I have written a few articles about the theological reasons why tithing is mandatory in the New Testament era, but it’s also helpful to explain some of the more practical benefits that accrue to the Church from setting up a two-tiered membership distinguished by a specific boundary: those who tithe and those who don’t. Continue reading
People don’t want to believe that government politicians would willingly sacrifice innocent citizens on the altar of “Progress” in pursuit of ideological plans, but it’s happening before our eyes in Europe today: Continue reading
I have argued that I think paying the tithe is still mandatory. The first mention of the tithe was in Genesis 14, when Abraham paid a tithe to Melchizedek. An argument against the mandatory tithe is that it was not mandatory for Abraham to pay his tithe, that he did so “freely.” The rationale would be that we, too, aren’t required, but should do so freely as we see fit. Let’s examine this. Continue reading
Today Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, announced QE3. Stock markets went wild. This was the big one they were all waiting on.
Here’s what happened, and what it means for you: Continue reading