IN THIS EPISODE of The Tithing Hoax Podcast, I discuss the issue of whether preachers should get paid? Are congregations obligated to financially support its religious leaders? Or is there something wrong about getting paid to preach the gospel? Should preachers work full-time or part-time, while maintaining a “real” job? Is ministry a “real” profession? If so, should preachers receive salaries like doctors, lawyers, engineers or other professionals? Should preachers work on a volunteer basis and rely on free-will offerings?
There is no historical evidence to suggest that pastors were given a full-time salary, during the 1st century church. Most congregations were too poor to financially support a full-time pastor. However, they were given gifts of food, clothing, and even some monetary assistance, at times.
That was then, what about now?
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