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The foundational apostles and prophets of Eph. 2:20 refers to New Testament apostles and Old Testament Prophets. Christ is the cornerstone. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; Eph. 2:20 Peter writes of the same foundation. That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken ...


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Christian churches aren't supposed to be in the business of making money. While providing for the basic needs of the priest/pastor and other staff¹ is certainly a good thing, and paying for the land/building, utilities and whatnot is obviously also important, the accumulation of unnecessary wealth (i.e. "profit") is not a Christian goal. Churches ...


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I don't put much stock in numerology normally, but I think this is one of the cases where the numerological meaning of twelve, the complete people of God, is more important than trying to identify which specific individuals are being referred to, if specific individuals were ever even in the mind of the author. Consider how the Twelve Tribes of Israel is an ...


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The "nonprofit" principle was established by Jesus when he said, "Freely you have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8). Also, if a church is not registered as a charitable organisation it would be subject to paying taxes. There is no prohibition of Christians having profitable business. They can then contribute financially to the ...


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Why most churches are nonprofit organization? Christian Churches are by far more interested in the salvation of souls, than in making money as in a pro-profit organization. This is the basic and most fundamental reason why churches are non-profit organizations. Thus they keep their tax exemption status. It could be noted that a few Christian Churches do run ...


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The house of God is still expanding. When you build an extension for your house, the first thing you do is lay down some more concrete to extend the foundation, right? It's the same thing for the Church: the apostles and prophets help to lay the foundations for the Church's growth, through the conversion of non-believers and the creation of new churches.


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