Topical Tuesday: Tithing? Really?

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  1. Anon says:

    Thanks Danny!

    Just hearing your own personal application is really helpful in terms of putting perspective around this.

    I pitched the same question to pastor JD, and he directed me to his “generosity matrix” blog post, which I also found helpful:

    http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2009/12/the-generosity-matrix.html

  2. Anon says:

    Also, just a clarification for the sake of the guy who might read this and get frustrated that someone thinks generosity might be optional: my question was never whether to give, or even how much. I’m just looking for some good principals for balancing generosity with my responsibility to make good decisions for my family. I don’t want to be that guy who never takes his family on vacation or surprises his wife because he’s legalistic about giving and never has enough left over.

    Thanks again!

  3. Gary Arnold says:

    In the Old Testament, God gave us commands, or laws. The word ten or tenth appears over 300 times in the KJV of the Holy Bible, and about 95% of those occur before Calvary. The number 10 was the number of completion, to complete a transaction. Calvary completed the Old Covenant.

    Under the New Testament, God has given us the Holy Spirit. Let The Spirit guide you in your spending and giving. Pray and follow the Spirit and you will please God.

    If you follow Old Testament guidelines, you are ignoring The Spirit. There is no minimum amount, and those who say there is are false teachers. Teaching such is using Old Testament laws as guidelines in the New Testament, and that is 100% wrong.

    Let The Spirit guide you. Pray and follow your heart.

  4. steward says:

    another book i would recommend is ‘whose money is it anyway’ by John MacArthur. He does not believe in the tithe, but he does give good financial advice.

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