“I want to give it all. How much is that?”~priest

Archie Rhines is thinking about all the religions of the world. Is there one where I don’t have to give money to go to a five star resort in the sky? ~just sayin’ and counting my pennies. (extracted from a thread in Facebook)
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I want to give it all. Christ did. I really do.   I am confused on the mechanics of giving it all. What is giving it all and to where should I give it?

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Is it enough to give my 10% to the church? Is that where Jesus gave his? Did Jesus give more than 10%. I think Jesus gave it all. What did He give and where did He give it?

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So many questions… So little time.

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Jesus is coming, again. Will He ask where His 10% is?

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

One thought on ““I want to give it all. How much is that?”~priest”

  1. Mary Foster McCarty start your own and everyone else can send you their money??
    11 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines So! There is an entrepreneur in the crowd of saints….
    11 hours ago ·

    Edie Cain there isnt a religion but you can do it His way ,feed the hungry ,help the homless .take care of the widows and orphans…hmmm
    11 hours ago ·

    Karen L Gritter Maybe you can start one, lol… just sayin’…
    11 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines Interesting thought Edie but a bit foreign in this world. Karen– Startups cost money so that kinda defeats the purpose. I just want to FREE load…. but appreciate you “~just sayin'” lol
    11 hours ago ·

    Edie Cain but archie we are not to be of this world ….just sayin
    11 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines I like that Edie. Thank you. i graciously bow…
    11 hours ago ·

    Edie Cain bow not to me ,but to Him
    11 hours ago ·

    Patrick Jackson No all of them collect Dues. Even the Jehovah Witnesses have a collection box in the rear of there hall.
    11 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines So Patrick. Is it all about the money?
    11 hours ago ·

    Ruben Goff That’s a major part of it
    11 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines hmmm wonder what Jesus would say?
    10 hours ago ·

    Rick Knock You will recall how Jesus answered a man who’s heart was tied up in his money…

    Mark 10:21-23 NLT
    Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

    22 At this the man’s face fell, and he went away very sad, for he had many possessions.

    23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!”
    10 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines And then there is the widows mite… what was on her mind?
    10 hours ago ·

    Rick Knock If you’re referring to the widow who dropped in 2 small coins (Mark 12, Luke 21) the Bible doesn’t tell us what she was thinking.
    9 hours ago ·

    Sisterlisa Bee I have seen pastors use that passage about the widow to get the widows to give their last penny. :O( and most widows these days are giving their Social Security to their pastors and living on very little for themselves. Then when the widow needs help, the church doesn’t kick down. I called our former church on it and they told me, “If we give them money it messes with their state aid. So we can’t help.” I was shocked!
    8 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines Sisterlisa. Sad, but believable. So tell me, Sisterlisa. What is your take on giving. Give 10%. Give 20%. Give it all? If you give it all, who pays the rent?~just sayin’…
    8 hours ago ·

    Archie Rhines So did the Widow give her two cents worth out of love or obligation?
    8 hours ago ·

    Nicholas Paul Hiers …I would say a love that shone through obligation…and J knew it…I’ve heard someone suggest that maybe the sound of 2 small coins landing in the jar caused some hearts to sour at her, and J’s response was to them…
    7 hours ago ·

    Connie Garza It’s not about religion. It’s about obedience and loving God enough to give. All of it is His and we get to keep 90%. But, God is not asking for people who don’t have the necessities of basic life to give if their basic needs are unmet. Some can give 10% or more, others can give what they can for that season. However, if we give grudgingly and without love and faith, then God does not really want it. The Holy Spirit has to convict a believer to do his part. What the church does with it is not our responsiblity. God WILL take care of those who use it unwisely. The widow who gave her two cents gave our of love because she knew God would take care of her. God honors and rewards those who obey in more ways than just financially. I am blessed to be a witness to His provision.
    7 hours ago ·

    Lee Stanford The price has already been paid, Archie…. No wonder you have migranes….
    7 hours ago ·

    Sisterlisa Bee Archie, I believe in giving where God leads us to give and how much His Spirit tells us to give. If he tells a person to give all they have in their wallet to a homeless man, hand the man the money WITHOUT counting it first. If he tells a person to take the homeless man to the local restaurant buffet to buy him a meal, do that. If God tells a person to give $20 to help the people in Haiti, choose wisely which charity you give to. Make sure they have high financial accountability. I don’t believe in 10% because Sowing and Reaping wouldn’t make sense if it was 10%. We reap what we sow. So why would we only give 10%? And we’re not promised that our reaping will be financially either.
    7 hours ago ·

    Patrick Jackson There is not set amount when it comes to giving. @ Connie study the tithe 10% is not a law that God instituted for us to pay. Think about it: Uncle Sam takes a chunk for taxes, state taxes, Social Security is withheld, mortgage, electric bill, Gas bill, Food Expense, car payment, children’s clothes,water bill, after you take of this. How can anyone afford to give 10% to the church, Pastors offering, etc….. You’d be broke no retirement fund, no savings. I tithe for over 12 years faithfully and I stayed broke could never save a dime: but the pastor and their family prosperd with néw cars, luxury items, etc……. We have to use common since. Be a good steward over your money. Give cheerfully and giving is not about giving to a church. Feed a hungry person, what about someone doing mission work. Paul was given money to help in his Apostolic travels not to buy a mega mansion. Yes Archie is all about Money these days. Lazy,greddy pulpit leeches.
    28 minutes ago ·

    Archie Rhines Hi Lee. Glad to see you following. Are you in town? As for the migraines. I’m sure there is humor in the connection between the price being paid and migraines but I am looking for it? I don’t know, but chucklin’ anyway…

    To Patrick. I think the math doesn’t ever work when trying to give according to God’s plan. It is much like faith in your salvation. It doesn’t make sense to exchange your life for the life of Christ, but you did and you gained your salvation.

    To Sisterlisa. Always enjoy your thoughts. You have a great perspective on giving. May God bless those you have opportunity to touch with your generosity.

    To Connie. It certainly is not about religion and it is all about obedience. God bless you in your walk. I am a bit challenged by the thought of it not our responsibility for what the church does with the gifts… It might make me feel better, but not sure the feeling is a good one.

    To Nicholas. Jealousy is always quick to raise its ugly head.

    Thank you all for your thoughts. It seems the Biblical instruction is to give it all. The mechanics of giving it all is where the confusion lies. As Darma would say, “There squats the toad.”
    4 minutes ago ·

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