Finances/Wealth Principles/Is tithing to the church biblical?

By Jane Johnson – Founder of the Ecclesia Framework

Here are some principles that I see in heaven. There are many free you tubes on the biblical basis of these.  Unlearn is a great organisation on you tube removing myths .

  1. We don’t give out of debt.

  2. We give from a mandate generously without compulsion , may even be more than or less than 10%. It all belongs to god and so we look at more of what we keep . Any giving religiously does not please God. Giving is our time too . So we are not buying someone to get revelation for us . The body works together to bring revelation so we don’t need paid revelation.

  3. We are called to support the poor and not church leaders salaries, buildings , or even spirit school buildings and hand over delegation of our giving to others. Managing buildings for ministry causes taking camp and excessive time on maintenance taking focus off the temple of god is inside us.

  4. We don’t charge for praying , court sessions, bloodline cleansing. Donations can be received but if we mention that it is sort of like charging. The person has to want to reciprocate.

  5. Everything we have is from god . If we receive it is good to give back . We reap what we sow so asking what percentage should we keep and not give away to society.

  6. Even Jesus and apostle Paul worked to not be a burden . Full time Christian workers can cause a professional clergy/laity situation and become experts which the body rely on so not encouraging priesthood of all believers. Not seeking to be a burden or negatively trading spiritual products is biblical. See books as a bit different.

  7. We don’t receive benefits from the government and choose to not work (this can even be voluntarily).

  8. We don’t buy on credit that which we can’t afford to repay.

  9. Gatherings can ask for reimbursement for rooms but not for accumulating assets. If individuals want to give to an asset that is good but collecting for an asset starts the traditional church model again. We could just ask if one person will pay for certain things completely so there will be no requirement for bookkeeping or accumulation of money which needs a board to oversee.