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Tithing is Holy Unto God. At Allen AME Church, Tithing is how we respond to God for what He has done for us. While tithing is certainly a biblical concept, it is a part of our PRAISE unto God.
What does the Bible teach regarding tithing under the New Covenant?
In order to understand how tithing fits (or doesn't fit) into the life of a Christian, we must first examine tithing as it was originally commanded, it's purposes, and it's meaning. For this we go to the Old Testament.
The word "tithe" simply means "tenth," and as it is used in the Bible, it refers to giving a "tenth" to God. "A tenth of what?," you might ask. At Allen AME Church, we believe that this is a tenth of your TIME, TALENT, AND FINANCE.
The first time a tithe is referred to in Scripture is in Genesis 14:18-20, where we read:
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Abram had just returned from defeating several kings to rescue his nephew Lot who had been taken captive, as well as goods that were taken. When Melchizidek blessed Abram, Abram gave Melchizidek a tenth "of all." This "tithe" is not limited to income, but clearly includes a tenth of all of Abram's possessions. Even if you have to start out at 5% and work your way up, start today and God will truly bless you!
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