So often in order to feel comfortable in church (without being harassed) many members feel they are obligated to give money to the church! Many times clergy preach a forceful sermon concerning tithing when the bills are due at the church or the clergy want to do something with the church money!
The sad thing is that clergy staff do not make public is God word also says that we can also tithe through service work and furthermore we should be humble and cheerful givers!
How can we be cheerful givers; if we have just felt that we have been condemned to hell for not giving the amount the clergy staff feels we need!
Do we not have the right to tithe to whom we feel needs the money owed to God?
What is funny is these same idiots tell the people that the law is done away with, but just not the part about the tithe
So true! Paul told the Gentile Christians that they didn’t have to follow the law because it was weak and that the death of Yeshua was the end of the Law. But they just can’t get away from the tithe scriptures and the one that talk about men being with men.
Yes; many churches use the tithing concept/ritual to have a certain amount of "control" over the people. And they believe in, and exhort, the people to tithe like the original church but they conveniently forget that most churches are not like the original church(es). Today, our tithes may end up paying for the pastor's wife to get her nails done, etc., and for the whole family's desires........I don't remember anything Biblical about paying for stuff like that, do you? Matter of fact, I personally believe a church pastor should have a "day job" instead of having to depend on church tithes or church salary! In lieu of the fact that the original churches' intent was to fund the spread of the Gospel, not to pay for other, more secular, things.
I've known pastors who, yes, tried to make me feel guilty for not tithing regularly. The last straw was when I realized I was being told to "give to God", but that I could use it as a tax deduction, thereby "getting" some of it "back". Such a silly, twisted concept there! If it's all God's anyway, why would I try to get some of it back?
Anyway, I believe each person should tithe according to how God prospers them, according to their conscience.
I would drive past your pastor's house. And if he's living on a 6-digit salary, then he doesn't need your money.
I'm not saying people of the church shouldn't get paid but they shouldn't be able to live an exuberant lifestyle.
I don't trust where my money goes with churches or even charity's.
This attitude is nothing new. In the Middle Ages, noblemen could bribe Church officials to absolve their sins. This practice was referred to as indulgence, and it made the medievel church very wealthy. On the other hand, in Islam, giving 5% of your wealth to charity was written right into the official doctrine.
Tithing is a way of testing Gods word.It`s a way of supporting the church. I`ve tithed and I have not tithed.The Bible says 10%.I always gave from my net income not gross. I can say for my life that tithing was done in the spirit of thankfulness and I never missed a meal.I still had what I wanted in life,bills were paid, everyone was healthy, no problem.It always seems that when I don`t tithe, there`s never enough.God always blessed me for it.But it`s always in the spirit in which you give.
by ngureco 8 years ago
Should Tithe and Offerings Be Based On 10% of Net Earnings or Gross Earnings?
by aoiffe379 3 years ago
Does God make exceptions to tithing?Consider this true scenario. A faithful tither finds that an error has been made in salary.The employer removes $1000.Inquiries are made; there are promises to correct the error.The individual returns a tithe and offering anyhow. The following month, the same...
by Binoy 6 years ago
What is the Motivation behind tithing?"Most people who tithe, and many people who preach tithing, are motivated not by generosity but by greed" Do you agree with this statement?
by seamist 10 years ago
What does everybody think about church membership covenants? What does everybody think about church membership covenants in which you have to pledge to tithe 10% of your income and "to obey and submit to church leaders" among other things?
by Evane 5 years ago
Is it okay not to tithe?
by Sold Out to Jesus 8 years ago
Am I really cursed if I don't tithe?
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