Is it right for a pastor to keep up with his individual church member's finances so closely that he calls them up chews them out about "not paying enough tithes to his church"?
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it was not God it was the guilt that was heaped on you.
Wow, saved. Interesting story. If I had been in your shoes that "pastor" would have gotten some choice words from me AND I would have left the place. About tithing, you must do what you think is right, but the Bible does not command tithing.
tithing was ONLY to the levitical priesthood and passed with the law when we entered the new covenant, anyone calling for a tithe is not of God but of the flesh, and does not trust God to supply
Wow! Thank you for so much food for thought. The sad thing is that our pastor is my father in law, in a small church in the North Georgia mountains. We have often pondered the fact that he seems to stray away from the true Word to suit his own needs.
Now, this takes a different turn, since he is your father-in-law. I encourage you to read and ponder 1 Tim 5:4-8 and Mat 15:3-6. These passages are in regard to caring for your family, which comes before 'giving to God' and is pleasing to the LORD.
I will do that. Thanks. I may be contacting you further in a private email message if that is okay with you.
Certainly. I would say, even you cannot provide everything your father-in-law may feel he 'needs'. I'm not so sure this is just about the needs of the church. What is faith, if not tested by fire? Let God do the testing and ponder His direction.
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