Black Christians : Tithing.

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  1. rapunzal24

    rapunzal24 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do you pay tithes? If so, how do you determine how much to give, and do you go by gross income, or net income? I have heard a lot of different thoughts on this subject, just wondering how others feel.
     
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    No, I don't, really.
     
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    Great subject my sister rapunzal24, (luv your name by the way!:) )

    Here's what I believe concerning tithing ...

    Other than your “receiving of salvation” … this act (tithing – whether you choose to or not & how much) is most personal & should remain that way. Meaning, whether you choose to tithe $$$’s or of your time – is & should remain between you & HIM (GOD).


    I also prefer to think of tithing as a way to bring God into my work and my relationship with money. This act takes 2 character strengths:

    1. Comittment
    2. Consistancy

    Tithing by definition …

    Tithe means “one-tenth,” so … we give 10%, but in fact we can give any percentage we choose.

    In the Scriptures, this act is lifted up as an example of how individuals should respond to God's blessings.

    Though many “believers” question whether the tithe is still applicable today since we are not "under the law", there are those who consider it a privilege to give proportionately to the work of the Lord using the tithe as a pattern.

    Again, in the New Testament … churches are not given percentages, yet the principle of proportionate giving is referenced in 1 Corinthians 16: 2 & 2 Corinthians 2:8.

    Blessings,
    :grouphug:
     
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    Black-king Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This should be a fascinating discussion.
     
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    Gracious Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree my brother Black-king ... I agree!!!:)
     
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    Black-king Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do you personally pay tithing?
     
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    Yes ...
     
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    Tithing was a law under the old covenant, with your own admission you said that we are no longer under the law, why then do you pay tithes?
     
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    I believe we are and forever will be under the law; but not of works in this generation, but of faith. So all I do, I do in faith.

    I don't give tithe, but I do give. And all which is mine belongs to my sisters and brothers, the same. There's nothing I call mine, really, from money to food. If they ask, I give freely.

    What belongs to me, automatically belongs to the Church of my family in the Christ. So, truthfully, instead of giving a tenth, I've willingly given over 100%.
     
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    What does that mean?
     
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