Does the Bible ask Us to Return Tithe From the Gifts We Receive?

Does the Bible ask Us to Return Tithe From the Gifts We Receive?

Does the Bible ask Us to Return Tithe From the Gifts We Receive? This important question is often asked. Therefore we will offer some brief observations from a biblical perspective. At the outset, we should bear in mind that, for the ancient Israelites, there was no question about this.

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Gratitude and Generosity

Why should I give offerings? This is probably the best answer to your question: God’s will is for us to bring to Him our offerings; and His will always procures what is best for us (Deut. 16:16). The Lord expects us to bring Him not only our tithe but also our offerings (Mal. 3:8).

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Digital Technology and the Christian Life

This essay offers some thoughts on digital technology and argues that we should bring our digital life under the Lordship of Jesus. It deals with the philosophy, theology, and ethics of digital technology. It concludes with an injunction for us to be masters of our technology, never the servants. Such appeal is base on the…

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Prosperity Gospel: A Brief Critical Analysis

This article provides a critique of the  so-called prosperity gospel, according to which God promises unconditional blessings to those who generously give to the church. This study underscores the serious tensions between the prosperity gospel, as taught by many popular contemporary preachers, and some foundational doctrines of the Scriptures.

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Stewardship of Gifts and Talents

Newspapers and magazines are filled with reports about sports “heroes,” especially during world championships and the Olympic Games. We admire their skills, strength, and tenacity. The same is true for top musicians, artists, and writers. There are the actors with their incredible ability to play quite different roles, imitating real life. We admire CEOs who…

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Stewardship of Money

Giving is a heavenly principle (Acts 20:35). It is God’s will that we give: time, talents, and money/material possessions (Matt 22:15–22). Satan replaced the Sabbath with another day of worship in order to eliminate our understanding of God as creator. He destroyed the principle of giving the tithe in order to extinguish the knowledge of…

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