Pay Rent or Pay Tithes? Inquiring Minds Want To Know

A YOUNG WOMAN posted a Tweet stating she used her rent money to pay tithes. As a result she did not know how she would pay her rent. And she was waiting on God to send her the money for her rent. That Tweet inspired the following commentary.

I weigh in on the issue of whether you should pay your rent or pay your tithes. For me, the answer is obvious. You pay your rent. However, there are many Christians who have a different view.

Thanks to the Prosperity Gospel and the Tithe Doctrine many Christians believe that they are doing God a favor when they neglect their financial responsibilities to pay God his 10 percent.

Well, here is what I have to say on the matter…

Disclaimer: If the word “h*ll” offends you may want to skip this video.

 Resources

Free Tithe Study Guide

The Tithing Hoax

 

3 comments for “Pay Rent or Pay Tithes? Inquiring Minds Want To Know

  1. George
    July 24, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Over the years I have heard teaching that essentially uses fear, guilt and greed to motivate people to give. I have often bit my tongue about it.

    As you know Tithing is an old testament thing and is no more relevant now for a Christian than an animal sacrifice. God Bless you on taking a stand!

    I have always believed that Christians would give more overall if they were taught to give cheerfully not under compulsion after hearing from God.

    • R. Renee
      July 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your comments.

      Peace & Blessings!

      • April 11, 2014 at 5:33 AM

        Gary,In response to your comemnt. This post was only meant to encourage others and to testify of the faithfulness of God. I do encourage people to give generously and be faithful to God with our finances. In the New Testament, the Apostles sold their possessions and gave what they had to each other and to any in need (Acts 2:45). They were probably a much better example of what generous giving looks like than the Levitical laws and customs. I do believe God is faithful to those who are faithful to Him (in all facets of life, not just giving.) It was never meant to impose a strict religous 10% giving to a certain church or organization. Everyone should look to the direction of the Holy Spirit for guidance in this, as with any other part of life, and ask God what He is telling you to do. For me it may be a tenth, but for others it may be something else.

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