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Tithing Is Old Testament Law

Why is it all churches teach tithing yet many of them say other OT laws are done away?

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---michael_e on 9/23/12

Your ample supply of evidence is well appreciated.

Putting it all together should relieve many of confusion over the place of tithing in todays economy of grace.

If I am not mistaken, in the OT, the tithe was only a problem for the religious Mal 3:8
---Phil on 9/23/12


Paul the apostle to the Gentiles for this present dispensation of Grace does not mention tithing but says a great deal about Christian giving. Romans 15:25,26, 1 Corinthians 9:7-14, 16:1-3, 2 Corinthians chapters 8 & 9, Galatians 6:6-10, Philippians 4:10-19, 1 Timothy 5:9-18.

WHO is to give to the Lords work? The Christian! He gives systematically, sacrificially, and joyfully. TO WHOM does he give? To Christ! FOR WHAT does he give? For the cause of Christ! NOT to a man or to a church, not for gain, but for the Gospel.
According to Deuteronomy 14:22,23,28, 26:12, and Amos 4:4, the tithe was only given every three years. & #8617,
---michael_e on 9/23/12


false ministers teach against tithing because they have a carnal mind and do not follow the Lord. although by not tithing to them then their flock are not contributing to error by increasing the false minister and his work, in essence they have no faith the Lord is working through this man. The Lord Jesus asked why do you call me Lord yet not do as I say. Believers tithe because they understand it was never abolished Matthew 28:19,20, and 23:23, and 22:16-21. Proverbs 3:9-10 demonstrates this clearly in the axiom for this living principle and supreme honor to the living God.
---Follower_of_Christ on 9/22/12


I don't believe the churches today teach tithing. They teach people to give so the church can continue to operate . Tithing has been reduced to donations or giving whatever someone feels like giving. Optional. There is no verse that teaches tithing was abolished in the NT. Arguments a many and no scriptural proof to claim tithing was abolished. The 10 holy perfect just laws of God have not been done away. difficult to unlearn error. Ministers love to teach lawlessness and their adoring fans love to hear they can be lawless. The word of God does not teach lawlessness (living contrary and against Gods 10 laws)
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/21/12


Gary: With your last comment, do you mean the old tithe-law was for only farmers? Were Carpenters not demanded to tithe? Does that means God gives increase to farmers only and not to the carpenter?
---Adetunji on 8/8/12




Has GOD not replaced the Levites of old with some others today? Are we all crop farmers today?
---Adetunji on 8/4/12

Were everyone crop farmers under the OT? Jesus was a carpenter. Carpenters did NOT tithe from their income.

Why would God have replaced the Levites? They served at the Temple. Now OUR BODIES are the Temple. Of course God did not replace the Levites.
---Gary on 8/6/12


Has the Bible all details of Abraham relationship with God? Has GOD not replaced the Levites of old with some others today? Are we all crop farmers today? Is the business/factory owner of today not sowing something and reaping something? You may try to look for excuses not to pay tithes today, I shall not join you.
---Adetunji on 8/4/12


There is ONE example given of Abram giving a tenth,....
---Gary on 8/2/12

That is because it is NOT the purpose/ theme of thebook of genesis to outlibe the law of God. That distinction is left to the book of deuteromony
---francis on 8/3/12


There is ONE example given of Abram giving a tenth, and that tenth came from war spoils. There is NO example of Abram/Abraham giving a tenth from his regular income or wealth. According to Biblical historians, during the days of Abraham is was custom or law of the land to give a tenth of war spoils.

God did not ask for a tenth of war spoils under the Mosaic law, but rather 1.1% as shown in Numbers 31.
---Gary on 8/2/12


Some Christian ministries today continue to support tithing, using the argument that it predates Moses and the law. But this reasoning isn't valid, for the Sabbath also predates the giving of the law (Ex 16:23-29) and yet it's not binding on God's people today (Rom 14:5,6, Gal 4:9,10, Col 2:16,17).
Abraham gave tithes to Melchisedec, king of Salem, this was the spoils of war, not the legalistic tithe of the land which Moses commanded. Also, God did not command the tithe, Abraham chose to give it of his own free will (Gen 14:17-23, Heb 7:1-10).
---michael_e on 8/2/12




Tithing was practiced by Abraham BEFORE the law was given.-David_Conklin on 8/2/12
Gen 14:16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
Gen 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
-So, upon retrieving all Abram began with, he gave a tenth of all, including the women and people, to Melchizedek.
Is this youor framework for tithing?
---micha9344 on 8/2/12


And what about the poor women who tithed and was praised by Jesus for giving more than the rich persons.
---Steveng on 8/2/12


>Tithing Is Old Testament Law

Tithing was practiced by Abraham BEFORE the law was given.
---David_Conklin on 8/2/12


Deu 14:25-26 Then shalt thou turn [it] into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
Due 15:29 ...shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied...
Adejunti, a partial truth is deception.
Unless the stranger is eating your money, your references have no foundation.
You are pulling verses out to fit your doctrine and not letting the Word of God renew your mind and transforn you.
---micha9344 on 8/1/12


Gary: Tithes is not only for Levites (Deut. 14:29, 26:12-13,Neh.12:44-46). Tithes can be converted to money Deut.14:25. Tithes is not only limited to crops but includes all things wherein we have profitted and things dedicated to God (2 Chronicles 31:5-6).
---Adetunji on 7/31/12


Adetunji, You totally miss what the tithe was all about. It had nothing to do with how one earned their living. God defined His tithe as a tenth from HIS increase of crops and animals. NOTHING ELSE. There is no example in the scriptures of anything else being tithe except before the law Abram tithed from war spoils, but NOT from his income. Abraham didn't tithe from how he made a living. Read the scriptures. Either the scriptures are lies, OR you have been taught lies.

Today, EVERYONE gets their food from the crops and animals, same as in the OT.
---Gary on 7/26/12


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Gary: Even in the olden days, the blacksmiths, carpenters, cloth-dyers, masons or builders were not paying their tithes with crops. Father Abraham did not pay tithes to the King of Salem with crops but with the spoil of war. Deut.8:18 says God gives us the ability to get wealth. No matter what trade I am in, the ministry of God/Jesus on earth is entitled to my tithes.
---Adetunji on 7/26/12


If God has not changed it, do not use human ideas/knowledge to change it.
---Adetunji on 7/24/12

God commanded a tithe from HIS increase of crops and animals in Leviticus 27:30-33 and HE commanded the tithe be taken to the Levites.

Now, God has not changed it. So why don't you follow it?
---Gary on 7/24/12


Gary: Since Abraham, God has not instructed anyone to stop paying tithes neither has HE instructed anyone not to "honour his father and mother". If God has not changed it, do not use human ideas/knowledge to change it. If you do not want to practice it, do it quietly because teaching others not to do it will carry heavier penalty.
---Adetunji on 7/24/12


God never mandated that one Gentile Christian under the New Covenant of Grace keep the mandatory tithe law. Even Jews no longer keep the tithe law, they give free will offerings. Read Leviticus & Numbers. Only the tribe of Levi was authorized to collect the tithes & only from those that owned land.
---SA on 7/23/12


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The Lord Jesus Christ in Matt.23:23 explained that matters relating to justice, mercy & faith are weightier than paying tithes. HE did not teach cancellation of paying tithes.
---Adetunji on 7/23/12

Jesus was born, lived, and died during the period of the OT law. In Matt. 23:23 Jesus was speaking to those still under the OT law.
---Gary on 7/23/12


Mal. 3: 10 Bring ye all the tithes..., that there may be meat(food) in my house... IF God still have a house on the earth, please send your tithes in whatever form in there.
---Adetunji on 7/23/12


#2: The Lord Jesus Christ in Matt.23:23 explained that matters relating to justice, mercy & faith are weightier than paying tithes. HE did not teach cancellation of paying tithes.
---Adetunji on 7/23/12


Most Christians have never read their entire bible Genesis to Revelation but are spoonfed hand me down messages by tithe legalist. They don't even know Orthodox Jews don't tithe todate since there is no Tribe of Levi Priest to collect the tithes or temple in Jerusalem. They don't understand their New Covenant or Romans 10:4, Galatians 3:13
---DD on 7/23/12


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Matthew 22:20-21 (KJV)
20And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21They say unto him, Caesars. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesars, and unto God the things that are Gods.

Now tell me, whose image is on the money we use today? Is it God's, or is it the image of presidents, etc?

Use the money to pay your taxes. Show me where God ever asked for your money?
---Gary on 6/20/12


I Corinthians 9:12 ...Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ. ...[15] But I have used none of these things. And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case,

Interesting how it seems nobody (pastors/bishops) wants to follow Paul example.
---Rod4Him on 6/20/12


1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

Where in the bible did the Lord ordain this?

If you can find it, you may understand why christians are to return a tithe
---FRANCIS on 6/20/12


Mal 1:1The oracle of the word of the LORD to Israel...

2:1And now this commandment is for you, O priests. [2]If you do not listen, ...

Notice, to Israel and to the priests.

If people use this for people to tithe today, they need to explain the leap from the historical record to how to make this relevant today.

The passage appears to be more directed to leaders, pastors and bishops, if people are going to such a direct application.
---Rod4Him on 6/20/12


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Malachi 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, [is it] not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, [is it] not evil?

Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,

Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish

Leviticus 1:10 he shall bring it a male without blemish.

Stop briningg blind and lame animals and those who do not want as a sacrifice to God. Remember ye the law of Moses: bring animals without blemiish
---francis on 6/20/12


Malachi vs 1 ...the word etc to ISRAEL...Mal ch4 following straight on from the famous "windows of heaven" phrase (therefore)..."remember ye the law of Moses" The 2 parables where Jesus mentions the tithe,He is pointing out the Pharisees hypochrisy...the tithe means a specific thing concerning the Jews deliverance at the end of this age..the clue is in that "The Lord will strike through kings in the day of His wrath"..Psalm 110
---richard on 6/19/12


Jesus does not require any tithe in order to minister to people.
---Eloy on 6/18/12

1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

Where in the bible did the Lord ordain this?

If you can find it, you may understand why christians are to return a tithe
---francis on 6/19/12


Jesus does not require any tithe in order to minister to people. Therefore these places are places of satan, and not Christian churches.
---Eloy on 6/18/12


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Don't confuse francis with the context....
---micha9344 on 6/18/12

It does not matter what the context is: Whether the context is taxes raised to pay foreign government, to pay for military campains, or as solomon did to build houses of worship for his wives the doctrine will always remain the same.

The civil government raises taxes/ tribute for funding, while the levites get funding from tithes
---francis on 6/18/12


Don't confuse francis with the context....
The "here a little, there a little" misrepresentation will resurface....
---micha9344 on 6/18/12


II Kings 23:35. Are you suggesting that it was right to tax the people and to give the money to their enemy.
---Rod4Him on 6/18/12

Not about right or wrong here
only about how each branch was funded

Letites by tithes
civil government by taxes
---francis on 6/18/12


II Kings 23:35. Are you suggesting that it was right to tax the people and to give the money to their enemy.

Read verse 37, And he [the king] did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
---Rod4Him on 6/18/12


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The tithe is exclusively for the levites, which kings and civic leaders taxed their people
2 Kings 23:35 And Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land to give the money according to the commandment of Pharaoh: he exacted the silver and the gold of the people of the land, of every one according to his taxation, to give [it] unto Pharaohnechoh.

Numbers 31:28 And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, [both] of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:
---francis on 6/18/12


Not your money you yourself are belongs to God.He created Us all for his joy,pleasure so,You are more important than your money.If we understand what really means being in him,What has done on the cross,then tithe will not be 10% .you will give what you have.. like the apostels era(Church at the early stage)
---yfk5585 on 6/18/12


Why is it all churches teach tithing yet many of them say other OT laws are done away?
---Marie on 6/9/12

Because they do not care about the salvation of anyone, all they care about is peoples money.

You could commit all sorts of abomination and they could care less.

The only sins they ever speakof is sexuality immorality and robing God of his tithes and offerings
---francis on 6/18/12


It has been pointed out before that the tithe system was not only for the religious system but also for the civil system. Ten percent of the produce supported the health care, police, and religious system. Compare that with thirty plus tax system in the states, and the religious system still wants another ten percent.
---Rod4Him on 6/18/12


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Thank you for your words Chria. Michael, Point taken. Gary, you bring out a great point in regards to the context of the tenth as a war tithe, and that is good dialog. See, this helps to clarify questions rather than blasting Churches choices without even knowing a fraction of the real motives and traditions of these numerous members of the body. Many Churches may be in error, but the Master may not judge them so harshly as us, while at the same time their chastisement may be very severe, but He knows how to take care of his Bride without His other children throwing rocks IMO.
In His grip
---Poppa_Bear on 6/18/12


//Tithing did not originate as a Jewish commandment//

While that statement is true, tithing before the law had nothing in common (other than tenth) with tithing in the law.

Abram's tithing of war spoils to Melchizedek was not carried forward into the law. Under the law, there was no tithing on war spoils. Instead, God told how the spoils would be divided and He wanted only 1.1%, not a tenth. See Numbers 31.
---Gary on 6/15/12


//Tithing did not originate as a Jewish commandment//

Amen, but it did become part of Jewish commandment
---michael_e on 6/15/12


---Poppa_Bear on 6/13/12

It is a pleasure to see you back here! I've missed your posting, and evident caring and sensitivity to all. God bless you
---chria9396 on 6/15/12


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Tithing did not originate as a Jewish commandment, it was first shown us by Abraham before the nation of Israel or the commandments. Jesus is our Melchizedec, Hebrews shows us this. Also Baptism was also practiced by Jewish sects as well as other cultures before Christ. Im not saying that I support tithing, I have felt no compulsion, but I think the facts above arent being taken into consideration from what I have read, except for one person in an earlier post and nobody even picked it up it seemed.
In His loving grip
---Poppa_Bear on 6/13/12


Marie, It is unfortunate that churches that are struggling financially abuse the Bible in order to try to guilt the poor people out of their much needed money. Almighty God is not poor at all, that he needs to rob the poor of their paltry existence. Shame on you ministers for fleecing God's sheep, hell fire will not be hot enough for your robbery.
---Eloy on 6/12/12


Thank you everyone for your replies. My question had to do with what I felt was hypocritical of the churches that do teach their congregations to tithe. Many of these churches would not touch anything "Jewish" (as they see it) with a ten foot pole, yet they grab hold of the tihthing law. I hate to be cynical but I see it's a good money maker and that's why they do it.
---Marie on 6/12/12


Hi, Marie (c: Yes, tithing is given in the law of Moses. But also we see how Jacob promised God > Genesis 28:18-22 > that if God kept him to live long enough to return to Bethel, "of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You." (in Genesis 28:22) This was before the law was given. Before the law, there were things people of God understood they needed to do for God. If you are blessed to do something, be blessed in doing it (c: I would not be legalistic, then, for or against tithing.
---willie_c: on 6/12/12


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Answering the blog question, because they pick and choose are inconsistent.

Many point to Malachi to bring into the storehouse. Can someone explain what a storehouse was used for?
---Rod4Him on 6/12/12


Philippians 2:14

I must repent for complaining about Tithing. That was an OT commandment for supporting the Jewish Temples. Today, Christians aren't living under that LEGALISM any longer. And few Christian Churches qualify as Jewish Temples either.

2 Corinthians 9:7

We are now living under GRACE and are "Free" to give as we want. You can continue the OT ways of Tithing. There are other ways of giving besides Money too. As much, or as little, as your heart leads you to give. You'll be blessed accordingly.

What I have trouble with is that many modern Churches don't seem to understand what I just wrote. I just tell them to "Read Your Bible" and see for yourself!

---Sag on 6/12/12


Gary, if your church doesn't use it's funds to help the needy and reach out to the lost, then I suggest you find a different church that does and start tithing there. Going to a bad church doesn't excuse you from your responsibility to obey God and tithe, it just makes you lazy for knowingly attending a false-church and not finding a new one. There are plenty of churches that are truly non-profit and use the funds to reach out to the community and spread the gospel.
---Jed on 6/11/12


Gary
-like 1500 pairs of shoes, at least 6 other churchs we help provide for, kenya mission trips, boxes of Bibles to go to Kenya, Kenya girl with cancer, 30% toward salaries (less than most churchs the average with full time staff is 40 to 60%). Financial report is on web at newspring church
---Scott1 on 6/11/12


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The question I would pose to all here who do not believe in giving a tithe is, what is the correct amount? I have seen what Cluny has offered and while I believe this is correct, it offers no guidance at all. No one can give 100% of their income. Therefore, what would you guide people to give?

My guidance is this. While titheing is OT, it is definitely God-approved. If all you are looking for is giving the minimum, then give the tithe. Otherwise, my answer is another question back. How much treasure do you want in Heaven?
---Mark_Eaton on 6/11/12


//I did not realize that only 20 - 30% of church members tithe consistently. That is a rather startling statistic. Then people wonder why God is not blessing them financially//

Give me a break with this prosperity theology.

If this were true, those 20 to 30 percent would be billionaire by now.
---Rod4Him on 6/11/12


makes you more like Jesus
---Scott1

Giving money to a corporate organization doing business as a church makes you more like Jesus? WOW!

I'd say giving that money to the needy, instead, would make you more like Jesus.
---Gary on 6/11/12


Scott1 did not say that 20-30% tithed consistently...he said that 20-30% gave consistently...which means from the heart..not a command..and not necessarily ten percent....
If it is not ten percent...it is not a "tithe".
If it is not cattle or crops, it is not a Sinai covenant tithe...
It is really that simple, anything else is someone's ideas being placed into scripture and devalues the true meaning of the word.
---micha9344 on 6/11/12


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Scott1, I did not realize that only 20 - 30% of church members tithe consistently. That is a rather startling statistic. Then people wonder why God is not blessing them financially. God does not bless disobedience.
---Jed on 6/11/12


When pastors speak of tithing (at least the ones I listen to) they are encouraging there members to give generously and sacrificially. Based on financial records an average of 20 to 30% of the members give money consistantly at these churchs. 10% (a tithe)is a good starting percentage to start giving because it is both generous and sacrifical. A $30,000 salary comes to $250 a month tithe check (a car payment). So why should we give money. 1) people like to meet in buildings 2) Pastors need time for personal bible study and preparing for church without worring about another 40 hour week job. 3) it allows you to own money instead of money owning you 4) It makes you part of the big picture 5) makes you more like Jesus
---Scott1 on 6/11/12


\\but, again, jed. If that is what you want to do, do it. i just believe in service and not in ceremony. you only need small, productive groups for service. you need buildings, committees, and mortgages for ceremony.\\

ALL Christians are going to have ceremony. It's unavoidable.

The real question is if we are going to have ceremony invented on the spur of the moment, and because of its lack of planning and supposed spontaneity is miscalled "spirit-led"--or are we going to have the truly Holy Spirit led ceremony that has come down through the years from the time of Christ and His apostles?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/11/12


Aka, I'm trying to understand what you're saying. There is no need to mix Judaism and Christianity, since they are actually one in the same religion. There is only one true God, the God of the Jews, that is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus did not come to start a new religion, but to perfect the one that already existed where the Jews had gotten off track. Jesus himself practiced Judaism. In fact, Jesus, with the Father, started Judaism. Anyone who follows Christ is following the founder of Judaism. It is the modern Jews that have gotten off track and strayed from the true God, their God, now the christians follow their God. When you pray, you are praying to the Jewish God that started Judaism.
---Jed on 6/11/12


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aka
most notable incident is the incident at Antioch (Gal 2). paul speaks out against it in other places.

Peter did not stick to the jewish Law for salvation because Peter had already had given up on strict jewish Law. What Peter got trapped by was fear of man in not following his Jewish brothers and the appearance of approval of Judaziers as a "first rate" christians because they follow OT laws also.
---Scott1 on 6/11/12


Eloy, where did you get that an idea like that? I know of plenty Christian churches that teach tithing. There are far more Christian churches that teach tithing than those that don't. In fact, of all the Christian churches I've ever visited, I don't know of one that didn't believe in tithing.
---Jed on 6/11/12


All churches do not teach tithing. NonChristian churches teach tithing.
---Eloy on 6/10/12


//All of these are common Christian practices, not just Jewish practices. //

Jed, that is the point. they were not simultaneous practices. christians were continuing practices that were commandments to the twelve tribes. judaizing is a vicious circle that mixes judaism with christianity.

but, again, jed. If that is what you want to do, do it. i just believe in service and not in ceremony. you only need small, productive groups for service. you need buildings, committees, and mortgages for ceremony.
---aka on 6/10/12


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Aka, why would that be called "judaizer"? That name doesn't really fit the description. All of these are common Christian practices, not just Jewish practices. In fact, you mention water baptism, which is not even a Jewish practice at all. As far as I know, only Christians practice water baptism. Also, most Christians do not rely upon these practices for their salvation, but do them simply because it is what God has commanded us and they want to do what God says.
---Jed on 6/10/12


jed, it is someone who supposedly professes jesus christ as the only Way, but still insists on practices, rituals, or ceremony for salvation based in the Jewish customs. e.g. water baptism, tithing, dietary law...

most notable incident is the incident at Antioch (Gal 2). paul speaks out against it in other places.
---aka on 6/10/12


"...two Biblical standards for giving:
1. The 10% in the OT.
2. The 100% in the early chapters of Acts..."-Cluny on 6/10/12
Except for one was a commandment given to Israel and the other is an act of faith, not a commandment.
Christians are to be led by the Spirit in their joyful giving out of their abundance, not as a uncompromisingly numeric necessity.
Those who preach tithing do so out of a lack of faith from themselves and others around them, even though it is God who judges all...
Our model of giving is more reminiscent of the freewill offering than the tithe...
Deu 16:10b ...freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give [unto the LORD thy God], according as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
---micha9344 on 6/10/12


I can't speak for any "church", but why, may be for some,
Heb 7 all,
Gen 14:18-20
(before the law)Melchisedec,priest of the most high God,To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils,
he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
---chria9396 on 6/10/12


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Aka, what is a judaizer?
---Jed on 6/10/12


Both churches, and many charities, claim to be helping people with your "Generous" donations. That might be 10% of your earnings or $10. Whatever. I've learned that you need to be careful about who receives your donations.

Sure, a tiny fraction of your donations might be going to pay overseas missions workers, stock food shelves, etc.

Yet, I've discovered that the majority of your donations goes to "Line The Pockets" of the Business owners. Yes, Charities and Churchers are Businesses. Non-Profit ones.

My answer to the blog question is that Tithing is a way for Churches to manipulate, or coerce, attendees to fork over the $$$.

It's either that, or YOU are being unfaithful. Uh, Oh!
---Sag on 6/10/12


Your premise is wrong. As a matter of fact, the Eastern pre-reformation churches don't make an issue of tithing.

Nevertheless, there are two Biblical standards for giving:

1. The 10% in the OT.

2. The 100% in the early chapters of Acts.

Which one would you rather follow?

Glory to Jesus Christ.
---Cluny on 6/10/12


All churches don't teach tithing. Not all denominations teach tithing.

Example: John MacArthur does not teach tithing to his mega church in Los Angeles.

In my opinion, those who teach tithing are false teachers and I would stay far away from them.
---Gary on 6/10/12


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1. because all denominations are judaizers to some degree.

2. because all denominations have to pay for the buildings (and salaries) that they consider church (which is related to number one.)
---aka on 6/9/12


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