I have heard before that tithing is not for the new testament (NT) Church. I used to get really bad at this statement because I thought most people wanted a way out of giving to the Lord. I was asked the other day what I thought about NT tithing so here are my thoughts.
TITHING which is a tenth or commonly know as giving 10% of your income to the church is for the church and is biblical for the NT church. The most common argument against a tithe for the NT church is that tithing was Old Testament law. Well…in Genesis we see Abraham giving a tithe to Melchizedek who was the priest of the most high God. This tithe that we see took place over 400 years before the law came into existence. Now with that said, I want to make sure everyone, especially at Journey Church, understands that tithing is not a destination but rather a starting point. We see in 1 Corinthians 8 and 9 that the NT church gave sacrificially and well above the tithe. I would encourage everyone to start with 10% and go from there.
Also, remember that the tithe should always be given out of devotion and never focused on a dollar amount. Journey Church members, if you give 10% because you think the church demands this from you then give your tithe to another church because we want people to give out of devotion to the Lord and to the mission that He has called us.