How much of your earnings do you gave to Church?

@r3jcorp (1384)
Philippines
January 8, 2012 6:47pm CST
We are told to give at least 10% of our income to our Church. How many of us could gave that amount? I know it is talking of the gross income and not the net income so it is very hard for me to comply. I would wish to give more than 10% but I am very financiall incapacitated these days, so I only could give a very little amount. How about you friends? Are you fulfilling your Christian obligations?
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13 responses
• United States
9 Jan 12
Then only give what you can , you ever heard of the parable of the two drachma coins . You as a person can only give what you give . After all , it is from the heart and not about surplus . I give voluntarily myself , but God understands and he does not look at financial status . Only mankind look at financial status , and just because your finances are not what they does not make you less Christian . After all , its about your faith and your works not your money .
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
9 Jan 12
Who told you that? I will never give and never have I kind of go with people who need it
• United States
9 Jan 12
I am a new user , whose responding to this forum . I agree with your statement . Jesus even educated his apostles to not take purses of silver while they preached . I think alot of these institutions of religion really need to reevaluate themselves in this perspective .
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
9 Jan 12
Maybe Jesus was the wise one so
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
9 Jan 12
Welcome to mylot serious!
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 12
me just about 50cents..a dollar or two.. sorry...im broke u know...
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
9 Jan 12
Then stop spending your money on DVDs and blu Rays
• Malaysia
10 Jan 12
hahahah.... i cant help myself..the demon is too strong..lol
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
11 Jan 12
So you have that evil little devil on your shoulder saying, " buy me or download me lol"
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
9 Jan 12
"YAHVAH loves a cheerful giver", as says the scripture. I was LDS for 10 years and always gave 10%, but now I give as my heart leads me. It is nice to be wealthy but even the widow gave of all that she had and Yashua stated that it was more than what the rich put in. Because it comes from your heart and faith. I know that the spirit will tell your heart to give so much and you should follow its promptings. May YAHVAH bless you. :) :) :)
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
9 Jan 12
So you don't give anymore? \money wise?
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
thezone, I think it means that Codymac is giving only what he wholeheartedly can give. Maybe it doesn't mean a cold cash, helping your neighbor (other people) is part of imparting yourself, talent or cash and it would always be good to the eyes of God. Now that I cannot fulfill my financial obligation to the Church, maybe by helping people around me with things that I could do better than them, would suffice what I cannot give financially. Like, there are people here who would ask for my help to do letters asking for financial help to the company where I work, I would gladly do it not only for the service of mankind but more importantly I know I am doing it for God. And even the financial value like my Php20.00 every Sunday would be too small for the eyes of humans, but for me it is my wealth that I am giving to the Lord.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
11 Jan 12
I got the original point r3
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
Hi r3j, I am a catholic and in our religion we are not oblige to give 10 % of our income to the church.That is why during mass there are collectors to move sow e can give any amount that we can. This morning i went to church with my grandmother and i gave 20.00 pesos and grandma gave 50.00 pesos I think it is about giving what you can and not force to give amount.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
As long as the amount is very precious for you like for online income earners like us, a 20.00 pesos means around 10 comments. If that's what we can afford and we gave it wholeheartedly, I guess that would be a lot in the eyes of God.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
I agree with you r3j. that is a whole lot of discussion to answer in a day.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 12
There are a lot of confusion about this thing and it is all subjective. Non is right and non is wrong. During the old testament times, it is a practise to give 10% of your income to the church. That is not including the burn offering. By the time Jesus came, He never really emphasise on giving the 10% of our income. What Jesus teaches about offering is give wholeheeartedly. Doesn't matter how much it is, God will accept it as long as we give it freely of our own will. In the modern day, not many of us can really give 10% of our income. We have so many obligation that it take almost everyhting we had. Tax, rental/mortgage, loan, high cost of living, just name it everything is money now. God know our difficulty, but as long as we can give out of our pure heart, He will accept it and bless it.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Jan 12
The tithing rule went out when Christ was resurrected. What that means that now we do not have to obey a rule that 10 percent of our income has to go to the Church. The thing is that we are to give the first fruits of our wages and here that means translated into money, but there is no rule as to what to give. True the elders of our church say that 10 percent is a good rule to start, but some are not able to give that much. For instance they have other expenses and it would be foolish for one to have to get a loan to get your place fixed up because of paying that ten percent to the church. I know what I am talking about because I have friends who give the whole ten percent and had to get a second mortgage to fix up their house. Also is that 10 percent just for the church or does it include money for mission, for the poor in the church, building funds, etc. If it is just for the upkeep of the church, you if you obeyed the ten percent rule, may have to put out more and in some cases these mores are not tax deductable. I am sure your elders understand that you are having difficulty. What I would do is to set a specific amount to go to the church that you can ilive with evne if it may only be 2 percent and then go from there. God knows how much you can afford and does not want you to live with a hole in your roof or be unable to eat properly or whatever.
• United States
9 Jan 12
rj3corp , It seems that you got all your answers , here based on the post everyone has written it seems that they are all basing their contributions from their hearts and not how much they have in their wallets . I hope you find the solution to your questions satisfactory
@simsim11 (106)
9 Jan 12
I am a Roman Catholic and I will go to the church every sunday. I heard that we shoudl give 10% of our earning to the church. But our church never compell to give the contribution. But most of the people are contributing as much as they can. Some people more than 10% also. I am very much happy to donate to the church as the money is spending on the needy.
@BoboMama (321)
• India
9 Jan 12
Nothing lol, I forget most of the time to bring change :( well my parents do , so i don't mind
• India
9 Jan 12
I always try and make a point that every Time I go for Sunday mass I make some contribuition however I don't make much.. since I am a teen I give from my pocket money.. I have a job but it doesn't pay me more but still I wish I could give as much as I could from pockets. Its very hard to make a 10% out of our gross worth. But for Christs sake we have to do everything and follow his commandments..
• Indonesia
9 Jan 12
I'm not catholic, but every religion teach us to give what we earn....in my religion, Muslim, we should give 2,5% for donation to helping others. We give higher is better, because I think the 2,5% of what we earn is the rights of other people as social obligation.
@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
I don't give any tithe to any church because I am not a Catholic. However, based on the principle of the Bible (2 Corinthians 9:7), I gave voluntarily out of my heart's desire, not being dictated by anyone. I give it as a donation for our organization's work as well as projects. We are no longer obliged to give 10% of what we earn, although you can do so if that's your heart's desire. Tithing is a part of the law given to ancient Israel that was already replaced by the law of the Christ.