Tithing. What are Christians suppose to do?

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Tithing


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Guojing

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Nice try, Dino had no part in my post that you replied to. Where you deliberately & deceitfully added to 2 verses of scripture to promote your false tithing narrative.

Find here again your #91 post.
Genesis 18:33 When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home, and Abraham tithe to the Lord

Genesis 26:12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him, and Issac tithe to the Lord.

Just shameful!!
Haha, well as they say, you can explain something to others, but you cannot understand it for them. Cheers.
 

BenFTW

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So if someone gives 10% of their income, aren’t they technically tithing in their giving because it is a tenth? 😁

Sorry @Dino246 I had to. 😝

Shouldn’t the discussion rather be about whether or not we are being good stewards with our finances and whether giving is a determining factor of one’s quality of stewardship?

In giving we honor God with our finances, not only because it reveals our heart but we too may partake in the spreading of His Kingdom. We finance the evangelists God has anointed to preach the Gospel and in so doing, we rejoice with God as He draws people to Him by the Holy Spirit’s conviction and He makes new sons and daughters.

Do we understand that not only do we honor God when we give but we too have been given the honor of financing His purposes and plans? What trust has God shown you that He has blessed you with the means to bless others? Consider the man or woman the Lord has made you, that He has entrusted you with wealth.

Are we under obligation to give or as His word says “of necessity”? No, but what does the apostle Paul say in regards to our gratitude towards the Lord and what we are to do as a living sacrifice? It is our reasonable duty. What is right, to do? Shall we feast and not give? Will we be made fat and not share? Is it not the Lord’s heart to give? Do we not reflect Him? What is our duty? Indeed, is it not reasonable to give out of our abundance, for Christ’s sake?

Giving is a matter of the heart, but prosperity and wealth are an honor. That God would entrust us with the means to support His plans, it’s humbling. It is an honor.
 

Dino246

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So if someone gives 10% of their income, aren’t they technically tithing in their giving because it is a tenth? 😁

Sorry @Dino246 I had to. 😝
Haha... yes, in a mathematical sense.

Shouldn’t the discussion rather be about whether or not we are being good stewards with our finances and whether giving is a determining factor of one’s quality of stewardship?
The OP asked, we answered.

In giving we honor God with our finances, not only because it reveals our heart but we too may partake in the spreading of His Kingdom. We finance the evangelists God has anointed to preach the Gospel and in so doing, we rejoice with God as He draws people to Him by the Holy Spirit’s conviction and He makes new sons and daughters.

Do we understand that not only do we honor God when we give but we too have been given the honor of financing His purposes and plans? What trust has God shown you that He has blessed you with the means to bless others? Consider the man or woman the Lord has made you, that He has entrusted you with wealth.

Are we under obligation to give or as His word says “of necessity”? No, but what does the apostle Paul say in regards to our gratitude towards the Lord and what we are to do as a living sacrifice? It is our reasonable duty. What is right, to do? Shall we feast and not give? Will we be made fat and not share? Is it not the Lord’s heart to give? Do we not reflect Him? What is our duty? Indeed, is it not reasonable to give out of our abundance, for Christ’s sake?

Giving is a matter of the heart, but prosperity and wealth are an honor. That God would entrust us with the means to support His plans, it’s humbling. It is an honor.
Giving is indeed a matter of the heart. That's why I strongly resist false teachings that would foist legalism upon Christians. :)
 

BenFTW

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Haha... yes, in a mathematical sense.


The OP asked, we answered.


Giving is indeed a matter of the heart. That's why I strongly resist false teachings that would foist legalism upon Christians. :)
Should someone feel bad for not giving? That’s a peculiar question because people aren’t to give out of obligation and yet, knowing Kingdom principles of sowing and reaping, and the idea of honoring God with our finances, what does it say of the person’s heart? It isn’t for us to judge, but it is for us to encourage or address, and provide wisdom that allows them to see the benefits of giving (not only what you’re supporting, but the fringe benefits as well such as the Lord “shall repay you”).

Maybe it is a matter of trust, or lack thereof? I remember a man stating once that he could tithe but there’s no promise of when God would bless him. He said something along the lines of “it could be tomorrow, next week, next year, or a decade from now.”

That puts into question that the Lord is gracious and full of compassion, that He grants the desires of the righteous, and that He is faithful.

The topic of giving is also a lesson in faith. Who is your source? Who is it that grants upon you favor?
 
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Maybe it is a matter of trust, or lack thereof? I remember a man stating once that he could tithe but there’s no promise of when God would bless him. He said something along the lines of “it could be tomorrow, next week, next year, or a decade from now.”
...or in the life to come:

13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” - Luke 14:13-14

But one thing you can count on is God will see to it that you have what you need in this life when you are generous to Him by being generous to the needy (the truly needy). He will do that anyway, but all the more if you are generous to the needy.

I'll be honest with you. I've gotten more joy out of the scripture above than I have of any promise of financial payback in this life.
 

Guojing

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Should someone feel bad for not giving? That’s a peculiar question because people aren’t to give out of obligation and yet, knowing Kingdom principles of sowing and reaping, and the idea of honoring God with our finances, what does it say of the person’s heart? It isn’t for us to judge, but it is for us to encourage or address, and provide wisdom that allows them to see the benefits of giving (not only what you’re supporting, but the fringe benefits as well such as the Lord “shall repay you”).

Maybe it is a matter of trust, or lack thereof? I remember a man stating once that he could tithe but there’s no promise of when God would bless him. He said something along the lines of “it could be tomorrow, next week, next year, or a decade from now.”

That puts into question that the Lord is gracious and full of compassion, that He grants the desires of the righteous, and that He is faithful.

The topic of giving is also a lesson in faith. Who is your source? Who is it that grants upon you favor?
The parable of the unjust Steward is a great lesson on how christians should be handling finances
 
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Tithe Questions for Community Members,

In the situation where you have utterly refused to give Tithe/Tenth to any of the thousands of Fake Denominational Churches that are leading Billions astray from Elohim/God, is it Lawful to give Tithe/Tenth to genuine Charitable Organisation/s? If it is Lawful to do so, are you able to show this with Scripture?
 
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is it Lawful to give Tithe/Tenth to genuine Charitable Organisation/s?
Since that more closely resembles who tithing was intended to help I'd say, 'yes'.
Now you just need to decide how much of your tithe your going to eat yourself, and how much of the tithe you're going to give to them for two years. Then, of course, the full tithe goes to them in the third year. That constitutes lawful tithing.

23You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

27“Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.

28At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.

Deuteronomy 14:23,27,28
 
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Since that more closely resembles who tithing was intended to help I'd say, 'yes'.
Now you just need to decide how much of your tithe your going to eat yourself, and how much of the tithe you're going to give to them for two years. Then, of course, the full tithe goes to them in the third year. That constitutes lawful tithing.

23You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

27“Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.

28At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.

Deuteronomy 14:23,27,28
(hate that five minute rule, lol...)

12“When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. - Deuteronomy 26:12
 

Dino246

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Tithe Questions for Community Members,

In the situation where you have utterly refused to give Tithe/Tenth to any of the thousands of Fake Denominational Churches that are leading Billions astray from Elohim/God, is it Lawful to give Tithe/Tenth to genuine Charitable Organisation/s? If it is Lawful to do so, are you able to show this with Scripture?
Let's start by defining "Lawful"... if you mean "not contrary to the established laws of your country", then probably. If you mean "consistent with the Law as given to Moses", then no.

Giving 10% of your monetary income to any person or organization is not biblical tithing; rather, it's just giving. If you think that the Bible instructs you to do so, you have not studied the matter sufficiently. Jesus's death on the cross freed us from the Law. Don't be a fool (Paul's word!) by putting yourself once again under obligation to the Law.

As to your very slanted comments, you have a bee in your bonnet and need to deal with it righteously. Throwing around non-specific slander is a bad idea.
 
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If you want to live under the open Windows of Heaven where the LORD of Hosts pours you out a Blessing(s), that there shall not be room enough to receive it, Tithe and give an offering every time you get paid without daily.

If you want to rob God in Tithes and offerings and live under the curse where the hedge of protection comes down, DONOT Tithe and give an offering when you get paid.
 
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The Believer is commanded by the Lord to Tithe in good ground. Remember, Jesus said that many Churches have made a name for themselves. However, He says that they are dead (Rev. 3:1).

If the Church is not preaching Christ Crucified (1 Cor. 1:17-18, 23 - 1 Cor. 2:2), they are a dead Church.
 

Dino246

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If you want to live under the open Windows of Heaven where the LORD of Hosts pours you out a Blessing(s), that there shall not be room enough to receive it, Tithe and give an offering every time you get paid without daily.

If you want to rob God in Tithes and offerings and live under the curse where the hedge of protection comes down, DONOT Tithe and give an offering when you get paid.
These are references to verses given to Israel, not to the Church.

The Believer is commanded by the Lord to Tithe in good ground.
No, there is nothing in Scripture telling the Christian believer to tithe anything anywhere. You're preaching adherence to the Mosaic Law.
 

Jackson123

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If you want to live under the open Windows of Heaven where the LORD of Hosts pours you out a Blessing(s), that there shall not be room enough to receive it, Tithe and give an offering every time you get paid without daily.

If you want to rob God in Tithes and offerings and live under the curse where the hedge of protection comes down, DONOT Tithe and give an offering when you get paid.

Are you billioner now? Is that because you tithing?
 
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Since that more closely resembles who tithing was intended to help I'd say, 'yes'.
Now you just need to decide how much of your tithe your going to eat yourself, and how much of the tithe you're going to give to them for two years. Then, of course, the full tithe goes to them in the third year. That constitutes lawful tithing.

23You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

27“Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.

28At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.

Deuteronomy 14:23,27,28
We are commanded to save our money over three years and than tithe the third year, as the third year is the year of the tithe. Therefore, it is Lawful to Tithe/Tenth every three years? What say you?
 
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(hate that five minute rule, lol...)

12“When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. - Deuteronomy 26:12
This Scripture affirms that it is Lawful to include in your Tithing Strangers that require help. This would appear to cover contribution to genuine Charitable Organisation/s that might be Pagan. The orphan and the widow should be given a part. What about the Levite? Who would represent the True Levite today, that we can give part in our Tithe?
 
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Let's start by defining "Lawful"... if you mean "not contrary to the established laws of your country", then probably. If you mean "consistent with the Law as given to Moses", then no.

Giving 10% of your monetary income to any person or organization is not biblical tithing; rather, it's just giving. If you think that the Bible instructs you to do so, you have not studied the matter sufficiently. Jesus's death on the cross freed us from the Law. Don't be a fool (Paul's word!) by putting yourself once again under obligation to the Law.

As to your very slanted comments, you have a bee in your bonnet and need to deal with it righteously. Throwing around non-specific slander is a bad idea.

Galatians 3:1 King James Version (KJV)

3 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?


Yes, I mean consistent with the Law of Moses. Being Lawful, I choose to be a Foolish Galatian! Paul is an inspired Servant of Elohim/God.
 

Dino246

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Galatians 3:1 King James Version (KJV)

3 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?


Yes, I mean consistent with the Law of Moses. Being Lawful, I choose to be a Foolish Galatian! Paul is an inspired Servant of Elohim/God.
Riddle me this, Batman: why would you think that tithing, which was never commanded prior to Moses, still be required of Christians, but circumcision, which was commanded prior to Moses, not be required of Christians? Further, if it is so important, why was tithing not mentioned in Acts 15?
 
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We are commanded to save our money over three years and than tithe the third year, as the third year is the year of the tithe. Therefore, it is Lawful to Tithe/Tenth every three years? What say you?
The way I'm reading it is you set aside your tithe and eat it yourself (and share some with the Levite) for two years. Then for the whole third year all your tithe is given away and is used to feed the Levite, the alien, the orphan, and the widow. You don't eat any of it in the third year. That year it's all put in storage to take care of the needy.