SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
31. Spreading the Gospel
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
HANNESSY, SHAWN, TITHING REBUTTAL
HAYFORD, JACK; TITHING REBUTTAL
HEMPHILL, KENNETH, TITHING; SBC SPOKESMAN
KEN HEMPHILL AND BOBBY EKLUND
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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Should the Church Teach Tithing?
A Theologian's Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine
Russell Earl Kelly, PHD
tithing-russkelly.com
russkellyphd@yahoo.com

Video Essay

London video tithing debate

Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes--to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Rom. 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

1 Cor. 1:18 For the preaching [the word] of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

2 Cor. 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are being changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The gospel IS "Jesus Christ"--his pre-existence, virgin birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension and intercession--nothing more, nothing less! (Compare also Rom. 1:1-5; 1 Cor. 1:17-18; 1 Cor. 15:1-4). Anything, including principles of giving, which is added to the gospel from the New Covenant is merely "fruit" of the gospel and food for spiritual growth. "Against such there is no law" (Gal. 5:23) means that there is "no law" to counteract, or negate, the fruits of the Spirit. Anything, including tithing, which is added to the gospel from the Old Covenant without New Covenant re-authorization is neither of the gospel, nor of its fruit.

"I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel, which is not another; but there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ" (Gal. 1:6-7). From Galatians, chapters 2-4, it is clear that these "distortions" were additions from the old law back into the gospel preached by Paul.

A dead or dying church cannot be revived by preaching law, whether it is the law of tithing, or even the Ten Commandments as "Thou shalt nots." The revival message MUST be the Christ of Calvary! In comparison to the power of the Spirit and the gospel, the law has completely lost all of its glory and power (2 Cor. 3:10). Permanent revival and increased giving will only come when the pastor and his church hear and respond to the gospel and all that it says about the love of Christ. "The gospel is the power of God" and the gospel reveals God’s righteousness "from faith to faith"; "not from faith to law"; nor "from faith and law to faith and law". Paul was sustained totally by faith, trusting in God’s ability to provide for him.

When the Philippians saw Paul’s need, they sent aid to him again and again (Phil. 4:16). When Christ is preached, believers will see the "needs" of a lost world without Christ. They will also see and strive to meet the needs of gospel workers and fellow-believers. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Paul said to the Philippians, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:19). This is a conditional, but sure promise, only to those who see the need of God’s people and respond by giving out of love created by the gospel.

According to the New Covenant, eternal spiritual riches, not physical riches, flow from a knowledge and love of God in Christ. When Scripture is compared to Scripture, the "hundredfold increase" is not money. Moses left his money and chose the "reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt" (Heb. 11:26). God abounds in those riches for all who call upon him (Rom. 10:12). Paul told the true believer, "Now you are full, now you are rich" (1 Cor. 4:8). The riches of God’s grace fall, not as money, but in the assurance of "redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:7). Mercy, kindness, love and power flow from God’s wealth to the believer throughout eternity (Eph. 2:4, 7; 3:16). This was the message of riches preached by Christ (Rom. 3:8; Col. 1:27).

Colossians 2:2 describes the church and believer that are "being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ." A free democratic society will out-give (and out-produce) a forced labor society. The Apostle Paul received neither tithes nor any full-time support. He used his gospel freedom to refuse wages, yet he was perhaps history’s most successful church-builder and evangelist. Likewise, the Christian church, with its freedom in Christ, will out-give and out-serve Old Covenant Israel.

God saves, blesses, and fills the believer with his Holy Spirit solely because of the believer’s faith in Jesus Christ. Having done so, he continues to use principles of grace, not law, to supply the needs of his church (2 Cor. 8:1-15; 9:6-8; 1 Cor. 16:1-2; Gal. 3:1-5).

When Christ is preached, every doctrine must be in the light of its relationship to him. A Christian does not obey God in order to please him. Instead a Christian obeys God because he has been saved, because his nature is changed, because he is studying to know God’s will, and because he is yielded to the Holy Spirit. Believers who are being transformed into Christ’s likeness by learning sound doctrine want to give as Christ gave. With a burden for lost souls, they respond by giving from a sincere desire and from their best ability. They give their lives, their time, and their money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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