Ever wonder what the bible says about tithing or salvation, scroll down and read what the Word says about these subjects.
And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's; it is holy unto the Lord.
Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say, In what way do we rob or defraud You? You have withheld your tithes and offerings.
Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
A person might even say that Levi [the father of the priestly tribe] himself, who received tithes (the tenth), paid tithes through Abraham.
The Bible says that every person is born into sin. Inevitably, each of us are subject to its effects. There is an attitude of rebellion in each of us that causes us to desire to resist and act in opposition to God’s will. The result of this opposition against the will of God shows up in our actions. When we commit sinful deeds it causes us to feel guilt, shame, regret and many other things that cause us to want to avoid God. In order to fix a problem, it must first be identified and then acknowledged. The first step in solving this sin issue is to recognize and admit your need for a change. Romans 3:10 tells us, There is none righteous, no, not one. Personal ownership of this fact is necessary. This is not something that we can get away with by making excuses or blaming others- or even our circumstances- for our actions. Romans 3:23 says, For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.
The good news is this: God provided a way for us to be renewed and restored so that we may be victorious over sin and remain in right standing and fellowship with Him. The way that was provided was through the death of His Son, Jesus. Jesus allowed Himself to be crucified to take care of our sin problem. Romans 6:33 says, The wages (payment) for sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Jesus took the penalty of our sins upon Himself. 1 Peter 3:18 says, For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. Jesus paid the price for your sin.
The word repent means to change your direction. The Bible tells us in Acts 3:19: Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. God commands us to turn away from our sinful lifestyle and turn towards Him. You must be willing to turn away from the things that displease God, stop trying to avoid Him, and invite Him into your life.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28: Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. It is essential that you come to Jesus as you are. If you are waiting to clean up your life or have your ducks in a row before you come to God, this can be a deadly mistake. We are not capable of cleansing ourselves through actions, deeds, or being a good person. The only One capable of restoring us back into a condition that allows God to personally relate to us, we must receive Him and allow Him to do the cleansing. "
In the Bible, Matthew 28:19 we are instructed to go and Baptize. Acts 2:38. Galations 3:27. Colossians 2:12. When we are Baptized we are making a public statement that we are putting ourselves under, hence the meaning for going underwater. And we are rising up in a newness of Life IN Christ.
You have chosen to go on this journey and have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, CONGRATULATIONS! You have just made the best decision of your life! Please share your decision with us by making a comment below, contacting us by phone, email, or talk with a Leader at church. Let us disciple and equip you so you may flourish as the true child of God that you are!