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    Yeah, tithe if you want to. What many who do tithe don't understand is that they are not being blessed because they tithe, but are enjoying the fruit of what Paul did teach- The law of sowing and reaping. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. I don't think He is too happy about the attitude that some have of looking down their nose at those who don't tithe. I have nothing against someone who pays their tithe. I also have nothing against someone who practices NT giving. Let each be convinced in their heart and conscience.

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    Let me add this: One thing I do take issue with, (And I am sure the Lord does also), is preachers who beat the sheep with Malachi because they ignore the context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel 33 View Post
    Yeah, tithe if you want to. What many who do tithe don't understand is that they are not being blessed because they tithe, but are enjoying the fruit of what Paul did teach- The law of sowing and reaping. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. I don't think He is too happy about the attitude that some have of looking down their nose at those who don't tithe. I have nothing against someone who pays their tithe. I also have nothing against someone who practices NT giving. Let each be convinced in their heart and conscience.
    So why then did you assert that People who were tithers should stop listening to Teachers who have led them astray?

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    Y'all need to start studying your bibles and stop listening to teachers who have led you astray................
    Was the above not you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel 33 View Post
    Yeah, tithe if you want to. What many who do tithe don't understand is that they are not being blessed because they tithe, but are enjoying the fruit of what Paul did teach- The law of sowing and reaping. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. I don't think He is too happy about the attitude that some have of looking down their nose at those who don't tithe. I have nothing against someone who pays their tithe. I also have nothing against someone who practices NT giving. Let each be convinced in their heart and conscience.
    Well that's the point. Nobody should be condemning anybody for how they give. There is no command and there is no curse if you don't, and a special blessing associated with it if you do. And Paul said don't do it under compulsion which is how many do today under the pressure of the minster, especiallywhen the minister is talking about tithing. And I'm not sure what BAP got it is for 'mature' Christians. There is NO scripture to support that at all. A mature Christian gives like the Spirit leads them to give, and it's not the same for everybody. "It seemed good to us and the Holy Ghost." We'd all be better off if that's how we did things.

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    https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu...ext=wes_theses

    The Law of the Nations
    Tithing was practiced by the nations of antiquity that
    knew nothing about the Law of Moses. These nations included such
    notable cultures as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Phoenicians, Arabians, Greeks and Romans. Arthur V. Babbs adopts the
    statement of Monacutius when he said,
    Instances are mentioned in history of
    some nations who did not offer sacrifices; but in the annals of all times
    none are found who did not pay tithes.

    2
    Babbs commenting on the universality of tithing summarized his
    findings as follows.
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    We have discovered that the idea of
    the tithe covered all of the ancient
    world, from the extremes of Western Europe
    to the limits of the Farther East. The
    ancients, even those not Hebrew by birth,
    had the idea that to neglect the tithe
    would bring disaster from God.

    The universality of the practice of tithing argues that there was and is deep in the
    consciousness of man a sense of obligation. Since this feeling of deep obligation to God was so wide-spread and at
    the same time so ancient, it follows
    that in the morning time of the world,
    God, by a revelation of His will, had
    promulgated and enforced the law of the
    tithe for all the sons of men; ••• l

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Well that's the point. Nobody should be condemning anybody for how they give. There is no command and there is no curse if you don't, and a special blessing associated with it if you do. And Paul said don't do it under compulsion which is how many do today under the pressure of the minster, especiallywhen the minister is talking about tithing. And I'm not sure what BAP got it is for 'mature' Christians. There is NO scripture to support that at all. A mature Christian gives like the Spirit leads them to give, and it's not the same for everybody. "It seemed good to us and the Holy Ghost." We'd all be better off if that's how we did things.
    Here is where I got it from..

    Hebrews 5
    5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,

    "You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father."[a]

    6 And he says in another place,

    "You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek."[b]

    7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

    11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
    The whole Melchizedek, Priestly Ministry/Tithe thingy that continues on to Hebrews 7 is for the Mature ...

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