Is Tithing for New Testament Christians?

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Is Tithing for New Testament Christians?

Daniel S. Steffen, PhD.

SEMI 500 B02
Introduction to Seminary Studies


David Boston

February 08, 2014
I. Introduction: Are New Testament believers required to pay tithes according to Jesus' statement in Matthews 23 vs. 23.
II. Who was Jesus talking to when he said, “this you should have done; without leaving the other undone." A. The purpose for tithing under the Law. 1. The reason why God gave the Children of Israel the Law. 2. Christ redeems us from the Curse of the Law. 3. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and the prophets. B. New Testament
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3:16, Paul writes, all Scripture is inspired by God and useful to teach us what is true and

make us realize what is wrong in our lives and train us and teach us to do what is right. “The

Holy Spirit will internalize to give believers direction and the mind of Christ in practical areas of

Christian living. Wisdom concerning the "mind of Christ" or popular “What Would Jesus Do" in

such a situation can be implemented by believers making use of the Old Testament --all

Scriptures--in their edification."7 The revelation that has been given can be applied for modern

day use. Jesus says in Luke 21:33,"Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never

disappear". Also, according to Matthew 5:19, Jesus makes reference to the commandments by

saying" So if you ignore the least commandments and teach others to do the same, you will be

called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God's laws and teaches them

will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven."8

Christ redeems us from the Curse of the Law

There are some Christians who argue against the systematic giving of tithes. They state that

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law; and therefore Christ nullified everything that was



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