*Giving money to the church on Sunday morning is at least as old as the Christian Church. St. Paul speaks of it, charging the Corinthians to give a certain amount on the first day of the week.
*In our day there is both confusion and hostility surrounding this subject, no doubt due to infamous televangelists who have fleeced their followers in recent years.
*Is giving money to God optional? Absolutely not! Christians are commanded by God to give of their possessions to the work of God.
*It is only in this context that giving money for God's work can be correctly understood. The reason Christ and the apostles can so matter-of-factly command us to give (e.g., Luke 6:38; 11:41; Gal. 6:6), is because it is only natural that we would give back to God what He has first given to us. No one is exempted from this command to give. It has nothing to do with income or means (remember the widow -- Mark 12:41-44!). Everyone can give something for everyone has something from God -- no matter how little. Not that we are actually giving to God, as if He needed our gifts. Rather, we give to support His work here on earth
at some large churches they will not emphasize tithing. It's something you should do out of you own heart, not pressure or compulsion:
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Thats what they teach now.. In the Old Testament
, it was 10%
of one's possessions, commanded by God (Lev. 27:30-32). In the Hebrew, the word for tithe means "a tenth" of something.
Fact is... someone has to pay the bills, pay for the service, or pay for Gods work being done. Just because its a mosque doesn't make it worse than the next church service. If its one thing I agree with 'X' on, its the brainwashing of Black Americans that think everything white is right, and everything Black is bad.