of the Ministry
and its Purpose
What is one way in which
we are commanded to honor God?
Honor the Lord with
your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your
crops. Proverbs 3:9.
What part of ones
income has the Lord especially claimed as His?
A title of everything
from the land, whether grain from the soil or
fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord, it
is holy to the Lord. Leviticus 27:30.
For what support and for
what work was the title devoted in Israel?
I give to the Levites all
the titles in Israel as their inheritance in
return for the work they do while serving at the
Tent of the Meeting. Numbers 18:21. [Tenth]
How does Paul say the
gospel ministry is to be supported?
If we have sown
spiritual seed among you, it is too much if we
reap a material harvest from you? If others have
the right of support from you, shouldnt we
have it all the more?
But we did not see the
right. On the contrary, we put up with anything
rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. Dont
you know that these who work in the temple get
their food from the temple, and those who serve
at the altar share in what is offered on the
altar In the same way, the Lord
commanded that those who preach the gospel should
receive their living from the gospel. 1
Fundamental Basis of Tithe
Upon what fundamental basis
does the requirement of tithe paying rest?
The earth is
the Lords, and everything in it, the
world, and all who live in it.
Who is it that gives man
power to get wealth on this earth?
But remember the Lord
your God, for it is he who gives the ability
to produce wealth, and so confirm his
covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as
it is today.
What statement of Christ
shows that man is not an original owner, but a
steward of Gods goods?
Again, it is like a
man going on a journey, who called his servants and
entrusted his property to them. Matthew
25:14. (Also 1 Corinthians 4:7.)
History of Title Paying
How early in the history
of the world do we read of title paying?
This Melchizedek was
king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met
Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings
and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth
of everything. First, his name means king
of righteousness, then also king of
Salem means king of peace.
Without father or mother, without
genealogy, without beginning of days or end of
life, like the Son of God he remains a priest
forever. Hebrews 7:1,2. (See Genesis
14:17-20.) [Melchizedek /Michael]
What vow did Jacob make at Bethel?
Then Jacob made a vow,
saying, If God will be with me and watch
over me on this journey I am taking and will give
me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I
return safely to my fathers house, then the
Lord will be my God and this stone that I have
set up as a pillar will be Gods house, and
of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.
Curse or Blessing
Of what is one guilty who
withholds the title and freewill offerings?
Will a man rob God? Yet
you rob me. But you ask, How do
we rob you? In titles and
offerings. Malachi 3:8.
Concerning what does the
Lord ask us to prove Him, and upon what
conditions does He promise great blessings?
Bring the whole title into the
storehouse, that there be food in my house. Test
me in this, say the Lord Almighty, and
see if I will not throw open the floodgates of
heaven and pour out so much blessing that you
will not have room enough for it. I will prevent
pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in
your fields will not cast their fruit, says
the Lord Almighty. Verses 10, 11.
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