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Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Secret - Law of Tithing: Give Away Ten Percent of What You Receive

One of the biggest things you can do to change your circumstances around money is to take ten percent of what you receive and give it away.

This is called the Spiritual Law of Tithing,
and it is the greatest action you can take to bring more money into your life.

The Secret - Daily Teachings

Does anyone regularly give away some of their own earnings? And always willing to give?

To tithe means to give a tenth or ten percent of ones income. Do we do this practice today?

This principle of The Secret was a Required Tithing Law from the Old Testament. Hence:

Genesis 14:20; 28:20-22 -- Both Abraham and Jacob gave tithes prior to the giving of the law at Sinai.

Leviticus 27:30-33 -- Moses' law required Israelites to give a tithe (tenth) of their increase to support the Levites (Num. 18:21-32; Mal. 3:7-10). In addition Israelites also gave free-will offerings, taxes, and other gifts to support the combined religious service and civil government (Ex. 35:29; I Chron. 29:1-19; Deut. 12:5-19; 14:22-29; Neh. 10:34-39).

Hebrews 10:9,10 -- The old law, however, is no longer binding since Jesus replaced it. This means churches today have no right to require Christians to tithe. (See also Rom. 7:1-7; Col. 2:14,16; Gal. 3:24,25; etc.)

If churches today have no right to require Christians to tithe (as mentioned above), why is it part of the church mass to poke church goers' noses for them to give some money?

I do not question it, but sometimes "The Law" is confusing. The Old Testament says that tithing law is no longer binding but the New Testament says:

1 Corinthians 16:1,2 -- On the first day of the week, each one should give as prospered. Some people are comparatively prosperous and should give more; others are comparatively poor and should give less.

Acts 11:29 -- Every man determined to give according to his ability. (See also 2 Cor. 8:12; Mark 12:41-44; Matt. 25:14-30.)

2 Corinthians 9:6,7 -- We should give generously as we purposed in our hearts, not grudgingly or of necessity, but cheerfully.

Whenever we attend a church mass, we give some money according to our ability, never grudgingly, but as Christians wholeheartedly.

I wonder if anyone gives exactly ten percent of what they earn and more as they prosper. Do we have to compute our earnings and give exactly, not less than, ten percent?

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