Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tithing, A Spiritual Principle?

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I recently received a letter from a brother, who gave me the following postulation about tithing in reply to one of my blogs on the teaching of Tithing. He claims that the practice of tithing was not under the Law of Moses because Abraham gave a tithe to King Melchizedek 400 years before the Law of Moses, so therefore, tithing is not an act under the Law, but a faith act according to a spiritual principle that has the promises of God attached to it.

This brother also claimed that when the Levites were given 10% of the people’s crops in Malachi 3, this principle is now being translated into modern day, by people giving 10% of their income to the church where they receive spiritual food on a regular basis.

Even if the act of tithing was not under the Law of Moses, as he claims, it still doesn’t validate it as a spiritual principle we, as New Testament Believers, should practice. This kind of twisted teaching usually comes from manipulative church leaders, who have purposely misled the congregation for the sake of their own greed and apparent lack of trust in [...]

Obey God And Disobey The Tithing Law

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Now the law of Moses required that the priests, who are descendants of Levi, must collect a tithe from the rest of the people of Israel, who are also descendants of Abraham. Hebrews 7:5 NLT

Yes, the old requirement about the priesthood was set aside because it was weak and useless. For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God. This new system was established with a solemn oath. Aaron’s descendants became priests without such an oath, but there was an oath regarding Jesus. For God said to him, “The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow:
‘You are a priest forever.’” Because of this oath, Jesus is the one who guarantees this better covenant with God. Hebrews 7:18-21 NLT

The Old Covenant Law of Moses, which was weak and useless, required the people of Israel to give 10% of their crops to the Levite priests.

But Jesus Christ guarantees a New and better Covenant with God without the old requirement of the Law of tithing 10%!

That’s why you will see the true free disciples of Jesus Christ teach [...]

Did You Ever Hear Your Pastor Or A Televangelist Teach This?

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Give in proportion to what you have. Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal. 2. Corinthians 8:11-14 NLT

But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. 1. Timothy 5:8 NLT

Or, did you ever hear your pastor or a televangelist make reference to the scripture in 2. Corinthians 9:9 NLT, that says:

They share freely and give generously to the poor.Their good deeds will be remembered forever.

My answer is NO!!! The majority of pastors and televangelists falsely teach about the legalistic obligatory giving of 10% of your gross money income to their church or ministry, promising all sorts of financial blessings [...]

Meet Valentino and Valentina!

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A fictitious little story with so much truth.

Valentino and Valentina are a married Christian couple, whose names have been derived from Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated in many countries around the world each year on February 14.

St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus, and has since evolved into an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting roses and flowers, offering heart-shaped chocolate candy and greeting cards.

This is the time of the year that love is in the air! At least that is what this society seems to visualize, a type of a passionate romanticized love, which is nothing more than a counterfeit, worldly, perverted type of love, hyped up and fueled by the commercial machine.

Valentino and Valentina understands, through the Bible, that God is the author of true love, romance, marriage, and sex!

They say the best gift a spouse can receive on Valentine’s Day is the reality that this day is one among many in which love is shown from husband to wife and wife to husband.

Here is how [...]