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Sandra Mireles says
In my experience many people walk in condemnation when there is no need for them to do so. I think this is a legitimate question.
Your explanation has clarified your meaning. Yes, I agree. Many professing Christians still feel condemned because they do not have assurance of their salvation. Many folks need to come to understand that Christ has set them free from sin's penalty.
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Louis Fourie says
Tithing is traditional doctrine of the church. Malachi 3. People are wrong to condemn you. If you feel condemned you should repent of your OWN sins and forget what others think about you. They are sinning, too. See my comment above.
The preacher and the church are mistaken. Tithing has no connection with salvation; it is a good work that believers do in obedience to God. If they do not obey God, they will lose rewards, not salvation. The Bible does not contradict itself.
2 Corinthians 9: 7 Each of you must make up your own mind about how much to give. But don’t feel sorry that you must give and don’t feel that you are forced to give. God loves people who love to give. (Just another thought about giving)
You cannot go wrong when you quote Scripture in context.
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