Possible Tithing Manipulation: It’s Bad in Sin City, is it Bad in Your Town?

Is your church coercing you to give? If so, read 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Christian Apologetics Research of Nevada

A look at what the Book of Malachi really says (in context).

Green Valley Baptist Church http://www.mygvbc.com has taught believers to “test the tithe” while quoting Malachi 3 verses…

https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/a-testimony/

Often, pastors will zoom in on these verses in Malachi 3 (an Old Testament book), and they will teach this to others and publicly on their online sermons/videos…

Malachi 3, NKJV Malachi 3, (NKJV) – notice how the tithe was the fruit of the field, not money (Source: http://www.biblecc.com)

What the same pastors will not tell you (either intentionally or unintentionally – only God knows) is who these scriptures were written to.  When reading the Bible, we must always get a grasp of the context.  The Old Testament speaks of sacrificing animals, but we don’t do that today, do we?

Who is the Lord speaking to through Malachi?  Flip a few pages back to chapters one and two.

The Lord was speaking to…

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2 Responses to Possible Tithing Manipulation: It’s Bad in Sin City, is it Bad in Your Town?

  1. Yes agreed! Thanks for your feedback.

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  2. And doesn’t Colossians 2:14 say that the law was blotted out and nailed to the cross? To pastors teach the whole law – or just the one that keeps their sweet ca$h supply rolling in? I’ve never had a pastor tell me to sacrifice any animals…yet I’ve had many tell me to give my 10%…and only to them. We need more ministers with a heart like Paul’s.

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