Bible, Christ, and past saints have taught. Finally and most importantly, it iswritten to encourage Christians that they are called and enabled to givewell beyond any tithe or financial offering. To limit their giving to a tithe orMosaic offering also limits Gods acting in their lives. The goal of this bookis not to eliminate a tithe or support to ministers, the goal is provideproper teaching on Christian giving.S.M. Simpson.
THE THREE GIFTS TO GOD
The difference in opinions regarding how Christians are actuallysupposed to give and the different ways one can read scripture to supportprejudiced views is surprising. Few have (in recent times) taken the time toreview the whole word of God for a complete understanding of Christiangiving. Many operate on the premise that if one or two Bible verses (orwitnesses) can be found that support certain beliefs, they may brush off the audience of 30-40 verses shouting against their convictions. Theteaching on Christian giving over the last half century is the teaching of ateaching of a teaching, which at its core ignores many scriptures thatoppose it- it resembles the photocopy of a photocopy several times over.
To begin, there were 3 classes of Holy gifts, or Corbanim, offered byIsrael.
1)Sanctuary Maintenance- Property, Gold. Animals
The first class of gifts, known as the dedication gifts, furnished andmaintained Jehovahs sanctuary. Property, gold, and animals used in thedaily sacrifices were included. Several verses in the book of Numbers giveexamples of this first type of Corbanim.
Numbers 7:3, 11-13, 77, 31:50-
And they brought their offering before Jehovah, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them before thetabernacle And Jehovah said to Moshe, They shall offer their offering,