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7 Minute Mindfulness

by princy william (2019-02-11)

Most people don't consider 7 Minute Mindfulness Review the origin or the meaning of the many words used in day to day communication. I guess the reason why other cultures find the English language so difficult is because of the many words and phrases used. I read an article earlier today posted on a blog that dealt with tithing. The writer sounded more like a finance major than a bible teacher. When it comes to teaching or explaining biblical accounts or doctrine, one should go back into a little history (bible history). When you explain the concept of tithing, one can not leave out or fail to use scripture to validate their point. I will give some examples.Many churches or tithers believe (and even teach) "When you tithe, you are performing your Christian Duty and the act of tithing is an act of Faith unto God that you trust Him to take care of you". Here are the problems with this:When something is a Duty, it was obviously commanded from a higher authority. Failure to perform that duty will result in consequences. So what motivates you to perform the duty? A healthy dose of fear of the consequences. It is your duty to pay taxes, the consequences for not are possible wage garnishment or even jail for tax evasion. Are you exercising faith when you pay taxes? No.Israel was commanded to pay Tithes to the Levitical Priests (who were not allowed to own property or have jobs). It was the responsibility of the people to take care of the Levites with the tithe. The church (which did not exist during this time) was not commanded to pay tithes. This is something many tithers either ignore or they simply do not know. Many members of The Churches Of God in Christ will not mention or teach this when teaching tithing; many will teach Malachi 3 and stop there. Other teach or use to confirm the tithe, Abrahams account of tithing to the High Priest Melchizedek. The problem with this is, he tithed from the spoils or war.