For Christians only: Do you believe you should give 10% of your income to church

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  1. CarolineVABC profile image75
    CarolineVABCposted 7 years ago

    For Christians only: Do you believe you should give 10% of your income to church?

    Many churches today ask their members to "tithe" ten percent of their salary.  They believe that it was a commandment from the book of Malachi and those who do not give ten percent of their income will be cursed or not be blessed.  What do you think?

  2. blessed365 profile image76
    blessed365posted 7 years ago

    I believe in tithing, and do believe that God does bless you if you do so. The 10% that I offer to God is not mine. It is his and when I offer it back to Him, he promises to bless me. Many people believe that we do not tithe because that was under the Old Testament, but I believe it is even for today's Christians. There have been many testimonies to the fact that God takes care of His people who present Him back his tithe.

    1. CarolineVABC profile image75
      CarolineVABCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I believe the same thing. What's not clear to me is it 10% of your gross or net income. Some people say it is better if we give 10% of the former because this way, we are not just giving 'left overs' to God.
      Sorry for the very late reply! Thank you!

    2. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      a tithe was on increase only.  only payable to Levites.  It passed with the law.  see nu 18.  If you follow 1 part o the law you must follow ALL of it and be judged under it,not grace. read Galatians chapters 3-4 & 5.Keeping the law is denying Ch

  3. philirodje profile image60
    philirodjeposted 7 years ago

    Yes it is called Tith it is in the bible, you should read the book of Malachi chapter 3 verse 11 to 23 and see the benefits of giving 10% of your income to the church.

    1. CarolineVABC profile image75
      CarolineVABCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comment, philirodge! I apologize for the very, very late reply. I'm not sure when the "comment" feature started. I will look into it.

    2. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      sorry that is what the churches of men teach but it is unscriptural.   Christians do not pay a tithe. anyone other than a Levite receiveing one is stealing from God. see Numbers 18. tithe was part of law  Jesus completed/finished not for Christians

  4. profile image48
    bretpesisposted 7 years ago

    it's GOD command to the Israelites, not to the gentiles (we, us!)

    1. CarolineVABC profile image75
      CarolineVABCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comment, bretpesis! I apologize for the very late reply. I'm not sure when the "comment" feature started. I appreciate your comment.

  5. celafoe profile image61
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    only if you are a jew in a synagogue.   tithing was only for the jews and only a born levite could receive it.   Jesus fulfilled the law, thereby completing it and replaced it /
    Titheing is not for a Christian and anyone that receives one is stealing/.
    under the law men owned everything and were to pay God His portion to support the Levites.   Under Jesus , God owns it all (including us) ,we are stewards and are to do with it as He directs.

    1. CarolineVABC profile image75
      CarolineVABCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting! I do not know much about tithing. All I know is "everyone" (Jews or Gentiles) were commanded to tithe by Jesus. I need to read about it more. I agree with you that we are His stewards and should obey God. Thank you for your reply!

    2. celafoe profile image61
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      no, only jews were to pay the tithe. and it was Only on INCREASE not all.  only levites could receive.  there was even a tithe you had to eat yourself. and there is more read Numbers chap 18  Jesus never commanded  a tithe, he talked about it to jews

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      CalebSparksposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Caroline, Jesus never commanded New Testament believers to tithe. Tithing is a tradition of man and no such law binds NT Christians.

 
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