So DH and I have been struggling lately. We are still making it but barely, and we havent been able to afford a 10% tithing every month. I am also really struggling with our church. It seems that your faithfullness is based on wether or not you pay a full tithe each month. I mean, I am told all the time.."you just need to have Faith that the money will be there". I feel like I am looked down on when we cant pay ya know? I guess I am asking, is this common practice in other churches? Do you really believe a person's Faith should be based on what they can pay to the Church?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on May. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by nurdreams at 10:07 AM on May. 13, 2010
No, not at all. God doesn't care what you make. Donate what you can, when you can. I try to donate what I feel comfortable with, plus a little bit more. God wants you to take care of families there is nothing to feel guilty about.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 10:18 AM on May. 13, 2010
Answer by whittear at 10:18 AM on May. 13, 2010
I never really thought money was the only way to tithe. We grew up in a paycheck to paycheck situation. Money was always tight so my dad drove the church van in lieu of monetary offerings. I worked the church nursery and assisted the first grade class. My brother controlled the PA system and mom volunteered with puppet shows and pot luck dinners. Nonetheless Jesus is fine with what you are able to give. It's the humans you need to deal with. It does seem to be a common practice in churches that I've been too and the ones I've been thrown out of. No a person's faith is not measured by what they pay to the church. if you're being bullied into giving up your lunch money maybe you should seek fellowship elsewhere.
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