Direct Support

By Guy N. Woods

“(Phil. 4:15-16). Here, too, we see the simple manner in which the church in Philippi joined with Paul in the work of preaching the gospel. There was no `missionary society’ in evidence, and none was needed; the brethren simply raised, the money and sent it directly to Paul. This is the way it should be done today. No organization is needed to accomplish the work the Lord has authorized the church to do. When men become dissatisfied with God’s arrangement and set up one of their own, they have already crossed the threshold of apostasy. Let us be satisfied with the Lord’s manner of doing things.” (Annual Lesson Commentary, 1946, Page 341).

Truth Magazine XIX: 9, p. 130
January 9, 1975