SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
GRACE-GIVING CHURCHES
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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Almost weekly I receive e-mails and telephone calls asking for me to recommend churches which teach grace giving principles instead of tithing. Unfortunately there is not a simple answer to this question.

This is because graduates of seminaries which teach grace giving principles often teach tithing in their own local churches (like Wheaton, Moody and Dallas).

Peersonally, I prefer that you stay in a tithe-teaching church rather than drop out of church altogether. We all need the fellowwhip of other Christians in order to grow spiritually.

I would appreciate names and addresses of churches which do not teach tithing. With your approval I will gladly post them on this web site at the conclusion of this article.

(1) Almost all churches associated with Dallas Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, Moody Bible Institute and John MacArthur's Master's Seminary do not teach tithing. Dallas and MacArthur oppose it in writing. Wheaton's top theolgian Walter Elwell oppsed it and we have corresponded. Moody is neutral but publishes a lot of pro-tithing books for Larry Burkett and his friends. Check with the seminaries for your area.
Churches often have the title "Community" in their name or claim to be interdenominational. However many churches with "Community" names are charismatic and strong tithe-teachers.

(2) According to the SBC Facts and Trends report I have on my web site 20% of their own pastors do not teach tithing but I have not found any of them. I wish that they would speak up.

(3) Many, if not most, Primitive Baptist Churches do not teach tithing.

(4) The Wisconsin Synod of the Lutheran Church does not teach tithing. They are almost a closed society. I do not agree with their view of con-substantiation. Their top theologian L C H Lenski strongly opposed tithing. I think that the conservative Missouri Synod does teach tithing and that the liberal ALC/LCA does not.

(5) Most churches which call themselves Church of Christ formerly did not teach tithing but they are changing. They boasted that all of their doctrines came after Calvary. Although I do not agree with their theology of immersion as a requirement of salvation, it is a good alternative for many. 
I am not referring to the ultra liberal United Churches of Christ or to the cultic Atlanta Church of Christ.

(6) Many churches which use the name, Christian Church, do not teach tithing. This church has both liberal and conservative branches. The Disciples of Christ, a more liberal branch, is also called the Christian Church and the Church of Christ was an eearly division from the Disciples of Christ Christian Church.

(7) Many of the more liberal churches do not teach tithing. This is because they attribute the books which discuss tithing such as Numbers, Leviticus and Deuteronomy to very late or post-exile and the doctrine did not exist under Moses if he even existed.

(8) Most house churches do not teach tithing. It is often one of the reasons for their existence as house churches.

(9) There are even Apostolic ministries which agree with us on tithing as Apostle Carlin.

I am open for corrections and additions, especially additions.

ALABAMA. Hanceville, The Hope Center-805 Main St SW (Hwy 31 S)
256.352.4729
ALABAMA; Mobile, St Stephens AME, Dr Harrison Wilson
ALABAMA: VINELAND PARK REFORMED BAPTIST, HUEYTOWN
ARIZ, MESA; NEW COVENANT BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
ARIZ, PHOENIX: ABIDING IN CHRIST BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP
ARIZ, Tiempe, NEW COV BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
CALIF, PALO ALTO, PENINSULA BIBLE CHURCH
CALIF, SUN CITY, GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
COLO, ARVADA, GRACE CHURCH
COLO, LITTLETON, FOOTHILLS BIBLE CHURCH
FLA, HERNANDO, RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
GEORGIA, ACWORTH, IRON HILL BAPTIST
GEORGIA, SHARPSBURG; FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
GEORGIA; Gainesville, Feed My Sheep Church
GEORGIA, TUCKER, Faith Christian Church
GEORGIA, WOODSTOCK, Prayer and Praise
INDIANA, AVON; GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
IND, INDIANAPOLIS; SOLID WORD BIBLE CHURCH
KANSAS, LYONS, FIRST BAPTIST 11-2010
MICH, Detroit; Kingdom Living Ministries 13509 Gratiot
MINN, ST PAUL; WOODLAND HILLS CHURCH
MINN-ST PAUL, TWIN CITIES FELLOWSHIP
MISSOURI, EMMA; Lutheran, Rev Snyder
MISSOURI, St Louis, Victory Way Missionary Baptist
N. CAROLINA; APEX, TRIANGLE COMMUNITY CHURCH
N. CAROLINA; CROSSROADS BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
N. CAROLINA, WILMINGTON, SURFSIDE FELLOWSHIP
OHIO, CHESAPEAKE; UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST
OHIO, CINCINNATI; NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP; 631 DEVITO AVE
OHIO, E CLEVELAND, NEW BIRTH CHURCH
OHIO, DAYTON; GRACE CHRISTIAN CENTER
OKLAHOMA, ENID: EMMANUEL BAPTIST SBC
OKLAHOMA, TULSA: Prayer Centre, Dave Roberson
TEXAS, ARLINGTON, Paradise Primitive Baptist Church
Texas, Austin, Austin Bible Church
TEXAS. HOUSTON, Mills Road Baptist, Dave Goodgame
TEXAS, NOCOMA, First Baptist, Dave Woodbury
VIRGINIA, Ridgeway, Paradise Temple Jones
VIRGINIA: Sandston; Tabernacle of Truth, H Pollard Jr
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England, London, All Souls, Langham Place
Canada, Saskatoon, Abundant Grace Fellowship, Ron Mills
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