The Baptist Faith and Message
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and
spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him.
Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a
holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in
their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to
serve Him with their time, talents, and material
possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to
them to use for the glory of God and for helping others.
According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of
their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically,
proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the
Redeemer's cause on earth.
Lev. 27:30-32; Deut.
8:18; Mal. 3:8-12;
Matt. 6:1-4, 19-21;
12:16-21, 42; 16:1-
13; Acts 2:44-47;
1 Cor. 4:1-2; 6:19-20;
2 Cor. 8-9; 12:15;
Phil. 4:10-19; 1
Reprinted from the Baptist Faith and Message Tract (Stock
Number 11-051). Published by the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist
Convention, Nashville, Tennessee:
Baptist Sunday School Board
127 Ninth Avenue, North
Nashville, Tennessee 37203