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Does God Require Christians to Tithe?

The most frequent questions or comments I receive concerning Christian stewardship center on the topic of tithing. Will God curse Christians financially if they don’t tithe? Is tithing a way to make certain God is happy with us financially? Is 10% the minimum a Christian should give?

In response to this interest, I’ve published a paper I wrote in seminary in 2012. While somewhat academic in tone, those who really want to explore the topic will find here much more than trite answers, gimmicks, and promises of blessings or curses. In this paper, I explore Hebrews 7:1-10, which I consider to be the clearest and most articulate passage on tithing in the New Testament. I’d go so far as to say that this one passage can clear up much misunderstanding; it’s the best biblical writing on the topic that Christians can consider. To download this paper, visit sevenmoneytypes.com and click on Resources. The paper is there for you to download and use as a study over the summer. 

Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown is a writer, speaker, and develops strategies that support financial development. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Winston-Salem, NC along with their children Seri and Seth. He served in leadership at two churches as an ordained minister from 2001-2014, leading congregations into financial wellbeing and a holistic approach to integrating faith and finances. Tommy has a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Masters degrees in Divinity and Management. His entrepreneurial endeavors over the years have extended into real estate development and church consulting on stewardship matters. Now, Thomas works alongside an award-winning team of storytellers at Wake Forest University, performing strategic planning and project development for initiatives that fund the university¹s $1,000,000,000 capital campaign. Thomas was instrumental in forming Wake Forest University's financial wellbeing initiative. He has a heart for seeing churches, students, and people of faith form connections between faith and finances.

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