SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?

SWAZILAND, POVERTY, AND PROSPERITY PREACHERS

Should the Church Teach Tithing?
ARTICLES
BAPTIST ERRORS
BLOGSPOT BLOG LIST SINCE 2005
BUY BOOKS AND VIDEO
ENDORSEMENTS
FIRSTFRUITS WERE NEVER TITHES
REBUTTALS OF TITHE-TEACHERS
RUSSELL EARL KELLY, PHD
SEARCH INDEX
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
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: TITHING
ALCORN, RANDY: TITHING REBUTTAL
ANTI-TITHING VIDEOS
ASSEMBLY OF GOD TITHING REBUTTAL
BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING, WALL STREET JOURNAL
BAKER, ROBERT A: TITHING; SBC HISTORIAN
BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY: TITHING
BAPTIST TITHING STATEMENTS OF FAITH UNTIL 1963
BARCLAY, WILLIAM: TITHING REBUTTAL
BLACK, DAVID ALAN, TH. D.; SBC THEOLOGIAN: TITHING
BROWN, TOM: WOF MINISTRIES
BURKETT, LARRY AND DAYTON, HOWARD; CROWN MINISTRIES: TITHING
CALVIN, JOHN: TITHING
CAMERON, BARRY: TITHING REBUTTAL
CARSON, D A: TITHING
CARTOON: TITHING
CBS TRANSCRIPT: TO TITHE OR NOT TO TITHE
CHEUNG, VINCENT: TITHING REBUTTAL
CHRISTIAN TODAY, TITHING, 2016
CHRISTIAN TORAH: TITHING
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND: TITHING
CONNER, KEVIN J; TITHING REBUTTAL
COPELAND, KENNETH; TITHING REBUTTAL
CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING
CROTEAU, DAVID, PHD: TITHING
DANA, H E: SOUTHERN BAPTIST HISTORIAN: TITHING
DEJONG, PAUL: TITHING REBUTTAL
DOLLAR, CREFLO: TITHING REBUTTAL
Et essay: Tiende er ikke en kristen lre
Dizimar no uma doutrina crist
Un ensayo: el diezmar no es una doctrina cristiana
EVANS, TONY
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE: NO TITHING
FLOYD, RONNIE: TITHING REBUTTAL
GEORGE, WILLIE; TITHING REBUTTAL
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
GRACE-GIVING CHURCHES
GRAHAM, BILLY: TITHING REBUTTAL
GRAHAM, FRANKLIN: SALARY-TITHING
GREIMANN, DEAN ON TITHING REBUTTAL
HAGEE, JOHN: TITHING REBUTTAL
HANNESSY, SHAWN, TITHING REBUTTAL
HAYFORD, JACK; TITHING REBUTTAL
HEMPHILL, KENNETH, TITHING; SBC SPOKESMAN
KEN HEMPHILL AND BOBBY EKLUND
HINN, BENNY: TITHING
HOUSTON, BRIAN: HILLSONG, TITHING REBUTTAL
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 REBUTTAL
JEWISH TITHING CONCEPTS
JOYNER, RICK: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENDALL, R T: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENNEDY, JAMES, PHD: TITHING
KOSTENBERGER, ANDREAS: 12-4-2007: TITHING
"LAW" IN THE BIBLE
LAWLESS, CHUCK: TITHING REBUTTAL
LETTER TO YOUR PASTOR ABOUT TITHING
LINKS: SITES AND BOOKS
LIST OF TITHING OPPONENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
LIST OF UNSCRIPTURAL BAPTIST TITHING ERRORS
LONDON DEBATE: POINT BY POINT COMMENTS: TITHING
LUTHER, MARTIN REJECTED TITHING: 1525
MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED
MALACHI 3:10: THE TEST-GOD TITHE MYTH
MARINELLI, CHAD: TITHING REBUTTAL
MARTIN, ERNEST L; THE TITHING DILEMMA
MATTHEW 5:17-19
MAXWELL, JOHN C: TITHING REBUTTAL
MELCHIZEDEK: WAS HE A PAGAN GENTILE?
MEYER, ALLAN: TITHING REBUTTAL
MONEY WITH GENTILE IMAGES WAS BANNED
MORRIS, ROBERT: TITHING REBUTTAL
MORMON-LDS TITHING REBUTTAL
NORTH, GARY COVENANTAL TITHE
NORTH, GARY PERSPECTIVES ON TITHING
NORTH, GARY WIKIPEDIA: TITHING
OWEN, JOHN --DID NOT TEACH TITHING
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY: BOOK REVIEW: TITHING
PINK, A W: TITHING REBUTTAL
PIPER, JOHN: TITHING REBUTTAL
PREACHERS, EVANGELISTS AND THEOLOGIANS SPEAK OUT
PRINCE, JOSEPH: TITHING
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: AVANZINI PLUS
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: Jones and Woodbridge
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: TITHING
RAMSEY, DAVE: TITHING REBUTTAL
RHODE ISLAND BAPTISTS: 1638-1770S: TITHING
RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING
ROBERTSON, NORMAN: TITHING REBUTTAL
ROGERS, ADRIAN: Tithing REBUTTAL
ROGERS, ROD: TITHING REBUTTAL
ROSS, CHARLES: TITHING REBUTTAL
SBC CHURCH WANTS YOUR BANK ROUTING NUMBER FOR TITHE
SBC POSITION PAPER FORCES EMPLOYEES TO TEACH TITHING
SBC SCHOLARS: THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
SCHREINER, THOMAS R, PHD, SBTS, TITHING
SHAFFER, GLENN: TITHING REBUTTAL
TITHING LIES: SIX MOST COMMON
SOUTHERN BAPTIST ENCYCLOPEDIA: TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST TITHING BROCHURES
SPROUL, R C: TITHING
SPURGEON, CHARLES H
ST PETERSBURG TIMES
STOREHOUSE TITHING
SUBMISSION THEOLOGY: REBUTTAL
SWAZILAND, POVERTY, AND PROSPERITY PREACHERS
SWINDOLL, CHARLES (CHUCK): TITHING
TBN: THE CROUCHES: TITHING REBUTTAL
INDEX TEXT FOR 2007 EDITION
TITHING THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK
TITHE MAPS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE
TITHES: NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
TITHING ABUSE STORIES
TITHE AND OFFERING SCRIPTURES.COM/LEON
WALL STREET JOURNAL: TITHING, KELLY LETTER
WARREN, RICK : TITHING REBUTTAL
WE ARE NOT ALONE: VERY STRONG SUPPORT
Web Sites Which Discuss This Book and Tithing
WESLEY, JOHN: TITHING
Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
WIDOW'S MITE: TITHING
WOODWARD, GEOFF: TITHING REBUTTAL
WYCLIFFE DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGY; F F BRUCE: TITHING
WYTSMA, KEN: TITHING REBUTTAL
YOUNG, ED: TITHING REBUTTAL

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VIDEO TITHING DEBATE

 
 
 
 
Swaziland, with its extreme poverty and extreme HIV percentage, also suffers the pillage of prosperity preachers, tithing, and limosines for rich preachers.
 
February 5, 2012: http://times.co.sz/Guest-writer/37354.html


 

Collecting tithes is fraud

By Qalakaliboli on February 05,2012

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Collecting tithes is fraud

Last week I was stopped dead on my tracks by a very angry pastor, apostle, reverend or bishop (I don’t know what they call themselves these days).

He wanted to know why we who write in the media are so silent about what the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) is doing to the church and economy of Swaziland.
 

He spoke like a true preacher because I must have stood there listening to him for a good 15 minutes or more before I could even get the chance to respond to his complaints. "Ever since the SRA came into inception, it is clear that they are on a witch-hunt for the people God has showered with blessings," he said.


"It’s obvious that the leadership of this country does not want to see a rich Swazi.

What did they do to Ron Smith (late) when he developed his Tiger City empire? They even sent traffic police to stop Smith’s limousine from using the public roads that we pay taxes for."


Since the SRA and the churches’ debate started last year, I had told myself that I would not be part of it. On numerous occasions, I have been asked by readers and members of the esteemed church to comment about the daylight robbery the government has embarked on through the SRA.


Honestly, I have respect for the men of God in this country but on the issue of churches or pastors paying taxes, I will definitely not side with them.

They are behaving like the Pharisees and hypocrites of old, who we read about in the scriptures.


Already, one pastor is on his way to marrying a second wife and they now endorse the traditional marriage despite what they have been saying about it in the past. How can a man who claims to be sent by God have two wives?


The Swazi Commercial Amadoda initiative in the rural areas is another long process that hinders development. When you develop your business and begin to make money in Swaziland, there are eyes looking at your direction with the hope that you will offer them shares in your business, failing which, there will be a witch hunt against your businesses until they completely run you down. There are countless Swazis whose businesses have been destroyed and yes, I agree that many small businesses are also shutting down in fear of the SRA and its high tax rates.


The hypocrisy displayed by our pastors and bishops is just disgusting to say the least.


I have read through the New Testament and nowhere are we told that Jesus paid tithes, or where Jesus even mentions that people should return tithes.

Even Paul’s letters to the churches of Ephesus, Corinthians and Thessalonians do not mention the fact that the people in these churches should pay tithes but he does mention that they must give to God with a clear heart (II Cor 9:6-7) so that their giving may yield good fruits.


We have to differentiate between giving and tithing.

Paul, in his works, emphasised on redemption on the cross and not redemption through tithing. In his letters to his son (in the Lord) Timothy, Paul warns Timothy about a certain group of people who will go to Ephesus with a false gospel and he also tells Timothy that he should be exemplary in his doing, in his talking, in his appearance and in being respectful.


Warned

Paul also warned Timothy about the false gospel of prosperity and the love of money (1Timothy 6:10). Paul further goes on to tell Timothy what to do about the rich and wealthy.


In Timothy 6:17-19 Paul writes that the wealthy and rich should share their wealth with the widows and orphans. He says their wealth must be accumulated through good deeds. It then worries me when people who proclaim to be serving Jesus Christ live in marbled homes and drive sleek cars when the Lord rode on a donkey.


I am not saying that pastors should be poor. That would be very conservative but I am saying that the gap between the rich pastors and their poor followers is too wide.


Some of these folks dig even deeper than they can afford to try and get the promised blessings that never come.


The reason conservative churches were not taxed was that they contributed to the social needs of the country. They built schools and clinics for the poor communities and even contributed towards the well-being of some impoverished families.

These prosperity gospel pastors do not even attend a funeral of one of their members, unless it is someone generous in tithing or active in the church.

They do not want to identify with the suffering masses but will identify with the debt-ridden few who showcase their false prosperity by tithing religiously.

One of the female Cabinet ministers, who is wealthy, was believed in her church to have been blessed by God and yet it recently turned out that she was in debt with one of the banks in the country. It then leaves me with a question as to whether
God can bless a person with a debt.


I do not think so. When God blesses, He blesses your spirit first before blessing your body. If your spirit cannot grasp the blessing, then your body will also suffer.

That is why people today have opted for false blessings in the form of bank loans, so that they can show off in church. When God blesses, the blessings are real and debt-free.


There is no debt, and there is no suffering in God’s blessings. Tithing has a historical background. During the evolution of mankind, tithing was done by giving the first fruits of your labour (Genesis 4:3-4). This was because the people at that time were farmers and hunter gatherers.


We know that tithing was introduced after Man (Adam) had sinned before God, and a way had to be devised to cleanse people of their sins (Leviticus 4).


Then came civilisation where the Denary was introduced as a form of currency for Denariyo (Greek for daily pay). It was during the Ecclesiastic period where the Levites had to collect all tithes and store it in the house of the Lord so that at least once a year, those tithes could be shared among the people from other nations, widows and orphans (Duet.14:28-29).


Before Jesus died on the cross, he said in a loud voice, "It is finished!"

Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice and the tithe that God paid for our redemption.

So what are people tithing for today, when the ultimate tithe has been paid for our sins?


Today, people should just give that which comes from the bottom of their hearts and not allow themselves to be duped by the prosperity gospel.

If the tithe does not empower the widows and the poor, you will not receive any blessings from God. From the beginning in Exodus 22:22, God never wanted widows and orphans to suffer but our esteemed pastors honestly do not care for these people.


During the recent annual prayer service at Lozitha palace last week, it was an opportunity for the pastors to tell the truth and preach God’s word and also speak against the falling economy to the leadership of the country. Instead, they chose to tell lies. The economic problem in this country is not a spiritual problem, but a man-made one.


False

For pastors to go and give false hope and comfort to those who cared to listen speaks volumes about their credibility as men of God.


What worries me most is that these pastors were given numerous opportunities to preach God’s word to the leadership of this country but instead of giving sound and godly advice, they play to the gallery with false prophecies that never come true. Instead of preaching the word of God, they went there to grovel and seek earthly appointments from the appointing authority. As the years went by, some of our pastors even said they would die where the King died and would support the King in everything he did. Now that they are being taxed, some of them turn around and say they cannot contribute their money to witchcraft. Suddenly, the SRA has made them realise there is witchcraft in Swaziland and they have now come out with a list of problems they feel are affecting the country. Are these people really working for Jesus or themselves?


Swaziland has had problems all along and our pastors have been silent, while committing the biggest fraud the world has ever seen – collecting tithes.


All of a sudden, because the SRA wants what belongs to it, our pastors are now coming out to decry the country’s problems and seek support from us? Please, can these hypocrite pastors leave us alone!
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