The giving of tithes and offerings isn’t a business transaction, but an act of worship. We are responding, in God’s presence, to God. We are handing these tokens back to Him as a way of acknowledging not that the bills must be paid, but that all that we are and all that we have are His. In the same way that we set aside the Lord’s Day not to say to God, “We love you so much we’re willing to give you a whole day,” but instead to say, “We give you this day to remember that all our days are Yours.” So, we do not say, “One tenth of our income is Yours,” but instead, “I have been bought with a price. All that I have received is from Your hand, and You have made me but Your steward. I, and all I have, belong to You alone.”
Now, all of this might make unbelievers uncomfortable?
Maybe. But so ought the preaching of the gospel.
It might make them feel pressured to give?
Maybe. But so ought the preaching of the gospel make them feel pressured to repent.
It might make them not want to come back?
Maybe. But so might the preaching of the gospel make them not want to come back.
Always remember, we are there not for the lost, not for ourselves, but for Him. Our preaching and teaching must always reflect such.
We at Four Winds Bible thank you in advance, for your obedient heart.
May God Bless You and Those You Love