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  1. It’s food that you want to stir a Christian’s mind but I have been reading the article, and there is no scripture provided in the article for what you are saying. This is based on solely emotions. Again, I get what you are saying, but let the Bible do the talking for you.

    • Thank you Zachery, I appreciate your thoughts here. It is so good that you want Scripture to speak for indeed it is the living and abiding Word of God (Hebrews 4:12-13; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). May He be exalted in what we do. I’ll keep your thoughts in mind in the future! God bless you.

  2. As a biblical Christian counselor, I work as a professional and bill insurance companies as well as offer my time to a Christian counseling ministry. The insurance companies pay me nowhere near what I bill them so I’m already giving away at least 30% of my time. Then, over 50% of my time goes to help clients who do not have insurance or money to pay for counseling. Though some still manage to take a trip to Hawaii or Disneyland at times and I wonder about that, but try not to let it bother. However, if I were to fork over 10% of my monetary income also… Well, I’m not sure what to think about it. I don’t have a problem, now that my car is paid and other credit card debt is gone as well. But I’d sure like to buy some new clothes that do not come from the thrift store. In spite of everything I feel God has blessed my efforts. My mortgage dropped a bunch with the new Obama refinance benefit and I have a tenant in a basement apartment who has paid his rent for five years now, regularly. Given all that I feel like God has blessed me for what I have offered even though it’s mostly time, and some financials at times. Like I saved up $1000 to pay on my credit card then felt God say to give it to a certain church, which I did. My credit card was still paid off in a timely manner, so I can’t argue with outcome either, but when I read about tithing and how I “should” be giving 10% of my monetary income, I feel guilty for not doing so.

    • Hello Brandy…

      I found your explanation interesting and intriguing. You do seem like someone who seeks to be responsible in your earning and lifestyle, and this is to be commended.

      I am not sure whether you are commenting on an article on this website or not. I don’t know of any article dealing specifically with the tithe for I think that there are a lot of misconceptions dealing with this subject. Although many preachers and teachers have the conviction that the tithe is something commanded of the Christian in the New Testament, I know of no clear passage teaching that.

      I have been of the opinion that the Jews gave about 23 percent of their income each year to the Lord–not 10 percent. There was a double tithe and every three years there was a third tithe. But in the New Testament (or new covenant writings), I don’t know of a clear passage that teaches either 10 percent or 23 percent. Since the Jews gave this amount, it has always seemed right for the follower of Christ to give at least this amount and, if possible, much more. Wealthy Christians could live in a more economical house, drive an older car, spend less for entertainment, and so forth, thus they might be able to give 40 percent or 60 percent or 80 percent of their income to spiritual causes.

      God is probably much more concerned with what we have left than in what we give. Further, we should only give what we can to those causes approved in Scripture–and not to support a megachurch or denomination. Scripture has a lot to say about where our money goes.

      Thank you again for your thoughtful comments and may God bless us as we seek His will in all that we do.
      –Richard

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