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="" />

I'm totally aware a contemporary Christian culture that believes that God is highly pleased with the gift of our corrupt hearts. A fine gift for our Lord!

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

Do you have any NT references? Are we mandated to support a Levitical priesthood as well?

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.

The law of mandated tithes only condemns us. The only thing we can truly give God is our sins.

Tell me does the Lutheran Church still give its members tithe/offering envelopes or is that a thing of the past too?

I have never been associated with a Lutheran church that required tithing. The only justification I can think of for the optional offering envelopes is that documentation is required by the IRS. Even that is questionable. If we are rewarded by the government for our giving, what reward have we of the Father? And what about our fellow church members who do the accounting of our contributions? What sort of reward are we expecting from them? As much as possible, we should not let our left hand know what our right hand does.

Last edited by speratus; Tue May 17, 2005 11:46 AM.