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Don Stewart :: How Does a Person Know Whom to Give Money?

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Don Stewart
With many different organizations requesting donations from believers, certain criteria that should be exercised when one decides to whom they will give. These criteria include the following:

1.Financial Accountability

A ministry needs to be financially accountable. If one gives to a particular ministry that ministry should make it known where the money is going to those who contribute.

2.Moral Accountability

The ministry also should be morally accountable. All of us need people to hold us accountable for our actions. Any ministry that receives financial support from the public should have some sort of moral accountability built in to the ministry.

3.Spiritual Accountability

The Bible says that we should be spiritually accountable to one another. Again, any organization that is soliciting donations from the public must have some type of spiritual accountability. This is to keep them from straying into false doctrine and practices.

4.Doctrinal Accountability

The teachings of the ministry should be accountable. If any organization is teaching something that is contrary to the clear biblical teaching of the subject then there should be a way where they are held accountable.


When a Christian gives money to a church or organization, they should make certain that there is financial, moral, spiritual, and doctrinal accountability.

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