Tithing and the Material Conditional

**PSA: Nerd Alert**

Hopefully, you can follow this really advanced Math that I had to understand for my math minor on the material conditional.  If you still have questions about tithing, check out my previous post on Tithing and leave me comments 🙂

 

 p: you Tithe

q: God will bless you 

p. q. “If p, then q”.

1. If you tithe, then God will bless you. True.

2. If you tithe, then God will not bless you.  False

3. If you do not tithe, then God will bless you.  True.  (and undeserved)

4. If you do not tithe, then God will not bless you. TRUE.  (not trying to be there)

 

Note: there is only one False combination.  There is no way that tithing will not bless you.  If this was easy, try to learn the whole chaper.  Please note, this is only the first chapter on Analysis (crazy huh?)

 

9 thoughts on “Tithing and the Material Conditional

  1. I think it is unfair of you to categorize blessings that aren’t deserved. Go doesn’t say that the blessing are not deserved in your reference of Ephesians 2: 4-9. In fact, I cannot reference any passage in the bible that states that God blesses us underservingly. Have you found that passage?

  2. Hey girl, just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed this blog and it made a lot of sense. I hope everyone that reads this will feel inspired to make any changes that are needed in their lives.

  3. @ Mike Johnson

    I don’t think she was judging anyone’s actions but is simply stating that God blesses us even when we knowingly sin, which equates to undeserving. It may be something that is in opposition to being an avid steward and follower for the Lord. I personally don’t know of any scriptures that reference undeserved blessings but I have heard several people say…God has blessed me and God loves me although I don’t deserve either of these things, yet he does them. This may not be the poster’s intent but I am guessing that this is where she is coming from.

  4. Mike,
    Thanks for your comment! I was just saying that God does show us grace and mercy and both of those are related to things not deserved. I agree that we don’t earn our blessings, but sometimes he just hooks us up 🙂

  5. @ Victoria and Jasmine – “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye” Matt7: 1- 5

    I feel that no one can rightfully conclude who is deserving and who is not of blessings…Blessings, Favor, Grace, and Mercy is not fair according to humans. Only God determines who and when to give them out as HE chooses and sees fit. He does this even when WE don’t understand. No one will ever come to God totally free of sin, but we can sure try.

  6. As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
    Romans 14:1-23

  7. Thanks Estelle for your reply. I do not feel that I am judging anyone for tithing or not. I do believe that it has benefited me. I do not knock those that do not tithe, because I was once in that boat. What are your opinions on tithing, Do you or don’t you and why or why not? I’m not judging you either way, but letting this serve as an open dialogue on the subject.
    Thanks!

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