I don’t have a problem with tithing. Actually, I enjoy giving and I do hope some day God will provide me with an opportunity to give even more abundantly to others. When tithing, is a person required to give all his tithe to the church he is attending? Or can he give half of his tithes to the church he attends then half to other ministry needs such as a radio station he listens to, or an out reach ministry? I’m not really getting fed at my current Church, and I would like to divert some of my tithe to other ministries.
As a younger man I prayed to Jesus to save me but then things got sort of sinful for me for a good long time. I always wondered about that little voice that was making me feel bad about doing bad things. I rarely felt like I had a good time afterwards though I had enjoyed myself at the time. I always felt like I had done wrong. I had been away from the Lord a long time before I finally went back just a few years ago. Is it possible I had been saved as a younger man and this was Him calling me back through all those years?
My question concerns our sin nature that we acquired after Adam and Eve sinned. My understanding is that they were not created with a sin nature but chose to sin anyway. Is the difference between us that they chose to sin and we are unable not to sin? In our resurrected bodies will we still have the choice like them? If this is so how will we resist? They couldn’t. I know you have the answers.
I know that we are to take care of the earth and animals and not abuse them, but is there anything written specifically that says that? Also, does taking care of the earth and animals override all that man tries to do as far as living here is concerned?
I’ve been wondering about the love of Jesus. Why does His love seem absent from so many who call themselves believers? Is the answer found in Matthew 24, specifically verse 12, or was Jesus speaking only about Daniel’s 70th week? Or is it more answered by 1 John 4:8? In such a religious nation and with so little love visible, how do we find the true brethren who love Jesus?
Is there anything in Scripture with regards to being a disciple and being in debt? With debt being a master of sorts, is it possible that Jesus would “give the go ahead” for someone to be a disciple while in debt? I know it’s been done and is still being done but is it right?