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$$$ Giving... how much is enough?

Discussion in 'Non-denominational' started by Droobie, Feb 21, 2002.

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  1. solo66 man

    solo66 man Well-Known Member

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  2. tericl2

    tericl2 A Work in Progress

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    Just to speak from my own personal experience...Give the 10% and stand on faith that God will fulfill his promise to take care of us.

    At times in my life when i have not tithed, it didn't seem to matter how much money i was making. I was always broke and looking for more money. When I tithe as God commanded my finances almost miraculously come under control. Funny thing is, I can't point to one single thing I was doing differently...except tithing.

    Remeber we live by faith. God knows our needs.
     
  3. LouisBooth

    LouisBooth Well-Known Member

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    I agree our first fruits should be to God..not out last fruits..
     
  4. billhabing

    billhabing Regular Member

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    As far as I know thew clearest teaching in the bible on giving is "give to everyone who asks" this is from Jesus, Is this true?
     
  5. Droobie

    Droobie Rebmem Raluger

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    God gives seed to the sower, not the eater. So if we sow into peoples lives by giving in love, expect a harvest from God.
     
  6. Hervey

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    The tithe was of the Law !

    Abraham gave a tenth from the spoils of war. He never gave a tenth from his wealth ! And Abraham was wealthy , and God prospered Abraham with much !

    You can not use Abraham as an example of why one should give the tithe ! Because Abraham never gave from what God had prospered him, but only from the spoils of war. Going to war was not the "only" way in which God prospered Abraham. So ask yourself this, why did not Abraham give a tenth from those things that God prospered Abraham ?

    If you claim that the tithe is the minimum to give to God, you are wrong ! God always looks at the heart !

    You can not find one record in the NT that shows us that we as Christians are responisble to give of the tithe !

    If you do on part of the Law, you are a debtor to do the whole Law - Galatians 5:3

    If you want to learn about giving , as taught in the first century Church, then read II Corinth. chapters 8 & 9 . And Acts 2:44 - 47 and Acts 4:31 - 35. And Romans 15:25 - 28

    Love IN Christ - Hervey
     
  7. LouisBooth

    LouisBooth Well-Known Member

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    "You can not find one record in the NT that shows us that we as Christians are responisble to give of the tithe ! "

    Umm..tithing is quite biblical in my opinion. Its a disciple of submisison to God, acknowledging all you have is his. your galaitains verse really isn't applicable because as christians you don't throw away the law all togehter, you use it as a guide to live, but are not condemned if you don't follow it perfectly.
     
  8. Sharptee

    Sharptee New Member

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    As far as I can tell there are several options before me on giving, I can either:
    1) Refuse to give to the ministry
    2) I can wait until "the Spirit moves me"
    3) I can give an Old Testament tithe
    4) I can follow the example of my heavenly Father and give generously Luke 6:38 "Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over" "Be you perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Mt. 5:48).
     
  9. rwc109

    rwc109 Active Member

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    The early church had EVERYTHING in common, what's to give to whom?
    Who looks after ALL the poor and needy BEFORE TAKING from the church these days?
    Why do clergy think themselves more right to take money than others.
    Why is there a hierarchy now so that some of the 'congregation' have more rights about the communal money than others???
    [some don't even think they are of the congregation, but even may say they are more holy
    ...do they deserve a better standard of living than the poor for their 'holiness' that would hardly please God??]
     
  10. Waterhouse

    Waterhouse Regular dude...

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    So how much do YOU give? Are you saying that since we have corrupt clergy who are making themselves rich we shouldn't give antyhing?
     
  11. Sharptee

    Sharptee New Member

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    I guess it depends upon what kind of church you belong to. Are you describing your church?
     
  12. LouisBooth

    LouisBooth Well-Known Member

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    "Why do clergy think themselves more right to take money than others"

    Umm..Paul addressed that question. Did you not see that? We should pay them for what they do :)
     
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