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Do End Times Scare You
  
"Do end times scare me?" The simple answer to that question is ......NO!! Means we are closer to going home. Honestly I cannot wait. Bring it on and get it over with. Just the thought of being befors Jesus leaves me speachless.


I Have Been Married Twice
  
Repent of your sin from the heart and you will be forgiven. Adultry and abuse are sins but is you sincerly repent you will be forgiven. I use to struggle with the same question. Think about it.. here is one example of forgiven adultry: David... he commited adultry yet was a man after Gods own heart... he repented and was then in Gods favor. Since my husband and I have surrenderd everything to God, our lives have been so blessed. I am not saying that we haven't been effected by the economy but God has had His hand on all that coms our way and every trial that we go through is for His glory. Every trial is to "refine" us. Give your worries to God.


Obama $500 Tax Credit
  
Math might be off... but if they were to equally divide up the stimulis money we all would be able to pay all out bills pay off our homes and buy a new car or two and still have money left over! Wouldnt that boost the economy!!!??


Deliverance Ministry
  
What is your thought on accupuncture? Can it be done and not involve eastern religion?


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
I have come to the conclusion that we should just drop the tithe word and call it giving (as NT Christians).
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I agree with you Rob about paying your neighbor and the whole debt thing. But we must always give what the Holy Spirit leads us to give and if that means you fall short on something God will provide the means to take care of the rest (that is what I have learned through the Holy Spirit). And it has always worked out in the end 10 fold.
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My 3 part response was out of Eastons Bible dictionary... I thought a little history would help.
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All have a Blessed Day!!


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
Part ONE
Tithe
A tenth of the produce of the earth consecrated and set apart for special purposes. The dedication of a tenth to God was recognized as a duty before the time of Moses. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Gen_14:20, Heb_7:6), and Jacob vowed unto the Lord and said, Of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
Tithe ~ Part TWO of 3
The first Mosaic law on this subject is recorded in Lev_27:30-32. Subsequent legislation regulated the destination of the tithes (Num_18:21-24, Num_18:26-28, Deu_12:5, Deu_12:6, Deu_12:11, Deu_12:17, Deu_14:22, Deu_14:23). The paying of the tithes was an important part of the Jewish religious worship. In the days of Hezekiah one of the first results of the reformation of religion was the eagerness with which the people brought in their tithes (2Ch_31:5, 2Ch_31:6). The neglect of this duty was sternly rebuked by the prophets (Amo_4:4, Mal_3:8-10).


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
Tithe ~ Part Three of 3

It cannot be affirmed that the Old Testament law of tithes is binding on the Christian Church, nevertheless the principle of this law remains, and is incorporated in the gospel (1Co_9:13, 1Co_9:14), and if, as is the case, the motive that ought to prompt to liberality in the cause of religion and of the service of God be greater now than in Old Testament times, then Christians ought to go beyond the ancient Hebrew in consecrating both themselves and their substance to God.
Every Jew was required by the Levitical law to pay three tithes of his property
(1.) one tithe for the Levites,
(2.) one for the use of the temple and the great feasts, and
(3.) one for the poor of the land.


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
Ya know it is kind of funny how a simple question turns into a huge debate over tithing.
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To the person who posted the question ... listen to the Holy Spirit.. if He leads you to tithe (or give) then do so faithfully... most imortant cheerfully... you will be blessed as you follow the Spirit.
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Have a Blessed Day


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
I go to a tiny church. I am the clerk and every member knows exactly where every penny that is given goes. Poor tithe you are talking about would probably be the funds we set aside to help folks out when the need arises. Only our Pastor is paid everything else is taken care of by the members.. ie cleaning, light maintanence ...etc Everything that we do as a church is voted on by the members. Then we also send monies to missionaries and othe outreaches. There is truely no cult going on here and lots of accountability! I am going to sit down this weekend and talk to my Pastor about the whole tithe NT thing... but my heart tells me to tithe and that is what I do.


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
Sounds like cherry picking to me... We as Christians ARE covered by Grace... that allows forgivness after true heart felt repentance..this is where the NT overrides the OT.
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AND *** I am going to make it very clear that I am not a follower of anyone except JESUS!
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I read and study my bible and come to understanding thru the Holy Spirit.
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I am very faithful in when it comes to tithing. God says to test him on this... give it a try... have the faith.
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I am not trying to make a huge arguement out of this. The Holy Spirit will convict you if you are not doing as God would have you do... you will know.
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Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
here is a lil about my life. The last year my husband was in a motorcycle accident, 2 months later he was put in hospital because of dibaties, he went thru midlife crisis, we came very close to divorce.. that was june-sept. mid sept we decided to try and save our marriage/ family. So we turned back to Jesus. Since we have totally surrendered our marriage our family our relationship with God has never been stronger! I recently lost my job we barely can pay our bill on what my husband makes..


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
~~~miss quote sorry.~~~~~ it is matthew 15:11 that says it is not what enters you mouth that defiles you but what come out of your mouth.
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Have a blessed day!


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
OK saying to tithe is not for NT Christians, then you are saying that we are not to hold to the 10 commandments either.
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We are to hold to the WHOLE Bible... keep to what is in the OT unless it was changed in the NT by Jesus.
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he who has no sin cast the first stone...john 8:7
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it is not what you put in your mouth that defiles you, it is what comes out of you mouth.... Acts 11
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storehouse is the Church. The "crop" is not food, When you plant seed for the harvest you are planting Gods word to bring lost souls to His throne.


Obama $500 Tax Credit
  
It is a tax credit... you wont see it in check form. Its part of when you file your taxes. So you just MIGHT get a little more back this year... they will figure some other way to tax us so that the gov get their money back. i wouldnt be looking for a check like they did last year... not gonna happen. if i am wrong and we really do get a check... i will be surprised! jaw to knees surprised!


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
Yes Rod the Bible is VERY clear! God wants the FIRST fruits! NOT the left overs! It also says that it is sin to be in debt. But you cannot rob God of the first fruits. Pay God first He will make sure you have the means to take care of the rest. I am not saying that God is going to "give you money", I am saying He will give you the means..ie over-time, an xtra job on the side, something like that. It is all about FAITH my friend. Titheing is the ONLY thing that Gods says that we may test him on! Malachi 3:6-12. Check it out and be FAITHFUL! Test God if you will.


Pay Off Debts Or Pay Tithes
  
OK... you show me where it says not to tithe... I know it says to tithe, nowhere does it say not to. Titheing is for Gods works.. to plant seed. to use to bring the lost souls to the Lord... SO WHY WOULD YOU NOT TITHE?! How is your church going to be able to function if you are not tithing. Why would you deny God so little for he has done so very much for you?! I just cannot fathom the reasons anyone could have for not giving (cheerfully) to further Gods kingdom..Gods glory!



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