The “etc.” refers to more than just money. It includes all our resources. Those resources include how we use our time, our health, our speech ...
Boy, ... are you in for some surprises! Did Jesus, as a Jew under Mosaic Law, tithe from His carpenter earnings? Or Paul from tent making? Or the disciples from their fish catches?
It's just four little questions. The entire article is just one page. And if someone is saying God is requiring 10% of your gross income to be deposited into the local church for life ... it seems answers to these four short questions is not an unreasonable inquiry.
If you want to be a bit more thorough on this "'tithe" issue ... well, here's your chance!. This is a short, 20 question test ... to take cold turkey. Then check out the answers and grade yourself. Again, if someone is declaring to you that God requires 10% of your gross income to be deposited to them (or their cause) for life ... it seems answers to these 20 short questions is not an unreasonable request. See what grade they get - and decide if they should be getting your cash!
Does it matter to God what we do with our $$ cash?
How high a priority could this possibly be? I mean ... the Creator ... and my $$ cash?
And is it even possible the church ... could be a threat to one's compliance in this matter?
Well, "come and see.” (13 pages)
There are several biblical descriptions for a Christian’s service to God.
Sometimes Christian’s are soldiers, sometimes co-laborers - and sometimes ... slaves.
But, if service is rendered (or required), should one assume there will be no payment for that labor?
Or, is it possible some kind of payment will be granted by God?
If so, what should that payment be? And are there eligibility “conditions” for such employment? Don’t skip this one. (3 pages)