The Tithing Laws – Part 1

The modern concept of monetary 'tithing' basically states that "God commands you to tithe your income to your local church as an act of faith, love and obedience. And if you do, God will bless you. But if you don't, you're robbing God and cursed with a curse." This concept may vary from person to…

Are You FREE To Discuss Tithing?

Fear is one of the factors that motivates some religious leaders to promote monetary 'tithing." They may not admit it openly, but they are afraid that unless they promote monetary 'tithing', congregants will not donate enough money to cover the two largest expenses: staff and the church-building. For example, a while back I had a…

A Better Example Than Abraham’s Tithe – Part 2

There is another example of giving that is better than Abraham's tithe. . . Christ's redemptive work of salvation. Every Believer innately knows that the sacrifice of Jesus is a better example of giving than Abraham's tithe. But sadly, this Sunday during offering time, some leaders will be preaching the curses of Malachi 3 rather than the LOVE…

A Better Example Than Abraham’s Tithe – Part 1

In the life of Abraham, there is a better example of giving than his tithe to Melchizedek. It was his willingness to offer up Isaac, the son that God promised him. This event foreshadowed our Father offering up His only begotten Son as the sacrifice for our sins (John 3:16). Abraham’s willingness to offer up…

Abraham’s Tithe To Melchizedek – Part 5

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ABRAHAM IN GENESIS 14? Since Abraham’s tithe to Melchizedek didn't set a precedent for monetary 'tithing' in the New Covenant, what can we learn from Abraham in Genesis 14? We can learn from Abraham’s example of faith in God: “. . . Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of…