God has a prior claim of ownership on everything we possess. Tithing is a way we acknowledge that fact. We also believe that the practice of tithing was commanded by God in the Old Covenant and affirmed by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Additionally, we believe that failure to honor this command constitutes an act of theft and is warned against in scripture.

It is important to understand that tithing is an expression of faith toward God and a statement of what His children place as most important in their lives. Further, we believe God has promised to bless those who faithfully tithe and that He has even challenged His children to test this promise.

Hag. 2:8; Lev. 27:30-34; Gen. 14:17-20; 28:20-22; 1Sa. 8:15; Mal. 3:8-10; Mat. 23:23; 2 Cor. 9:6-12

Last Published: March 7, 2015 12:27 AM