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Tithes From The Gross Or Net
  
1-3
The purpose of tithing in the OT was two-fold: 1)Recognize that all one has is from God; and 2)To support the priesthood. As usual, Jesus took OT commands and took them way further: He told the rich young man to sell ALL he had; He praised the widow in the temple for giving "everythingall she had to live on" (Mark12:44). Many people here are stuck on the technicality of giving whether tithing or grace giving instead of focusing on the motivation for it. It is all a test of faith.


Tithes From The Gross Or Net
  
2-3
Mal3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
Early Christians gave way more than 10%, whether net or gross - Acts2:44-45 "All the believers [...] Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need." Now THAT was faith at work!


Tithes From The Gross Or Net
  
3-3
To all who claim that the principle of tithing is an OT thing only (no more priesthood to sustain), this is counter to the NT and Pauls teaching. 1Cor9:14 "Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel." (even though Paul worked as tentmaker in Corinth). We need to continue to take care of those who dedicate their life to spreading the Gospel, be it through tithing if that is what you believe or generous giving by any name.


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee
*the Adventist belief that one is saved eternally by obedience to law*

I am blown away that you should post such fallacies! It's tantamount to claiming Catholics reject the pope!
You continue to prove to all that you know nothing about SDA beliefs! And it is not for lack of information, as so many posts by so many people have attempted to show you what SDAs truly believe.
It leaves one to believe that your intent is to wilfully mislead others. Shame, and certainly not Christian-like!


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee -1
* Ever read Galatians 3:25? But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Also Galatians 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?*

You take a few verses here and there that suit you, totally out of context, and build your theology around them ignoring the many other verses that clearly say otherwise. Do you not study the context in which Paul and other apostles wrote their letters?


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee -2
I have already explained to you that Paul was dealing with Jews who were struggling with the concept that obedience to the Law is not sufficient for salvation, unlike what they had formerly been taught by their rabbis. You take these verses to mean that there is no more law, even though I have pointed out Rom3, 6 and 7 where the same Paul you quote clearly says otherwise should that not worry you?


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee -3
You keep clinging on Acts15 where you claim that the absence of an explicitly mentioned "Sabbath" means it is no longer relevant, but you gloss over Mat5:17-19 where Jesus himself EXPLICITLY says otherwise, yet you continue to claim that the Law was nailed to the cross. Does your theology include contradicting/rejecting Jesus?


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee
*If the law does not save, then why embrace it after it has served its purpose?*

How do you decide that the law "has served its purpose"? Where do you read this? Even Paul does not make that statement, quite the contrary as per my earlier quotes. God has given the Law, Jesus has further established it in Mat5:17-19 as something that will last until the end. How then can you make such a statement?


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee,
*Sin is anything that displeases God; more notably the violation of moral law which is contrary to the Holiness of God.*

There is no "more notably" with sin. Based on what can you make this statement?
You are falling here in the same trap as many who define "small" sins and "big" sins.


Christian Ten Commandments
  
Lee,
*Note that breaking the Sabbath is not listed as a sin of the flesh;*

Of course it is not listed as a sin of the flesh, because IT IS NOT a sin of the flesh! What is your point here?

*in fact, it is not found in any listing of sins in the New Covenant.*
Neither is dishonouring your parents. Does that mean it is now OK to do so? You are saying that if it is not explicitly re-stated, then it does not exist?


Is This SDA Church
  
Lee,
*Adventist theology is like a leaky bucket that cannot hold water; they ignore what cannot be defended *

What does this say about you, Lee, when you have to keep resorting to such low, empty attacks? Do you think that your biblical arguments do not carry sufficient weight, so you have to reinforce them with personal attacks? Does it make you feel better?


Is This SDA Church
  
Lee -1
*According to the structure of the Greek, it does not refer to the OT laws*

Please stop throwing out such hollow generalities. Do you really think that you can make such a statement without providing evidence? I'm really curious how you are going to substantiate this one!



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