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Tithing: Mandatory or Voluntary?


In this discussion with N. K. Emmanuel at the Believers' Avenue, we talk about Tithing, a topic that has more recently become an item of controversy as many battle the demands of the Old Testament Law against the Liberty of the New Covenant and its implications for the Believer today.

Tithing in general was a practiced concept before the inception of the Old Covenant, the Law given by Moses. Thus, the practice isn't limited by the bounds of the Old Covenant Law. However, there's still an opportunity to the New Testament to avail their tithes as the scripture says in Hebrews 7:8, "... but there he receiveth them". Tithing generally as a New Testament practice is not a demand but rather an avenue to give in a special way that is cognisant of the Covenant of Promises we have received. Like many New Testament practices that stem prior to the advent of Christ, Tithing is one of those that God is not frowning upon, & neither has He forced it.

God in seeking any treasure from our hands is placing in our capacity the opportunity to direct our Hearts and affection towards what is eternal. Jesus said: "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also".