Opinion: What is your view about “Tithe”?
A tithe is one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organisation. Titles are normally voluntary and paid in cash or cheques, whereas historically tithes were required and paid in kind, such as agricultural produce. Tithing in the bible refers to giving 10 percent of your annual earnings, productions, or possessions. This argument about tithe must die in Nigeria for peace to reign. Lot of insult have been poured on those that believe in it and does that don’t. The biggest question are what is the truth, Have our pastors deceived us or brainwashed us, His God aware of this, what is the bible saying, our celebrities that are against tithe are they right?
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In the Old Testament, we observed Abraham and Jacob offering a tithe to God in Genesis 14 and 28. The Israelites were also commanded to tithe from what they earned (Lev. 27:30; Num. 18:25-28; Deut. 14:22-24; 2Chron. 31:5-6).
The bible is very clear in Leviticus 27:30 where it says “A tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain or fruit, is the Lord’s, and is holy.” And proverbs 3:9 says, “Honour the lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.”
The first tithe made in the bible happened in Genesis 14:19-20. The first person to tithe in the bible was Abram. Abram returned from battle and is met by Melchizedek, priest of God Most High. During their encounter Melchizedek attributes Abram’s victory to God and he bless Abram. Abram responds to the blessing in gratitude and gives Melchizedek a tenth ( aka tithe) of all his possessions.
Jacob offers the second Tithe in the bible. In Genesis 28:20-22 Jacob responds to a dream he received from God by building an altar and vowing that, in exchange for God’s care and provision, he would give God a tenth (aka tithe) of his belongings.
In the New Testament 2corinthians 9:7 says Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
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