Bible questions

Bible Questions & Answers originally started in response to letters from listeners to Adventist World Radio (AWR).

It has now grown to be part of Discover Online and aims to openly and honestly reflect on the truths of the Bible in the modern world.Much of the audio on this site was first aired on AWR.

Thanks to Pastors Edgar Hulbert, Herman Smit, Mike Stickland, Gudmundurs Olafsson, Ray Allen and Victor Hulbert for their help and support in researching for this site.

Answers reflect the authors Christian view of the Bible and modern culture but does not necessarily represent the official views of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Tithe and Guilt

Please tell me about tithing. Would one not go to Heaven for failure to do this? I know God wants us to. But why does it seem that when this is promoted in our church it seems as if people are sent on a guilt trip. Attitudes to tithing really depend on how we look at God. If we seem him as someone who sets arbitrary rules or tests then tithing is a burden and not a blessing. The same will be true of a lot of other Christian practices including behaviour, dress codes and the way and how often... more