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What Is Tithe? Must Every Christian Pay Tithe?

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Jerry1023

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What is tithe,I just want to know if it is biblical that every christian must pay tithe,can not paying tithe hinder someone from been address as a born again or a righteous person,is tithe a God's command,that every christian must obey,can a christian who is very faitheful in paying tithe,but still pratice some worldly things,be regard as a righteous person,can a christian who detest to pratice worldly things,but doesn't pay his/her tithe,be regard as a righteous person,can" not paying tithe stop someone from making heaven.your opinion can be of help.may the good God bless you, as you look into my post.

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Christians do not have to pay tithes. It is just a donation to the church and should be paid voluntarily. It is good to donate what you can, but each should give what he can afford. It is not compulsory. The word tithe means a tenth part. Christians are not required to give 10% of their earnings to any church.



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The new testament does not designate a percentage of income set aside for tithing.It only says it to be "in keeping with your income".The 10% figure comes from the old testamant.We are to give as we are able.Sometimes 10% and sometimes giving less.There are those Christians who do not attend a Church so they do not give a tithe at all and they are not going to hell.If a person does attend a Church they may give 10% or less as you are able.All tithing should be given with pure motives and of worship to God and service to the body of Christ

2 Corinthians 9:7.



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I certainly agree with 2 Cor.9:7&8.

No, we don't have to pay tithes and He doesn't have to do anything for us either, but He did and does.

In the O.T. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek and in Deut.12:6 God commands His people to tithe of all their increase. I don't believe the N.T. annuls the O.T. but instead fulfills it.

In Mk.12:42 Jesus didn't stop the widow from putting her two mites into the treasury knowing full well that she couldn't afford it.

 

Not promoting a prosperity gospel but there is a promise given in Luke.6:38. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.



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What is tithe,I just want to know if it is biblical that every christian must pay tithe,can not paying tithe hinder someone from been address as a born again or a righteous person,is tithe a God's command,that every christian must obey,can a christian who is very faitheful in paying tithe,but still pratice some worldly things,be regard as a righteous person,can a christian who detest to pratice worldly things,but doesn't pay his/her tithe,be regard as a righteous person,can" not paying tithe stop someone from making heaven.your opinion can be of help.may the good God bless you, as you look into my post.

Hello Jerry.

I would like to state my opinion in response to your post.

Just as you are your earthly father's son, you may be a good son or a not so good son but you are a son none the less.

If we are born of God He will straighten all things out and we will hear His voice when He calls.

 

You referred to 'a righteous person' of course we have no righteousness within our self but if we are a Christian we are clothed with His righteousness and with Him being omniscient He does things with purpose knowing we will respond accordingly to His mercies. So depending on where we are in our walk, 'justification / sanctification / or sealed and put into service' it will be demonstrated in our behavior.

 

For the short answer: We don't do to become a Christian but because we are a Christian we do.



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I agree with those who have noted that Christians are not required to tithe, but I would also point out, that to those who think the tithing requirements given to the ISRAELITES, apply to the church, that Biblical tithing in this way is not 10%, but 23% at a minimum, plus other offerings were expected.

If anyone is interested in all the details, there is an article which include information on the tithe as well as Christian models for how to handle our money with respect to the kingdom of God, along with all of the relevant verses and passages in the bible on the topic of tithing. In this way, you can see for yourself, what the bible really says, and not depend on the interpretations of others on what you should do.

Warning, it is long and in depth: http://omegazine.com...dy/tithe_1.html

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1 Corin 16:1-2

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

 

11 Corin 8:12

12 For if there be first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that a man hath, [and] not according to that he hath not.

 

I do not think it is required however if you join a church then i would think you would want to help the church do missionary

work also a church has a preacher who needs to make a living. A church would have bills to pay a tithe helps in all these things. the church helps the poor so I would think one would also want to help. 



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I agree with those who have noted that Christians are not required to tithe, but I would also point out, that to those who think the tithing requirements given to the ISRAELITES, apply to the church, that Biblical tithing in this way is not 10%, but 23% at a minimum, plus other offerings were expected.

If anyone is interested in all the details, there is an article which include information on the tithe as well as Christian models for how to handle our money with respect to the kingdom of God, along with all of the relevant verses and passages in the bible on the topic of tithing. In this way, you can see for yourself, what the bible really says, and not depend on the interpretations of others on what you should do.

Warning, it is long and in depth: http://omegazine.com...dy/tithe_1.html

 

quote----"You Christians know what your obligations are. If you are not a believer, please, keep your money, we just want you to enjoy your time with us today."----quote

 

edit out question;sorry.



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I prefer to follow 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.


I would much rather give as He leads than give only a mere portion and think I am doing His will. What we have does not belong to us any more than we belong to ourselves. We are His and all we have is His. Follow His lead and you will find blessings you never thought possible. Trying to buy His blessing through giving and you will be broke.

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I prefer to follow 2 Corinthians 9:6-8



But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.


I would much rather give as He leads than give only a mere portion and think I am doing His will. What we have does not belong to us any more than we belong to ourselves. We are His and all we have is His. Follow His lead and you will find blessings you never thought possible. Trying to buy His blessing through giving and you will be broke.

 

That was very well said OneLight  :mgcheerful:



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What is tithe,I just want to know if it is biblical that every christian must pay tithe,can not paying tithe hinder someone from been address as a born again or a righteous person,is tithe a God's command,that every christian must obey,can a christian who is very faitheful in paying tithe,but still pratice some worldly things,be regard as a righteous person,can a christian who detest to pratice worldly things,but doesn't pay his/her tithe,be regard as a righteous person,can" not paying tithe stop someone from making heaven.your opinion can be of help.may the good God bless you, as you look into my post.

Do you think Jesus condem the paying of tithes ?

Matthew 23:23

King James Version (KJV)

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.



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Does one give their first fruits to God, or their leftovers (third, fourth or fifth fruit) .  It is an act of obedience and an act of faith.

 

In Christ

Montana Marv



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Lol. I always give to God first because there is never anything left over to give Him. But if I give to Him first I always have enough. It doen't make much sense but it works for me. So I never put money into the offering plate. I send it from my bank at the first of the month and let the people in the church office complain about it messing up their book keeping.

We are to give of our income. If we have no job or have had a big cut it pay, God wants us to give freely and not of compulsion; we give out of love and gratitude as we are able and as He provides for us. God is concerned about our hearts, not about how much we give. The widow's mite was all she had.

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Blessings Jerry,

     I think it has been explained to you very well what the tithe means & I would really like to elaborate just a bit on what Montana Marv has said,that is really the whole point of the matter,obedience & faith,it is putting your faith into action.God is First & He should get every first fruit we have to offer,our first thought in the morning should be on Him ,our first word spoken should be praise,worship & thanksgiving....everything we have,even our very lives belong to Him,He is the SOURCE of everything we have,receive & are able to acquire ......our finances are but a REsource,it is all His,all He asked for in the Old Testament was the tenth,,,,,,why,well if you know anything about animals or crops ,,,,,the first fruit ,or yield comes out to a about tenth...amazing but just another one of Gods wonderful works.......if I have 100 brood mares that are ready to foal(100 pregnant horses that are ready to give birth)about 10 will drop FIRST!!!!!!The same goes for all other herd animals...................crops,1000 trees are ready to produce fruit & the FIRST yield would bring only 10 per tree...............thats the very FIRST and the very best,,,,,

      You see Jerry,its all about believing God is Jehovah Jireh,trusting Him & showing Him that we do.................if my bills are 500 dollars & I have only 500 but I give $50.00 as a tithe ,can I trust God to provide?Of course I can .......................He says to test Him in this,lol-I think we are the ones to be tested.And you know,I don't believe it means just the church we attend ....of course I believe I should support my church but I think sowing into other areas for Gods Kingdom is just as much tithing,feeding the hungry & programs such as water wells in places that have no water & other outreach ministries.....

     Praise & Glory to God,do as you are able & as the Holy Spirit directs us........

                                                                                                                                                           With love-in Christ,Kwik



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Izzel, Did Jesus condone Adultery when he did not order the stoning of the Woman caught, you have to know to whom is being spoken to, and in your reference he was speaking to the scribes and Pharisees, to whom was still under the law! the law was for stoning, but the law was for the Jews. there is no proof that the woman was Jewish, which actually she could not have been, for if she was then the law would had obligate her to be stoned.

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three basic principles given to the people of God, Three were before the law, keeping the Sabbath, tithing and circumcision, these three were also given during the law. but to the nation/people who is not under the law, the new testament Church. the Sabbath is up for debate, circumcision was proven from scriptures not for the new testament Church, but most will bound us still under the commandment/law to tithe. well the ones that will say we must tithe for we are commanded forget the part of the Sabbath law was not to travel over 8000 cubits (a Sabbath's day journey) a little over 1.333 miles. but then praise someone in the Church because they travel so far to make it to church every sunday(first day of the week not seventh) I guess they also over looked the fact if we keep one part of the law we must keep the whole law, or if we break one part we have broken all the law!!! it was also wrong under the commandment of God for a priest/ leader of the flock to shave their heads, trim the corners off their beards, but how many cleaned shaven preachers will get up Sunday and tell their flock that they must tithe. again I say if we keep one part of the law we must keep all the law!!




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