Tithing

Tithing

7th May 2017

There is a growing trend in the church today for leaders to tell their congregations that God requires them to tithe. For those who are not familiar with the word tithe it is a word that simply means a tenth and the idea is that Christians should give one tenth of their income to the church. Now a tenth of anyone’s income is a significant amount and any leader who can get everyone in their congregation to give them one tenth of their income is going to raise a significant amount of money.

But before you start handing over a tenth of your income you should ask yourself, “Does God require Christians to give a tithe (one tenth of your income) to the church?” And if you do a proper study of the subject and a thorough examination of the bible you will find that the answer is NO. God does not require Christians to give one tenth of their income to the church. In the bible, tithing was only required of the nation of Israel and the true amount that they had to tithe worked out at about 25 per cent a year on average, not 10 per cent. What God does require Christians to do is Give generously but with Giving there is no fixed amount. What Christians should do is ask the Lord to show them how much they should give.

Now, in the limited space of this blog I cannot give a full explanation for what I have said above but I know a man who can. His name is Roger Price and I urge everyone who reads this and is tithing to listen to his teaching on the matter. It is part of his Fellowship Life Studies and it is included in a two part teaching about Giving (FLS22 and FLS23). If you click on the link below you will be able to purchase the recordings.
http://www.ccftapes.co.uk/FLS.htm