I believe that it does. but I’ve met people over the last year who have said that they know many people who don’t think twice about “tithing” to random ministries other than their church. I also know people who count their Christian school tuition as part of their “tithe”.
but I was reading this and started doing the math. Yes, we are above 10% here (and I guess the question would be, “does he have to tithe JUST on his salary?”, in which case he’s well above the 10% mark) Here’s the paragraph that makes me wonder:
The Bushes contributed $78,100 to churches and charitable organizations, including the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department, the Federal Government’s Combined Federal Campaign, Operation Smile, Martha’s Table, the Salvation Army, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, the White House said.
okay. I know it’s rude for me to be judging the man, especially since it’s common knowledge that I don’t like him, not to mention that I have enough planks in my own eyes to blind half of Grand Rapids . . . but just to ask the question–DO people think it’s okay to tithe to random causes? I have struggled for so long to give God control in this area, and I still struggle to this day, so maybe it’s just me feeling defensive . . . I don’t want any “loopholes” making it easier for me.