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Letter: Tithing increases faith in God

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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:00 am

In Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, there is a word most people avoid — tithe. In it God says He is robbed by not being given tithes and offerings. He tells us to put them in His “storehouse,” his church.

God makes a spectacular promise, with the only challenge in Holy Scripture; those who trust Him in this matter will have the windows of heaven opened and a blessing will flow out that cannot be contained.

At first, tithing will feel like you are in an icy river and in danger of drowning; a great shock. But a warm peace will come that increases faith in God, and that alone is reward enough. Financial trials and temptations may come along, and a miracle may be required to pull the fat out of the fire, but God never fails. I know first-hand.

Norman Sayles

Lodi

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2 comments:

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:46 pm on Fri, May 30, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "tithings and offerings."

    Yes, the Jewish tradition was to go the the temple in Jerusalem, buy an animal - anything from a chicken to a goat or sheep, and the priests would then slit its throat and make the sacrifice to God.

    What is the difference between that and any other pagan culture in any other part of the world?

    Tithing only leads to the false glorification and enrichment of the church's leaders, not God.

     
  • Rick Houdack posted at 9:10 am on Sat, May 24, 2014.

    Rick Houdack Posts: 188

    Yeah, god is broke and needs money, so give it to to con-man passing the collection plate.

     

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