Tithes and Offerings
There is much misunderstanding and apprehension, even
acrimony, regarding the matter of tithes and offerings as it applies
to those professing faith today. There are, however, simple, Biblical,
godly answers to all questions and concerns for those who believe.
For those who do not believe, the truth has no place to settle and can
“To the pure all things are pure. But to those who are defiled
and unbelieving nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience is
defiled” (Titus 1:15 MKJV).
Aside from technical, legalistic argument about whether tithes apply
to us today, the essence of the matter is the connection
made with God as the Provider of all things in our lives. By the giving
of our physical things, we acknowledge and honor Him, transcending theory
or lip-service, and are blessed by the opportunity to exercise God-given
faith. Tithes are representative of nothing less than the meeting of
and earth and the circuitry that accomplishs the
great transformation within as
we walk by faith
It is the acknowledgement of His Lordship, without which we are all
lost and without hope. It is the representation of
the fact that our lives, and all that is ours, are from Him and are His.
honoring and acknowledging God, our faith is dead. If our faith is dead,
so are we.
There are some who complain that tithes are used by unscrupulous men
to enrich or pay themselves wages. That is undoubtedly true. However,
let us not use the false and corrupt example of many to negate or destroy
what is true and good. There are many false representations of Christ,
yet He is above them all, resplendent in glory, King of kings forever.
We must not let liars deprive us of the Truth.
We must also recognize that, as there are unscrupulous men receiving
tithes, there are those who give them with impure motives, in
hope of carnal rewards and/or acceptance by men. This is not the giving
There are some who say that tithes no longer exist, because not spoken
of as required in the New Testament. But here is what Paul, who never
tossed out the Law of God as some think, referred to from the “Old” Testament
as applicable truth:
“For the Scripture says, ‘You shall not muzzle an ox threshing
grain,’ and, ‘The worker is worthy of his wages’” (1
Timothy 5:18 EMTV).
Paul did not discard these injunctions because they were “old,” but
used them presently to instruct us in what is good. That is because,
as he said elsewhere, the Law is good (1 Timothy 1:8). He is not talking
about legalism, but the eternal truth of God. Tithes and
are no more passé than the Ten Commandments, and are a reflection
of their very essence.
Our teaching comes from the crucible of experience,
proven by God in us as true and good for all.
question is posed to us by one wondering how the Old Testament Law
applies. She is convinced that giving is good, but wants to know
where and how one should give. We answer her question.
Victor shares his spiritual beginnings with Lew White, the author of Fossilized
Customs, relating also how the Lord taught him to tithe, contrary
to Lew’s teaching. Lew explains the reasoning behind his teaching,
which Victor effectively answers, showing that the problem is an internal
one for Lew, and not with God’s teaching found in the Scriptures.
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a Ph.D. Russell
Kelly takes on the subject of tithing and has no shame in perverting
what the Bible says, because, after all, he is a doctor of theology.
It’s his job to explain away what God intended for us to know,
believe, and live by.
See how these inventors of anti-Christ and anti-Biblical doctrine try to shine as lights in a counterfeit worship so as to be praised by simpletons whose god is retention and gain of goods.