The Bottom Line on Christian Tithing (Part 2)

“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor 9.7). Part 1 suggested Malachi 3.10 is about far more than instituting a Christian tithe.  Rather it was part of Malachi’s whole message to an apostate Israel.  Many preachers and churches lift Malachi 3.8-12 out of the context, overlay it on the church and impose […]

Whole Tithe or Whole Context? (Part 1)

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows” (Mal 3.10). Malachi 3.10 is often the go-to text to jump start a church’s capital campaign or boost sluggish giving.  When in […]