Friday, August 2, 2013

Tithing and Giving

Here are a couple of links that I'm sure you will find interesting and thought provoking. These concern the questions of tithing and giving....

I seem to agree with the author that the 'tithe' (a compulsory 10 percent giving to God) was basically an Old Testament principle, that was replaced in the New Testament  with the understanding that All (100 percent) that we are and own belongs to God and we are only stewards of what he has given us. Jesus came to fulfil the Law and help us understand what it was meant to signify. (just like 'Do not murder' became 'Do not become angry', 'Do not commit adultery' became 'Do not lust in your heart', and 'Do not bear false witness' became 'Let your 'yes' be yes and your 'no' no')

This understanding actually changes the way we live and give. We would probably end up giving MORE, and definitely more strategically for the building of God's Kingdom.

What do you think?

Possibly related posts from the past:


  1. See my view at

  2. Pradeep, what is John Piper's view? I really am curious.

  3. Thanks, Dad.
    I think your article is quite well-researched and comprehensive, and I think I agree with you.

  4. Prem, I'm not really sure. But judging from some of his past sermons, I think he regards the 10% tithe as God's command for us, even in the New Testament.