SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS BOOK
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: TITHING
ALCORN, RANDY: TITHING REBUTTAL
ANTI-TITHING VIDEOS
ASSEMBLY OF GOD TITHING REBUTTAL
BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING, WALL STREET JOURNAL
BAKER, ROBERT A: TITHING; SBC HISTORIAN
BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY: TITHING
BAPTIST TITHING STATEMENTS OF FAITH UNTIL 1963
BARCLAY, WILLIAM: TITHING REBUTTAL
BLACK, DAVID ALAN, TH. D.; SBC THEOLOGIAN: TITHING
BROWN, TOM: WOF MINISTRIES
BURKETT, LARRY AND DAYTON, HOWARD; CROWN MINISTRIES: TITHING
CALVIN, JOHN: TITHING
CAMERON, BARRY: TITHING REBUTTAL
CARSON, D A: TITHING
CARTOON: TITHING
CBS TRANSCRIPT: TO TITHE OR NOT TO TITHE
CHEUNG, VINCENT: TITHING REBUTTAL
CHRISTIAN TODAY, TITHING, 2016
CHRISTIAN TORAH: TITHING
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND: TITHING
CONNER, KEVIN J; TITHING REBUTTAL
COPELAND, KENNETH; TITHING REBUTTAL
CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING
CROTEAU, DAVID, PHD: TITHING
DANA, H E: SOUTHERN BAPTIST HISTORIAN: TITHING
DEJONG, PAUL: TITHING REBUTTAL
DOLLAR, CREFLO: TITHING REBUTTAL
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: TITHING REBUTTAL
GEORGE, WILLIE; TITHING REBUTTAL
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
GRACE-GIVING CHURCHES
GRAHAM, BILLY: TITHING REBUTTAL
GRAHAM, FRANKLIN: SALARY-TITHING
GREIMANN, DEAN ON TITHING REBUTTAL
HAGEE, JOHN: TITHING REBUTTAL
HAYFORD, JACK; TITHING REBUTTAL
HEMPHILL, KENNETH, TITHING; SBC SPOKESMAN
HEMPHILL, KEN BOBBY EKLUND
HENNESSEY, SHAWN, TITHING REBUTTAL
HINN, BENNY: TITHING
HOUSTON, BRIAN: HILLSONG, TITHING REBUTTAL
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 REBUTTAL
JEWISH TITHING CONCEPTS
JOYNER, RICK: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENDALL, R T: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENNEDY, JAMES, PHD: TITHING
KOSTENBERGER, ANDREAS: 12-4-2007: TITHING
"LAW" IN THE BIBLE
LAWLESS, CHUCK: TITHING REBUTTAL
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: TITHING
LUTHER, MARTIN REJECTED TITHING: 1525
MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED
MALACHI 3:10: THE TEST-GOD TITHE MYTH
MARINELLI, CHAD: TITHING REBUTTAL
MARTIN, ERNEST L; THE TITHING DILEMMA
MATTHEW 5:17-19
MAXWELL, JOHN C: TITHING REBUTTAL
MELCHIZEDEK: WAS HE A PAGAN GENTILE?
MEYER, ALLAN: TITHING REBUTTAL
MONEY WITH GENTILE IMAGES WAS BANNED
MORRIS, ROBERT: TITHING REBUTTAL
MORMON-LDS TITHING REBUTTAL
NORTH, GARY COVENANTAL TITHE
NORTH, GARY PERSPECTIVES ON TITHING
NORTH, GARY WIKIPEDIA: TITHING
OWEN, JOHN --DID NOT TEACH TITHING
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY: BOOK REVIEW: TITHING
PINK, A W: TITHING REBUTTAL
PIPER, JOHN: TITHING REBUTTAL
PREACHERS, EVANGELISTS AND THEOLOGIANS SPEAK OUT
PRINCE, JOSEPH: TITHING
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: AVANZINI PLUS
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: Jones and Woodbridge
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: TITHING
RAMSEY, DAVE: TITHING REBUTTAL
RHODE ISLAND BAPTISTS: 1638-1770S: TITHING
RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING
ROBERTSON, NORMAN: TITHING REBUTTAL
ROGERS, ADRIAN: Tithing REBUTTAL
ROGERS, ROD: TITHING REBUTTAL
ROSS, CHARLES: TITHING REBUTTAL
SBC CHURCH WANTS YOUR BANK ROUTING NUMBER FOR TITHE
SBC POSITION PAPER FORCES EMPLOYEES TO TEACH TITHING
SBC SCHOLARS: THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
SCHREINER, THOMAS R, PHD, SBTS, TITHING
SHAFFER, GLENN: TITHING REBUTTAL
TITHING LIES: SIX MOST COMMON
SOUTHERN BAPTIST ENCYCLOPEDIA: TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST TITHING BROCHURES
SPROUL, R C: TITHING
SPURGEON, CHARLES H
ST PETERSBURG TIMES
STOREHOUSE TITHING
SUBMISSION THEOLOGY: REBUTTAL
SWAZILAND, POVERTY, AND PROSPERITY PREACHERS
SWINDOLL, CHARLES (CHUCK): TITHING
TBN: THE CROUCHES: TITHING REBUTTAL
INDEX TEXT FOR 2007 EDITION
TITHING THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK
TITHE MAPS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE
TITHES: NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
TITHING ABUSE STORIES
TITHE AND OFFERING SCRIPTURES.COM/LEON
WALL STREET JOURNAL: TITHING, KELLY LETTER
WARREN, RICK : TITHING REBUTTAL
WE ARE NOT ALONE: VERY STRONG SUPPORT
Web Sites Which Discuss This Book and Tithing
WESLEY, JOHN: TITHING
Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
WIDOW'S MITE: TITHING
WOODWARD, GEOFF: TITHING REBUTTAL
WYCLIFFE DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGY; F F BRUCE: TITHING
WYTSMA, KEN: TITHING REBUTTAL
YOUNG, ED: TITHING REBUTTAL

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March 17, 2011

 

January 2001: Russell Earl Kelly's book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian's Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine, was published and his web site went up shortly thereafter. At that time his book was sent out to all SBC seminary and he received "thank you" notes from all of them. Dr. Daniel Akin at SEBTS was especially interested and asked for two copies. In less than two months after being listed on Amazon.com the book has remained in the top five slots and is usually in the top two.

 

July 2003: Christianity Today published an extremely glowing review of the book in a letter to the editor. “Next to the Bible this book will change your life. It is that theologically sound and powerful. There are many good theological books on this subject, but this book (theological, academic, not for the faint of heart) should be read by anyone wanting the ‘facts’ as related to scripture, time and history and the church.” The Ancient Rise and Recent Fall of Tithing was origianlly on June 5, 2003 and was republished on August 8, 2008.

 

2003 to 2004: Three significant advances occurred. First, the Church of Scotland reaffirmed its opposition to tithing and listed Should the Church Teach Tithing? for recommended reading. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id152.html. Second, The Worldwide Church of God (formerly Herbert W. Armstrong) reversed its doctrine, stopped teaching tithing and listed Kelly's book for suggested reading. Third, New Jerusalem Ministries, a major home church web site, listed the book for suggested reading. http://newjerusalemmin.tripod.com/id7.html.

 

12-12-2004 Dr. David Alan Black at SEBTS published an essay in tithing in agreement with Kelly. See http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id113.html.

 

April 2005: Kelly was contacted by Rob Fox and asked to join the Tithing-Study blog as Yahoo Groups. After posting a link to the blog on all of his emails, the group has added hundreds of participants

 

August 2005: David Croteau first contacted Dr. Kelly to assure him that his prayer for seminaries to research tithing had been met. Croteau had just received approval from the SEBTS to produce a Ph. D. thesis in agreement with Kelly's position. His teacher was Andreas Kostenberger and his reader was Craig Blomberg of Denver Seminary, an independent Baptist school. Croteau graduated with a Ph. D. later in 2005 and was employed by Liberty University in 2006.

 

March-April 2006: Christianity Today secured agreement with Randy Alcorn to debate Kelly in its pages. However, after reading Kelly's rebuttal of his views, Randy Alcorn refused to debate. The editorial staff refuses to print only his viewpoint (although it often prints the pro-tithe viewpoint alone).

 

March-April 2006: The SBC Facts and Trends magazine published a survey on tithing. Twenty per cent (20%) of both SBC pastors and SBC members do not agree that tithing is as mandate for the church.

 

November 6, 2006: Biblical Foundations published an article by Dr. Andreas Kostenberger and David Croteau of SEBTS, (SBC) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC opposing tithing.

Dr. Croteau now teaches at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

 

November 27, 2006: Moody Broadcasting's Prime Time America, broadcast an interview with Kelly and Howard Dayton of Crown Ministries. The book was mentioned. This interview has since been re-aired many times.

 

February 2007: Russell Kelly was included in the original Trevor Glass (New Zealand) video documentary, Suffer the Children, about financial abuse in the church. Glass visited Kelly's home in Georgia.

 

November 23, 2007: The Wall Street Journal published an article by Suzanne Sataline, The Backlash Against Tithing, in which Kelly had been a major contributor of material for almost a year. She was unaware that references to him had been edited out.

 

November 27, 2007: In response to the WSJ article, the BPNEWS, Baptist Press, published an article, The Bible and Giving, by Dr. Daniel Akin, President Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on The Bible and Giving. Except for his opening statement, the article is exactly what Kelly teaches in his book and on his web site. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id126.html

 

12-04-2007: A week after Dr. Akin's article in BPNEWS, Dr. Andreas Kostenberger of SEBTS published his own article on his own website in opposition to tithing. See http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id129.html.

 

2007: WAVA-FM in Washington, D. C. mentions Russell Kelly, his book and web site. See http://www.wava.com/11567702/http://www.wava.com/11567702/

 

December 18, 2007: The Wall Street Journal publishes a letter from Russell Kelly, Here With Another View on Christian Tithing. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id132.html

 

March 2, 2008: As a result of the WSJ articles Kelly was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning News cover story, To Tithe or Not to Tithe. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id141.html. The video has remained very popular online.

 

March 7, 2008: BPNEWS, Baptist Press, published a long rebuttal of Kelly's 2 minute CBS News comments by Dr. Kenneth Hemphill in which both his name and book were mentioned. Kelly has since repeatedly attempted to persuade Dr. Hemphill to dialog with him and Hemphill has refused. Crosswalk.com also published the article. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id142.html

 

March 11, 2008: Charisma Magazine mentioned Russell Kelly and the CBS article on the first page of its online edition. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id143.html

 

July 18, 2008: In a rare occasion the Texas Baptist Standard (SBC) printed Kelly's comments in response to a tithing article. http://www.baptiststandard.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8275&Itemid=9&fontstyle=f-larger

 

September 14, 2008: The St. Petersburg Times mentioned Russell Kelly and his book, Should the Church Teach Tithing in a news article. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/id151.html

 

August 2010: Kelly was invited to Chicago, Il byChris Washington for 2 professional video taping sessions of 45 minutes each. The sessions will first be aired on CANTV in Chicago on September 22, 23, 29, 30, 2010.

 

September 3,2010: Kelly was interviewd live on National Public Radio on WBEW0FM, Chicago at 4:20PM CST.

 

9-16-2010: Revelation TV in London, England contacted Kelly for availability to fly to England for a live debate. They are looking for somebody to debate him.

 

On March 27-29, 2011 Russell appeared on two live radio programs at Premier Christian Radio in London.

 

On March 30, 2011 he participlated in a very successful live 90 minute tithing debate in London on Revelation TV. Teh trip was paid for by a friend, Michael Mantock.

 

4-21-2011: David Croteau and Broadmen Press, publish Perspective on Tithing, Four Views with very minor suggestions from Russ Kelly.

 

Apr 2011: Healh, Wealth and Happiness (a critical exposition of the prosperity gospel) agres with and references Russ' book.

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