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Is tithing biblical?

Is tithing biblical?


“Should christians tithe? Is tithing needed in the New Testament?”. Dr Thomas Schreiner responses in Honest Answers|Episode35 Watch extra episodes of Honest Answers below:. To figure out the solution to following week’s inquiry, do not fail to remember to SUBSCRIBE:. http://www.youtube.com/c/SouthernSeminary? sub_confirmation= 1. Ask any kind of inquiries regarding faith, ministry, or life; as well as have them responded to truthfully by Southern Seminary teachers. Submit your inquiries by:. Email: honestanswers@sbts.edu. Twitter: @askHonest Ans. or publish them in the remarks listed below. To find out more regarding examining with a Southern Seminary Professor, most likely to http://www.sbts.edu.
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48 COMMENTS

Lester Langit - posted on September 28, 2019 8:16 am

How could be a tithe became 20%? tithes means 10% no more no less
Donation is deffer in tithing
You can donate more or less but tithing means exactness

Chikandamina Nyika - posted on September 28, 2019 5:53 pm

True

Cal Commercial Insurance - posted on September 29, 2019 3:49 am

I think the crux of this issue is that giving is a requirement in the Old Testament, while generosity is a disposition in the New Testament.

When you realize that everything you have is a gift from God, and that there are people out there who have less than you, out of gratitude, it makes sense to give. Kind of in the same way as if someone has 2 kids, but only one is present, so you give the present kid $20… Does it need to be expressed that $10 is for one and $10 is for the other? Or would it be better that, because the siblings love each other, it is just assumed that they will share? That is kind of how things are with God. To some people he has given a lot, while others lack. As an expression of love, we ought to bridge that gap as much as possible. It's not a requirement, it's a disposition. An expression of love and gratitude. If we truly seek to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, generosity is just naturally a part of the equation. And no specified amount or percentage is necessary.

MICHAEL MOLIG - posted on September 29, 2019 12:35 pm

Luke 11:42
"Woe to you Pharisees, because you GIVE GOD A TENTH of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter WITHOUT LEAVING THE FORMER UNDONE.

Ferdinando Mercado - posted on September 29, 2019 1:45 pm

Jesus requires self denial. And it covers every part of our life: time, talents and treasure. If we only give our tithes, we still haven't denied our selves.

Ong Seng Aun - posted on September 29, 2019 4:02 pm

Jesus did not command tithing Matthew 23:23.

Gio F - posted on September 29, 2019 11:49 pm

Those who oppose tithing does not understand the nature of God when it comes to giving. They argue that tithing is in the old testament during Moses' time and is no longer required today. They also say I don't tithe because it leads only to corruption and greed. Yes we can see that tithing was practiced during the old testament and we see church leaders living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of their church members. But we also read in scripture that Abraham practiced tithing. He recognized that God was the source of all that he has and he honored God by giving a tenth of his income. Even if we argue that the tithe just goes to corruption, let God be the judge of that because when we give, we look at it in the context of God's nature in giving because he loves to give generously. We follow his example in giving. He actually is our silent partner who protects us from sickness and danger, gives us strength to earn wealth, blesses us in every area of our lives. With the blessings that we enjoy from him, don't you think that we should honor him back by giving the tithe? That is just me and I believe in honoring God through tithing.

TG Huffine - posted on September 30, 2019 10:30 am

Churchianity had twisted the Holy Torah laws concerning what can be called Tithes. Only Kosher Animals and Crop yields can get defined as such. God didn't give men the power to include Cash and Coin.

MultiBloo897 - posted on September 30, 2019 4:15 pm

I never wondered before, where the money went. I assumed, it went to the pastor, his family and others in need. But when I became a widow 18 months ago I assumed someone at the church would contact me since my husband tithed and gave big offerings in church for years. Days turned into weeks and months. No one seems to acknowledge me. I was shocked. My sister became a widow. She struggled to pay tithes and complains often about the house and car repairs. I don't want to shake her faith but I'm thinking, "they don't care or address widows in the church???" "Wow!" Some have Christmas giveaways but what about the other 354 days? Read: Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled; So God will judge where the money went, who got any and who was neglected. I pray every day to meet my bill obligations. I can't tithe right now because I barely have enough to pay bills to keep a roof over my head. I feel ashamed that they are not obeying ALL of the Bible. Smh. It's scary in this world being alone esp after all the sacrifices. I've been saved since I was 18 years old. It's a cold world in and out of the church.

Yolanda Lujan - posted on October 1, 2019 2:15 am

Follow you heart people of God. I do tithe 10 % and givr offerings. But it's my choice. I give from my heart cheerfully. I've been single for 20 years and God has met my needs. To Him I give all the glory for providing my needs. ??❤

Ronnie Mundo - posted on October 1, 2019 4:21 am

Yes giving increases your joy,, ??

J STEELE - posted on October 1, 2019 6:05 am

THE CHARLETANS ARE PULLING THEIR HAIR OUT AFTER HEARING THIS! CANT IMAGINE WHAT AWAITS THEM.. BEAUTIFUL VIDEO. THANK YOU FOR THE TRUTH.

daniel dunkley - posted on October 1, 2019 11:34 pm

Thank you sir ….. clear and graced based …. like all New Testament truth should be taught !

Ganzi P - posted on October 2, 2019 2:03 am

He says his yolk is light, you are right

Zouksesnanet - posted on October 2, 2019 4:10 am

Jesus is the High Priest of the tithe after the order of Melcizedek

Hebrews 7:8-17 King James Version (KJV)
8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

rik t - posted on October 2, 2019 5:34 am

wait so those things about gays and abortions are in those mosaic laws ?

MTBike Jockey - posted on October 2, 2019 11:20 am

Most people who argue against tithing are ultimately just worldly. All they can really see is what worldly things they may have to sacrifice if they let go of that money. That's a FACT! Sadly they are in love with the world.

Brett Potter - posted on October 3, 2019 12:51 am

Yes it is. Tithing was not income

Brett Potter - posted on October 3, 2019 12:52 am

It had nothing to do with income ever

Donald Trump - posted on October 3, 2019 2:39 am

Of course some pastors need to travel business class and buy jets and own estates…so they always quote malachai 3:10..

Rolando Baylon - posted on October 3, 2019 11:18 am

2 Cor 9:7Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

thealphaflight2121 - posted on October 3, 2019 2:36 pm

Thank you brother..its crystal clear.. I give from the heart. I'm thankful..give with understanding…

Boris S - posted on October 3, 2019 3:31 pm

No Mosaic law ?

2’th John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

1’th John 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

Psalm138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Matthew5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Kenneth Williams - posted on October 3, 2019 3:54 pm

If I listen to you I wouldn't be as blessed as I am today!! Who should I believe jesus CHRIST or you!! Trust God not man!!

The Berean - posted on October 3, 2019 4:04 pm

I've struggled with this for obvious reasons. In the American church 7.4% of the church give the ten percent. That number dramatically slides for people making over $75000 a year. We need to be cheerful givers and generous this may explain why we have so many sour faced so called Christians. Time to make our minds up..

Mark Baard - posted on October 3, 2019 4:31 pm

Thieves want tithes they to lazy to teach truth

RUACH - posted on October 3, 2019 4:48 pm

They tithe in Genesis before the Mosaic Law

Teacher Sikhumbuzo Moyo - posted on October 4, 2019 4:51 am

Tithe came before moses prof ,its abrahamic

Evans Calito - posted on October 4, 2019 5:57 am

Another thing..tithes were given in seasons(yrs) as opposed to these days when the clergy demand it every week or month and want it in cash..

Barbie Trinidad - posted on October 4, 2019 10:03 am

Tithing is not valid?? In our generation? So mean bible doesn't inspired by God … the says all scripture inspired of God mean including tithing

Leo Mullins - posted on October 4, 2019 11:35 am

NO!

babeyluv2 - posted on October 5, 2019 12:03 am

Everything belongs to the Lord. Money is spiritual and a heart issue. The 10 commandments aren't in the new testament either, but we still follow them. Money is the only area we can test the Lord in. We are not suppose to be legalistic, because we are not saved by works. We are saved by grace.

Daniel Diaz - posted on October 5, 2019 12:16 am

How about the widow with the two mites?? That always convicts me…

Vico Re - posted on October 5, 2019 2:45 am

One of the most thorough treatments of the tithing issue is by Dr Russell Kelly: Should the Church Teach Tithing?

The Evangelical church is guilty of willful deception with regard to tithing (particularly Southern Baptists).

Sheldon Andreas - posted on October 5, 2019 4:40 am

Ask your pastor.

Iho Iha - posted on October 5, 2019 7:49 am

Tithing and offering is a simple form of worshiping.

Robert Motión - posted on October 5, 2019 9:41 am

I tithe. And I used to tithe out of a fear almost of being cursed if I didn’t. Wasted a lot of years in fear;

It wasn’t until I grew closer in my walk with Christ that I began to understand the heart of tithing and this changed my heart for why I personally tithe;

The tithe represents a trust that God can do more with my resources than I would; it’s also a matter of where I place my trust, in my resources or my Source. Moreover, the church needs resources to minister.

Great topic.

/Bklyn?

David Gooley - posted on October 5, 2019 12:37 pm

On the topic of tithing, there are certain conditions for someone to tithe according to the Law. First, the tithe included produce from the land and animals. Second, tithing was designated specifically for compensating the Levites who had no inheritance of land as their reward for their service in the temple. Even the status of high priest has been transferred to the Messiah, and we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, that doesn’t mean the conditions of tithing have changed.

Now, this doesn’t mean we are exempt from being givers since the New Testament illustrates about giving and generosity. There is no set amount as it is based on what you are led to give with the caveat being the more generous you are the more you will reap. Furthermore, you are to be generous for genuine reasons and not to expect recompense or reward.

One of the best ways you can give is by helping another become productive and self-sufficient. When someone who was previously dependent upon others is no longer a financial burden, it frees up resources for others who are still in need. Of course, once you reach an age where you are too weak to be self-sufficient, that is an exception where people can continue to help you. This is why you need to prepare for your senior years so you don’t become a future burden on others.

So as for tithing according to the modern day definition, it is a false doctrine that is manipulated by clergy due to greed and laziness, and the evidence of this is the lifestyle of the clergy in comparison to that of the members of the local body the clergy oversees. If a pastor has a multi-million dollar mansion or even multiple homes due to the donations of members and not personal labor and accomplishments while most of the members are struggling and even living in poverty, that is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Prosperity gospel preachers qualify as this. Even if the pastor has book deals and royalties, but personally profit from the donations that are designated for ministry, that is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

David Gooley - posted on October 5, 2019 12:42 pm

Now as for as this guy saying we are under the new covenant, he doesn’t realize that a covenant is a binding agreement between all parties who are part of that covenant. Our part as the respondent is that His laws are written on our hearts and minds, but more importantly, we are to be of the house of Israel or of the house of Judah as people of either house are the only recipients of the new covenant. If you don’t consider yourself as being part of either, then you have excluded yourself from the new covenant.

John Knop - posted on October 5, 2019 12:48 pm

This is one of the problems in Christianity – is cowards like Dr Schreiner. He states that [we can] “disagree” on Tithing because it “isn’t the clearest” .. then goes on to discuss the clear facts on Tithing that it DOES NOT APPLY PER MANDATE to the modern believer.
I will never understand why men love the praise of men more than the Truths of God.

Anthony Sefo - posted on October 5, 2019 9:18 pm

They gave more than 10% cause there was no such things as bills, the world is different today than it ever was, you can't keep going back to the past, back then they didn't make 1000 a week and pay 545 for the rent then on-top of that food, the electricity,gas,water?? Back then there was no electricity, it was run by candles, life was simple back then, they haven't evolved like us today, but the morals and good way of living is better back then, they were ametures back then, when you first start off something, your experience and skill is not as good as it'll be for years to come, if I went back and took a Ferrari with me, wouldn't they write a story about me ??? And everyone today would probably think that the car back then was alot better then the cars today, cause apparently it's because it's biblical

Dominic A - posted on October 5, 2019 11:27 pm

No it’s not.2 COR.9:7,”EVERY MAN SHOULD GIVE AS HE HAS PURPOSED IN HIS HEART,SO LET HIM GIVE,
NOT GRUDGINGLY OR OUT OF NECESSITY,FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER”
In the old testament tithing was giving part of your crop harvest to the elders to distribute to people as they needed.
MATTHEW 23:23,”WOE TO YOU SCRIBES AND PHARISEES,HIPPOCRATES ! YOU PAY TITHES OF MINT ,DILL,AND CUMIN,BUT YOU DISREGARD THE WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF THE LAW,MERCY AND FAITH”

Gumaro Trevino - posted on October 6, 2019 3:06 am

You are so very wrong, God doesn’t change, he is the same yesterday, today and forever…if Jesus commands Tithe, then it prevails. To make it simple, only the sons of God, the ones who love God, they will tithe because they love God, those that are satan’s sons, they don’t love God and they will find any excuse not to tithe, they argue that they could give an offering, but it’s only an argument because they don’t even go to church or they don’t care… Jesus said, if you love me, you will keep commandments, Jesus said, I have not come abolish the law but to fulfill the law. It’s a no brainer, dah….

Arnold Pineda - posted on October 6, 2019 5:05 am

The way to Give to God is to give to the less fortunate. Whatever we do to the least of our brothers and sisters, we do it unto God. God does not need our 10% or any offering. He has everything, all the riches in the world. What we as his creations need to do is to share and care with one another. Then we please God. Only my opinion Thanks

Raul Cordillo - posted on October 6, 2019 11:59 am

2 Corinthians 9:7 / Acts 4:32 The church of Peter

Truthsabre7 - posted on October 6, 2019 3:10 pm

Tithing was only for the levitical priesthood. There's no levitical priests in today. Tithing was only supposed to be paid with produce or livestock.

Sir Luis Antonio Baerga Álamo - posted on October 6, 2019 3:13 pm

Tithe was officialize as a law in the Roman council celebrated the year 585 in the city of Maçon in France that all Christians must tithe (transmuted to money) to the church or be excomulgated, that is why when a Christian doesn't tithe is remove from any duty in the church ,also curse with Malachi 3:9 which is a letter sent to Israel because Moses law and not the church which is under a new covenant , that letter is the equivalent today to a bill and who pays the neighbor's bills ?

Realife Mares - posted on October 6, 2019 8:51 pm

Tithe s are for the trib of Levi the preist.


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