Giving or “Tithing” today is a controversial matter. Many have been hurt in the past through prosperity teachings or betrayals and refuse to ever give again, others give a 10% “tithe”, and others a simple offering whenever led. But what is the responsibility of believers who receive teaching/edification in their faith from a minister? And should pastors or other full-time ministers receive salaries in the first place?
The video deals with: (1) Is there biblical precedent for those in full-time ministry to get a salary from ministry. And (2) what is the financial responsibility of believers who receives teaching or edification from a minister.
While this teaching was from the perspective of “giving back” to those who have edified us in the faith, I would like to also remind you not to forsake the poor, the lost, the orphan and widow – who should also be cared for by the body of believers. We ought to take care of each other wherever there is a need. Whether this need is an orphan or a pastor, we ought to give with joy, as a gift to God.