Sometime ago I wrote that you WILL NOT be cursed if you don’t tithe. In fact I said:
You will not be cursed. In fact, in Christ you’re eternally blessed! All the curses under the law came upon Christ…All the curses of the Law were laid on Christ at the cross. Period. So no you’re not cursed if you don’t tithe. The earth is not gonna swallow you up if you don’t put your envelope in the basket. Anybody who has a problem with that send ‘em over here.”
Maybe my thoughts have changed since finishing my one year tithing experiment. Maybe I was more concerned about people’s opinion of me. But I have to amend my statement.
I was wrong.
I was dead wrong.
The fact is God said it:
“Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.” (Malachi 3:9 KJV)
Or as Allen McGregor says ,”Notice, it does not say, ‘You shall be cursed with a curse…’ but that you already are cursed, because from God’s viewpoint the accursed state of the non-tither was not a consequence of his robbing God, but that robbing God was a consequence of his being accursed.”
It has to do with the fact that the tithe wasn’t yours in the first place. Tithing was and is still a form of worship.
But what do you think? Are you cursed if you don’t tithe? Is this “curse” still relevant?