Are Christians Obligated to give 10% of their Income to the Church?3
There are few questions that plague Christians more persistently than the issue of whether we are morally and biblically obligated to give 10% of our income to the local church. If not 10%, then how much should we give, and how might we know? Are Christians in the age of the New Covenant required to abide by laws given under the Old Covenant?
Other related issues, especially for pastors, include a proper salary for ministers of the gospel, whether or not it is ok to ask the church board for a raise, and what standard of living is it proper for a pastor to embrace. Everyone also seems concerned to know how much they should give to the local church as over against how much they might give to missionaries and para-church ministries. Should all members of a local church be told what their pastors are paid?
These are a few of the questions that I seek to answer on the most recent Crossway podcast. I was interviewed for about 40 minutes by Matt Tully of Crossway. The link to the program is found below. I think you will enjoy it.