Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #24

It’s Two-fer-Tuesday once again, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas.

First, we have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, preaching about faith. We all talk about “faith,” but what exactly is faith?

Next, Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City preaches on tithing. Long-time readers of this blog know that I’m not in agreement with the view on tithing expounded by most pastors. Instead of writing at length, I’ll simply offer the short article on tithing below, written by Pastor John MacArthur:

Does God require me to give a tithe of all I earn?
https://www.gty.org/library/questions/QA144/does-god-require-me-to-give-a-tithe-of-all-i-earn

I sincerely mean no disrespect to Pastor Andrews. I’m enormously blessed by his weekly sermons. But my conscience requires that I post the alternative viewpoint regarding tithing. Each believer must follow their own conscience before the Lord in this matter.

Pastor Roger Copeland – Faith Is

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Tithing

18 thoughts on “Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #24

  1. I’m so thankful for your steadfast honesty in offering both sides, brother! I recently have someone reach out to me about this very topic, it was interesting to have the chance to discuss it. They, like myself, had never heard any alternative other then “pay up or suffer”.

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    1. Thanks, sister! I thought about other options in response to the sermon (like keeping my mouth shut or just not posting the video), but I do want believers to know that there is another view on tithing from a very solid source. I’m always grieved to hear tithing preached as a requirement of church membership or of being an obedient Christian. Yup, the motivation that’s often presented is very similar to what the prosperity gospelers preach and as you mention: Give back the tithe to God and He will bless you immeasurably. Don’t tithe and WATCH OUT!

      There are MANY tithing Christians who are going to be severally impacted financially by this pandemic and who are going to rail against God for not fulfilling His part of the “bargain.” All the guilt, anger, and frustration would be unnecessary if we all just followed the only NT passage on giving, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.

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