Ted said:
You've continually evaded the point and made the issue much more complicated than it was initially presented to you.

It IS, my brother.

No, Ted, it isn't. The question was whether we are commanded, as Christians, to give a tenth part our income to the church. "Yes" or "no" suffice as basic answers. From there you could make your scriptural argument.

INSTEAD, you have avoided saying yes or no, and have treated the tithe as something which is obligatory upon Christians but not mandated. You have furthermore failed to directly engage scriptural arguments that show that the tithe is NOT a mandate for Christians, preferring instead to cite Jesus' teachings about how should be willing to give all for Him.

It's like asking, "Are Christians mandated to remain celibate?" and being answered with Jesus' words about those who become eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom.


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