HOW MANY HOLY DAY OFFERINGS ARE REQUIRED?
1. What does God say about giving offerings?
MAT 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." DEU 16:17 "Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee."
2. What should our attitude be about giving offerings?
2CO 9:6-7 "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."
4. What does God say when we do not give tithes and offerings?
MAL 3:8-10 "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
5. How many times in a year are we required to come before the Eternal God with a Holy Day offering?
DEU 16:16 "Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:"
EXO 23:17 "Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD."
EXO 34:23 "Thrice in the year shall all your menchildren appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel."
6. Why do some of the Churches of God say we are to take up an offering 7 times a year?
Good News Magazine dated Sept. 1983, page 17, explains this has been a tradition of the Church for many years. They say that the word times in Deu. 16:16 means three seasons. But, does it?
7. What does the words, three times in a year mean in Deu. 16:16?
Strong's #7969 for three, means numbers, as in one, two, three.
Strong's #6471 for times, means one following another.
8. What is the true meaning of these words?
The true meaning is: consecutive: One following another! Not seasons!!
9. What does God say about changing His Words?
DEU 12:32 "What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from."
DEU 4:2 "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you."
REV 22:18 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book."
REV 22:19 "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."
10. Should we follow tradition?
ACT 5:29 "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."
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