SILVER SPRING, Md. — Seventh-day Adventists have an opportunity to save significantly on their tithing expenses in 2019. The General Conference is giving every baptized member until the end of January to pay tithe at a reduced rate of 7% of their anticipated income provided they can pay for the entire year upfront.
“This is an opportunity to be an extra cheerful giver while saving a wad of cash,” said Stewardship Department spokesperson Nichollin Dyme.
Critics of the new offer were quick to point out that between recovering from Christmas overspending and forking over a tithing lump sum, January could prove to be too much of a lean cow month for the average Adventist.
Dyme has so far held his ground: “You’ll be OK. We have instructed our pastors to hold off on their more emotional offering appeals for church remodeling until people start getting their tax refunds.”
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Interesting name for the Stewardship Department spokesperson, “Nichollin Dyme.” I hope he doesn’t try to “nickel and dime” the flock.
There could be a problem here. Did the Dyme guy make a trip to the Heavenly Sanctuary to butt in the work of the Investigative Judge to get permission for this costly dogma deviation?
You’re right, bugs. Dyme probably forgot to ask for permission from the Man Upstairs. If He prescribed 10%, then 7% just won’t do.
IM IN THE 100% DISCOUNT CLUB
This is no way to run a church, and no way to run a country. We gotta collect every penny. Memo to IRS: “No discounts, no write-offs. Squeeze ’em for all they’re worth!”
Amen. Preach, Hillary! Memo to GC Stewardship Dept. “No discounts, no write-offs. Squeeze ’em for all they’re worth!”
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Would it OK for me to leave a “Widow’s Mite” in the tithe envelopes? It’s all I got!! Is it Biblical to pay tithe in advance? Please quote Scripture or SOP. If I can get my employer to pay me one year in advance, I might try it. The one who pays the most wins the prize. This sounds a lot like the times of Martin Luther. Woe iz me
Where is the Church hearing to? God’s church is not a marketing business. Stop playing God and playing with holy things such as tithe. God said 10% of your income. As you receive not in advance.