SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
JEREMIAH, DAVID: TITHING
Should the Church Teach Tithing?
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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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DAVID JEREMIAH REBUTTAL

 

NOTE: This article is not intended to be a rebuttal of any other doctrine taught by David Jeremiah and I wish him God's blessings to the extent he preaches the gospel according to God's Word in other areas of doctrine. I simply request dialog on tithing.

 

David Jeremiah should not teach tithing. He should know that it is a false doctrine because he earned his M. A. at Dallas Theological Seminary. The book, Major Bible Themes, by Dallas founder Lewis Sperry Chafer and John Walvoord, definitely does not teach tithing and it is quoted in great detail in my own book. Succeeding presidents of Dallas Theological Seminary like Charles Swindol also have not taught tithing either.

 

David Jeremiah of Turning Point program is pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego [Baptist] and is chancellor at San Diego Christian College. He is famous and rightly so.

However, when it comes to tithing, like other tithe-advocates, Dr. Jeremiah suddenly forgets everything he has ever learned about bible hermeneutics.  He ignores the context and simply declares his convictions without biblical exegesis.

Jeremiah wrote, “Why should we tithe? We should tithe because if we don’t, we are disobeying God. God has given us everything we have, but He wants us to be obedient and give 1/10 of it back to Him. He doesn’t need our money, but He does require our obedience (see Malachi 3:8-10).”

(1) Malachi was addressed to dishonest priests (1:6; 2:1; 3:1-3) in the context of the Old Covenant law (3:7; 4:4).

(2) “We” Gentiles and Christians cannot possibly disobey for by not tithing because “we” were never under the Old Covenant Law and “we” never affirmed the blessings and the curses of  that law.

(3) For an extended discussion of Malachi see my essay or my book which is a free download. www.shouldthechurchteachtithing.com

http://www.turningpointonline.org/hot_topics/2005_hot/jan05/ht5_JAN05.html

Tithing and Christian Stewardship-Time, Talents  and Treasure

What is a tithe? Is that what a Christian should give?

“The Old Testament tithe is based on a percentage—giving ten percent of what you receive back to the Lord by law. In the New Testament, we go from the concept of percentage to the concept of proportion. We start with a tithe and then evaluate God’s blessing in our lives, and give in proportion to His blessing. His grace motivates us to go beyond the letter of the law and out of our hearts say, “Lord, here I am. You have been so good to me. I want to give back to You.” When we give part of ourselves to God out of love, He will honor us. And our giving will be an act of worship, a response to His goodness.”

 

(1) “The Old Testament tithe is based on a percentage—giving ten percent of what you receive back to the Lord by law.” This is only partially true. The Old Covenant tithe was only food, only from the holy land of Israel, only from Israelites and only given to Levites and priests who could not own or inherit land. Churches ignore this truth. The tithe was also only from the increase which God miraculously provided through crops and herds. It was not from the product of man’s craft and ingenuity. Therefore craftsmen and traders did not qualify as tithe-payers.

 

(2) “In the New Testament, we go from the concept of percentage to the concept of proportion.” This is an obvious play on words which means absolutely the same thing in practice. The desired result from the preacher is the same.

 

(3) “We start with a tithe and then evaluate God’s blessing in our lives, and give in proportion to His blessing.” This is the basic LIE that is being spread especially by Baptists and charismatics. It ignores the real definition of tithe as food. It ignores the fact that the tithe was a product of God’s miraculous increase and not man’s increase. Tithe-teachers want everybody to think that every Israelite BEGAN his giving at the 10% level which was only true for farmers and herdsmen. They assume that the early church instantly stopped tithing to the Temple and started tithing to church leaders. This is historically wrong (Acts 21:20).

 

(4) “His grace motivates us to go beyond the letter of the law.” The “minimum starting point” LIE is again implied here. While it is true that many Christians should and can give more than 10% it is also true that the percentage is totally irrelevant in the New Covenant.

 

1 Tim 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

 

Acts 20:35 I have shown you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

 

2 Cor 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up [store up] for the parents, but the parents for the children .

 

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

 

David Jeremiah, like Dave Ramsey, wants us to ignore the Word of God through the Apostle Paul and give to the church even if it means doing without basic necessities of life. Deacons were created in Acts 6:1-6 to provide for the needy in the church and they have reversed God’s Word. Because of events in life which many of us cannot control such as untimely death and illness many gifted Christians simply cannot afford to tithe or even give offerings. Those should not be made to feel cursed or unwelcome in the church. Paul told the elders of Asia Minor to follow his example and work to help the needy.

 

For a more detailed discussion see my essay and book.

 

Mr. David Jeremiah, my friends and I would appreciate a rebuttal/reply in order that we may engage in a dialog with you concerning this important matter of God's Word.

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