SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
CROTEAU, DAVID, PHD
Should the Church Teach Tithing?
ARTICLES
BAPTIST ERRORS
BLOGSPOT BLOG LIST SINCE 2005
BUY BOOKS AND VIDEO
ENDORSEMENTS
FIRSTFRUITS WERE NEVER TITHES
REBUTTALS OF TITHE-TEACHERS
RUSSELL EARL KELLY, PHD
SEARCH INDEX
THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
INTRODUCTION
1. Origin and Definition of Tithing
2. Genesis 14:20 Abraham, Melchizedek, Arab Custom and Tithing
3. Genesis 28:22 Jacob's Bargain With God
4. Numbers 18: The Obscure Statute/Ordinance of Tithing
5. Leviticus 27:30-34 Tithing and Holy and Most Holy Statutes
6. Tithes Replaced Land Inheritance
7. How Many Tithes? 10%, 20%, or 23 1/3rd%?
8. Deuteronomy 12 and 14: Strange Facts about Tithing
9. The Poor and Jesus Did Not Tithe
10. Kings, Tithes and Taxes: Levites with Political Jobs
11. 2nd Chronicles 31 Explains Malachi
12. Nehemiah 10-13: Historical Context of Malachi
13a. Commentary on Malachi 1 and 2: Cursing the Priests for Stealing
13b. Malachi 3 and 4
14. Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42 Supporting the Old Covenant and Its Interpreters
15. Luke 18:12 A Pharisee's Boast about Tithing
16. Acts 15 and 21: Compromise Divided the Jerusalem Church
17. Hebrews 8; 2nd Corinthians 3; A Better New Covenant; MARTIN LUTHER
18. The Mosaic Law and the "Law" of Christ; MATT 5:17-19
19. Hebrews 7: Extremely Important
20. Ephesians 2:14-16; Colossians 2:13-17: Law Ordinances Ended
21. 1 Peter 2:9-10: Your Priesthood Abolishes Tithing
22. 1 Corinthians 9: Using Christian Liberty to Refuse Christian Rights [2007]
23. 1 Corinthians 16: Principles for Giving to the Needy
24. 1 Timothy 5:17: Worthy of Double Honor
25. Miscellaneous Objections
26. Chafer and Walvoord on New Covenant Giving
27. 2 Corinthians 8 and 9: Principles of Grace Giving
28. Acts 20:16-35: Paul's Sermon is Not Preached
29. Secular History of Tithing
30. Tithing Principles for Tithe-Teaching Churches
31. Spreading the Gospel
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PAGE #
58% of Evangelical Leaders Reject Tithing, April 2011
140 QUESTIONS FOR TITHE ADVOCATES
1873: TITHING FIRST SUGGESTED IN USA
20% OF SBC PASTORS AND 31% OF OTHER PASTORS AGREE
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS BOOK
AKIN, DANIEL, PRESIDENT SEBTS
ALCORN, RANDY
Amazon.com Reviews
ANTI-TITHING VIDEOS
ASSEMBLY OF GOD TITHING STATEMENT
BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING, WALL STREET JOURNAL
BAKER, ROBERT A: SBC HISTORIAN
BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE
BAPTIST STATEMENTS OF FAITH AGREED UNTIL 1963
Bafcley, William
BLACK, DAVID ALAN, TH. D.; SBC THEOLOGIAN
BLOGGING CONDEMNED BY GEORGIA BAPTIST LEADERS
BOOKIDEAS: PROFESSIONAL BOOK REVIEW
BROWN, TOM: WOF MINISTRIES
BURKETT, LARRY AND DAYTON, HOWARD; CROWN
CALVIN, JOHN: TITHING
CAMERON, BARRY: TITHING ABCs
CARSON, D A; REBUTTAL ON TITHING
CARTOON
CBS TRANSCRIPT AND COMMENTS
CHARISMA MAGAZINE 3-11-08
CHEUNG, VINCENT: MALACHI
CHRISTIAN TODAY, TITHING, 2016
CHRISTIAN TORAH DOCTRINE
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND RECOMMENDED READING
COME LET US GROW TOGETHER: TITHING
CONNER, KEVIN J; MELCHIZEDEK
COPELAND, KENNETH: TITHING REBUTTAL
CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING
CROTEAU, DAVID, PHD
CROWN MINISTRIES 2012
DANA, H E: SOUTHERN BAPTIST HISTORIAN
DEJONG, PAUL: TITHING
DOLLAR, CREFLO: TITHING REBUTAL
Et essay: Tiende er ikke en kristen lære
Dizimar não é uma doutrina cristã
Un ensayo: el diezmar no es una doctrina cristiana
EVANS, TONY
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE: NO TITHING
FLOYD, RONNIE
GEORGE, WILLIE; REBUTTAL
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
GRACE-GIVING CHURCHES
GRAHAM, BILLY: TITHING
GRAHAM, FRANKLIN: SALARY-TITHING
GREIMANN, DEAN ON TITHING
HAGEE, JOHN
HANNESSY, SHAWN, TITHING
HAYFORD, JACK; TITHING
HEMPHILL, KENNETH, TITHING; SBC SPOKESMAN
KEN HEMPHILL AND BOBBY EKLUND
HINN, BENNY: TITHING
HOUSTON, BRIAN: HILLSONG, TITHING
HOW TO BECOME A PROSPERITY PREACHER
If We Don't Preach Tithing, How Do We Pay the Church Bills?
JAKES, TD; 49 LIES TOLD ABOUT TITHING
JEREMIAH, DAVID: TITHING
JEWISH TITHING CONCEPTS
JOYNER, RICK: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENDALL, R T: TITHING
KENNEDY, JAMES, PHD: TITHING
KOSTENBERGER, ANDREAS: 12-4-2007
"LAW" IN THE BIBLE
LAWLESS, CHUCK ON TITHING
LETTER TO YOUR PASTOR ABOUT TITHING
LINKS: SITES AND BOOKS
LIST OF TITHING OPPONENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
LIST OF UNSCRIPTURAL BAPTIST TITHING ERRORS
LONDON DEBATE: POINT BY POINT COMMENTS
LONDON DEBATE, MAR 30, 2011 TRANSCRIPT
LONDON TV DEBATE DETAILS PLUS
LUTHER, MARTIN REJECTED TITHING: 1525
MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED
MALACHI 3:10: THE TEST-GOD TITHE MYTH
MARINELLI, CHAD, WORD OF FAITH
MARTIN, ERNEST L; THE TITHING DILEMMA
MATTHEW 5:17-19
MAXWELL, JOHN C
MELCHIZEDEK: WAS HE A PAGAN GENTILE?
MEYER, ALLAN: TITHING
MONEY WITH GENTILE IMAGES WAS BANNED
MORRIS, ROBERT: Jesus is the Tithe
MORMON-LDS TITHING
NORTH, GARY COVENANTAL TITHE
NORTH, GARY PERSPECTIVES ON TITHING
NORTH, GARY WIKIPEDIA
OWEN, JOHN --DID NOT TEACH TITHING
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY: BOOK REVIEW
PINK, A W: TITHING
PIPER, JOHN: TITHING
POEMS BY H. K. PYWELL
POSITION PAPER FORCES EMPLOYEES TO TEACH TITHING
PREACHERS, EVANGELISTS AND THEOLOGIANS SPEAK OUT
PRINCE, JOSEPH
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: AVANZINI PLUS
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: Jones and Woodbridge
PROSPERITY GOSPEL REFUTATION
RAMSEY, DAVE: TITHING
RENDER UNTO CAESAR
RHODE ISLAND BAPTISTS: 1638-1770S
RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING
ROBERTSON, NORMAN: TITHING
ROBINSON, VON ON TITHING
ROGERS, ADRIAN: Tithing Rebuttal
ROGERS, ROD: PASTOR DRIVEN STEWARDSHIP
ROSS, CHARLES: TITHING
SBC CHURCH WANTS YOUR BANK ROUTING NUMBER FOR TITHE
SBC FINANCIAL ABUSE
SBC SCHOLARS: THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
SCHREINER, THOMAS SBC
SCHREINER, THOMAS R, PHD, SBTS, TITHING
SHAFFER, GLENN ON TITHING, RUSS KELLY
SIX MOST QUOTED LIES ABOUT TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST ENCYCLOPEDIA: TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST TITHING BROCHURES
SPROUL, R C: TITHING REBUTTAL
SPURGEON, CHARLES H
ST PETERSBURG TIMES
STOREHOUSE TITHING ERROR
SUBMISSION THEOLOGY
SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON ON TITHING; JANUARY 28, 2007
SWAZILAND, POVERTY, AND PROSPERITY PREACHERS
SWINDOLL, CHARLES (CHUCK): TITHING
TBN: THE CROUCHES: TITHING
TEXT INDEX FOR 2007 EDITION
THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK
TIMELINE: BAPTIST, SBC and REK BOOK
TITHE MAPS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE
TITHES: NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
TITHING ABUSE STORIES
TITHE AND OFFERING SCRIPTURES.COM/LEON
WALL STREET JOURNAL: RUSSELL KELLY LETTER
WARREN, RICK ON TITHING
WARREN, RICK: TITHING 2015
WE ARE NOT ALONE: VERY STRONG SUPPORT
Web Sites Which Discuss This Book and Tithing
WESLEY, JOHN
Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
WIDOW'S MITE
WOODWARD, GEOFF: TITHING
WYCLIFFE DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGY; F F BRUCE
WYTSMA, KEN: TITHING REBUTTAL
YOUNG, ED: TITHING REBUTTAL

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1-11-2010: Finally, finally, finally, there will soon be a book in bookstores everywhere presenting our viewpont about tithign. Seehttp://www.amazon.com/Perspectives-Tithing-Views-David-Croteau/dp/0805449779/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1289482778&sr=8-1
 
Our good friend, David Croteau, is both editor and contributor. He evaluates all four views plus his own extensively. I suggest all of you buy this book and spread the word.  For me it is a great breakthrogh.
 
This book is both publilshed and circulated by the Southern Baptist Convention's own press. 
 And it is very affordable.

David Croteau, Ph. D.,

Slave of the Word

http://slaveoftheword.blogspot.com

 

Dr. David Croteau, PhD, graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina after writing his Ph. D. dissertation on the subject of tithing. His primary instructor for the dissertation was Andreas Kostenberger. The reader for his Ph. D. dissertation was Craig Blomberg of Denver Seminary.  Dr. Croteau is currently on staff at Liberty University.

 

AUDIOS BY DR. DAVID CROTEAU:

 

Part One; June 3, 2009

Introduction; Definitions; History; Abraham; Jacob

 

Part 2; June 5, 2009

Law; Leviticus 27; Numbers 18; Deuteronomy 14 & 26; Malachi 3

 

Part 3: Aug 26, 2009

Jesus, Paul, Hebrews

 

Part 4: Aug 27, 2009

NT Giving Principles

Pickwick (an imprint of Wipf and Stock) has published my book in the McMaster
Theological Studies Series: You Mean I Don't Have to Tithe?

Here is the link:
http://wipfandstock.com/store/You_Mean_I_Dont_Have_to_Tithe_A_Deconstruction_of_\
Tithing_and_a_Reconstruction_of_PostTithe_Giving

It is a reworking of my dissertation. I argue, in essence, what this group has been discussing for a few years - that the tithe has no direct application for Christians. The text of the book is over 270 pages and here are the endorsements:

 

"David Croteau's study promises to be the definitive work on tithing for years to come. Croteau provides a thorough survey of the history of scholarship on the issue, exegetes all relevant biblical texts, and discusses all the major systematic theological issues at stake. But Croteau does not stop there. He sets tithing within the framework of the larger pattern of New Covenant giving, which renders his study not merely academically significant but also immensely practical. For all those interested in the subject of giving, tithing, and financial Christian stewardship, this is a must-read-highly recommended."

—Andreas J. Köstenberger

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

"Argumentation is extremely thorough and persuasive . . . the amount of material surveyed especially in recent American church history is exemplary. . . . The positions articulated are eminently defensible and indeed superbly defended. An important contribution in the current American and SBC [Southern Baptist Convention] conversation and milieu."

—Craig Blomberg

Denver Seminary

 

"David Croteau is an engaging young scholar who has done some careful thinking regarding the biblical concept of stewardship. For example, his twenty principles of giving in chapter 5 provide a handy, succinct summary of his research."

—Gary Habermas

Liberty University"

 

Are Christians obligated to tithe? David Croteau thinks not, and argues that it is only our traditionalism that prevents us from following the biblical instructions about giving. The New Covenant foundation for giving is always relationship-driven, grace-driven, and love-driven. "Radical obedience is required," the author states. But Christians who give less than 10 percent "do not sin." I am impressed with Mr. Croteau's work. It offers valid, profound, and inspiring direction to all and especially evangelical Christians."

—David Alan Black

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary"

 

Since one's view of giving or tithing often is the consequence and application of their theological system, and since there is no agreement on this issue, this is a discussion that can contribute to the practice of the church. Not only will students of theology and divinity in colleges and seminaries be able to make use of such a volume, but clergy and other practitioners in the church will be able to profit from such a volume as well. This is an issue that is raised by Christians in the church every week when the offering or collection plate is distributed. David Croteau possesses the theological skills necessary to developThe theological guide through the various issues in a manner that is not only informative, but also irenic and impartial."

—Wayne G. Strickland

Multnomah Bible College

LIST OF TITHING OPPONENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Comparing/COMPARING

 

Should the Church Teach Tithing by Russell E Kelly, PHD.

(Not in capital letters.)

 

YOU MEAN I DON’T HAVE TO TITHE BY DAVID CROTEAU, PHD.  (CAPITAL LETTERS.)

 

Length of Book:         274 (279) plus Biblo. & Author

LENGTH OF BOOK:     269 (395) with Major Appends

         Dedication                          v 

         DEDICATION                      xi-x11

…..   

PREFACE                            ix-x 

…..

Introduction                       1-3

INTRODUCTION                 1-8

         …..   

ABBREVIATIONS                13-15       

……….

Tithing Texts Section         5-125, 147-169 (longest section)

         TITHE TEXTS                     88-138, 131-138, 219

         ……….      

         New Covenant Giving         181-209, 224-234 major focus

         NEW COVENANT                139-148, 247-251

         ……….

Other Key Chapters           126-132, 170-180, 210-223, 235-245

……….

Hermeneutics                    133-146

HERMENEUTICS                 151-237, 298-309 major focus  

…..   

History of Tithing               246-262

         HISTORY                            9-82, 271-302 major focus

…..   

Scripture Index                  (At Web Site)

         SCRIPTURE INDEX             347-363

         …..

NAME-SUBJECT INDEX      365-380

        

1.      Define Tithe                                5-12

                  MONEY                                102

                  FOOD INCREASE                108

 

GENESIS 4                                      83-87

 

2.      Genesis 14, Abram             13-29

GENESIS 14                        88-90, 11-113

         Numbers 31               25-26

NUMBERS 31             112

 

3.      Genesis 28; Jacob               30-31

GENESIS 28                        91-94, 114-115

 

4.      Numbers 18                        32-38

NUMBERS 18                      103-104

 

5.      Leviticus 27                        39-45

LEVITICUS 27                    102-102

 

6.      Land Inheritance                46-48

 

7.      How Many Tithes                49-55

THREE TITHES                    106-110

 

8.      Deu 12/14 Odd Texts        56-60

 

9.      The Poor                             61-66

 

10.    Taxes                                  67-72

TAXES                                 109

 

11.    2 Chronicles 31                   73-78

2 CHRONICLES 31              117

 

12.    Nehemiah                           79-88

NEHEMIAH                         119-120

 

13.    Malachi                               89-114

MALACHI                            121-127

 

MATTHEW 22                              138-139

 

14.    Matthew 23:23                   115-121

MATTHEW 23                     129-130

 

15.    Luke 18-19                         122-125

LUKE 18                              131

 

16.    Acts 15, 21                         126-132

         ACTS 15,21                         65, 95, 148, 162, 195, 202, 231

 

17.    New Covenant                   133-139

18.    Law: Dispensational          140-146

         HERMENEUTICS                          151-237, 298-309 major focus

        

19.    Hebrews 7                          147-169

HEBREWS 7                        131-138

 

20.    Ephesians 2; Colossians 2  170-175

         Ordinances Abolished        14 references 360-361

 

21.    Priesthood-Believers         176-180

         1 Peter 2:9-10; Rev 5:10  

PRIESTHOOD                     157, 159, 218

 

22.    1 Corinthians 9                   181-198

1 CORINTHIANS 9                      140-145, 149 23 references

 

23.    1 Corinthians 16                 199-209

1 CORINTHIANS 16                    146; 23 references

 

Galatians 6:6                              141, 179

GALATIANS 6:6                          148-150

 

25.    1 Timothy 5                        210-216

1 TIMOTHY 5                     167,170,233,234, 264

 

25.    Objections                          217-223

 

26.    Acts 20                               235-245

         ACTS 20                             144, 218, 219, 242, 244

 

27.    2 Corinthians 8 and 9         227-234

2 CORINTHIANS 8-9          146-149, 241-256

 

28.    Chafer and Walvoord         224-226

         CHAFER: 17 REFERENCES  367

 

29.    History of Tithing               246-262

         HISTORY                            9-82, 271-302 major focus

                 

30.    Summary: Tithing               263-271

SUMMARY                          293-297

 

31.    Gospel Priority                   272-274

 

About the Author                        279

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