Christianity.com: What is a tithe? Does it apply to Christians today?-Scotty Smith



  • 2012-05-28T19:54:19

Jesus came to fulfill the Law of Moses. ““Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:17–18, NKJV). He said it was done. “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” (John 19:30, NKJV). He gave us the New Covenant. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (John 13:34, NKJV). To preach tithing at all is to go against the fact that Jesus came to set us free from that law. the new law, The law of love, actually requires much more. “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?” (1 John 3:17, NLT). The response to the New Law under the New High Priest, Jesus Christ, was recorded in the book of Acts:“Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.” (Acts 2:44–45, NKJV). To teach tithing, is 1. putting people back under a law that Jesus fulfilled and set them free from, and 2. giving Rich christians an out, by allowing them to say that they gave enough, when the word says anything over what makes them comfortable is to be given away to help others.

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