with much humility and love.Read more


What is Ordination?

Ordination is the recognition of a minister’s call and qualifications by the laying on of hands of other ordained ministers. Paul instructed Titus to “Ordain elders in every city” (Titus 1:5). To “ordain” means to appoint, to arrange, or set in order. Paul told Timothy to “stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands” (2 Tim. 1:6). There are other scriptural examples that demonstrate ordination as the divine appointment of ministers being acknowledged by the church in separating or consecrating the minister to a specific work.Read more

Should Women Wear Pants?

Question: Are pants appropriate attire for a woman?

To answer this question, let us examine in more detail 1 Timothy 2:9: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety . . .”
“Modest apparel” in the original Greek is “kósmios katastole”. Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words defines modesty, kósmios, as orderly, well-arranged, decent, modest. Modesty is also Biblically applied to one’s behavior and conduct.Read more

Questions Regarding Charitable Works

Will people who dedicate their lives to helping the impoverished go to heaven?

Not necessarily. Giving and sacrificing for others is an outcome of salvation; but does not save them. All have sinned and need to repent and be forgiven though the power of Jesus Christ.

Am I required to give to every needy person I see?

No. As with every area of life, we must be led by the Spirit of God. While we must do charitable deeds, we are to be good stewards of what God has entrusted in our care.Read more

In the Case of Infidelity

Question: Would you please explain Matthew 19:9 which some use to support remarriage in the case of infidelity?

Answer: It would be difficult to write on the subject of divorce and remarriage without addressing the passage in Matthew 19:9 which reads: “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”Read more