Ted said:

I think that the problem we are having here is that we are blurring the distictions between justification and sanctification.

I don't think that's the problem here at all, which is perhaps why I feel like we're talking past each other. There was never any question as to how we are justified; the question was whether the tithe carries over as a commandment to be observed by Christians. I pointed out the hermeneutical problems with affirming that the tithe is an obligation for Christians. You have seemed to avoid that question all along, and focus on the fact that we are called to consider all that we have as Christ's. While that's true and important to keep in mind, it doesn't answer the basic question.


I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.