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.
Some say tithing, some say giving. For churches that teach Tithing as a Biblical mandate, do they really mean the Spirit of Giving, or are they teaching the Old Testament taxation called Tithing?
This is our video production of our Out of Context article on Malachi 3:8, Will a Man Rob God on our YouTube channel. You can read the original Bible study here; Out of Context: Malachi 3:8 This post is just to announce the video version and you can view it […]
In our series of Out of Context topics, we will talk about the misappropriation of Scriptures used to either garner control or gain material wealth from congregations. Scripture teaches clearly that the Word was not to be used in this fashion, and yet with humanity involved, it seems almost inevitable, […]