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VIDEO: Bonus – Do Tithes and Offerings Belong in Christianity?

Our conversation continues...listen in as Rick and CQ Contributor, Julie, discuss three questions related to our recent podcast on Tithing including: Does tithing belong in Christianity? Just because tithing in the Bible doesn't involve money, are you saying we should donate land or cattle instead? If it's true the Bible doesn't teach people to tithe money, why are so many churches teaching contrary to the Bible?

Has the Gospel Been Corrupted? (Part II)

A few weeks ago we began talking about Jesus speaking the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. This was one of the few parables he actually interpreted for his followers, and in that interpretation he revealed it was a prophecy about the difficult future of Christianity. He spoke of false Christians and an entire age when the true and false would grow together – outwardly indistinguishable from one another - until the "harvest" time. We traced some of the corrupting influences through the long history of the church and began to see how the gospel was treated (and mistreated) along the way. Jesus, after speaking the Wheat and the Tares Parable, spoke two other parables. We believe they further described the corrupted condition of Christianity. So, what do these other parables tell us? Are we in danger of being deceived? Is the gospel even intact here and now in our present world?

VIDEO: Moments that Matter – Has the Gospel Been Corrupted? (Part I)

Jesus taught us many things and often spoke in parables to hide their true meaning. One of the few parables he explained was the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. He predicted that the gospel message would be corrupted as time moved further away from when he and his Apostles died. We are grateful for this warning because, by expecting this to occur, we can begin to understand what we need to watch out for. It reinforces just how crafty Satan is and how wee can be deceived if we are not diligent. Watch this 2-minute vlog and then listen to the entire podcast of the same name.