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Old 04-13-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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My question to the OP is this:

Why does God need your money? He already owns everything in the universe and is all-powerful.

Also, why not give the money directly to God instead of giving it to middle-men? Is the money you give actually getting to God, or is it going to someone else?
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:23 AM
 
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My question to the OP is this:

Why does God need your money? He already owns everything in the universe and is all-powerful.

Also, why not give the money directly to God instead of giving it to middle-men? Is the money you give actually getting to God, or is it going to someone else?
For one---God uses people like us to do his will. That may involve giving, that may involve evangelizing on the internet. If God wants this school, or the church to be there, he may use people like the OP to support it.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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For one---God uses people like us to do his will. That may involve giving, that may involve evangelizing on the internet. If God wants this school, or the church to be there, he may use people like the OP to support it.
There's a sucker born every minute.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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There's a sucker born every minute.
Yes, but we still love you anyway.

Come to the truth, Freak. Leave those silly notions behind.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Seriously, why do I work at my cubicle job when I could be making millions by starting a new religion? Not only is it legal, it's constitutionally protected. I can even go out and tell young children that they must obey me "or else" and they have no legal protection.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:07 AM
 
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Seriously, why do I work at my cubicle job when I could be making millions by starting a new religion? Not only is it legal, it's constitutionally protected. I can even go out and tell young children that they must obey me "or else" and they have no legal protection.
I thought you had already started the Crabbean Religion? Aren't things going well with that?
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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I thought you had already started the Crabbean Religion? Aren't things going well with that?
Give me a child until he is seven...
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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Seriously, why do I work at my cubicle job when I could be making millions by starting a new religion?
Laziness? Fear of change?

Jim Bakker reinvented himself and is selling over-priced "must haves" to the preppers. All it takes is a dream and gumption, Freak.

....and a bunch of people willing to part with their hard-earned money because someone has told them the Apocalypse is coming. Or giant space crabs.
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Tithing existed 2,000 years ago in Israel for the specific purpose of running the government. The Levites were the priestly class and could not own land, but they in effect were the government. The Levites needed food so the other 11 tribes each contributed 10% of their FOOD to the priests so they could survive.

We are under free will giving today...........give out of what you have joyfully and expect nothing in return.
Of their net and not their gross.


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Not to afflict an orphan or a widow (Ex. 22:21) (CCN51).
Not to reap the entire field (Lev. 19:9; Lev. 23:22) (negative) (CCI6).
To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor (Lev. 19:9) (affirmative) (CCI1).
Not to gather gleanings (the ears that have fallen to the ground while reaping) (Lev. 19:9) (negative) (CCI7).
To leave the gleanings for the poor (Lev. 19:9) (affirmative) (CCI2).
Not to gather ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard (Lev. 19:10) (negative) (CCI8).
To leave ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 24:21) (affirmative) (CCI3).
Not to gather the peret (grapes) that have fallen to the ground (Lev. 19:10) (negative) (CCI9).
To leave peret (the single grapes) of the vineyard for the poor (Lev. 19:10) (affirmative) (CCI4).
Not to return to take a forgotten sheaf (Deut. 24:19) This applies to all fruit trees (Deut. 24:20) (negative) (CC10).
To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor (Deut. 24:19-20) (affirmative) (CCI5).
Not to refrain from maintaining a poor man and giving him what he needs (Deut. 15:7) (CCN62).
To give charity according to one's means (Deut. 15:11) (CCA38).
Judaism 101: A List of the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:33 PM
 
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OF the INCREASE in their net, not their net or gross.
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