TITHING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE by Russell Kelly

TITHING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE by Russell Kelly http://www.tithing-russkelly.comwww.shouldthechurchteachtithing.usrussell-kelly@att.netMay 17, 2010 IntroductionThe following essay is a summary of Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine, ISBN 978-0-595-15978-9. The book is an expansion of my Ph.D. thesis. I encourage Bible educators to be bold, to open up seminary level research … Continue reading TITHING IS NOT A CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE by Russell Kelly

Ways of Distinguishing Healthy and Unhealthy Cult Movements by Timothy Conway

Ways of Distinguishing Healthy and Unhealthy Cult Movements by Timothy Conway  http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Warning_signs_of_dysfunctional_cults.html © Copyright 1997 / 2007 by Timothy Conway, Ph.D. Given the suspicion in many quarters about new or exotic religious movements, we need to discuss the nature of cults, both functional, healthy ones and also dysfunctional, unhealthy ones.  The history of religion has seen the … Continue reading Ways of Distinguishing Healthy and Unhealthy Cult Movements by Timothy Conway

Tithing Tithes and The Tithe Debate

     Tithing Tithes and The Tithe Debate http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://tithe-debate.info/ What Do You Mean Tithes & Tithing? By tithes and tithing we mean the doctrine held by a number of church organisations which says that members must give ten percent of their income to the church.  The Purpose of The Tithe Debate It's widely accepted that tithing is mandatory within … Continue reading Tithing Tithes and The Tithe Debate

The Origin and Definition of Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

    The Origin and Definition of Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly Russell Earl Kelly, PHD   revised Feb 2007 From his book, “Should the Church Teach Tithing?” http://www.tithing-russkelly.comwww.shouldthechurchteachtithing.usrussell-kelly@att.net What is a biblical tithe?  The word is so common among conservative Christians that everybody thinks that he or she knows exactly what it means. However, a serious problem with … Continue reading The Origin and Definition of Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly By John Piper

    Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly By John Piper  © Desiring God. Website: desiringGod.org February 14, 2007  When I read about prosperity-preaching churches, my response is: “If I were not on the inside of Christianity, I wouldn’t want in.” In other words, if this is the message of Jesus, no thank you.  Luring people to Christ to get … Continue reading Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly By John Piper

How Pastors Get Rich by Mark Vrankovich

     How Pastors Get Rich by Mark Vrankovich by Cultwatch Director Mark Vrankovich http://www.cultwatch.com/HowPastorsGetRich.html This article exposes the secret methods certain pastors use to get rich off God's people. Have you ever wondered how some pastors start a church and then become wealthy living in flash houses and driving luxury cars? Well this article exposes how they … Continue reading How Pastors Get Rich by Mark Vrankovich

Fasting and Tithing by Martyn Lloyd Jones

     Fasting and Tithing by Martyn Lloyd Jones      The passages below are taken from D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ book “Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,” published as Second Edition in 1976 by Inter-Varsity Press.      What exactly is fasting? What is its purpose? There can be no doubt that ultimately it is something which is based upon an … Continue reading Fasting and Tithing by Martyn Lloyd Jones