Something we’re thinking about over here. Why do believers generally hold to the 10% tithe of the Old Testament law? The New Testament tells us to give generously so the church can function (2 Cor. 8-9). We’re told to look after orphans and widows (James 1:27) and give to those who are without (2 Cor. 8). I’m in no way thinking we shouldn’t give. I’m merely thinking about the fact that I’ve always “checked the box” next to 10%, and I’m not necessarily sure this is right. I think this goes along with the “wisdom” decisions from an earlier blog post. For some, 10% may not be enough. For others, 10% may be too much, and I don’t think the percent is a hard and fast rule.
I think that if the church is something you are a part of, believe in, and support, part of that support should be given financially. I also think that we should help people in need.