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Thread: Church Revokes 92-Year-Old Woman's Membership for Not Tithing

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    No, one would have to wonder why the pastor or elders didn't have the decency to make a phone call to find out what was going on...
    How do we know that they didn't? For a nephew to be making that statement kind of implies that the lady has no immediate family, was she ill and shut in at a nursing facility? Again, we just don't know enough details.

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    Most of the churches have their membership standards. If you want to be a part of the fellowship then follow the standards. You don't have to be a member of any church to attend. I have been an ordained preacher for 58 years and I have never joined a church. The woman did not lose her soul or anything. If she don't want to follow the principles of the Word of God and tithe then she can still go and do everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    For all we know, the Church is a bunch of legalists who don't honor their elders or take care of their people.
    they very well could be and then they might not be .. Fact is YOU DONT KNOW !!!


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    But let's say she was a gambling addict or blew her life savings in some drastic fashion. Is the way to handle such a thing, to kick the woman out?
    Again who said she was being kicked out ?

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    I mean....we've had all sorts of addicts in our Fellowship and we don't expect anything of them really except to let us love on them. This is the sort of mentality that is, to be honest....frightening. I understand "honoring your commitment", but the fact of the matter is this. If this woman attended that Church for 50 years, then some honor and deference should be given to her, for that alone. If the woman isn't starting trouble, cussing the pastor out, having sex with every man in the Church, slashing car tires, etc.....I honestly cannot think of any reason to kick her out, especially her "not tithing".
    The church never said anything about her TITHING if your post is anything to go by. It's her sion who did .. Again YOU DONT KNOW THE FACTS ..It's all conjecture

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    But that's just me.
    yep it is :)


    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    I had an 89 year old godly grandmother who didn't have two nickles to rub together and I tell you what.....her Seventh Day Adventist Church honored her, the pastor visited her, and the Church tried their best to take care of her. All they really wanted FROM HER was to let them LOVE HER.

    Love isn't love if it has strings attached.
    Good for THEM but that is THEM ..

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    Gheesh What is it about the tithe that makes the claws come out ? this applies to Fuego as well

    Quote Originally Posted by CatchyUsername View Post
    Do you mean, "tithe requirement"?
    No we dont have a tithe requirement for membership.. For leadership yes but not for membership

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    All that goes to show is how stupid their membership rules are. Just another evidence of what tithers will support in order to affirm that doctrine. It seriously leaves me shaking my head.
    They call it a "privilige" then it becomes a law with penalties imposed for not keeping it. All these terms they apply to it like "tithing in faith", "tithing as a privilige", "tithing out of a cheerful heart and without compulsion" all amounts to utter nonsense. This is proven by how they side with "the law" aka churches that extract tithes "or else", when they are given the opportunity to do so. It is easy for the flesh to side with the law and show no mercy as long as it can praise itself over always keeping that same law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAP View Post
    Gheesh What is it about the tithe that makes the claws come out ? this applies to Fuego as well
    Like I said earlier, this has got nothing do with for or against a new covenant tithe. It has got everything to do with the approach people take in relation to their belief in that proposed institution. In this thread, the approach taken speaks volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    They call it a "privilige" then it becomes a law with penalties imposed for not keeping it. All these terms they apply to it like "tithing in faith", "tithing as a privilige", "tithing out of a cheerful heart and without compulsion" all amounts to utter nonsense. This is proven by how they side with "the law" aka churches that extract tithes "or else", when they are given the opportunity to do so. It is easy for the flesh to side with the law and show no mercy as long as it can praise itself over always keeping that same law.
    Man, hit the nail on the head. Man-made 'law' and they enforce it as mercilessly as the Pharisees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    All that goes to show is how stupid their membership rules are. Just another evidence of what tithers will support in order to affirm that doctrine. It seriously leaves me shaking my head.
    Only in Your imagination Fuego ...Not one of the Pro Tithe crowd has said anything about tithing NOT ONE !!!

    Quit arguing against self erected strawmen please ..this is about meeting membership commitments whatever they may be and having ALL THE FACTS before judging and nothing more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    Like I said earlier, this has got nothing do with for or against a new covenant tithe. It has got everything to do with the approach people take in relation to their belief in that proposed institution. In this thread, the approach taken speaks volumes.
    Wasnt talking to you was talking to Catchy ... I am not interested in any long debate over the tithe ..

    Yes you are right the debate is over the the approach and my position as with others is we dont have all the facts. It's you Catchy and Fuego whom have decied to make it a WITCHHUNT againt tithers ...

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    I can find something in the Bible about having one's membership in a church revoked on the basis of severe sin. I can not find something about that relating to failing to give money (according to any principle you can name) to that church.

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