Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tithes Were Never Money

"Oooh, but food was used for money in those days because they did not have money" (and lived like cave men?)

Two more texts to knock down that argument:

Gen 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Gen 20:16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.


Amy E. said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
I guess I should have been more clear. I was just clearly spoken to last night in my study that I freely, give of my money..tithe...
and my heart has no issues with that...I don't ache to give back to the Lord what is His..I don't dread it...
So I guess what I wanted to say was...Why don't I have the same attitude about my TIME...why don't I give my TIME as freely..and as willingly.
That was my personal conviction last night...that is truly how the Holy Spirit spoke to ME through that verse.
Thanks and have a nice day!

Mark said...

And where is the post entitled:

"I'm a crazy kook!"

Seriously, spam on somebody else's page will ya?

Coach Lee said...


Got your post on my blog and wow, who knew one could get all excited about tithing. I would say if it feels good give, and the better it feels give more. Not sure we have to do it because of any other reason.


St Badger said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Your material is very interesting Ill have a look at your book.I had a read of some of the peoples responses to some of your arguments on some of your other posts...seems like they are grasping onto straws with lots of dodgy exegesis attempting to defend the tithe!

Micah said...

Russel: just a random question, but why do you feel the need to put "PHD" after your name? I will have my Ph.D. in 2 years, but I do not plan on announcing it (I already have my Master's, but I think it would look silly to put "MA" after my name). It simply comes off as pretentious, haughty, and a mite prideful (I'm not accusing you of being such, I'm merely indicating how it strikes me); instead of engendering genuine dialogue, your "PHD" pronouncement is an acronym-ic punch in the face. Also, to those that are unschooled, I suspect that it might intimidate them. The [teaching] scholar's burden is to put things in simple language--staying true to the thought--but without making people feel as if you are talking down to them.

Again, I'm not trying to make you feel bad or call you prideful, I'm simply trying to understand why you feel the need to announce your degree from the rooftops.

arnold ramirez said...

thank you for your comment on the topic.

i will read more from yours, its educational...

more power

Daughter of Wisdom said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I just wanted to show the direct correlation between giving and prosperity. God will always be true to His word,regardless of whether we are living under the Old Covenant or the New Covenant "it is more blessed to give than receive" (Acts 20:35). God loves a cheerful giver, and He blesses us with peace, joy, satisfaction, and when we give for the benefit of others from a heart of love. The second commandment of Jesus says we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, and therefore God wants us to help our fellow man. This is different from just giving to a church just to make that church's bank account wealthy. God is talking about helping real people in a concrete way, and spreading the good news of the gospel to all people through individual efforts and through church ministry.

It is my prayer that we can all enjoy the blessings that God offers to us.