To me, it has become abundantly clear, that the use of Malachi 3 to teach and propel a message of Tithing into the New Testament church is a misappropriation of Scripture. While Paul taught clearly in II Corinthians 9:6-7 that God loves a cheerful giver, and that our reaping will be commensurate with our sowing, he equally taught that our giving was no longer obligatory (tax, tithe) and that we were to give as we felt led to in our heart.
In part 1 and part 2 of this study we have come to realize that indeed Jesus (God) came for His people, the Israelite/Jewish nation, and through the Apostles his Gospel was preached to the Jews only. But later, due to the final rejection of the Gospel by the Jewish people, […]
The primary goal of this blog is to rightly divide the Word of God – meaning to rightly interpret the Word based on the writers context, audience and social/cultural setting. (Hermeneutics) There are an estimated 22,000 – 33,000+ Christian denominations throughout the world right now, some of which share the vision […]
In Part 1 of this study, The Gospel Transition from Jews to Gentiles – Part 1 – Explanation we spoke about using Hermeneutics and the difference between pulling the meaning out of Scripture, or attempting to force our views into Scripture. We got an example of using Scripture for our denominations […]
A much contested topic is the difference between men and women’s apparel, or dress styles and how it applies to the New Testament believer. One of the hallmarks of the ‘Holiness‘ movement which began in the early 19th century and has carried many names since, is a strict conformity to laws/codes aimed at […]
On Tithing & Offerings The purpose of this article is to take a flat (non-denominational) Biblical approach to the topic of Tithing and Offerings, and whether they are still applicable as a law or requirement for New Testament Christians. This article isn’t to discuss the value or principal of giving […]