- Apr 6, 2006
Tithing was required under the old covenant which was required for the support of the old covenant ministers. Church leaders just found a way to keep the funds going. And now in this day and age it has gotten out of hand. They know they will get a pass on any wrong going from the flock. They all do the same thing, run to that bible and get the flock to jumpin and shoutin and all is forgiven......It happens everytime.
Sorry, but WRONG.
And the Lord said to Aaron, "And I, behold, I have given you charge of my heave offerings [whatever is taken out of and kept of the offerings made to Me], ALL the dedicated and consecrated things of the Israelites; to you have I given them [as your portion] and to your sons as a CONTINUAL ALLOWANCE FOREVER by reason of your annointing as priests" - Numbers 18:8
God set it up that way. Man simply corrupted the operation of it. THAT is what has happened. Thankfully, not every church is like that.
You're wrong here.
Abraham nor Jacob’s tithing was commanded by god. Also there is no indication that this was their regular practice. What Abraham did was tithed the spoils from a battle he had, and nothing is said about his other possessions or his regular income?
"And this stone which I have set up as a pillar (monument) shall be God's House [ a sacred place to me], and of all [the increase of possessions] that you give me I WILL GIVE A TENTH TO YOU." Vow made by Jacob to God, Genesis 28:22 Further Hebrew traditional teaching says he got that from his father, Abraham.
Me: Sorry, Enki, but I must interject here as you and this sister are in error on the subject of tithing. Tithing is neither limited to food or money. Both are included in all its definitions in the Hebrew. The original command was indeed given in terms of food, as Israel was an agricultural society.
You: So how am I'm wrong then when this is what I said?
Simple. Jacob's vow of tithing consisted of more than his food. It extended, by his vow, to ALL his possessions. Genesis 28:22, thus my statement that tithing wasn't limited to food. This vow was made before the command was given. Was it rejected?