The Christian contributions are something that God's people have
been giving to Him and His cause throughout the Bible. Some say that
the Old Testament laws are now history and that means Christians no
longer need to give tithes ...
Is This Truth?
Biblical Offering Trivia question ... Are we not to obey the Old Testament laws on love offerings? Let's go
find out, shall we?
What are Christian contributions, a Christian donation and a Biblical
offering and why are they important? One method of Christian
contributions is by giving a simple Biblical Offering or what many Christians
call tithes. Jesus said it clearly:
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot
or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
Christian Contributions Point of Interest ... So the law has not changed. But, why do some folks say what they say
that we are no longer under the law if Jesus says the Law is eternal?
This one verse speaks volumes!
For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus
No, the law has not changed, but rather the way God's law is placed
within us has. We will learn more on this a little later in our Christian Contributions journey.
First ... Did you know the Statistics reveal that 44% of the
population attend regular religious services and that a mere 5% of
those Christians gave tithes. Perhaps this is why the Church is going
downhill as they are having to either close down due to financial
negligence or even worse ... Get funded by big business and/or
government assistance which then places them under worldly rule.
Perhaps it was these type of stats back in the day, that made God say
these Biblical Offering words:
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say,
Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even
this whole nation.
God is saying that His people were robbing Him by not giving
the Biblical offering known as tithes. It clearly states that God
cursed people for not giving tithes. In Truth, everything you have is
because of God. In return, God asks that you give back to Him and His
cause. When you support the ministry that you are part of, or to one
you believe in, you are giving to God and His cause so that He can
spread His message to others by way of these ministries.
After God expressed His anger, God challenges His people:
Prove Me Now
In other words, See if giving tithes will not have me bring blessings
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat
in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of
hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out
a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Christian Contributions Tidbit of Truth ... God made it crystal clear, those who gave this Biblical donation would receive blessings. This failure to do as God has asked has prevented many Christians from hearing the Word of God as those called to serve him are unable to do so due to lack of finances just as it was in the Bible.
When the children of Israel neglected to bring in the tithes to the
priests who provided them with the Word of God, they had no other
choice than to leave their service to the Lord and go work in the
fields to support themselves. It took a man of God standing up and
saying something about it to get the people to do as they were told
10 And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had
not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, that did
the work, were fled every one to his field.
11 Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is
the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them
in their place.
12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and
the new wine and the oil unto the treasuries.
Perhaps this is why so many Christians today are not experiencing
blessings in their Christian walk. What do you suppose would happen
if people actually did make a Biblical Offering like God says that they should. If the
ministries that serve God actually received the tithes that they are
supposed to, imagine how many more souls could have been reached.
Where did the concept of a tithe and Biblical offering come from? The answer
is that it has been this way from the beginning. It began way back in
the Book of Genesis. There was a time period when Cain and Abel
brought their sacrifices to the Lord. God was pleased with Abel's
offering, but not Cain's.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain
brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock
and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his
5 But unto Cain and to his offering He had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why
is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if
thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be
his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Jacob (who would later have his name changed to Israel) promised God
10% of what he had.
And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house:
and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth
God commanded that this become the standard:
30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of
the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's: it is Holy unto
31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he
shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock,
even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be Holy
unto the Lord.
33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither
shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the
change thereof shall be Holy; it shall not be redeemed.
34 These are the commandments, which the Lord commanded
Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
Christian Contributions Fact ... God chose people that He wanted to work only for Him and God would
have the people bring 10% of what they made to these chosen people so
they could focus solely on the business of God.
20 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no
inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among
them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of
21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all
the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service
which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the
God gave a detailed Biblical Offering explanation of how He wanted His people to give
tithes to the people He chose to serve Him by sharing His Word with
them. Again He promised blessings if they would.
22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed,
that the field bringeth forth year by year.
23 And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the
place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy
corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds
and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art
not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the
Lord thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy
God hath blessed thee:
25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the
money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy
God shall choose:
26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy
soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for
strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat
there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and
27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not
forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all
the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within
29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor
inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the
widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be
satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of
thine hand which thou doest.
The Bible is clear that such an offering must be given willingly:
1 Chronicles 29:6-9
6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes
of Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the
rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,
7 And gave for the service of the house of God of
gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten
thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one
hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them
to the treasure of the house of the Lord, by the hand of Jehiel the
9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered
willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the
Lord: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
Many Christians that seek ways of not having to part with their
Christian contributions as instructed have
chosen to suggest that the commandment to give this required Biblical Offering, ended with the Old Testament in a vain attempt to free
themselves from their spiritual obligation to God.
However ... This Biblical Offering command by God did not end with the Old Covenant as
we can see in the New Testament.
The New Testament Christian Contributions
A Christian donation is commonplace in the New Testament. Our Lord Jesus spoke fondly of a woman who gave her Biblical Offering in the
41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how
the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in
two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And He called unto Him His disciples, and saith unto
them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow
hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of
her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Paul gave instructions on how the Christians were to set the money
aside each week. This is why each Sunday, people put money in
collection plates at Church.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2
1 Now concerning the collection for the Saints, as I have
given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay
by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no
gatherings when I come.
Paul made it clear that the Biblical Offering was to be given cheerfully and
2 Corinthians 9:5-15
5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren,
that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your
bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready,
as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap
also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let
him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a
8 And God is able to make all Grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to
every good work:
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath
given to the poor: His righteousness remaineth for ever.
10 Now He that ministereth seed to the sower both minister
bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the
fruits of your righteousness;)
11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness,
which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
12 For the administration of this service not only
supplieth the want of the Saints, but is abundant also by many
thanksgivings unto God;
13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they
glorify God for your professed subjection unto the Gospel of Christ,
and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for
the exceeding Grace of God in you.
15 Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.
The followers of Jesus, all gave the Apostles their Biblical Offering and it was
distributed to everyone as needed.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them
to all men, as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the
temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat
with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people.
And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved.
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one
heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the
things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the Apostles witness of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great Grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as
many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the
prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the Apostles' feet: and
distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Here is a stern warning about deceiving with a Biblical Offering.
1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife,
sold a possession,
2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being
privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles'
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine
heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it
was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this
thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up
the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him
out, and buried him.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when
his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the
land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed
together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them
which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee
10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded
up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and,
carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as
many as heard these things.
Paul gives us a little similitude:
1 Corinthians 9:7-14
7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who
planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who
feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not
muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take
care for oxen?
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes,
no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope;
and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a
great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not
we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all
things, lest we should hinder the Gospel of Christ.
13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy
things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the
altar are partakers with the altar?
14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach
the Gospel should live of the Gospel.
Paul is saying that those who God has called to share the Word of God
are to be taken care of so they can continue to do so. This occurs
via Christian contributions, Biblical offering and Christian donation.
What of charity?
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for
charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
Many like to say ... Well I will pray for the Church and that is
enough. Hear the words of James:
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye
warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those
things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being
We know that God uses His people to bless others. James is saying it
is not right to throw a quick verbal blessing and walk away but
rather to do something about it.
So, why do some folks say what they say that we are no longer under
the law to give?
Because we are not !!! This one verse speaks volumes:
For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus
No, the law has not changed, but rather the way God's law is placed
within us has. Jesus brought in a New Covenant which is not based on
works but Love.
See New Covenant Study at:
This New Covenant is all about Grace.
8 For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that
not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
I do not frustrate the Grace of God: for if righteousness come
by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are
justified by the law; ye are fallen from Grace.
To make it a little clearer for those who are just starting down the
Christian walk path ... If a man and woman were married and they stayed together out of
obligation or law. It would not be the same as if they fell in
Love and everything they did ... They did because they wanted to, not
because they had to. This is the New Covenant.
This applies to Christian Contributions as well. We do not have to give to
the Lord. We are supposed to choose to by way of Christian
contributions, Christian donation and Biblical offering. Then the law
is fulfilled by Love.
To those who can hear ... God promises His people:
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be
meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD
of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour
you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
God said ...
Prove me now !!!
Give your Christian contributions by sharing your Bibical offering,
Christian donation to His purpose and He will pour upon you such a
blessing that there will be no room to receive it.
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Excellent Christian Contributions Resources
Bible in One Year ... Four Sacrifices That Please God. The New Testament tells us that God came in the person of his son Jesus Christ to take that penalty by offering himself as the sacrifice for sin.
Bibletools.org ... Biblical Offering - What the Bible says about Offerings, Quality (From Forerunner Commentary) ... If Israel made a wavesheaf offering, when did they do it?
Crosswalk.com ... 7 Biblical Benefits of Giving. Today, why can't I give my tithe (a tenth) and my offering (anything I can give above the tenth)? Sound radical? That's the kind of discipleship Jesus taught.
E-Bible ... What are the spiritual sacrifices that are an acceptable ... You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God ...
Got Questions ... What is the difference between tithes and offerings? An offering is that which is freely given by Christians to the work of the Lord, the local church, and/or ministries and missions.
Holy Spirit ... Christian contributions - A great Biblical offering is to spend time with the Holy Spirit. The Lord gave Him to you as a Comforter.
OpenBible.info ... What Does the Bible Say About Offering? One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Quora ... The contributions of Christianity is spreading the knowledge of the Bible and the Gospal of Jesus Christ all over the world.
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