As a side thought from some of the (very appreciated) comments on the Megachurches post below I wanted to raise the following question:
Is it right to require an individual to tithe 10% of their income? And by require, I mean “give 10% or else.”
Here’s one example.
Wouldn’t this just ruin the point of giving that part of the salary in the first place? It’s money on a bungee cord. And Isn’t there some kind of tax issue with this? Anyway… what are your thoughts about requiring someone to tithe?
My short and rather plagiarized response:
2 Cor 9:7
7 You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully.