SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
JEWISH TITHING CONCEPTS
Should the Church Teach Tithing?
SCHREINER, THOMAS SBC
SEARCH INDEX
RENDER TO CAESAR
ARTICLES
FIRSTFRUITS WERE NEVER TITHES
LETTER TO YOUR PASTOR ABOUT TITHING
BUY BOOKS AND VIDEO
BAPTIST ERRORS
ENDORSEMENTS
REBUTTALS OF TITHE-TEACHERS
Bafcley, William
RUSSELL EARL KELLY, PHD
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
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
HOBBS, HERSCHEL: 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
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
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 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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Jews Do Not Teach Tithing

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Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis, Congregation Kol Ami, Flower Mound: "The Jewish community isn’t structured around tithing," he said. The concept originally was tied to agricultural production in Israel, with the tithe a temple tax, he said.

Now, Jewish worshippers make pledges to meet their budget.

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH TITHING AND TITHE CONCEPT

 

Jewish Tithing:

(1) Melchizedek in Genesis 14 is not referenced.

(2) The tithe goes to charity and not to support the synagogue or rabbi.

(3) It is not on gross income before taxes.

(4) Business expenses and education can be deducted first.

(5) Do not give over 20%.  It is not wise.

 

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ASK RABBI SIMMONS

Question

According to my friend, one should tithe 30% of his/her income. I don't believe this is correct. What does the Bible say about tithe?

Answer

Back from the time that Abraham welcomed the strangers into his tent (Genesis chapter 18), charity has been a foundation of Jewish life. The Torah commands us to give 10 percent of our earnings to people in need, based on Leviticus 25:35 and Deut. 15:7-8. This is called Ma'aser, literally "one tenth" (hence the English word "tithe"). This is colloquially called tzedakah (charity), which Maimonides lists charity as one of the 613 mitzvahs.

Ten percent of a person's wages after taxes should be set aside for tzedakah. Business expenses and Jewish education costs may be deducted from the 10 percent. (Some people deduct only two-thirds of a boy's Torah education cost.)

For those who want to do extra, the Torah allows you to give 20 percent. Above that amount is unrealistic. If you give too much, you'll come to neglect other aspects of your life.

To learn more, read "Ma'aser Kesafim - Giving a Tenth to Charity" edited by Cyril Domb (Feldheim), and "Permission to Receive," by Lawrence Kellemen (Targum Press). See also: "Code of Jewish Law" Y.D. 249:2; "Igrot Moshe"(R' M. Feinstein) Y.D. II, 112; "Orchat Rabeinu (R' Y. Kanievsky) I, 302. 

With blessings from Jerusalem,

Rabbi Shraga Simmons
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JEWISH CHARITY

 

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

 

[He interprets "tithe" in Malachi as "charity."]

[He teaches that one's family essentials come first.]

 

Mishpatim: Charity In A Failing Economy

by Rabbi Lazer on February 21, 2009 10:32PM (EST)

Trimming Excess

For most of us the failing economy has translated only into worry and rhetoric. Though unemployment is up and many homes have been lost most of us still have bread on our tables and Cable TV in our bedrooms. But there one sector that is already feeling the pinch, I speak of charitable institutions.

Ask the treasurer of your local Synagogue or charity and you will have all the evidence you need. Contributions are in the decline while the roster of needs continues to climb. Resources are dwindling, projects are being curtailed and members of staff are being laid off. Those who serve the neediest of society have a desperate need for more resources, yet they feel the crunch ahead of all. This makes sense. When our funds are low we trim excesses. First to go are the charity pledges. Then we downsize vacation budgets. Then luxury items and extracurricular activities.
 
The problem with this way of thinking is that charity is really not a luxury; it is a necessity – for both the recipient and the donor. The recipient needs the money and the donor needs to give it. If we want to survive this recession we need to survive together - we must provide for the poor.

To understand the real life benefit that charity offers in times of economic downturn let us delve into the spiritual aspect of charity.

Transforming The Daled

The Hebrew letters Gimmel, Daled and Hei tell the tale of charity. The Talmud teaches that Gimmel and Daled represent the words Gemol Dalim, bestow (to the) destitute. The form of the Gimmel is that of a straight vertical line with a foreleg extended forward and downward, in a walking pattern toward the Daled. The extended foreleg indicates a willingness to connect with and invest in the Daled. The form of the Daled is that of a person bent deeply at the waist; the poor man staggering under the weight of his burden. So forlorn is he that he fails even to notice his benefactor’s approach. He is stripped not only of provision, but of hope itself.

Once the Gimmel meets up with and renders assistance to the Daled, the Daled is enriched. It accepts the Gimmel’s extended hand and uses this vertical line to form the letter Hei. The Hei is, in effect, a Daled with an added vertical line on the left. The Hei stands with confidence on two full legs. No longer bent over, no longer burdened. He has found a friend. He has found hope. He is buoyed with confidence.

Turning a Daled into a Hei is to transform the world of the destitute. The recipient does nothing to earn our largess. He is not entitled to our help. But it is precisely because he is not entitled to it, precisely because we don`t owe it to him, that our action is endowed with meaning. (1)

Tzedek and Hei

The Hebrew word for charity is Tzedakah. The Jewish mystics explained that the word Tzedakah is comprised of the word Tzedek, which means justice, plus the letter Hei. Charity and justice are polar opposites: Justice dictates that we are entitled to the money we earn. Charity dictates that we share our hard earned money with the poor and convert the Daled into a Hei. Indeed, in order to give to charity we must put the Heis of this world ahead of our sense of justice, our Tzedek. This is why you get the word Tzedakah when you append a Hei to Tzedek. (2)

A Deeper Perspective

The notion that justice dictates entitlement to the money we earn reflects a secular form of justice. The Torah has an entirely different viewpoint. The Talmudic sages asked, if G-d loves His children, why are they poor? The answer, so the wealthy would receive reward for giving Tzedakah. G-d distributes His resources among humanity unevenly to give us opportunity to reap the rewards that come from providing for the poor. When we find ourselves with extra money we must remember that it is not ours to keep. It was given to us to distribute to the poor. It belongs to them. To donate it is just, to keep it is theft. (3)

The word Tzadakah or Tzedek plus Hei, represents the idea that Tzedek is served only when we fulfill our obligation toward the Hei, not when we consider ourselves entitled to our extra monies. Giving to charity is thus an act of justice whereas withholding it is a perversion of justice.

A Necessity

We can now appreciate why charity, an obligation at all times, becomes a necessity during economic turndowns. This is not only true for the recipient, whose plight is more severe during a recession, but also for the donor, who requires blessing more acutely. As mentioned earlier, charitable contributions are catalysts for powerful reward. Rewards that are not only spiritual in nature, but also monetary.
 
The Torah instructs us, Tithe so that you shall prosper.” The prophet Malachi promised that G-d would “open the windows of heaven and shower us with blessing to no end.” Our sages taught that in the merit of charity we are blessed with life, grace and abundance. Indeed, compassion toward others evinces Divine compassion toward us. In times of economic downturn, when we need G-d’s blessing more than ever, charity is not a luxury. It is a necessity. (4)

This is also why the Torah describes the giving of charity as taking. When our ancestors were instructed to contribute toward the building of the tabernacle G-d told them to “take for me a contribution.” Take, rather than give, which reflects the Jewish belief that the donor receives far more than he gives. At times such as these, when we can use all the blessing we can get, charity is surely an option we must take.  (5)

Who Is The Hei?

What if our families don’t have enough? Do we not have to look after our own before allocating our hard earned dollars toward strangers? Does charity not begin at home?

When the discussion centers on a single piece of bread and the question is whether to place it on our table or that of the stranger, our own family certainly comes first. Thankfully, we have yet to reach that point. When our families have their basic necessities and we withdraw support from the poor to ensure that our family is afforded luxury, the stranger does indeed come first. (6)

Footnotes

  1. Sefer Halikutim Erekh Tzedakah. Basi Legani, ch. 8. See also “The Hebrew Letters,” Rabbi Yitzchok Ginzburgh, Gal Einai Publications, Jerusalem, 1990, p. 54.
  2. Taamei Mitzvos, Parshas Re’eh.
  3. Baba Basra, 10a.
  4. Deuteronomy 14: 22 as elucidated in Taanis: 9a. Malachi, 3: 10. Baba Basra, 9b – 10a. Shabbos 151b.
  5. Exodus 28: 2.
  6. Igros Kodesh, ch. 16.

 

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