“Never charge fees for classes or credentials; never charge dues as a lodge would. We are a religious organization that takes our teachings quite seriously. We need to help people to build their prosperity consciousness. We can only build our Spiritual understanding of wealth and prosperity when we truly understand what Paul meant when he wrote:
‘He which soweth sparingly shall reap also
sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall
reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his
heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of
necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound
toward you; that ye, always having all
sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work’
(II Corinthian 9:6-8 KJV)
Allow the people to give freely as they choose. It is our duty as a Spiritual Community to build a culture and a consciousness of philanthropy not a culture of commerce.”
~The Rev. Dr. William H. Briggs.