Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Victor Bartling

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 1 Chronicles 29:14; Romans 14:7-8; Ecclesiastes 5:19; 1 Corinthians 4:7; Luke 16:2; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Matthew 24:45-46; Luke 12:48; 1 Peter 4:11; Exodus 13:2; Leviticus 27:30; Exodus 25:2; Matthew 5:42; Matthew 6:19-21, 24-34; Luke 18:18-30; Luke 12:16-34; Matthew 25:14ff; Exodus 35:22; Exodus 36:5; Numbers 7:3; 1 Chronicles 29:3-4; 2 Chronicles 24:10; Ezra 1:6; 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 16:2; James 1:17; 1 John 3:17;


This thesis is concerned with principles. Its purpose is to ascertain from Paul's dissertation what are the true guidelines for Christian giving. Drawing only from this source of stewardship teaching--the Apostle's exhortation in Second Corinthians--the basis for giving of our means to the Lord shall be established. This will entail a discussion of the "why," the reason that a Christian contributes, and the power that makes a Christian a cheerful giver. Thus the first principles will be set forth under the caption, "The Motives for Christian Giving." Included in this chapter will be a discussion of what the Apostle sets forth as the inner driving force that makes it possible and compels Christians to "abound unto the riches of their liberality."

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