God is the source of all blessings and His glory above all is our common pursuit
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtor-ship to the whole world, a holy trustee-ship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer's cause on earth.
Christ's people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. They are voluntary and advisory bodies designed to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of our people in the most effective manner. Members of New Testament churches should cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ's Kingdom. Christian unity in the New Testament sense is spiritual harmony and voluntary cooperation for common ends by various groups of Christ's people. Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations, when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such cooperation involves no violation of conscience or compromise of loyalty to Christ and His Word as revealed in the Scripture.
Genesis 14:20; Exodus 17:12; 18:17; Leviticus 27:30—32; Deuteronomy 8:18; Judges 7:21; Ezra 1:3—4; 2:68—69; 5:14—15; Nehemiah 4; 8:1—5; Malachi 3:8—12; Matthew 6:1—4, 19—21; 10:5—15; 20:1—16; 19:21; 22:1—10; 23:23; 25:14—29; 28:19—20; Mark 2:3; Luke 10:1; 12:16—21, 42; 16:1—13; Acts 1:13—14; 2:1; 4:31—37; 5:1—11; 13:2—3; 15:1—35; 17:24—25; 20:35; Romans 6:6—22; 12:1—2; 1 Corinthians 1:10—17; 3:5—15; 4:1—2; 6:19—20; 12; 16:1—4; 2 Corinthians 8—9; 12:15; Galatians 1:6—10; Ephesians 4:1—16; Philippians 1:15—18; 4:10—19; 1 Peter 1:18—19