Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Interesting report on tithing

I found this report from the Denver Post really interesting, Survey: Majority of evangelical leaders say tithing not required….

Most evangelical leaders encourage their church members to tithe, yet most don't believe the Bible requires it of Christians, according to survey results released today.

Tithing, giving at least 10 percent of one's income to church, was the subject of the monthly poll of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals, which includes leaders of churches, denominations, missions, universities and publishing houses.

The Evangelical Leaders Survey found 58 percent believe the Bible doesn't require tithing, which means giving at least 10 percent of one's income to their church. And 42 percent do think tithing is required.

I think it is interesting that 58% of evangelical leaders don’t think tithing carries over to the church but many of them encourage it anyway. Why is that? I wonder how much of that has to do with what the “tithe” is used for in most churches?

(HT: Paul Edwards)

1 comment:

Matthew S. Ford said...

When your paycheck depends on a certain practice there is a tendency to encourage the practice. While in principle I am not opposed to the impending government shutdown I am a bit nervous what it might mean for my company. Will it affect our work? Will we lay off people because of it?