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The Discovery that Changed My Live IV

This is the continuing series I am doing on my exploration of the Tithe. If you wish to read previous entries, and I recommend you do then begin here.

The Discovery that Changed My Live I
The Discovery that Changed My Live II
The Discovery that Changed My Live III

you are ready to continue then please read on…

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Fish Sandwiches and Lent

Lent is often approached as a time of fasting; it is amazing I know Lent is coming because every fast food place I see is advertising its fish sandwiches.  It is good to know that we still have an impact on the market place but this season is about so much more than not eating red meat or giving up your favorite snack.

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The Discovery that Changed My Life III

I again appreciate all of the comments I have been receiving. I am really taking them all into consideration. Obviously I have determined that the Tithe is not a requirement of the New Covenant church. I believe a Pastor has the right to require anything of his members, that is between him and God, so long as it is not proclaim it is biblical.

I suppose it is my way of respecting the Word of God, if we believe the Bible to be the God’s word then he doesn’t need us adding anything to it even if it is for our own good, that is what the Pharisee’s thought when they burdened the people with their laws.

Speaking of the law, this week considers the many laws of tithing….

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Parents have no choice, School has “legitimate state interest” in teaching the homosexual lifestyle

Further proof that you children are not yours but the states. If the ACLU had their way all children would be wards of the state and just in you house. This parent was arrested because he objected to his elementary age (less than 10) child being taught about alternative sexual lifestyles. What about teaching the kids the three R’s.

They are also told that parents have no rights once they send their children to public schools. They just take our money and tell us to shut up while they give us the “bonus” of exposing our children to this we don’t want them to be exposed to. No matter your feelings on the moral issues debated in this article, the point that parents are loosing their rights as parents should be alarming. If the state begins to raise our children we are all in for trouble, since we can see how well they handle everything else.

Stop The ACLU » Blog Archive » School has “legitimate state interest” in teaching the homosexual lifestyle, parents have no choice

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The Discovery that Changed My Life II

If you missed it the first installment can be found at The discovery that changed my life part 1I appreciate everyone that has read my thoughts and commented on them. I hope everyone understands I went through this very carefully over a great deal of time. This study isn’t one I entered into overnight and I have done my best to be faithful to the scriptures.

“Is it worth it?” It was asked, and I would like to answer yes, God’s truth is always worth it, even if it doesn’t go my way. I am the kid who was pissed when I found out I had been lied to about Santa, I want the truth.

Secondly Chris mentions Abraham, well most people consider this the first example of tithing in the Bible so I looked at it very carefully.

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The Discovery that Changed my Life.

Many people have been asking me to expound on my understanding of the tithe. So I will attempt to do that here. I have a huge paper in the works but I hurried the last of it and I don’t like it so I am going to do smaller version here a little at a time. I am going to include the intro from my original here to get things started:

From the time I became a Christian I knew that I was to give monetarily to the LORD and when I arrived at Bible College I learned exactly how much I was expected to give. When our pastor asked “What is the tithe?” we responded in unison and in military fashion, “Ten percent of the sanctified gross income.” This was not something to be questioned and apparently there were dire consequences for those who refused God his share. For the past nine years I have been a faithful tither, meaning I gave ten percent off the top to the local church, without fail. I can not say for the most part that I was not living what most would call a blessed lifestyle but I did have my ups and downs.

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Why is cultural relevance a big deal? | TheResurgence

Over at TheResurgance they are taking a good look at what it means to live as a Christian in the culture that surrounds us. It is worth a read for anyone who wants to effect change in the world around them.

Why is cultural relevance a big deal? | TheResurgence