You keep missing the point, my brother.

No, Ted, it is you who is missing the point. Giving of myself and my possessions is part and parcel of Christian living. The TITHE, however, is not a mandate to which Christians are expected to adhere. The TITHE, like the rest of the ceremonial and civil laws of ancient Israel, has been done away. We no longer have a levitical priesthood or a theocratic Israel. We no longer need concern ourselves with percentages of our income, any more than we need concern ourselves with making annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem or sacrificing animals or keeping kosher. We are rather to be concerned with giving freely and cheerfully, in accordance with our means and with prayer and the exercise of wisdom, to the glory of God and the advancement of the Gospel.


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