Whatsoever a man soweth ...

So, being the staunch believer that I am, I got myself in church today. Me and my progeny.

The sermon was superb.
As usual time for tithers came around. So kila mtu ako na tithe yake (by the way hio pesa sio yako) was told to rise up and receive their blessings.
Now that’s where the non issue begins.

Kila mtu na kabahasha kake wameinua juu.
From the look of the kabahasha 99.9% seems to be quite light, you know with cash in a bahasha, hata kama ni 2k, you can be able to see some weight.
So this got me wondering.
[SIZE=4]Is it that ALL these believers give out a bankers cheque, ama its a pledge slip?[/SIZE]

Juzi tu I gave out some 5k in the kabahasha (not tithe but some church project) and I can tell you hata kukuja hio bahasha ilikuwa kazi.

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I will not pass judgement but yaani unapiga mbica kwa church ati ndio uwe na evidence ya hekaya ya 5K tithe?

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Leo sikutoa tithe bratha, na pia ni muhimu kuonyesha kondoo zake umuhimu wa kutoa

Lemme guess…hiyo overfinch ni ya pastor kweli rongo?

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Wapi bahashas? Anyway you don’t give to God n yap later. Hiyo 5K unatuambia tufanye?

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if people still tithe, aki ya nani am goona open a church

some are mama mbogas and they tithe from their weekly income…

Give church money and come post here? mmm was it a deposit to reach beyond the clouds? #facepalm

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If you feel like giving your money out just walk into a Public hospital and contribute to offsetting someone’s bill. That will change your life and someone else’s.

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for the pastor, his wife, his brother-in-law, his business partner…

This should have been between you and your God. Remember, the left hand should not know what the right hand has or is doing.

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This is my take on tithing.

Two kinds of giving are taught consistently throughout Scripture: giving to the government (always compulsory), and giving to God (always voluntary).

The issue has been greatly confused, however, by some who misunderstand the nature of the Old Testament tithes. Tithes were not primarily gifts to God, but taxes for funding the national budget in Israel.

Because Israel was a theocracy, the Levitical priests acted as the civil government. So the Levite’s tithe (Leviticus 27:30-33) was a precursor to today’s income tax, as was a second annual tithe required by God to fund a national festival (Deuteronomy 14:22-29). Smaller taxes were also imposed on the people by the law (Leviticus 19:9-10; Exodus 23:10-11). So the total giving required of the Israelites was not 10 percent, but well over 20 percent. All that money was used to operate the nation.

All giving apart from that required to run the government was purely voluntary (Exodus 25:2; 1 Chronicles 29:9). Each person gave whatever was in his heart to give; no percentage or amount was specified.

New Testament believers are never commanded to tithe. Matthew 22:15-22 and Romans 13:1-7 tell us about the only required giving in the church age, which is the paying of taxes to the government. Interestingly enough, we in America presently pay between 20 and 30 percent of our income to the government—a figure very similar to the requirement under the theocracy of Israel.

[B]The guideline for our giving to God and His work is found in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully. Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

http://www.christianity.com/church/tithing-and-giving/does-god-require-me-to-give-a-tithe-of-all-i-earn-11532196.html [/B]

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