Contributing financially to others who are seeking to meet the spiritual needs within the body of Christ often stirs up mixed feelings. Some are instantly ready to call people hirelings, faithless, and not true workers of God. Without a doubt, there has been much abuse of “Ministers” using Godliness as a means toward financial gain. Nevertheless, contributing to others serving the body is not unbiblical.
In Luke 8:2-3, we read that certain women supported Jesus ministry and from Phil. 4:15-18, Paul speaks about the help which he received from the Philippians on multiple occasions. Yet Paul did not receive support from everyone. He clearly told the Corinthians that he was refusing his right to receive support from them in 1Cor. 9:15. Why would Paul receive support from one place and not another? In 2Cor. 11:7-21 he explains that there were individuals in the region near Corinth which claimed to have the same ministry as Paul, but were abusing the people. So, Paul chose to make a distinction between these abusers and himself by receive funds from people in Macedonia (Philippi) in order to make his service to the saints in that area free of charge. In addition, Paul had much greater confidence in the spiritual state of the Philippians than he did of the Corinthians. For he says of the Philippians, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ...Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence...” (Phil. 1:6, 2:12) yet, to the Corinthians he says, “For you are yet carnal: for where there is envying, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal, and walking as men...Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you fail to meet the test!” (1Cor. 3:3, 2Cor. 13:5). Undoubtedly, Paul's resistance toward receiving funds from the Corinthians and willingness to be helped by the Philippians was largely related to a desire to help the weak believers at Corinth see the greatness of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ (1Cor. 9).
Therefore, in the same spirit of Paul’s service toward the saints, Godly Christian Music is seeking to help people freely taste and see the wonder of Jesus Christ. Over the last couple years, this website has become a hot spot for people all over the world. Thousands of people are accessing the free music on this site every month and more are constantly coming. In hopes of better serving the Godly Christian Music community, a company named Divine Design has taken over the project with the intent of bringing more content to its users.
The original site that was created in 2005 was made by a brother who virtually designed the whole thing in Microsoft Word. Now with the help Divine Design’s skills and resources Godly Christian Music is being transformed into a high end; database driven work of art. In addition, Divine Design is hoping to start recording more independent song writers and to continue bringing more new music to the website that can be downloaded or listened to for FREE.
If you would like to help keep this site Going and Growing please consider contributing to the cause only if you are able. Godly Christian Music is not trying to make anyone unable to meet their financial needs and if your giving makes you unable to meet your family’s needs you are worse than an unbeliever (1Tim. 5:8). In addition, if you feel some kind of obligation to give money because you have downloaded a lot of music, then you missed the point of this website. Godly Christian Music is a FREE website and it only wants people to give when they are abiding in the Spirit and feel directed by God to do so. Also, if you donate, you will not be able to write it off on your taxes because this is not a 501c3, it is simply a service to the people of God. Therefore, if you are not acting out of guilt, nor expecting any special perks in return, truly able to still meet the needs of your family, and have a prompting from the Holy Spirit feel free to contribute if you have a
We are thankful for your support and hope that Godly Christian Music helps you come to know Jesus Christ in His fullness. Grace and Peace.