Sunday, November 7, 2010

Learning About Tithing?

That is one subject that I have been debating for the last decade and a half and am still learning about its validity for God's people today.

The Tithing Debate

Here is one arguement presented defending the doctrine of tithing.

Tithe of Ancient Isreal

Tithe: The Way and The Means

I'm adding this article on March 30, 2011. It has got to be the best explanation on tithing that I have read yet.


Russell Earl Kelly said...

For the other viewpoint see

Tithing is NOT a portion of our income. True biblical HOLY tithes were always only food from inside Israel which God had miraculously increased off His HOLY land. Tithes could not come from what man produced, from Gentiles or from outside Israel (Lev 27:30-34; plus 14 other texts).

Tithing is NOT a way of learning to trust God and honor him (no texts). It was cold hard Law expected from food producers who lived inside Israel (Num 18:21=28).

Tithing is NOT a command of God upon the Church. It was only commanded to Israel who was commanded NOT to share its covenant with Gentiles. Those who received Levitical tithes were not allowed to inherit or own property in Israel (Num 18:21-28).

Though money was essential for sanctuary vows and poll taxes, money was never tithed (Ex 22:25; 30:13).

Tithes could not be used to buy building material for the Temple or to send out missionaries (Num 18:21-28).

The test of Malachi 3:10 is the test of the whole law. Obey all to be blessed; break one to be cursed (Deut 27:26; Gal 3:10).

Nothing about OT biblical tithing is taught today. NT giving principles are: freewill, generous, sacrificial, joyful, not by commandment and motivated by love for God and lost souls (2 Cor 8 and 9).

homeschoolmom said...

Thank you for your comment. It's interesting to see how others interpret the scriptures.

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