I heard a popular tithe teaching pastor with theological seminary letters behind his name proudly declare in a sermon that he had never met a Christian that wasnt tithing that was being blessed. He claimed all the non-tithers he had a chance to converse with on the topic were struggling financially in some way. All I can say is if we ever cross paths he will have met one and may have to unlearn the canon he acquired to earn his doctorate in his denominational seminary. I could go into many testimonies from my own life where blessings came after I pulled myself out from under the curse of the tithing law. I thought it might be more appropriate to provide the testimony of someone else who himself was under the tithe system until I showed him the truth a short time ago. The following is the witness from his perspective of being on both sides of the equation.I was taught most of my life from the apostolic doctrine, Acts 2:38, and Malachi 3:10, the latter was constantly hammered into my thinking. I was told if I did not give that 10% I was automatically cursed. Well, my thinking was if its in The Word thats all I need to know, and I will do it with no questions asked. I first began tithing at the young age of 16 years. I was so happy because I wanted to please God. From the age of 16 until 2008, I was a faithful tither, not to mention giving over and above. I even doubled my tithes because I wanted to please God. I gave waaay over and above in my offerings because I did not want to rob God.In 2008, I was shown scriptures that opened my eyes. After reading and studying those scriptures, I immediately pulled myself from under the curse of the tithing law. Since that time God has blessed me in such a way it has left me with my mouth open in amazement. God has strengthened me spiritually, given me wisdom, and I can truthfully say He had given me that peace that passes all understanding.Praise God,I am no longer a tither, I am a GIVER.
hi, amen to being a cheerfull giver.if you are trying to avoid the tithe as an excuse not to give , you are in cloudy territory. great post my brother.jimp