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Why has the tithe been changed to strickly money?
Crystal, the Old Testament command to tithe was given to Israel to bring the tenth of the increase of their produce or cattle to the Lord or for special purposes (
). Most of them had very little by way of money as they acquired their needs by trading what they could from off the land. When people began to do less farming & more by way of jobs & earned money, they started giving money or other valuables (
). Today, we generally give money (not necessarily a tithe, but generously as from a willing heart (
2 Corinthians 9:7
)) as this is what we earn, though I suppose a farmer could still bring a gift from his farm to the Church; though not sure how the Pastor would receive the grain or sheep. But that is still possible & acceptable I would think.
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