What is my tithe worth? (Part 4 of 4)

We have reached the concluding part of our short study of our Lord’s teaching on the subject of tithing. And we are inviting you to meditate strongly on this question: If how God perceives our tithe depends strongly on our attitude toward the weightier matters of the Law (judgment, faith, mercy), to the point where…

What is my tithe worth? (Part 3 of 4)

The second of the three illustrations Jesus-Christ gave is noteworthy because it is the only one in which He states the correct way after portraying just how wrong the scribes and pharisees were in their practice. This article focuses on that correction, and specifically on the structure of the statements it is made of. There seems to…

What is my tithe worth? (Part 2 of 4)

We saw from our previous discussion that our Lord Jesus-Christ Himself showed us quite clearly that, relatively speaking, our tithing is absolutely nowhere as spiritually significant as many of us may have been led to believe. Yet, our Lord has even more to say about tithing, as we shall now see in the other two figures…

What is my tithe worth? (Part 1 of 4)

Let’s get something out of the way right now: We are not against giving…there is simply no Christian lifestyle without giving. Nevertheless, the question raised in the title of this series regarding our tithe is a legitimate one (please click here to read the introduction to this series). Think about the last time you selected a…

What is my tithe worth? (An Introduction)

This is the introduction to a short series on the subject of tithing. Now, just by the title, some of you may already be thinking… “enough of this subject already”! But please bear with us for a moment. Yes, it is a widely debated topic in the Christian community and it is a very sensitive…

Tithing: When we misquote our Lord Jesus-Christ (Part 2 of 2)

Interestingly, the structure and meaning presented in Part 1 are found in all the occurrences of the word kakeinos, except in Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42. As we saw, kakeinos is used to refer to the object or subject “just spoken about”. It is a form of emphasis…that one…that “same one” I just spoke about. But now let us…

Tithing: When we misquote our Lord Jesus-Christ (Part 1 of 2)

Anyone who loves to teach that the principle of tithing is a commandment of God still in full force in the New Testament has been confronted mercilessly with at least three facts from the scriptures themselves: First, occurrences of the word “tithing” are notoriously rare in the NT as shown previously. Second, our Lord Jesus-Christ…

Five facts about “tithing”…and Jesus!

Ever wondered if Jesus ever spoke about the practice of tithing? Now tithing is – for better or for worse – a “very” sensitive topic (although it really should not be). So here, we will focus on some facts, just plain simple facts. For a subject claimed to be of such importance, some of these…