Where shall I send my tithe since I no longer have confidence in church leadership?” “May I give it to anyone who claims he is preaching ‘the straight testimony’ of the Adventist faith?” “May I assist self-supporting units with it?” In other words, “Am I free as a church member to direct my tithe into any channel I see fit and expect the Lord’s approval?”
These are practical questions and—sincere. Unfortunately, they reflect an uncertainty among some of our members on the role and function of the organized world church of Seventh-day Adventists.
Since we are a Bible-based church, we believe that Israel’s experience with organization and the tithing system can provide sound insights to assist modern Adventists in resolving such questions. Continue Reading article on Adventist Biblical Research Website.