Pastor & Tithing
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Jay

Grand Blanc, MI

#21 Dec 28, 2012
Kerdy 1 wrote:
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Tithing is between the person and God. I would leave it alone.
I agree.... Amen!!
Raptureready

Johnson City, TN

#22 Aug 6, 2013
The tithe is an old testament practice. You will not find the word one time in the New Testament as binding on the Christian today. The principle of giving with a cheerful heart and sowing and reaping apply today but putting the bondage of a tithe on the New Testament church is the same as saying we are under the law. If you want to follow the law, be careful because if you break one commandment you've broken them all.

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#23 Aug 6, 2013
Raptureready wrote:
The tithe is an old testament practice. You will not find the word one time in the New Testament as binding on the Christian today. The principle of giving with a cheerful heart and sowing and reaping apply today but putting the bondage of a tithe on the New Testament church is the same as saying we are under the law. If you want to follow the law, be careful because if you break one commandment you've broken them all.
Tithing did not originate with the law. Many years prior to Sinai, Abraham gave tithes to Melchizadek. When the law was given, tithing was incorporated into the law.
Mark

Jasper, TN

#24 Sep 3, 2013
Jed54 wrote:
I just had a call from out finance chairman at our churchÂ…. I was told that our Pastor has not been tithing at all. We are a very small baptist church in the inner city. Our pastor does get a small salary. He does have a second job. What this salary is we have no idea. He does live 25 to 30 miles from the church which means he commutes at least 100 a Sunday. I have been serving as a deacon for 20 years now, and truthfully I do not know how to approach this. This issue has never came to us in the past..
How do you know what your pastor is giving? That is not your business. I don't think it is wise to be following what your Pastor is giving. That is between God and him. this sounds a bit like a checklist of spirituality to me. Do you follow what he eats or looks at each day to "ensure" he is following God's WORD? What about you or the finance chairman? What are your lives like?
I think our emphasis should be on encouraging the pastor to develop accountability with some close men in the church so he can share his heart & how God is leading him.
Mark

Jasper, TN

#25 Sep 3, 2013
Reformed Theology wrote:
My first question is why would the finance chairman disclose that info to you if it bothered them so much. They should have went directly to the scripture to see how to handle the situation and then to the one that they had a problem with in person. Do you have it in your bylaws that the Pastor is to give a certain percentage? Tithing is an Old Testament practice, but we are to give in the New Testament Church also, but according to our bendiciones. Actually we should give more than 10 percent if possible seeing how Jesus is returning and the great commission is very important. I am a full time missionary and people tell me all the time how wonderful of a work we do, but I have not drawed a descent paycheck in five years. Therefore there are many times that we cannot give. Now the other issue is to make sure that you are not looking for a reason to get rid of him. If the Church is dissatisfied with his performance then you should address the issues at hand and not look for other issues as an excuse to fire him. I too am Baptist and I understand some of the problems in Church
Well said
TJB

Muncie, IN

#27 Oct 30, 2014
Reformed Theology wrote:
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Sounds like he is already giving by driving the distance with a small salary. I don't think you can find ten percent as a norm in the New Testament Church. Here is a site that might give you some insight on this issue.
www.monergism.com
this is my site: www.brotherskeepermissions.com
I just don't know both sides of the story to make a comment for either of you.
You can email me from my web site and maybe do a more in depth comment.
Southern Baptists disagree with you. The Southern Baptist Convention recently passed a resolution on tithing: http://www.sbc.net/resolutions/1234/on-tithin... . The resolution gives strong Biblical support for tithing. Tithe means 10th. To tithe means to give a 10th of our increase/income to God. Obviously, the church needs tithes to support pastors and ministry. Pastors should be tithing to God.
Insider21

Jasper, TN

#28 Oct 30, 2014
Jed54 wrote:
I just had a call from out finance chairman at our churchÂ…. I was told that our Pastor has not been tithing at all. We are a very small baptist church in the inner city. Our pastor does get a small salary. He does have a second job. What this salary is we have no idea. He does live 25 to 30 miles from the church which means he commutes at least 100 a Sunday. I have been serving as a deacon for 20 years now, and truthfully I do not know how to approach this. This issue has never came to us in the past..
I have a few questions to offer:
My first question is how did the finance chairman find out what the pastor is giving.
Secondly, what does it matter to me to what or whom the pastor gives.
Third, I would ask, is God able to take care of His church without the pastor's help.

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