Dear Pastor Whoever….
I want to reason with you about what I call the awful evangelical tithe. Iask you to humour me by pretending, just for a few minutes, that youagree that the tithe collected within evangelicalism each and everysunday is contrary to NT writings and therefore contrary to Christ. Okay?Just a few minutes of make-believe? Can you do that?
If so, you would have to agree that almost every pastor of almostevery local church of almost every denomination under the worldwidetent of evangelicalism is undergirded financially in a manner that seriouslygrieves the God they claim to serve. You would be forced to acknowledgethat evangelical seminaries, during their entire existence, have been falselyteaching the teachers they produce. Denominational credentials wouldlose their authenticity. I know this is painful, but we must continue…
If the awful evangelical tithe really is as awful as I think it is, largenumbers of trusting congregations have been duped. Millions of salariesshould never have been paid and so many buildings never constructed.And it gets worse. Many will spend their eternity in that place of eternaltorment because christians have been coerced to invest in their religioninstead of Christ’s Great Commission. Multitudes of both pulpit-peopleand pew-people will suffer serious remorse at the judgement seat of Christ.
You protest, But so many can’t be wrong! Oh yes they can. Every sizablereligion proves that. I advise you to prayerfully compare the evangelicaltithe to the Bible and if you conclude I am right and they are wrong, thenrun! Dump your religion, return to “first love” and seek Christ’s direction.Only then will you hear,”Well done, good and faithful servant.”
I wish you courage and strength,