|About the Book|
Is tithing Scriptural? Just because its popular, doesnt mean its true! In this straightforward book John Lilley demonstrates that the commonly preached tithe doctrine - the idea that the New Testament believer is required to give ten percent of their money to the church - is unscriptural. By carefully examining everyone in the Bible who tithed, what they tithed, and how often they tithed, Lilley proves that tithing is not an eternal principle - and that you are not required to do it.The book highlights an important Bible interpretation rule that most preachers follow when teaching on other subjects but suddenly throw out the window when preaching on Malachi 3:10 (the classic tithing verse used by modern tithe preachers). It also explains where the modern tithing doctrine originated (not from Scripture or the example of the early church), and how to return to giving and financing the work of the ministry the way Jesus, His disciples, and the apostle Paul did.Youll learn how the man-invented modern tithing doctrine puts an unbiblical law and an unscriptural financial burden on many Christians, while causing unnecessary feelings of guilt for many who feel they cant afford to tithe but are subjected to frequent preaching about how they are in sin or under a curse if they dont tithe. Youll learn the real Scriptural reason that tithing sometimes seems to work (it has nothing to do with a ten percent rule). And if you are one of the many people who have tithed without seeing the results promised by the tithing preachers (and just keep quiet about it for fear of appearing like a loser or as if you lack faith), youll gain comfort from abundant Biblical proof that tithing is not a silver bullet that automatically produces prosperity or protects you from financial trouble.Its time for Christians to be set free from the false modern tithing doctrine and return to giving as it was preached and practiced by the apostle Paul, Jesus, and His disciples.