I understand, it’s a very controversial topic and one that is seldom discussed candidly. But there is way too much abuse and incorrect teaching in the church today with regards to giving and tithing.
So, to answer the question, am I cursed if I don’t tithe? The answer is an absolute NO! You are not cursed. God is not after your money, He is after your heart. And if our hearts wholly belong to God, money is inconsequential, because all we have is His, not just the 10%.
Let me explain, tithing is a principle that was designed to help man acknowledge God and His provision. But pastors and leaders have manipulated it and used fear to force people into giving their money to the church.
Make no mistake, I believe in the principles of tithing and giving and I try to follow it cheerfully. However, I do not subscribe or support fear based theology of giving to the God’s kingdom.
[tweetthis url=”//goo.gl/7DnMly” twitter_handles=”@hariraopawar”]You are not cursed. God is not after your money, He is after your heart.[/tweetthis]
Curse of the law is broken!
Consider the Galatians 3: 13 & 14
Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself… That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse.
Scripture is clearly saying that, the death of Jesus has dissolved the curse. It’s ludicrous to believe that Christ has redeemed us from all other curses except from financial curses.
God is not upset with you if you miss your tithe or if you choose not give your tithes. You are not going to have an accident because you missed giving tithes a particular month, God is not going to bring sickness to your family because you didn’t support a missionary in Africa. That’s just incorrect teaching on the tithe.
[tweetthis url=”//goo.gl/7DnMly” twitter_handles=”@hariraopawar”]It’s ludicrous to believe that Christ has redeemed us from all other curses except from financial curses. [/tweetthis]
It’s not the wisest choice to not honor God with our substance, but it definitely doesn’t mean you are cursed by God or hated by God. We must believe that Jesus’s death and resurrection has redeemed us from all curses, and we are blessed with the blessing of Abraham.
Do we stop tithing now?
Of course not! Tithes and offering was a principle before it became a law under Moses. Tithing and giving is a principle that God recognizes, acknowledges and rewards even today. But our motives in giving to the Lord are not based out of fear and condemnation.
o We give because, we love.
o We give because, we want to honor God with our wealth.
o We give because, God owns all that we have & not just the 10%.
o We give because, we want to and not because we have to.
o We give because, it’s more blessed to give than to receive.
o We give because, it creates a harvest for us.
o We give because, He first gave us His son.
o We give, because we are givers.
[tweetthis url=”//goo.gl/7DnMly” twitter_handles=”@hariraopawar”]Giving is a principle that God recognizes, acknowledges and rewards even today. [/tweetthis]
I will share more on financial stewardship in the upcoming posts. I’m sure you have a lot of questions in your mind, please leave a comment and I will do my best respond to them.
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