Just randomly thinking today . . .
. . . Stewardship isn’t defined by what you give it’s defined by what you’ve kept. (hmmm, a good quote for those lavish televangelists)
. . . The tithe used to help the poor, but in these days it has created even more.
. . . In Matthew 25:25, the servant who gave 100% back to his master, was still considered a bad steward.
. . . It’s ironic that we trust that the Spirit will bring in some priceless souls, but can’t fathom Him bringing in a few bucks. That we leave up to tithing.
. . . Is The Spirit in charge of offerings, but not in charge of tithes?
. . . As long as one seeks counsel from the Spirit in his giving there will always be a spiritual battle. But as soon as we’ve replaced the Spirit with our own standards, then the Spiritual battle has already been lost.
I feel where you are coming from. Keep laboring by telling them to become free. The buildings can somtimes become idols. Church in the home hits the Christian where they live. I use both. Home churching and Church hopping. We are all one body so the concept of local church is box like in my opinion. I still need the churches in boxes however I will not be limited by them.
Personally I don’t have a problem with tithing. My church does a lot of good with the money it receives and is very responsible in how they use it. Just my two cents.