Preachers across the world push their congregations to give ten percent to the church. But tithing is an Old Testament law not endorsed by the New Testament church. What does tithing mean for the church age?
Day One: Christian Tithing
Many Christians struggle with the issue of tithing. In some churches giving is over-emphasized. At the same time, many Christians refuse to submit to the biblical exhortations about making offerings to the Lord. Tithing/giving is intended to be a joy and a blessing...
For more, see: "Is tithing biblical?"
Day Two: Gross or Net
The tithe is an Old Testament concept. The tithe was a requirement of the law in which all Israelites were to give 10% of everything they earned—or the crops and animals they grew—to the Tabernacle / Temple...Believers in Christ are not commanded to give 10 percent of their income...
Day Three: Tithing Recipients
This is a difficult issue to discern biblically because the Bible does not mention "special offerings" for Christian causes or parachurch Christian ministries. The Bible simply tells us to give to the Lord...
For more, see: "Donation Secrets"
Day Four: Tithes vs. Offerings
When trying to distinguish between tithes and offerings, it is important to first understand the concept of tithing. Christians today often think that what they give to their local church is a tithe, when in reality it is an offering...
Day Five: Miscellaneous Income
Whether or not a Christian should give a percentage of an inheritance—or for that matter any source of income—to the church or other Christian ministry is the subject of debate within the Christian community. There is also the question of whether or not an inheritance can even be considered income...
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