The Truth about Tithing
There are a couple of things to consider when we speak of “Tithes” First we consider that in the Torah that tithing was a feast called once a year by Yah and the tithe was not about money, because of the fact that people had harvest from their crops. Yah required the tithe for the children of Israel and only at a specific place of his choosing where they gather together; along with, the Levites who had no inheritance. If someone had too much surplus(crop) to carry to the designated place then Yah allowed them to sell the surplus for money. Conversely, the tithe was never about money, and it was a feast where the people gathered together to eat and praise Yah for the harvest. See:Leviticus 27:30-32, Numbers 18:20-32.
Now, the tithe has another view and we have to understand that there was no tithe in the church because the government provided and took care of the churches needs. However, the church and state separated; thus, the church was left without support, so the the introduction of the tithe coming from Malachi 3, used today as a guilt trip and condemnation to get people to give money. See: United States Constitution.
The truth is this, there is no tithe other than what is paid when taxes are deducted on your paycheck or a tithe is paid when you help someone by paying their light bill or buying a bill of groceries, and the confirmation comes from the word of God which says, “
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Hope that helps.
- My tithing experience (christianpf.com)
- John D. Rockefeller on tithing (christianpf.com)
- Tithing: is it still relevant today? (growup318.com)
- Church Employee Accused of Stealing More Than $100,000 In Tithes (arkansasmatters.com)
- Oh, How We Share! (heraldmagazine.wordpress.com)
- Christians, Generosity, Tithing, & Fancy Cars (ebccrosswalk.wordpress.com)
Posted on November 4, 2012, in Devotion, Encouragement, Family, Life, Men, Ministry, Religion and Spirituality, Women, Work and tagged GOD, Israelites, Malachi, Second Epistle to the Corinthians, Tithe, Tithing, Torah, United States Constitution. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.