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742 total votes have been cast on this survey | 47 user comments  ( edit survey )

What's your view on the subject of tithing?
Created: 5/26/2007 | Last Vote: 10 years ago | Comment: 12 years ago
Disclaimer: These surveys are created by PLUS or FULL Members of the site and, unless specified, are not created by the SermonAudio staff nor do they necessarily reflect the site's position on any topic.

 •   It is one of God's eternal laws, and should be obeyed
  49% | 363 votes

 •   It is an Old Testament law that we do not have to obey
  27% | 198 votes

 •   Other view
  21% | 158 votes

 •   No answer. Skip this survey, I do not care to vote on this topic.
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Survey1/3/09 9:32 PM
a wife | upstate NY  Find all comments by a wife
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It pains me so that my husband rarely allows me to give any money at all to my church for the Lord.

Survey11/8/08 4:53 PM
St Jeremiah | Salt Lake City, UT  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by St Jeremiah
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Grace giving 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Tithe- The minimum Genesis 14:17-20...but never under compulsion


Survey4/2/08 6:27 AM
kenny  Find all comments by kenny
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Derek wrote:

"Kenny - only 12 apostles - the pastor is not an apostle."

I was using the word 'apostle' in a generic sense. In the churches I am referring to, he would consider himself to be the ONLY apostle. Hence, chief apostle.


Survey4/1/08 9:41 PM
Derek | Missouri  Find all comments by Derek
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Malachi mentions tithes AND OFFERINGS.

Question: since greedy people like to throw out tithing, saying it is OT, does that include offerings?

Malachi said Israel has robbed God in Tithes AND offerings.

Is tithing required? NO - keep your grubby money God gave you breath and health to get - he doesn't need it.

So what did Jesus do with tithing? The same thing he did with all of the law - REQUIRE MORE!

EVERYTHING belongs to God!

And if you have a Church you don't want to give to - find another one.

It usually comes down to simple greed and LACK OF FAITH.

Jesus said "give" and it shall be given unto you...

This word GIVE doesn't refer to money. It applies to EVERYTHING.

Kenny - only 12 apostles - the pastor is not an apostle.


Survey4/1/08 9:17 PM
kenny  Find all comments by kenny
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Re: Acts 4:34

There are churches that do that very thing now. The problem is, in all of them that I know of, the chief apostle (the pastor) keeps the proceeds for himself and lives like royalty.


Survey4/1/08 5:55 PM
rhymnrzn2zion | Dayton, OH  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by rhymnrzn2zion
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Acts 2:42
"And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (43) And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. (44) AND ALL THAT BELIEVED WERE TOGETHER [FOR NO, NOT AN HOUR], AND HAD ALL THINGS COMMON; (45) AND SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS, AND PARTED THEM TO ALL MEN, AS EVERY MAN HAD NEED. (46) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, (47) Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."

Acts 3:11
" in the porch that is called Solomon's"

Acts 4:34
"Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, (35) And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need."


Survey4/1/08 1:18 PM
ChristianNewsWatch | Texas, USA  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by ChristianNewsWatch
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Personally I believe tithing is an old testament teaching that should not be "required" as many churches preach it...

However, I do believe we should give as we feel led by the Holy Spirit to do so. The Lord loves a cheerful giver, one that does not feel obligated but rather gives because they want to.

This topic is one reason I tend to hate these "money preachers"... that say the reason we don't have is because we didn't plant a large enough seed with their "ministry"... God gives us based on our needs & blesses those who have been good stewards with what they have.


Survey3/22/08 11:09 PM
Vigilante  Find all comments by Vigilante
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Are Federal Reserves Notes approved by God?

Survey3/22/08 11:47 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
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Praise God! Jesus Christ is Risen!
(Tomorrow is Resurrection Sunday!)

To me it has been an interesting observation that Rick Warren, one of the foremost false teachers of today, makes finacially supporting his Purpose Driven (aka Apostate) Church a hugely important requirement for his members. You might say one has to pay to be Purpose Driven, after all those who are leading the Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Ecumenical, Apostate Mega Churches into destruction have to get a lot of money to pay for the entertain the goats with state of the art sound systems and multimedia special guest speakers and let's not forget special celebrity guest into hell from somewhere.

In contrast what a joy it is for a child of God to beable to give to those who would actually be laborers in the harvest and use what is given to preach the gospel and to teach and minister to those who are truly needy.


Survey3/22/08 2:42 AM
GH | Texas  Find all comments by GH
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Just because someone realizes that "tithing" is an OT doctrine does not mean their church shuns offerings. Seriously, that is absurd, DB. "Tithing" is only the beginning. We should give generously, and for many a tithe would not be enough. Perhaps you're unaware of the meaning of "tithe."

Survey3/10/08 11:27 PM
Discerning Believer  Find all comments by Discerning Believer
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JD, I am assuming that your church does not take up an offering. How does the church pay its utility bills? Does the church pay its pastor? Does the church help out needy families in the church?

Since tithing is an OT doctrine, when was it done away with? Didn't it predate the Mosaic Law?


Survey3/10/08 11:11 PM
JD  Find all comments by JD
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Tithing is an OT doctrine.

Survey3/10/08 12:34 AM
Icon O'Clast | Oz  Find all comments by Icon O'Clast
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kenny wrote:
I understand exactly what you are saying and you are 100% correct. The problem is, this is the best church I have found and I have visited A LOT of churches. Most if not all of them have these same problems and worse.
I didn't know the situation was so bad in the American churches. In Oz we have a lot of churches which have departed from the Scriptures. But there are always congregations who have a faithful leadership. I know we tend to stick to our own denomination but sometimes it is better to align yourself with a group who stands on the integrity of Scripture.

Survey3/9/08 10:31 PM
Bernard | Australia  Find all comments by Bernard
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Mike wrote:
I don't kn_w.
I've concluded that some people choose to substitute a "_" in place of an "o". That is, write "G_d" or "L_rd", instead of "God" or "Lord".

One possible explanation is faulty keyboards. It would seem more sensible however, to use a zero ("0") in place of an "o". That is, write "G0d" or "L0rd". Or even use the smilies available, like: L rd. Problem is, these people tend to use "o's" in other places, ruling this out.

I'm sure it's not important, but I am very curi_us.


Survey3/6/08 10:50 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
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Australia wrote:
Who is G_D?
I don't kn_w.

Survey3/6/08 10:44 PM
Australia | Australia  Find all comments by Australia
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asher wrote:
...G_D...
Who is G_D?

Survey12/21/07 3:58 PM
stephen johnson | england  Find all comments by stephen johnson
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Sometimes the example of Abraham and Jacob are used to impose tithing on believers as both these men tithed before the law was given. These men also made animal sacrifices and were circumcised. Clearly then we are not in the dispensation of the patriarchs.

Another argument comes from Mathhew ch23 where Jesus {in speaking of the Pharisees tithing but omitting the weightier matters of the law} says this ought ye to have done and not left the other undone. A simple look at the context shows this does not put tithing onto the christian. In verse one Jesus says the Pharisees sit in the seat of Moses. All they say, do. Clearly this is a command to Jews under the law and belongs to those under the law. Not to christians.


Survey12/2/07 3:49 PM
Scottie | UK  Find all comments by Scottie
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Is that 10% before or after tax?

In the OT the tithe was the ONLY tax!

If we had the option of giving time instead of $ would the church accept it?

Despite being in a salaried post I am just keeping my bank balance in the black. Utility bills, insurance and government taxes are going up all the time. In the UK we work for the Government from 1 January until 1st June. Only after that do we start to earn for ourselves (http://www.adamsmith.org/tax/Tax%20Freedom%20Day/History.html)

Does this seem right to you?

Paul was a tent-maker/preacher who I don't believe ever charged expenses.

What running costs did the primitive church have? Looking after the orphans and widows - have we not handed that over to the state?

In my experience most churches are seeking government handouts to take back some of this work! To "qualify" for charitable status we need a social outreach programme.

Tithing is Old Covenant. As a NT believer I am responsible for how I spend all 100% of my salary NOT 10%.

Church I am in now has ~25 households and a full time Pastor who cannot visit them on an annual basis. NT Paul/Saul was often part time (tent making)but you bet he would have visited us at least once in 12 months if he was my Pastor!


Survey10/13/07 1:50 PM
kenny  Find all comments by kenny
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Hi Derek,

I understand exactly what you are saying and you are 100% correct. The problem is, this is the best church I have found and I have visited A LOT of churches. Most if not all of them have these same problems and worse. Some of the bigger ones are unbelievable.

In my opinion, the issue actually is tithing (or giving at all) because the money is being mismanaged. Like most modern pastors, the one Biblical principal that he doesn't consider to be legalism is tithing and I know for a fact that he keeps close records of who gives what.

The pastor is a really good Bible teacher and many of the people there (about 60 or so on Sunday) are true Christians and nice people. There is much that I like about the church.

I don't believe the New Testament teaches tithing for believers (I do believe in GIVING-more than 10% if possible) but I also believe the Lord would have me as a steward to be a responsible giver. I don't see how anyone can do that in most churches in 2007. I'm just offering my church as an example.

I am seriously considering getting together with some friends and starting a new fellowship (maybe with no paid staff).


Survey10/13/07 1:36 PM
Derek | Missouri  Find all comments by Derek
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Kenny
What a sad story. I agree you should leave this church, but the isue here is not tithing. The issue here is being in a good Fundamental Bible Believing church. Don't tithe to this church, bu ask God to bring you to one that you can obey God and tithe and minister to.

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