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XIX. OF MISSIONS
We believe that the command to give the Gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable, and this commission was given to the churches.
Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; John 20:21; Rom. 10:13-15.
XX. OF THE GRACE OF GIVING
We believe that God's method of financing His earthly work of spreading the gospel to all nations, the care of the churches and the support of the ministry, is by the tithes and offerings of His people; that it is to be given to the Lord through His church or storehouse to be distributed as directed by the leadership of the Spirit as the need arises; that the time to tithe is upon the first day of the week; that everyone is accountable to the Lord for one-tenth of his income, and that tithing was instituted long before the law was ever given and was practiced by the early church.
II Cor. 8:7; I Cor. 16:2; Heb. 7:2, 4; Matt. 23:23; Lev. 27:30; Mal. 3:10; Acts 4:34-35, 37.