Is Tithe A Must As In The bible…
My daughter has been texting me that I should remember to give tithe( ten percent of my entire income) to the church according to the bible, I did call her and we started a discussion about tithe. I need help from pastors Muirani,pastor Samson and pastor Tilla.I am not against giving tithe, but my argument was this.Nowadays, we have so many churches that have been started by individuals,and according to my daughters church, they receive a blank invoice every month so that they can fill in the 10 percent of their income, i argued that that was wrong.A tithe should be a voluntary thing and not a compulsory one.
I even gave an example of a man I knew in Kenya that contributed his entire property and assets to the church,because he was convinced that the more tithe you give, the more you receive.This man became so poor that he started to borrow money from friends.
I continued to argue,that you dont neccessarily have to give tithe but the help and contributions you offer to people who are suffering can also be termed as a tithe in the eyes of God,so you do not have to give tithe to the church while you have people whom you can help with that amount.
I have heard that many of these churches operated by individuals especially by the west Africans ,are just for business purposes,the tithe that is paid goes to their pockets and thats why many of them are so wealthy,while the tithe donors are poor.
I gave my daughter an example of how the whole world believes in the bible but there has never been any occassion where a goverment has sent an invoice to someones address to pay tithe,but they do send a tax paying invoice every year to be paid to the state.
Can someone please explain if tithe is compulsory,and if is ,to which church should it be paid,catholic,protestant,new life and so on?