musings on worship and christian living

Thought of the Day: Tithe
August 11, 2009, 9:21 am
Filed under: Life

“If American Christians just tithed they would have another $143 billion available to empower the poor and spread the gospel.  Studies by the United Nations suggest that just an additional $70-$80 billion a year would be enough to provide access to essential services like basic health care and education fora ll the poor of the earth.  If they do no more than tithe, American Christians would have the private dollars to foot this entire bill and still have $60-$70 billion more to do evangelism around the world.

As evangelicals we claim to embrace the Bible as our final authority. One of the most common themes in the Scriptures is that God and his faithful people have a special concern for the poor. Why this blatant contradictions between belief and practice?”

-Ronald J. Sider “The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience”


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