Should the Church Teach Tithing?
A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine
Russell Earl Kelly, PHD
Baker, Robert A.,[Baptist Seminary Textbook] A Summary of Christian History (Nashville: Broadman, 1959), 11, 43, 44. This Southern Baptist textbook states, “The leaders [before A.D. 100] usually worked with their hands for their material needs. There was no artificial distinction between clergy and laity.” … “The earliest bishops or presbyters engaged in secular labor to make their living and performed the duties of their church office when not at work.” (Page 194 and 250 in Should the Church Teach Tithing?)