- February 11, 2013
Costs of not tithing
I am pro-tithing — 10 percent. If every Christian tithed, there would be no need for a government-run welfare system, or a government-run health-care system.
I am one who believes the reason these programs are government-run is because as Christians we don’t tithe as we should. If the Christian people tithed, there would be no need for bake sales, car washes, raffles and church bazaars.
“Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles” (3 John 7).
It’s an embarrassment to God to solicit people outside the church for money.
“Pro-life” & guns
The response of some who loudly claim to be “pro-life” to the shootings at Newtown has been a little less than impressive. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee and James Dobson claimed the tragedy occurred because God was unhappy with folks who didn’t agree with Huckabee and Dobson. If one believed this line of thought, is it possible God is unhappy with this pair and those who support them?
Vice President Joe Biden said if we could take measures that would only save one life, it would be worth it. Then several folks said that Jesus gave his life for many. So, would it be correct to say it was OK for those 26 people to die so the National Rifle Association and other like organizations could continue to prosper?
Cal Thomas said more pregnancies are terminated by abortion than the number of children who are killed by guns. So, can we assume it is OK for the killings so long as abortions are legal?
Now, I see where Richard Land has come out with his own lukewarm response to the killings. Would it have been too much to expect Land might put politics aside and give his support to the measures proposed by Biden without all the mealy-mouthing?
Carl L. Hess