Paul's Passing Thoughts


Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 24, 2021

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  1. Neville BRIGGS said, on August 25, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Most of the argument for tithing seems to be based on the assumption that giving to the church is the same as giving to God. I don’t know how that idea can be sustained. At the church where I used to attend, most of the money given went to the pastor’s salary. Since it was his salary of course it became his private money to spend in any way he chose. So the majority of the tithes to that church were used without any accountability. The “tithing” as I read it, was originally produce given to the Levites who had no land for their own produce. And to allow the priests to work in the temple free from the need to make a living. Since the Levitical priesthood has ended then it seems that there is no place for tithing. In any case, tithing was part of the law and we are not under law, we are under grace, and we are free by grace to give wherever we as individuals see a need that our conscience and generosity leads us to meet in love. That’s how I read the New Testament.


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