Monday, March 14, 2011

Is Tithing Applicable Today?

A reader posted a response to my article on tithing this morning, but by the time I got off work and logged in to respond, he had apparently had a change of heart and deleted his comment.

His comment, however, was emailed to me at the time of the post. When I got home from work, I read it with interest, looking up each scripture cited by the writer in support of his belief that tithing is not meant for us today.

I was raised in a church that believed in tithing. The thought never occurred to me that this would be a controversial subject, and that there were Christians who strongly believe that tithing is no longer required. But, apparently that’s the case.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tithing - An Act of Faith

If you're struggling with your finances, you probably find tithing a difficult concept to deal with. After all, how can you possibly consider giving God 10 percent of your increase (what we would call our income today) when you don't even know if you can pay the mortgage and feed your family this month? I know the feeling. I've been there. But, tithing is part of the Christian walk and is, in my opinion, the cornerstone of Christian finance.