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    Here are some good quotes to consider about tithing. I have added some things to consider:

    1 - 2 Cor 3: 4 Such confidence we have through Christ before God. 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

    2 - I have seen Christians see people in great need and do nothing. They think the fact that they tithe releases them from giving to the poor. They watch those in need go away in need as they live with plenty.

    3 - I have seen people give to the "church" they attend that is organized by mere men and teaching them great error. But when Jesus sends them a disciple of His to heal their child with cancer, and is healed by his prayer; they do not even consider giving to that disciple of Christ who God sent to them. Even though we are told to support those who minister to us. If the "church they attended was following Christ, why did not God heal through their prayers.


    "Malachi 3: 8-9 is probably the most misrepresented scripture

    tithing advocates quote in the Bible. They contend that anyone

    that does not pay tithe is robbing God and will be cursed. However,

    Malachi was not speaking to the Jewish nation he was speaking

    to the priests. The priests were the ones criticized for robbing God

    and received the curse for failing to follow Godīs ordinances. They

    were withholding the best meats for themselves and offering God

    "blemished" sacrifices." - Terrence Jameson

    "Tithing was about food and never about money. There is not one

    passage of Scripture telling any Jew or Christian to give 10% of

    their money to a religious institution."

    -Dale Partridge

    "This was strictly a practice for the nation of Israel under the Old

    Covenant which has been fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the New

    Covenant. Furthermore, we do not see any instruction or example

    of a New Testament Christian tithing. Lke temples, sacrifices,

    dietary laws, and priests - tithing has been nailed to the cross

    and no longer has an active role under the New Covenant. So if

    tithing isnīt Christian, what do the New Testament Scriptures

    instruct us to do in regards to giving? The short answer is: be generous. "

    -Dale Partridge

    "This certainly isnīt a matter over which believers should break

    fellowship. Love is far more important than our view on tithing

    (1 Cor. 13). Still, I would argue tithing isnīt required or even

    encouraged for believers in Jesus Christ."

    -Thomas Schreiner

    "Nowhere is tithing mentioned when commands to give generously

    are found in the New Testament. When Christians are instructed

    to give to the poor, they arenīt commanded to give "the poor tithe."

    Instead, they are instructed to be generous in helping those in

    need (Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37; 11:27-30; Gal. 2:10; 1 Cor. 16:1-4;

    2 Cor. 8:1-9:15). For example, 1 Corinthians 16:1-4-a passage

    often cited in popular circles in support-doesnīt mention tithing;

    it relates to a one-time gift for poor saints in Jerusalem."

    -Thomas Schreiner

    "Give Generously. Even though tithing isnīt required today, it does

    not follow that believers should hoard their possessions. We are

    commanded to support those who preach the gospel (Matt. 10:10;

    Luke 10:7; 1 Cor. 9:6-14; 1 Tim. 5:17-18). And while we should

    enjoy the good things God gives us, we are also called to be

    generous to those in need (1 Tim. 6:17-19; 2 Cor. 8-9). Wealth

    can so easily become an idol, leading us to abandon the Lord.

    Since God is to be our treasure, believers are to give generously

    and freely. For many in the West, this will mean giving more than

    10 percent. Still, Scripture doesnīt command Christians to give a

    tenth-and Scripture, not tradition, is our rule and authority."

    -Thomas Schreiner

    "Some people think that simply being nice and not harming others

    is morality; others think that following rules and tithing are morality.

    But without Christ, all moral beliefs ultimately boil down to the one

    sin which perpetually rails against the concept of grace: man's

    lawful, religious, and futile attempt at establishing his own

    righteousness." - Criss Jami.
    Last edited by Lou Newton; July 30, 2021, 03:38 PM.