Have You Ever STUDIED Tithing?
Tithing is probably the most preached subject by television ministers today. I would also say it is probably the least studied subject amongst the same ministers. Why do I say that? Just to be harsh? Not at all. I say that because each time you hear a minister on television mention tithes he never walks you through the verse he is dealing with exegetically (historically, grammatically). Usually it is just a loud, "You are robbing God by not paying tithes!" People blindly accept the words of the preacher, because - after all - he is supposed to be the "man of God."
I encourage you to study the subject out for yourself; you may be very surprised to find out what the Bible actually does teach concerning tithing. Much more could be said, but over to your right I've posted one sermon to get you started. I certainly do not cover all there is to say on this subject, but I do cover one passage of Scripture that is famous among preachers who say something about tithes - Malachi 3:7-12. My Grandfather once told me about a preacher he knew who tried his best to say that Malachi was the first book in the New Testament portion of the Bible. Why? He wanted to have tithes in the New Testament. I find this humorous and detrimental dispensationalism to start with. I digress... Just take the time to study this for yourself. It honors Yahweh when we seek to interpret His Scriptures properly.
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.