Clergy Leaders have put a price on salvation through our tithes

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    mdawson17posted 11 years ago

    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?

    1. ionerice profile image61
      ionericeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Paying tithes is an Old Testament Law given to the Hebrew people only.  No one in the New Testament was required to pay tithes.

  2. quietnessandtrust profile image61
    quietnessandtrustposted 10 years ago

    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 lol

    1. ionerice profile image61
      ionericeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. quietnessandtrust profile image61
        quietnessandtrustposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Men being with men and women being with women is forbidden in the NT as well.
        Just like having sex with your mother is too.

        The end of the law? The word end is "aim" He was the aim of the law and He hit the mark.

  3. Tom Cornett profile image82
    Tom Cornettposted 10 years ago

    Job security?  smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 10 years ago

    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.

  5. TimTurner profile image70
    TimTurnerposted 10 years ago

    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.

  6. Jonathan Janco profile image65
    Jonathan Jancoposted 10 years ago

    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.

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    Rick Marlowposted 10 years ago

    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.


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