Monthly Archives: January 2013

Is the kinsman redeemer law still in effect?

Israel Tribes

Is a brother still obligated to marry his brother’s wife if his brother dies? I was recently challenged on this issue by a reader who disagrees with my conclusion that the tithe is mandatory. “If the tithe is still mandatory,” he said, “then what about the kinsman redeemer law?”  This is a valid question. Continue reading

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An example of a song written from a Christian worldview

Parked on some old backstreet, they laid down in the backseat

In a previous article, I disparaged a classic song by Garth Brooks for promoting a worldview contrary to the Christian worldview. In this article I will highlight a song from his catalog that promotes the Christian worldview. Continue reading

What will music be like in the heavily Christianized future?

Garth Brooks, The Chase

My mind can’t help but wonder about this as I drive around town listening to the putrid slop-offerings abounding on popular radio today that amount to little more than morally-bereft sexual grunts slapped together with catchy, rhythmic pot-banging. Continue reading

Evidence of life on Mars?

Aliens on mars

A news article titled ‘Strongest evidence yet to there being life on Mars’ was published at the Telegraph. It paints a picture that we are on the cusp of a monumental discovery. Continue reading

Reasons Christians reject the mandatory tithe

Rejected

What are some reasons why Christians may reject the binding authority of the mandatory tithe today? Why would they give up the benefits of a system that God has rigged in our favor? Look at the following Scripture: Continue reading

You need to understand this to know why the tithe is mandatory

Fig Tree bearing fruit

To understand the principle behind the mandatory tithe, you must first understand this truth of reality: God owns everything.

Christians tend to argue over whether the tithe is mandatory or not, but it seems that we seldom consider it from top to bottom. I’ll attempt to do that briefly in this article to present a fuller picture. Continue reading

Is tithing mandatory?

Tithe

This is a controversial topic. Some Christians say yes. Most say no. Those who say “No” charge those who say “Yes” with legalism. They quote Paul: “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV) But are they right? Continue reading