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by Tyler Velau in General Questions about January 3 open - report

Tithing and Charitable Donations

I know what tithing is, but I'm not really sure how it works, but would charitable donations qualify? What are the best charaties to donate to? I don't trust many charaties because you never really know where your money goes. If I donate, I like to be sure that the money I give goes towards helping people in need and not to fundraising or to some rich person's pocket. So picking a charity to donate to is difficult. Should we inquire of the Lord about this and ask Him where our gifts would be best put to use?

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    by Dion Todd about January 3

    Hi Tyler, all of your giving should start with prayer and giving for a Christian should be intentional and joyful. To tithe means to give the first 10% of your income, not a $5 here and a $10 there, that is called tipping. As to where you should give, that you should ask the Lord about. I share a lot of what I have learned about giving in this teaching here:

     

    http://www.refreshinghope.org/blogs/1/981/giving-the-key-to-the-cell-door

     

    I hope this helps answer some of your questions.

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      by Tyler Velau
      January 3

      Thank you, Pastor Dion. Yes, that post was very helpful and helped me to understand of some of the importance and significance of giving.

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