Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 4 – Jacobs Vow

I’ve heard a very few sermons about Jacob on t.v. and in churches. Most of those were about how cunning he was (stole Esaus’s birthright, outsmarting Laban, bargaining with God), his wrestling match with God, erecting pillars and of course his pledge to tithe. Here in our area, pastors barely touch about Jacob. Perhaps, he’s…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 3 – Abraham’s Tenth and Modern Day Tithing

Through the years of investigation, prayer and research, I realised that Abraham’s one time “tithe” or tenth giving is totally different from today’s tithing practices. I also used to quote Genesis 14:20 to encourage people to give their tithes to the church because it was an “eternal principle” of giving that was outside the bounds of…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 2 – Abraham’s Tenth

Each church service, we have a portion called “tithes and offering” were the congregation would bring in their tithes, offering, donation or outreach fund, etc. People who were assigned to exhort would obviously pick a verse that has the word “tithe” or “tithes” and preach 5 to 10 minutes why people should give their tithes. The most favourite but…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 1 – The Definition

I once heard a friend who told me that he read somewhere about a Christian guy who was given a vision by the Lord. That person claimed that he was given a glimpse of hell and was utterly surprised to see a pastor engulfed by hellfire. The Christian guy asked the Lord why was that pastor…