Are their hearts something that God would want?
Speratus are you totally unaware of contemporary Christian culture references or are you just being tiresome? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/Ponder.gif" alt="" />

Is the minimum 10% money/goods something that God would want?
These verses would indicate so: Ge 14:20; Le 27:30-32; Nu 18:21,24,26,28; De 12:6,11,17; 14:23,28; 26:12; 2Ch 31:5-6,12; Ne 10:37-38; 12:44; 13:5,12; Eze 45:11,14; Am 4:4; Mal 3:8,10
By mandated rule, do you mean a law that condemns the disobedient or a guide for Christians who have been liberated from the law?

Here's the definition you figure it out, unless your being purposely obtuse. MAN'DATE, n. [L. mando, to command.]

1. A command; an order, precept or injunction; a commission.

Do mandated tithes please God? Or, are they filthy rags of our own righteousness?

I don't know Speratus that's why I asked the question. Tell me does the Lutheran Church still give its members tithe/offering envelopes or is that a thing of the past too?


If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. Augustine of Hippo