Set Free to Give!
Biblical Study on Christian Living and Giving
This document continues to be a work in progress. We want it to invoke discussion and to solicit comments. We welcome eMail detailing any omissions, typos or grammar mistakes, areas not covered, or specific dissent; as long as it is accompanied by Scriptural reference (or historical reference in regards to the cited history).
version 2a: Expanded examples in many sections including quotations.
Fixed some formatting errors.
In the three years that we have circulated and posted versions of this article we have had virtually no biblical challenges to the substance of this document. Primarily there have been requests for additional details or means of addressing other cited passages by teachers in regards to giving. Most general challenges have stemmed from church traditions and appeals to teachings of various church leaders, neither of which affects the biblical nature of this work. As such, with version 6, we believe we are approaching a conclusion to this work.
Written by Brent MacDonald of Lion Tracks Ministries, (c) 2003-2006, as posted on www.liontracks.org and www.bibleistrue.com. Please contact the author for written permission to reprint in whole or in part. Web links to this page are welcome and encouraged.
All quoted Bible passages in this document are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise marked. Our use of this translation does not imply endorsement or recommendation, rather it was selected due to its widespread usage. Each passage was compared with other popular translations, including KJV and NASB, to assure clarity of usage. We recommend examining the passages in your favorite translation.