Confused with what or who to believe concerning tithe’s?

  • Is your faith being tried because of your financial situation that it makes difficult for you to give your “tithe’s” regularly?
  • Is it preventing you or a love one from joining a fellowship?

  • Do you have difficulty understanding what the Bible is really saying?

  • Is it causing disagreement in your marriage because of financial challenges?

  • Who should you give your financial support first --- to a suffering love one; parent, child, relative or friend? --- Should you obey your Pastors instructions to give your “tithe’s” first before others?

  • Did you have a fall out with your congregation concerning this issue?

  • Is the congregation you want to belong is banning you from becoming a member because of your inability to follow this practice?

“TITHE” giving! Is it really biblical?

“Tithe” giving is often use as a measurement for one’s obedience and faithfulness that leads to God’s blessings of material prosperity---as it is being taught in this day and age by Ministers, Evangelist, Pastors and Priest.

Is material and financial abundance a measurement of God’s love to us?

Although poverty is not necessarily a Christian virtue as what others might have thought or have been taught.

Does wealth necessarily gauge a Christian’s faithfulness and spiritual maturity?

Tithing is False teaching. 

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the law...he did not abolish, but rather fulfilled the law. When He said the last words at the cross..."It is Finished!"

Tithes was under the law...included in the 633 Mosaic Laws that the Israelites had trouble obeying.

Some would insists that it was practice before the Mosaic law was instituted during the time of Abraham. 

True! 

But so as circumcision and obviously circumcision is no longer a right passage to salvation.

Tithing was instituted for different reason.

Malachi 3:10 was address to the corrupt Levites and Priest at the time Jerusalem was rebuild under Nehemiah's leadership.

Jesus said; "The time will come when true worshipers will worship God in Spirit and in Truth...and the truth is...the Laws are fulfilled when Jesus came, died and rose from death.

We are no longer under the written law but rather the Spiritual laws. 

Tithes is 10 percent, God wants 100 percent unrestricted, no strings attached. He doesn't want us to give and expect something in return. He wants a cheerful giver. It's not the amount that counts...it's the willingness from the heart to give.

Giving is essential, matter of fact it is a must so that the Church workers may continue their task of the mission called by Jesus Christ to preach His gospel to the ends of the earth. But giving under obligation 

is not what God wants us to practice.

Jesus clearly stated this when He appreciated the poor widow giving all what she had happily...it may only be a penny but it's one hundred percent 

willingly given from the heart.

Apostle Paul advocated that we do not give something that we don't have.

2 Corinthians 8:10-13 (New International Version, ©2010)

10 And here is my judgment about what is best for you in this matter. Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. 

11 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 

12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.

13 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.

I don't think Apostle Paul who wrote a third of the New Testament and not a single time mentioned tithes advocated ten percent when he said this.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (New International Version, ©2010)

Generosity Encouraged 

6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 

7 "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

So be a cheerful giver...we must give back to support our Church workers and activities. No set percentage if your heart is willing to give more than 10, 50 or even 100 percent as long as you can afford and cheerfully giving it then by all means do so. 

There is a very well written and detailed presentation about this subject.

A very good e-book written to end all arguments on Tithing.

It's a short precise and unbiased written e-book in PDF file. 

Good read and good gift for Christmas. 

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Cheers and Have a Merry Christmas.