Which Best Represents Your View of Giving and the Committed Christian?

Tithing as God's revealed will, all to the local church
16% (3 votes)
Tithing as God's revealed will, but to the Lord's work in general
5% (1 vote)
Tithing as a model but not a mandate
0% (0 votes)
Grace giving as the Lord prospers (can be more or less than a tithe)
79% (15 votes)
Other (try to approximate to avoid this choice if possible)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 19
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Jay's picture

I've heard a lot of tithing arguments, but I still have yet to see a coherent argument for a 10% tithe that is based on on the New Testament.  There's LOTS of references to Malachi and other OT passages, but the NT seems to be underrepresented.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

dcbii's picture

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Jay,

The only NT argument I've heard on tithing vs. giving is based more on continuing the OT into the NT, rather than the NT itself, coming from the scripture where Jesus is speaking with the Pharisees and telling them they tithe various herbs while leaving the weightier matters of the law undone. The part where Jesus mentions "these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone" is used as the basis of the argument for carrying OT tithing into the NT.

I'm not saying this is the best (or only) NT argument, or that it holds together well when considered with everything else in the NT, but I've definitely heard this one used on a lot more than one occasion to say that tithing is indeed an NT matter.

Dave Barnhart