Blessings to you dear reader.
Thank you for taking the time to read the following. It is my prayer that it will edify, and bring clarity, and provoke thought and a closer walk with our Savior. Please note that wherever scripture is quoted, it is taken from the American Standard Version (ASV)
In His service,
One of the most heavily debated doctrines of the modern church is the doctrine of the tithe.
Many Christians generally accept that the law of tithing, as other Jewish laws, was abolished upon Jesus' crucifixion, when he fulfilled the Old Testament law.
For the most part, Christians do not follow Jewish community laws such as the extensive dietary restrictions in the Old Testament, for example, and tithing was part of that group of laws.
Others believe that because Jesus spoke about tithing, he was instructing his followers to continue the practice, and for many, not only is the tithe still an active doctrine, it is proof of one’s commitment to God.
An Open letter to Pastors, in particular, and Christians in general:
Blessings to all.
Now that the buildup of the last 6 months, and the euphoria of November 4 and 5 is over, it is perhaps time to start thinking about what an Obama Presidency truly means for us a people, but more importantly, as the Church.
I have been hearing many professed Christians over the past few days scrambling to justify their largely emotionally based vote for President-Elect Obama with prayer, calls to prayer, and the following scripture: Proverbs 21:1 - The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
Personally, I find the use of this scripture an affront, dishonest, and an excuse. The reality is that for many of us, we left God behind when we entered the polls, and now expect Him to fix it. For you, I respectfully refer you to 1 Samuel Chapter 15. Read the entire chapter beloved, but the key verses are here: