Some rambling thoughts about “tithing”


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“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoevertt sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior back in the early 80s and began attending a Gospel-preaching church shortly afterwards. Three or four times a year the pastor would preach on financial giving to the church. He stated that although the New Testament doesn’t command tithing – giving a tenth of your gross income as the Israelites were obligated to do in the Old Testament – that tithing should be our minimum practice since we New Testament saints have so much more to be grateful for. I wasn’t familiar with tithing since I came from the Catholic church where contribution amounts weren’t mandated.

When pastors appeal for funds they often omit…

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Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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One thought on “Some rambling thoughts about “tithing”

  1. On a little tangent note I find that as a pastor if I’m ministering to people’s spiritual lives we find that indirectly it does impact giving. Not that I’m ministering for people to give but there is a correlation. We must make the main thing the main thing and I’ve not preach on giving for years and only recently did one last year. God is good and the more we understand that the more we give cheerfully out of love for the Lord.

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