Why a tithe?
Why do most churches teach tithing since could only be received by a natural Levite and when it is an old testament law that has passed with the fulfillment of the Law.?
Great question. As with some other scripture I think this has just been passed down as a tradition. Just my opinion.
Different churches teach it differently. some churches use the tithe for community outreach programs, to feed and clothe the poor, and also to help others. There are some that teach tithing because the pastor has to be paid. There are different reasons. A lot of churches teach tithing simply because it's what the bible says
yes they do and they teach many other lies. teaching something does not mean it is true. The tithe was only to be on the increase and could be paid only to a Levite.It passed with the law.It is not for Christians. and pastors taking it are stealing
I think of "tithing" as a golf or a gym club membership fee, nothing more. If you are part of the club, you should contribute something to pay the bills and salaries. The tithe is not any of the following:
- NT biblical
- Taught by Jesus, the apostles, or the early Church.
- paying back God what is his.
- A spiritual act.
- Anything to do with money.
- Valid outside of the strict terms described under Mosaic law.
good understanding but why use an unscriptural term instead of using the new testament definition of Giving? That would not encourange a newbie to believe the church lie when he hears it,
and maybe God wants me to give a lot more or less than 10%
Yes giving is what Church should be doing and each man in accordance with what he has decided to give. But if the Church wants big buildings and big staff, then these need to be paid for. I think I prefer the 1st century low cost house church model.
i agree DH and its what i have been involved with for the last 30 yrs. Very scriptural and extremely rewarding as it allows everyone to concentrate on people instead of things
I have been receiving a tithe from unsuspecting dogs and cats for decades. They don't seem to mind.
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