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A question about tithes and offferings?

Submitted: 4/13/2007
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Question: I am trying to understand about tithes and offerings, but I want to understand more clearly if I am doing the right thing for tithes and offerings. For example, I get a paycheck of gross $100.00 on first week, then I would give $10.00 for tithes and I can decide whatever I want to give for offerings like 5 dollars on first Sunday at my church. But I am confused myself because sometimes people gave me some money as gifts. For example, on same week I received $100 from work and one of my friends gave me $20 dollars. I would then add $2.00 to $10.00 = $12.00 for tithes? Is that right?

Answer: Your math seems to be correct. The tithe is the first 10% of all your increase. It doesn't matter if the increase comes in the form of wages, gifts, interest, dividends, the sale of property, etc. IRS makes a distinction between various types of income, but to the Lord it is all increase. We have tithed faithfully for over 25 years and can testify that God is a faithful provider.