Yep, this is a touchy subject TGL. If one takes the Bible as a whole, as we should, tithing 10% of our gross income is Biblical. How are churches supposed to function without support from the saints? Churches get no money from the government, PTL, so where is the money, to run these churches, supposed to come from? Hmmm. Some Christians pick and choose what they want, regarding the Word of God, and leave out the rest. That is up to them. I don't argue with Christians about tithing b/c it is between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. We will have to answer to God for a whole lot at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Tithing might be one of those things. I don't know.
I heard one preacher say one time that a person should tithe on their gross income. I have a question about that. This is in no way condemning candlelight for what she is doing. A portion of my income (which should get to be a larger portion all the time) is cost plus. That means when I spend a dollar on supplies or a sub contractor I collect $1.10. Now as time goes by I should get to the point that the majority of my income is the cost plus. Now lets say my gross income for a year is $100,000.00. My tithe for the year on my gross income would be $10,000.00. But it being earned on cost plus, my bills/payout would be around $9080.00. So my total payout including the tithe would be $100,080.00. Just wondering is it correct that I should tithe on my gross income????