I just read a devotion that can be like a good smack upside the head:
It stated that religion is dangerous and would rather debate an issue than do something about it. They said we shouldn't get you sidetracked into a religious debate or get all hung up on theological questions. That the difference between religion and the love of God is that religion argues while love acts.
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So one gives scripture to prove we're supposed to tithe and another uses scripture to prove we're not.
The two sides and various flavors in between can attempt to prove their point, but there is only one truth not many various personal truths regardless of the POV man holds.
Next, because there are many various teachings one needs to understand what the implications are regarding their teaching on the subject. Do they teach that unless you tithe God will not bless you or do they teach if you do not tithe you are disobeying God and destined to hell. Thus, the topic alone does not give away what is a false teacher. It is when you dig deeper and see how their belief aligns with or breaks away from core doctrine that matters.
There are no contradictions in scripture...only misunderstandings which may lead to a perceived contradiction. It's true that none of us have all the answers, and that's one reason why fellowship is so important. We need to study together as a community.
I suggest to you to approach the discussion from a different frame of mind... Not to 'debate', but to 'discuss'.
Thank you for the positive feedback and you are welcome.
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