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Q. Why is Word of His Grace not a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religious organization?

A. These three points should summarize our position.

1. “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). When an entity applies for tax exempt status from the IRS, it is implicitly seeking government approval and monetary rewards in return for government supervision. I believe that we risk remaining faithful to Jesus Christ and His teachings when we seek government approval and supervision. I have no intention of placing Word of His Grace under restrictions from the IRS concerning what it can and cannot do, and what it can or cannot say. I believe it is very foolish to place any Christian work under such limitations.

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What the Bible Says About Tithing and Christian Giving

At a time when giving is reaching all-time lows in the church, ignorance about what is real Christian giving is reaching all-time highs. Surely, this is no coincidence. Not only does this article expose the misinformation we are fed in this area that can actually warp our thinking, but it sheds light on the true, biblical teaching about giving. I sincerely hope that all readers will give prayerful consideration to all this article has to say.

Has anyone ever told you to tithe by giving one-tenth of your income to the church? Or perhaps someone has told you to give to a particular ministry so that God will prosper you. Maybe you were even made to feel that you needed to make up for your sins by giving.

But have you ever stopped to wonder which, if any, of these approaches to giving is the right one for Christians? In this article, we will examine each of these ways of looking at giving to determine whether it is biblical. We will also see whether there is another approach to giving—one that is less popularly promoted. Because it is so commonly taught, we will devote the first section of this article to tithing.

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