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Can I split my tithe?

Hi guys

quick question, I currently tithe 10% of my income to my church, which is obviously what I'm supposed to do, however, I've recently started going to a second church as they run an Alpha course I'm currently attending and a lot of my friends go there.

Now, 10%, I can just about manage but it is a struggle, but I couldn't give 10% to both churches, as that would just about cripple me financially.

So my question is this, can I split my tithe between the two churches, and give both 5%? I can find no Biblical guidance and its starting to concern me.

So does splitting it seem the right way to go, or does it have to be 10% to each church?
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Old 2nd October 2009, 09:05 AM
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Hi guys

quick question, I currently tithe 10% of my income to my church, which is obviously what I'm supposed to do, however, I've recently started going to a second church as they run an Alpha course I'm currently attending and a lot of my friends go there.

Now, 10%, I can just about manage but it is a struggle, but I couldn't give 10% to both churches, as that would just about cripple me financially.

So my question is this, can I split my tithe between the two churches, and give both 5%? I can find no Biblical guidance and its starting to concern me.

So does splitting it seem the right way to go, or does it have to be 10% to each church?
The tithe is part of the old testament law, we have been released from the law, therefore you don't need to tithe to either church. You are free to give whatever you like to either or both churches as they have needs.
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Originally Posted by Strix View Post
Hi guys

quick question, I currently tithe 10% of my income to my church, which is obviously what I'm supposed to do, however, I've recently started going to a second church as they run an Alpha course I'm currently attending and a lot of my friends go there.

Now, 10%, I can just about manage but it is a struggle, but I couldn't give 10% to both churches, as that would just about cripple me financially.

So my question is this, can I split my tithe between the two churches, and give both 5%? I can find no Biblical guidance and its starting to concern me.

So does splitting it seem the right way to go, or does it have to be 10% to each church?
Hello Strix. First I'd like to commend you on paying your tithe. That indeed is a rarity in our christian society today.

My advise to you would be to pay your 10% to the church you are a member at, and if you feel strongly impressed to give to the other church than an offering by itself would suffice.

Don't be discouraged. God is faithful and is able to do more with 70% than we can with 100.
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Originally Posted by Strix View Post
Hi guys

quick question, I currently tithe 10% of my income to my church, which is obviously what I'm supposed to do, however, I've recently started going to a second church as they run an Alpha course I'm currently attending and a lot of my friends go there.

Now, 10%, I can just about manage but it is a struggle, but I couldn't give 10% to both churches, as that would just about cripple me financially.

So my question is this, can I split my tithe between the two churches, and give both 5%? I can find no Biblical guidance and its starting to concern me.

So does splitting it seem the right way to go, or does it have to be 10% to each church?
Timothew is correct.You are not obligated to thithe,that was for the Levitical preisthood,for a temple that no longer exists.Only give when and where God tells you.And he might even say dont give there,or to that place,or something like that.
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Old 2nd October 2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Stryder06 View Post
Hello Strix. First I'd like to commend you on paying your tithe. That indeed is a rarity in our christian society today.

My advise to you would be to pay your 10% to the church you are a member at, and if you feel strongly impressed to give to the other church than an offering by itself would suffice.

Don't be discouraged. God is faithful and is able to do more with 70% than we can with 100.
Should he mail his check to Jerusalem?

Only tithe in the place God has chosen as the dwelling place for his name, that is Jerusalem (Deuteronomy12:11)

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Timothew is correct.You are not obligated to thithe,that was for the Levitical preisthood,for a temple that no longer exists.Only give when and where God tells you.And he might even say dont give there,or to that place,or something like that.
"Timothew is correct," Do you know that those are my very favorite words in the english language?
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Originally Posted by Timothew View Post
"Timothew is correct," Do you know that those are my very favorite words in the english language?
I understand!
Pastors love to teach about 'tithing",but they never teach how Paul also had a day job too!
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Originally Posted by Frogster View Post
Should he mail his check to Jerusalem?

Only tithe in the place God has chosen as the dwelling place for his name, that is Jerusalem (Deuteronomy12:11)

Originally Posted by Frogster View Post
Timothew is correct.You are not obligated to thithe,that was for the Levitical preisthood,for a temple that no longer exists.Only give when and where God tells you.And he might even say dont give there,or to that place,or something like that.
Tell me, how should the ministry be supported?

Don't forget that the tithe and offering belongs to the Lord, so if you don't have to tithe you don't have to give offering either.
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Originally Posted by Frogster View Post
I understand!
Pastors love to teach about 'tithing",but they never teach how Paul also had a day job too!
You do know that Paul never took tithe right?
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Originally Posted by Stryder06 View Post
Tell me, how should the ministry be supported?

Don't forget that the tithe and offering belongs to the Lord, so if you don't have to tithe you don't have to give offering either.
and my 2nd favoritest words are when my boss says, "Tim, you don't have to do this anymore"
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