I have problems with making tithing a law. But, have no problems with people who tithe. Pastor Gary makes some great points here.
After reading his blog post, all I can say is “Gulp! Yikes!’
If someone desires to give a certain percentage of their net or gross income, I honor that as their right and privilege. I also believe that all Christians should give generously and cheerfully.
But full disclosure – I believe that tithing was an Old Covenant rite by which about 23% of goods, usually agricultural products, were given to God for the maintenance of the priests, for the poor. I see no comparable requirement for the church, which is supposed to “honor” its leaders (1 Tim 5:17) and make voluntary pledges to special projects (Paul’s Jerusalem Fund). 
I have no argument with tithers so long as they have no argument with me. And I’m not speaking here about legalistic tithing or carnal non-tithing.
But in the past few weeks I have found people preaching what must be held up and labeled perversions of the gospel and of the practice of…
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