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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #220 on: November 27, 2010, 02:39:40 PM »
:)  I see other people giving nga sa mga kilala nalang nila or meron pinagbibigay na charity para makatulong na rin directly sa mga tao.  Marami naman church na marami din mga missions na ginagawa para makatulong sa community.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #221 on: November 27, 2010, 08:14:56 PM »


sis question, , you might help out a friend , i dont know kasi im clueless, she doesnt have a job, but her bf gave him 1,3M for her expenses so pano sya mag tithe nun,, another friend naman her husband is sending her money , now they're asking me where to tithe,,?  :-\

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #222 on: November 29, 2010, 07:08:41 PM »
my husband and I are members of a Catholic renewal community for couples and families. dun namin binibigay ang tithes namin during our monthly gatherings or sa mga household prayer meetings namin.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #223 on: December 12, 2010, 08:34:14 PM »
Stumbled upon this thread.

tanong ko lang po... paano or saan nyo binibigay yung tithes nyo?

actually, kaya ko tinatanong din kung pano kayo nagbibigay ng tithe is because ang ginawa ko kasi nag-charge lang ako sa credit card... para nga monthly sure na may 500 akong tithe. then babayaran ko na lang pag me writing work akong makuha.

ok lang kaya yung ginawa ko or dapat sa simbahan ko idinaan?

I tithe pero hindi sa church so I guess "donate" is the more operative word.

I don't give huge amounts sa church - yung offering lang kapag Sunday. I give sa other NGOs - World Vision, Unicef and WWF Philippines. I also donate via CC - para consistent ang tithing ko and it makes me more responsible in handling my finances. CC yun, so dapat pay in full lagi para no interest.

I plan to increase my donations next year. Naghahanap ako ng ibang pagbibigyan - Paws, 700 club, GK.

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #224 on: December 21, 2010, 12:54:20 AM »
with us naman, we don't do obligatory tithes. These are some guidelines we practice:

1. Give with a happy and willing heart
2. Give what you can only give in such a way that it won't be a burden to you. You know for yourself how much you can give
3. Do not let others see or know how much you give.
4. You set aside what you'll give and treat it as something sacred. If you have already set it aside, don't use it for anything else anymore
5. Contributions are sacred, it should not come from gambling winnings, stolen money, etc.
6. We don't accept church contributions from non believers of our faith (we would like to make sure that once you give, you practice all of the above as well) because if you don't then the contribution you (even we) give will be worthless.

Just sharing  :)

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #225 on: January 28, 2011, 01:00:22 PM »
I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread. I have prayed over the money my husband handed to me yesterday (as in hawak ko yung pera) kasi I was trying to analyze over how much to give. I was touched when someone mentioned here na we can analyze it as much as we want, find loopholes in the 10 percent kasi we have free will. I have made a decison that made my heart joyful. I just have to run it through hubby kasi he was the one who directly earned it anyway.  :)

As for me, its not about the 10% or the amount, That is between me and God. Also, for me a tangible action that my husband and I are putting God in the center of our lives, it is our testimony that He comes first. My next plan of action is to encourage as much people to go to Church by sending invites to people about church/volunteer work. This is my non-monetary offering.

Naisip ko nga I can afford my lotions and creams tapos wala akong pang-tithe? Parang na-guilty ako ng husto to say that I am a believer kahit sa sarili ko lang.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #226 on: March 15, 2011, 04:17:01 PM »
mga sis, bihira kasi akong magposts dito sa gt.. read lang ganun... last week nagbibigay na ako ng tithes ko.. its not 10 % pa pero malaki laki din... my hubby works abroad and earns a lot...  he sends money to me, but nakakapagtaka kasi feeling ko lagi kulang. hindi ko sya mabudget.. wala pang kalahating buwan, wala na akong pera...
  but last week i started to give and attend sa church namin... feeling ko kahit ang dami ko ng pinagkagastusan, still may laman pa ang atm ko! at hindi ko nagagalaw yung extra money... sabi ko sarili ko, ang galing talaga ni god! praise god talaga!
  ang iniispi ko lang ngaun ay yung pinahiram ko ng money... kasi pambayad namin ng house yun... pero i have faith kay god, god will make a way!

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #227 on: March 24, 2011, 02:30:44 PM »
What if your family is your own charity such as in the case of breadwinners wherein they need to support their family (parents & siblings who needs financial support).  I have a friend who already has his own family but still need to support his parents for their medicines, food, bills, etc. And he allocates budget for this more than 10% of his salary.  Can this be considered tithe? Ang church naman sa mga nangagailangan din gagamitin ang pera, eh yung own family nya nangangailangan lalayo pa ba sya?

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« Reply #228 on: March 24, 2011, 03:09:19 PM »
^Eto sa kin lang ha. Hubby and I are working abroad pero I have been on Sabbatical for the past 3 months. Meaning, I am not earning. So far, I send kung may nangagailangan sa bahay pero I still give tithes. Tithes kasi for me is not money for helping. It is a tangible/material testimony that I believe and trust God. It is a form of surrender in my case, kasi nag-promise ako to put God above all else and in the center of my marriage ibig sabihin I can let go of that tenth of our monthly income.

Some people say eh pano kung yung church na pinagbigyan mo will not use it properly? I even discussed with a friend before na Christian since she is a tithe-giver for over a year na (I'm Catholic by the way), she said tithe-money should be used for spreading God's word. Ako I have prayed for guidance and after, I realized I should not over-analyze the tithes that I give. If I keep on worrying where that money went, it means I have not let go control over that money and it invalidates the whole idea of tithe-giving in my case.

Additionally, saan man gamitin yung pera for tithe nung Church na pinagbigyan ko, I have faith that one way or another, in his Infinite Wisdom, God will find a way to have my money not go to waste. Some people might think it's not smart, pero sa kin, never naman requirement ng pagiging faithful ang smarts.

In case of family members needing help, I still do. Pero inuuna ko yung tithes, then I budget the rest. Swerte lang siguro kasi ako sa pamilya ko, kasi each one of us know na kung yung isa sa min meron eh hindi ka magdadalawang-salita. Pero we know how to say no too, and if we do it means wala talaga.

Naku, sorry napahaba. Some may like what I said, pero sabi ko nga this is particular to my case.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #229 on: March 24, 2011, 06:44:23 PM »
i understand for those who have enough budget for atleast their basic needs. but what about those who who could hardly make both ends meet?

As in the case of my friend na nagpapaaral ng pamangkin at kapatid nya.  Pwede mo ba sabihin sa church na gamitin yung tithe mo sa pag-aaral ng relatives nya?  Siempre hindi, so magssuffer yung mga relatives nya. Eh hindi naman malaki income nya.

one more thing na hinahanapan ko ng kasagutan, dapat ba talaga 10% or kung magkano lang ang kaya mo?  somebody influential to me told me to tithe 10% of my income (im catholic), iba daw ang tithe as compared sa donations, financial help na binibigay sa relatives, etc.   I'm finding it hard to understand that's why naligaw ako sa thread na 'to hoping to find an answer.  :)
« Last Edit: March 24, 2011, 07:07:19 PM by LimaCharlie »

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #230 on: March 24, 2011, 07:08:57 PM »
sis, may i ask ano religion mo?

with us naman, we don't do obligatory tithes. These are some guidelines we practice:

1. Give with a happy and willing heart
2. Give what you can only give in such a way that it won't be a burden to you. You know for yourself how much you can give
3. Do not let others see or know how much you give.
4. You set aside what you'll give and treat it as something sacred. If you have already set it aside, don't use it for anything else anymore
5. Contributions are sacred, it should not come from gambling winnings, stolen money, etc.
6. We don't accept church contributions from non believers of our faith (we would like to make sure that once you give, you practice all of the above as well) because if you don't then the contribution you (even we) give will be worthless.

Just sharing  :)


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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #231 on: March 25, 2011, 12:04:53 AM »
^^
I never wanted to use the "God will find a way" card, pero in my case, it does apply kasi. Hindi ko lang ni-se-share sa forum, hindi naman ako nag-tithe for additional blessings eh, pero so far, since nag-tithe kami ni hubby, he always gets double his salary through commission (sales kasi siya).

Of course, people can doubt that things can go the other way in their case. Pero ganun lang siguro talaga, faith lang.

Sa kin 10% talaga of my share ng household income binibigay ko. My guidance in determining whether I was ready to tithe and of how much amount was after I specifically prayed for the decision and so far, I'm at peace with it.

Tithe-giving is beyond your status, circumstances or income. It's a matter of faith, of surrender, of giving up to the Lord. I started to give tithes after our household income was slashed in half, but I never worried as much as I used too.

If your relative is seriously considering to give tithes, let her have a good talk with God, he/she will know once she's ready.

Sorry LimaCharlie if I sound like a religous nut ha, tithing kasi has changed my life and has challenged my faith. I hope others find their way into it too.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #232 on: March 25, 2011, 02:00:23 PM »
^its ok sis. i like to know more people's points of view. :)

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« Reply #233 on: April 23, 2011, 05:06:15 PM »
I've signed up to Bo Sanchez's weekly newsletter and one of the topics he discussed is about tithes.as per his advise, there isn't any black-and-white about tithes.though,he follows the standard 10%.you can also give your tithes to charities or organizations that do God's work, like Anawim. for now,I give my tithes to our church (I'm a Catholic). I always tell the Lord in my prayers that I support environmental advocacies and animal rights organizations.kaya ang sinusuportahan ko ay church (kahit maraming nega na nagsasabing masyado nang mayaman ang Catholic Church),WWF, and Anawim.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #234 on: April 23, 2011, 10:39:30 PM »
i admit na minsan mahirap magbigay ng tithes especially kapag medyo madaming expenses but it is stated in the bible na we must give God 10% of our income. for me, what is 10% compared to all the blessings we are receiving diba. if we do that with a cheerful and obedient heart then Siya na ang bahala mag-provide for us. Jesus never fails.
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #235 on: August 30, 2012, 10:17:54 AM »
Any suggestions where to tithe?

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #236 on: September 01, 2012, 03:09:01 AM »
In my faith, we believe that tithes belong to God thru your local church. :) Any donations to charitable organizations or needy people are sacrificial giving, which means they are on top of your tithe. Tithe is a direct commandment by God so kaya "sacrificial giving" ang tawag sa donations because you chose to sacrifice out of compassion to give to them. Tithes are given back to God as obedience to Him and out of faith and gratitude - the tithe belongs to God (of course, with full realization that every blessing comes from Him - kaya the term is "given back" to God).

By local church, we mean where you are a member of (membership can be by baptism or by a formal letter of transfer - prerequisite of all these is your personal statement of faith, of course :) ).

But the bottom line is, we must first seek God and seek a personal relationship with Him. A tithe is an act of obedience to God's command so we must seek Him first and foremost, and let obedience flow out of love and obedience to the God you personally know. :)
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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #237 on: September 07, 2012, 05:29:01 PM »
i always give

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« Reply #238 on: October 05, 2012, 04:36:22 PM »
I believe in tithing.. amazing things has happened since i started..Thank you Lord for all the blessings..;)

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Re: Regarding tithes
« Reply #239 on: December 29, 2012, 12:56:38 AM »
Yes , sometimes more than 10%
Whatever income or allowance, 10% of it will be offered as tithes

But it is not about the amount sometimes, it is about yor heart or attitude towards giving
Or kung sino or ano mahalaga sa iyo,iyon ang uunahin mo.



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