Brother Bear Financial Policy

All funds received by the Brother Bear ministry are used solely for the purpose of continuing the ministry of the Lord.

All funds used by this ministry were not gained by Barak Bendixen working his regular job, as those funds have been set aside for future family needs, but were gained by many varied other sources of which there are records.

If you would like to receive a financial statement of the Brother Bear ministry's funds, please request such. Available in Quickbooks v.1 format.

Written 2-9-04:
I have seen that is wrong for people to charge for doing spiritual ministry. It's right to work for pay, it's not right to do God's ministry for pay. If one is ministering for pay then he is a hireling. When it comes to people's souls, you don't want to be a hireling.

John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

Matthew 10:8b freely ye have received, freely give.

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
(see v.2-15 for full story)
True, I shouldn't charge for giving a word from the Lord. But with my CDs I wasn't charging for it. All the money was going to a fund dedicated to God, it was going to God.

But, the idea of "I will not give you a CD unless you pay $15.00." kept coming back to me. I thought, "It's not ME that's charging. All the money gained goes toward the ministry, which is dedicated to the work of the Lord. It's not me they are paying, it's the ministry." Then I thought, "Who is the 'ministry'? It's not just some idea. It's got to come down to someone. God! If it is dedicated to God it is God's." Then, as soon as I thought of that, I read this verse:

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
And you cannot get any more clear than that, my friends. Jesus does not charge. "Come ye to the waters.without money and without price." Thank you Lord! God is so good!

So as of this, there will no longer be a charge for Brother Bear CDs, and refunds are being issued.

For further study see Acts 20, especially v.33-35. _

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