“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” – Upton Sinclair
Does the Bible teach us to tithe? Are we spiritually obligated to fund the pastor and his staff?
Giving in the NT was according to one’s ability. Christians gave to help other believers as well as to support apostolic workers, enabling them to travel and plant churches. One of the most outstanding testimonies of the early church has to do with how liberal the Christians were to the poor and needy.