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Article XX: Of The Grace of Giving

XX. Of The Grace of Giving

Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.

II Cor. 8:7, “Therefore as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”

We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week.

I Cor. 16:2, ‘Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”

Under grace we give, and do not pay, the tithe.

Hebrews 7:2,4 – “Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils” four hundred years before the law, and it is confirmed in the New Testament. Jesus said concerning the tithe, “These ye ought to have done.” Matt . 23:23.

We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church.

Lev. 27:30, “The tithe is the Lord’s.”

Mal. 3:10, “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.”

In the New Testament it was the common treasury of the church.

Acts 4:34,35,37, “Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostle’s feet; and distribution was made every man according as he had need… Having land, sold it, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”