Should we tithe to a church who is misusing the money?
Even though our tithing money is given to a church (per se), tithing is between us and God, not between us and the church. It is based on our relationship with God. If there is corruption in the church, someone will have to account for that to God one day, and it is their relationship with God that is at stake.
Beware that by worrying about how the church will use the money, the reluctance to tithe may start to creep into our hearts, thus rendering our tithing detestable to God.
We tithe with our time and our gifts. Do what we can for the church/the body of Christ, and help to advance the Kingdom of God by sharing the gospel with the lost, and showing them the love of Christ.
Whether working a paid job or not, we should tithe our time to God. Not just in terms of working for Him, but daily time alone with God is a form of tithing (a show of love) to God.
Most of us are paid on PAYE (Pay As You Earn) in which the government deduct tax due to us at source. This means that by the time we receive our salary, it would have already been taxed and so we receive NET pay.
GROSS (our original income) - TAX (for government) = NET (pay/income we receive in hand)
Many of us are confused whether to tithe 10% from GROSS income or from NET. If we are honest with ourselves, we would probably choose to tithe from NET because the tithe amount would be less (than if calculated from the GROSS income). In doing so, would we still be cheating God? Consider the following reasoning:
Did Jesus do away with Tithing?
Many Christians want to believe that tithing is an Old Testament law, irrelevant to the new covenant with Jesus Christ. But they are so far from the truth. In Matthew 23:23, Jesus clearly stated that tithing should not be neglected, and emphasised the heart with which to tithe.
23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
Inspirational Tithing Video
God's Pie: https://youtu.be/upmyrinWq64
My Testimonies - God's Word is TRUE!
Here is my personal journey of tithing in which I tested God and witnessed His astounding blessings upon my life:
His blessings also came in the form of crucial protection:
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