SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
SOUTHERN BAPTIST TITHING BROCHURES
Should the Church Teach Tithing?
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BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE
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REBUTTALS OF TITHE-TEACHERS
VINCENT CHEUNG ON MALACHI
RUSSELL EARL KELLY, PHD
THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
INTRODUCTION
1. Origin and Definition of Tithing
2. Genesis 14:20 Abraham, Melchizedek, Arab Custom and Tithing
3. Genesis 28:22 Jacob's Bargain With God
4. Numbers 18: The Obscure Statute/Ordinance of Tithing
ED YOUNG TITHING REBUTTAL
5. Leviticus 27:30-34 Tithing and Holy and Most Holy Statutes
6. Tithes Replaced Land Inheritance
7. How Many Tithes? 10%, 20%, or 23 1/3rd%?
8. Deuteronomy 12 and 14: Strange Facts about Tithing
9. The Poor and Jesus Did Not Tithe
10. Kings, Tithes and Taxes: Levites with Political Jobs
11. 2nd Chronicles 31 Explains Malachi
12. Nehemiah 10-13: Historical Context of Malachi
13a. Commentary on Malachi 1 and 2: Cursing the Priests for Stealing
13b. Malachi 3 and 4
14. Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42 Supporting the Old Covenant and Its Interpreters
15. Luke 18:12 A Pharisee's Boast about Tithing
16. Acts 15 and 21: Compromise Divided the Jerusalem Church
17. Hebrews 8; 2nd Corinthians 3; A Better New Covenant; MARTIN LUTHER
18. The Mosaic Law and the "Law" of Christ; MATT 5:17-19
19. Hebrews 7: Extremely Important
20. Ephesians 2:14-16; Colossians 2:13-17: Law Ordinances Ended
21. 1 Peter 2:9-10: Your Priesthood Abolishes Tithing
22. 1 Corinthians 9: Using Christian Liberty to Refuse Christian Rights [2007]
23. 1 Corinthians 16: Principles for Giving to the Needy
24. 1 Timothy 5:17: Worthy of Double Honor
25. Miscellaneous Objections
26. Chafer and Walvoord on New Covenant Giving
27. 2 Corinthians 8 and 9: Principles of Grace Giving
28. Acts 20:16-35: Paul's Sermon is Not Preached
29. Secular History of Tithing
30. Tithing Principles for Tithe-Teaching Churches
31. Spreading the Gospel
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PAGE #
58% of Evangelical Leaders Reject Tithing, April 2011
140 QUESTIONS FOR TITHE ADVOCATES
1873: TITHING FIRST SUGGESTED IN USA
20% OF SBC PASTORS AND 31% OF OTHER PASTORS AGREE
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS BOOK
AKIN, DANIEL, PRESIDENT SEBTS
ALCORN, RANDY
Amazon.com Reviews
ANTI-TITHING VIDEOS
ASSEMBLY OF GOD TITHING STATEMENT
BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING, WALL STREET JOURNAL
BAKER, ROBERT A: SBC HISTORIAN
BAPTIST STATEMENTS OF FAITH AGREED UNTIL 1963
BLACK, DAVID ALAN, TH. D.; SBC THEOLOGIAN
BLOGGING CONDEMNED BY GEORGIA BAPTIST LEADERS
BOOKIDEAS: PROFESSIONAL BOOK REVIEW
BROWN, TOM: WOF MINISTRIES
BURKETT, LARRY AND DAYTON, HOWARD; CROWN
CALVIN, JOHN REJECTED TITHING
CAMERON, BARRY: TITHING ABCs
CARSON, D A; REBUTTAL ON TITHING
CARTOON
CBS TRANSCRIPT AND COMMENTS
CHARISMA MAGAZINE 3-11-08
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND RECOMMENDED READING
Comparing Kelly and Croteau's Books onTithing
CONNER, KEVIN J; MELCHIZEDEK
COPELAND, KENNETH: TITHING REBUTTAL
CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING
CROTEAU, DAVID, PHD
CROWN MINISTRIES 2012
DANA, H E: SOUTHERN BAPTIST HISTORIAN
DEJONG, PAUL: TITHING
CREFLO DOLLAR TITHING REBUTAL
DONATIONS
Et essay: Tiende er ikke en kristen lære
Dizimar não é uma doutrina cristã
Un ensayo: el diezmar no es una doctrina cristiana
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE: NO TITHING
FLOYD, RONNIE
GEORGE, WILLIE; REBUTTAL
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
GRACE-GIVING CHURCHES
GRAHAM, BILLY: TITHING
GRAHAM, FRANKLIN: SALARY-TITHING
HAGEE, JOHN
HAYFORD, JACK; TITHING
HEMPHILL, KENNETH, TITHING; SBC SPOKESMAN
KEN HEMPHILL AND BOBBY EKLUND
HINN, BENNY: TITHING
HOBBS, HERSCHEL: TITHING
HOUSTON, BRIAN: HILLSONG, TITHING
HOW TO BECOME A PROSPERITY PREACHER
If We Don't Preach Tithing, How Do We Pay the Church Bills?
JAKES, TD; 49 LIES TOLD ABOUT TITHING
JEREMIAH, DAVID: TITHING
JEWISH TITHING CONCEPTS
JOYNER, RICK: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENDALL, R T: TITHING
KENNEDY, JAMES, PHD: TITHING
KOSTENBERGER, ANDREAS: 12-4-2007
"LAW" IN THE BIBLE
LIST OF TITHING OPPONENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
LIST OF UNSCRIPTURAL BAPTIST TITHING ERRORS
LONDON DEBATE: POINT BY POINT COMMENTS
LONDON DEBATE, MAR 30, 2011 TRANSCRIPT
LONDON TV DEBATE DETAILS PLUS
LUTHER, MARTIN REJECTED TITHING: 1525
MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED
MALACHI 3:10: THE TEST-GOD TITHE MYTH
MARINELLI, CHAD, WORD OF FAITH
MARTIN, ERNEST L; THE TITHING DILEMMA
MATTHEW 5:17-19
MAXWELL, JOHN C; REBUTTAL BY RUSSELL KELLY ON TITHING
MELCHIZEDEK: WAS HE A PAGAN GENTILE?
MEYER, ALLAN: TITHING
MONEY WITH GENTILE IMAGES WAS BANNED
MORMON-LDS TITHING
OWEN, JOHN --DID NOT TEACH TITHING
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY: BOOK REVIEW
PINK, A W: TITHING
PIPER, JOHN: TITHING
POEMS BY H. K. PYWELL
POSITION PAPER FORCES EMPLOYEES TO TEACH TITHING
PREACHERS, EVANGELISTS AND THEOLOGIANS SPEAK OUT
JOSEPH PRINCE ON TITHING
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: AVANZINI PLUS
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: Jones and Woodbridge
PROSPERITY GOSPEL REFUTATION
RAMSEY, DAVE: TITHING
RHODE ISLAND BAPTISTS: 1638-1770S
RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING
ROBERTSON, NORMAN: TITHING
ROGERS, ADRIAN: Tithing Rebuttal
ROGERS, ROD: PASTOR DRIVEN STEWARDSHIP
ROSS, CHARLES: TITHING
SBC CHURCH WANTS YOUR BANK ROUTING NUMBER FOR TITHE
SBC FINANCIAL ABUSE
SBC SCHOLARS: THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
SCHREINER, THOMAS R, PHD, SBTS, TITHING
SIX MOST QUOTED LIES ABOUT TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST ENCYCLOPEDIA: TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST TITHING BROCHURES
SPROUL, R C: TITHING REBUTTAL
SPURGEON, CHARLES H
ST PETERSBURG TIMES
STOREHOUSE TITHING ERROR
SUBMISSION THEOLOGY
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON ON TITHING; JANUARY 28, 2007
SWAZILAND, POVERTY, AND PROSPERITY PREACHERS
SWINDOLL, CHARLES (CHUCK): TITHING
TBN: THE CROUCHES: TITHING
TEXT INDEX FOR 2007 EDITION
THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK
TIMELINE: BAPTIST, SBC and REK BOOK
TITHE MAPS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE
TITHES: NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
TITHING ABUSE STORIES
THE CHRISTIAN TORAH DOCTRINE
WALL STREET JOURNAL: RUSSELL KELLY LETTER
WARREN, RICK ON TITHING
WE ARE NOT ALONE: VERY STRONG SUPPORT
Web Sites Which Discuss This Book and Tithing
JOHN WESLEY DID NOT TEACH TITHING
Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
WIDOW'S MITE
WOODWARD, GEOFF: TITHING
WYCLIFFE DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGY; F F BRUCE

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A Tithe of What?, brochure NST3-4, SBC Stewardship Commission circa 2000.
 
"More than once the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Christians about planning to give and deciding how much to give." [Then quotes 1 Cor. 16:2 and 2 Cor. 9:7 which say absolutely nothing about tithing.] "Begin with the biblical teaching on tithing and mature in your faith and grow in generous giving." {Quotes Malachi 3:7, 10.]
 
Conclusion: This is pure manipulation of God's Word and is wrong.
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"Trust the Lord ... Tithe," brochure FB-22, 676155, SBC  Stewardship Commission.
 
'Tithing is built on a relationship of trust. It may be seen as *Trust the Lord by  giving to him first and believing he will provide our needs. *Giving 10 per cent of our income to God through our church as an act of worship." *Practicing one of God's time-honored plans to help us grow spiritually."
 
Comments: This is wrong. The Bible does not equate tithing with first-fruit. The SBC wants the first 10% whether or not the giver can afford to buy medicine and other essentials.
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"Tithing is not a modern day inventdion to raise funds. The tithe is rooted in biblical teaching and historical practice. Genesis 14 is the earliest biblical reference to tithing. Abram gave the priesst  of God Most High 'a tenth of everything.' It was a way for Abram to worship and express gratitude to God. Jacob's devotion and gratitude were evident when he oromised to God, "Of all lthat you give me I will give you a tenth" (Gen 28:22).
 
Comments: There are 4 liles here. (1) Tithing textgs were not included in the SBC Faith and Message until 1963. (2) Abrah really only gave a tenth of spoils of war and nothing of his own property. (3) The Bible does not say Abram gave to "express gratitude."  He may have been following pagan tradition. This is manipulation of God's Word. (4) Jacob's tithe was a bargain with God. The context was omitted.
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"Tithing, while  beginning and continuing as an act of worship became a part of the Law from the times of Moses. "A tithe of everything from the land whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees belongs to the Lord, 'It is holy tothe Lord'" (Lev 27:30).
 
Comments: There are 3 lies here. (1) There is actually no connection from Abram and Jacob to Moses. One was pagan custom and the other Old Covenant Law. Genesis 14:21 is ignored. (2) The text defines the tithe as food and that definition never changed to include money.  Lev 27:34 limits it tot he Old Covenant. (3) The phrase "It is holy to the Lord" applied to almost everything in Leviticus and most have been discarded as not applying to the churfch.
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"Tithing was established and unquestioned in Jesus' day. Jesus commended the practice of tithing (Matt 23:23) and challenged people to give with proper motives adn attitudes. "
 
Comments: Matt 23:23 is a woe to scribes and Pharisees who had added garden spices to "the law" as the text mentions. Jesus commended tithing becasue He lived and died under the jurisdiction of the Law. Jesus urged his disciples under the law to obey the scribes and Phariseese becaue they were the current interpreterrs of the Law. Matt 23:23 is not addressed to New Covenant Christians.
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"Today we too bring our gifts. *to worship. *to demonstrate faith. *to express our stewardship and *to acknowledge God's ownership over all things."
 
Comments: Proof-texting is in full force. Context is out. Exegesis is out. Hermeneutics is out. Discussioon is gone. And, since Bible belt Christianity is fading and deep Bible study is almost gone, the average church member is falling prey to manipulation and the a false doctrine called tithing.

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