A Line From Us

Recently in Singapore there has been much controversy over the transparency and accountability of the social sector in its handling of donated funds from the public. How should Christians respond? I once heard a speaker at a conference say jokingly that he would remind his Board members to fear the wrath of God if they were to be found misusing the organisation's funds!

Christians should not be distracted from the higher issues by merely seeking to win public trust or keeping within the financial and legal proprieties. We ought to be concerned with being found trustworthy and pleasing to the eternal God. He holds us accountable for our stewardship of HIS wealth.

 

This issue focuses on Christian giving as one aspect of this stewardship, in the feature article entitled The Meaning and Practice of Christian Giving. Upon hearing this, do you instinctively reach for your wallets in anticipation that there must be some appeal for a worthy project or cause that the church is making? Or do you groan inwardly, and say to yourself that the speaker is out to make you feel guilty of not giving or not giving enough?

In fact, Christian giving is a blessed way of Christian living, as the author points out. It is the expression of our inner spiritual relationship with God, just as the outward expression of the fruit of the Spirit shows our maturity in Christ. As the article is too long to fit into one issue, we have partitioned it. Do look out for Part II in the next FISHERS issue.

 

Dear readers, we would also warmly invite you to take a look at the FISHERS website at www.fishersmagazine.net. We have added features like the Good News with gospel messages, Our Gospel Meetings with notices of the 'Fisherman of Christ' Fellowship's gospel meetings, True Stories with a collection of testimonies of the salvation and of the grace of God working in the lives of church members, readers and other Christians, as well as the current and past issues of the FISHERS. As is the case of the printed magazine, the website is the work of faithful brethren, not full-time staff workers, who labour to edify fellow brethren and to bring the gospel to non-Christians. The website was originally conceived to give easy access to FISHERS for overseas readers, but it has also served to preserve the story of FISHERS and FAQs on the FISHERS for reference by all.

- The Editor

 

In This FISHERS 182 Issue

 
Dialogue
Letters from Readers -
 
Who Cares?
- Good News
Life's True Purpose
True Story -
 
What a Difference You Make!
Christian Living -
 
I Was My Father's Son
Christian Family -
 

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