to tithe or not to tithe?
i’m almost hesitant to post this video, mainly because i’m not sure how everyone’s going to respond to it. but heck… i seem to thrive on controversy, so… here goes.
having grown up in a Baptist church, tithing is a main doctrine of our denomination. it’s preached on, promoted, talked about, etc.
the main verses i’ve heard in support of tithing are found in the O.T. book of Malachi, verses 9-12:
 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
even though the below is in video format, there’s nothing to watch. so click play and listen. btw, it’s Francis Chan.
is tithing a requirement of God?
or was tithing something that was old testament law?
if you’re a pastor of a church, i’d especially love to hear your take on this.