New Testament principles regarding
the use of money (including tithes)
By Gary A. Williams
Several years ago we were attending a “seeker” church whose pastor constantly mentioned tithing in his sermons. One day I contacted him and said I had questions about what he was teaching; that I understood some scriptures about giving a little differently than he did. I asked if he would meet with me and discuss my questions. He refused, without explanation, telling me to keep listening to his sermons.
His response was both surprising and frustrating. It was also the encouragement I needed to do a very thorough year-long study of what the Scriptures say about tithing and the use of money. The result is the paper you can read by clicking on the link below.
When I was done writing it, I sent it to a number of friends to critique, including long-time pastors with doctorates and a couple of seminary professors. After incorporating their excellent feedback, I then sent the paper to the reluctant pastor with a friendly cover letter. That led to the long-sought face to face meeting. As a result, I think both he and I learned from the experience.
I hope you also will find this information helpful as you seek to use your personal resources in ways that are pleasing to our Heavenly Father.
Click here for a pdf file:The Intersection Between Faith and Finances