Agreed.I don't to argue with this. I think what you stated would be exception and not the norm. Most of the people put themselves in a position of not being able to afford to tithe 10%. Because they load up stuff through so many loans. And they scramble to pay their bills. I don't think that is a valid reason to say I cannot afford to tithe. May be people buy things which they want rather than need. And cannot tithe anymore. I do understand people who earn so little that they have to use up all their money to provide basic needs for their families. I have known many people who tithe even in such situations. That's why I say tithing being non affordable should be exception and not norm.
We just have to have a new car.
And of course we have to have the new 4K TV.
What about food? We just have to eat out every day don't we.
Just like month I did a financial budget for a church member who "did not know how she could pay for her medications".
I totaled up her eat out amounts at MacDonald's etc. and it was $355.00 for 1 month.
Her Cable TV which she just had to have was $145.00 a month.
And of course she could not live with out the internet which was another $55.00 a month.
In only about 1 hour I was able to show here how to put $$600 a month into her pocket and then be able to give to the church.
Do you think that she jumped at the opportunity to do so????? THINK AGAIN!
Art Linkletter said about 50 years ago...……"People are Funny".