We in the West tend to look at suffering and persecution as a negative thing, but people like Paul see it as a positive. For in our suffering is the cross, which is the crux of Jesus, who is the crux of everything.
Don't Tithe – 1208PODCAST
This may be the most financially dangerous message Jamin has ever preached! Or if you catch the point of it, it may be the most financially empowering! In this message, Jamin explains how tithing is an Old Testament notion, not a New Testament one. Giving to the tabernacle and giving to the church are two different kinds of ideas, grounded in different customs and cultures. Christians are never called to "tithe 10%" per se, but to give generously as the Spirit leads them. Check out this message for more details or James D. Quiggle's book, "Why Christians Should Not Tithe," for all of the research this message is built upon.