This section is from the "How To Pay Church Debts And How To Keep Churches Out Of Debt" book, by Rev. Sylvanus Stall. Amazon: How To Pay Church Debts And How To Keep Churches Out Of Debt.
All over this country thousands of churches are annually failing to pay current expenses, ministers are perplexed, people are disheartened, and the church of Christ is hindered in its great work of saving souls. This is a natural result of the sin of departing from God's ordained method of sustaining His cause upon earth; and not until the Christian church shall fully recognize the divine law of the tithe, can we ever intelligently hope for a removal of the great curses which impede the church's progress.
During the past decade of years, advances have been made toward the true scriptural method of supporting the church. This introduction of the better, is the gradual but sure preparation of the church for the eventual return to the best; and in presenting the following methods, now in use by the various congregations, we do so hoping that none will rest satisfied with the improvement of their present system, or the introduction of something better, or be satisfied with any improvement, only as it indicates progress and becomes a promise of the final acceptance, by the people, of that which is God's own method.