Ed Young’s Fellowship Church to Refund Tithers Who Don’t Experience God’s Blessings

The Tipping Point (Fellowship Church)
The Tipping Point (Fellowship Church)

A Texas megachurch believes so much in the promise of God’s blessings that it’s offering a full refund to tithers who don’t experience it.

Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, has launched “The 90-Day Challenge,” which promises churchgoers, “that if you tithe for 90 days and God doesn’t hold true to his promise of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe,” the church said in a description of the event on its website.

“Each of us has a unique opportunity to be a part of the incredible life change happening around us at Fellowship Church by bringing our tithes and offerings to the house,” the description read. “If you are not tithing already, the 90-Day Challenge is the best place to start.”

The campaign is tied to a church series called “The Tipping Point,” which pastor Ed Young has called “the most provocative series of the year.”

The series references Malachi 3:10 in the New Living Translation: ” ‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,’ says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, ‘I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!’ ”

Fellowship Church’s website says the series will teach churchgoers “what it takes to reach the tipping point in life God has given us … [and how to] discover how one small change in our lives can cause unbelievable momentum that lasts forever.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Gina Meeks

One thought on “Ed Young’s Fellowship Church to Refund Tithers Who Don’t Experience God’s Blessings

  1. There are two things to keep in mind here. First, the only things God guarantees are 1) that He’ll never leave us nor forsake us, and 2) Eternal Life. God doesn’t give money back guarantees, and so no person or entity has the authority to do so in His name. New Testament giving shouldn’t be based on the tradition man started in the Old Testament, (See Genesis 28:10-22), when Jacob, having rested overnight at Bethel and experiencing a vision from God, vowed to give a tenth, of tithe, of all that God gave him back to God. While the pledging and giving of a tithe between men predates the situation there in Genesis 28, it never involved God until the episode at Bethel. So, when we talk about New Testament giving, let’s be sure not to confuse it with the practice of tithing to God, which as I pointed out Scripture supports began as a vow man made to God. Later on in the Old Testament God did in fact require tithing, but not as a payment for safety or even as a symbol of gratitude. Old Testament worship of God was based on obedience in the performance of rituals and such, or which tithing was a part. If you’ll start at Exodus 19 and work your way through the remainder of that Book of The Bible, you’ll find that as a part of the giving of the Law the Lord also outlined what He demanded in the way of worship from the Children of Israel, including the obedience of ritualistic tithing. New Testament giving is exactly that, giving back to God what the Holy Spirit has convicted every individual to give back to God. (See 2 Corinthians 9:6-7). While God does encourage each of us, as New Testament Believer’s, to give, He doesn’t want anything from us if it’s given from a position being something we do because it’s a commandment from the Father. Remember that God ‘is Spirit and Truth’ and that we’re to worship Him from that same position. Refresh yourself on both Ananias and Sapphira (See Acts 5) and the woman who gave all that she had (See Mark 12:41-44). Ananias and his wife didn’t loose their lives for not giving all of what they received from the sale of their land. They lost their lives for not keeping the vow they made to God, which we need to remember wasn’t required. God demands that when we make a vow to Him, even when it isn’t something He asked us to do, that we keep it, no questions asked. (See Numbers 30:1).

    I do apologize for taking so long to get my point across.

    Blessings!
    Terry
    Absarokee MT

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