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  1. David David says:

    This fine little book authored by Bible teacher Graeme Carlé was first published in 1994 and remains one of the best concise publications explaining the biblical tithe in very easy to understand language and why it has no place amongst Christians todayGraeme also serves the body of Christ in the capacity of a pastoral figure; however as this book illustrates Graeme demonstrates a clear understanding of the difference between common practice hierarchical leadership structures and big business style religious organization compared to the simple yet profound kind of loving fellowship we see in ScriptureGraeme’s approach does not concern itself with the various methods by which Christians choose to meet together but rather emphasizes the organic uality of the Church if you will and I love the way this book brings out a better understanding of the Old Testament tithe and shows that in reality it was essentially a three to five week holiday intended for THE TITHER HIMSELF to enjoyGraeme will show how the modern doctrine of tithing is so far removed from what Scripture so basically and clearly presents that you will shake your head and wonder how on earth things got so twisted up as they are in most churches todayThis book is truly uniue among the many other books available concerning this subject My only slight disagreement with the author is in one very small paragraph of the book he makes some comparisons of the Old Testament Temple and Levites to modern day churches worship leaders and ministers I personally do not believe that Scripture teaches this parallel but I understand that many have made it anyway Even so this mention does not come across as legalistic or even hierarchical and it’s clear his view is simply meant to show that ministry is intended to functionally serve the body of Christ out of love not as lords over the body but as fellow workers together for God’s good purposedThis is a beautifully written book and as I mentioned before very easy to read and comprehend If you want to understand how true biblical tithing worked during the Old Testament period and then see how the New Covenant affords a much different way to look at giving and don't have time to read a text book on the subject take the time to read this excellent book It is very good indeed

  2. Todd Wilhelm Todd Wilhelm says:

    A short book based on the premise that tithing 10% of your income cannot be supported biblically Carle raised some good pointsWhat's usually the problem at this point is that we as Christians are often looking for one rule that we all have to live by One rule such as giving a tenth keeps things simple; it can be easily learned by asking someone in the church what the will of God is and then we don't have to look any further to know how we should be living In other words we don't need to have a personal relationship with God Fortunately God seems to know about this and to deliberately thwart our desire If we eagerly look for one role model as to how much we should be giving we may first find Jacob who as we noted before vowed to God of all that Thou dost give me I will surely give a tenth to Thee Genesis 2822 So that makes it clear we should give one tenth of all our income that is we should tithe as it is usually taught today However as we read on we find to our dismay that people reacted differently to the call of Jesus Zaccheus a rich man gave away HALF of his possessions to the poor as well as making restitution Luke 191 10 Should we all then give away 50% of all we own? No because we then remember that God's reuirement of the certain rulerwho was extremely rich was that he was to sell ALL you possess and distribute it to the poor Luke 1818 25 Should we all therefore give away everything we have? Was Zaccheus half hearted and Jacob a real cheap skate? pages 37 38One surprise to me was that in one area of giving there is no actual handing over at all and yet it is nonetheless giving caring for the strangers is not mentioned in monetary terms but in what can actually be costly in personal terms that is in the opening of our homes for hospitality and sharing meals with people to whom we don't normally relate for whom we bear no first hand responsibility or even know page 42It is essential in all these things we remember and facilitate the intention of God which is not only to redistribute wealth and thereby meet genuine needs outside of us but also to accomplish an inner work That is to bring forth within each of us the character of God Himself the love that is generous and will cause us to give freely page 59Those of us who are leaders in churches need to re evaluate whether we have been drawing the attention of our congregations to the needs as God sees them or whether instead to the needs as we have seen them in our own work We need to release teach and encourage our churches into being led by the Spirit of God Himself in all areas especially in giving This reuires of us faith than if we subject our people to what is really just another taxation system and we do of course run the risk that some of our plans and programs may be revealed as our will rather than His but after allUnless the Lord builds the house they labour in vain who build it Psalm 1271 page 68

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Eating Sacred Cows [Reading] ➸ Eating Sacred Cows By Graeme Carle – On an intellectual level this book aims to clear up a lot of today’s misunderstandings about tithing not only about what God reuires of us now but also about His reuirement of Israel under the Law o On an intellectual level this book aims to clear up a lot of today’s misunderstandings about tithing not only about what God reuires of us now but also about His reuirement of Israel under the Law of Eating Sacred eBook ↠ Moses Both are still important because the Law contains a revelation of the character of God which we all still need.