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September 18, 2018

In Matthew 6:21 Jesus tells us, “...where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” That convicting verse troubles many believers and perhaps nowhere does it trouble us more than on the question of tithing.  Listeners frequently ask, “Are we still under the Old Testament commandment to tithe? “Where must we tithe? — and of course— “How much?”  Rob West has the answers on this edition of MoneyWise Live.

On this edition of MoneyWise Live, Steve Moore and Rob West offer answers to these and other tithing questions:

  • Doesn’t the Bible make it pretty clear that we should tithe meaning give 10% to the church?
  • Do I have to tithe to my church or can I give that money to other ministries?
  • Can I give to a church other than where I attend?
  • What about the person who just doesn’t feel led by the Holy Spirit to tithe?

Next, Rob and Steve answer these questions at 800-525-7000 or via email at Questions@MoneyWiseLive.org:

  • Should you tithe on the proceeds from a pension?
  • Is it considered tithing if you give to organizations other than your church?
  • When you're married, should you tithe together or is it OK to tithe separately?
  • If you've been advised to invest instead of paying off a 2.75% mortgage, is that sound advice?
  • If you're 2 years into a 3 year car lease, is there a good way to get out of the lease?
  • If you want to tithe but times are hard, is it OK to skip some?
  • Should you read and seriously consider mortgage offers you receive in the mail if you have a mortgage at 6.125%?
  • Can you explain the difference between compound and simple interest?  
  • What are donor advise funds and donor directed funds?

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