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Should I throw my tithes in the church or use it to for charitable causes if think it is not being use appropriately

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Continue to throw your tithe even if you know that the treasure is stealing the money of the conference is using it otherwise. That why when Jesus comes every man is accountable for his/her deeds and the Lord will deal with those persons appropriately.
The tithe is sacred unto the Lord and should not be used for any other purposes other than which it was designed for, and that is the maintenance and upkeep gospel ministry.

Pastors, teachers, etc; all get paid from the tithes. A lot depends on our being faithful to returning the 10th of our increase. There are those who might be questioning the church's management of the tithes, but if ever there was a denomination that is known for its resource management skills its the SDA church. Because of that fact the church's integrity is hardly ever brought into disrepute.
interesting topic,Tithe is a percentage of return to the Lord for the great blessings that he has bestowed to us.
As we return to God what it belongs to him,he showers us with his abundant blessings, so it is not our work to criticize how it is used but it is our duty to return faithfully.
sometimes we tend to get excuses for not performing our part buy blaming others but the work to judge does not belong to us so lets accomplish ours.
Blessed is the hand that giveth and also blessed is the one that does whatever is right.

I find much confusion in Adventist circles with this issue of tithing and is it any wonder they are confused considering Ellen White gave such contradicting counsel on this matter as she has done with many other topics.

Do Adventists follow what EGW said openly or do they do what she did secretly?


Let none feel at liberty to retain their tithe, to use according to their own judgment.  They are not to use it for themselves in an emergency, nor to apply it as they see fit, even in what they may regard as the Lord's work.”  Testimonies for the Church Volume Nine, page 247
“My brother, I wish to say to you, Be careful how you move.  You are not moving wisely.  The least you have to speak about the tithe that has been appropriated to the most needy and the most discouraging field in the world, the more sensible you will be.
It had been presented to me for years that my tithe was to be appropriated by myself to aid the white and colored ministers who were neglected and did not receive sufficient properly to support their families.  When my attention was called to aged ministers, white or black, it was my special duty to investigate into their necessities and supply their needs.  This was to be my special work, and I have done this in a number of cases.  No man should give notoriety to the fact that in special cases the tithe is used in that way.
In regard to the colored work in the South, that field has been and is still being robbed of the means that should come to the workers of that field.  If there has been cases where our sisters have appropriated their tithe to the support of the ministers working for the colored people in the South, let every man, if he is wise, hold his peace.
I have myself appropriated my tithe to the most needy cases brought to my notice.  I have been instructed to do this; and as the money is not withheld from the Lord's treasury, it is not a matter that should be commented upon; for it will necessitate my making known these matters, which I do not desire to do, because it is not best.
Some cases have been kept before me for years, and I have supplied their needs from the tithe, as God has instructed me to do.  And if any person shall say to me, Sister White, will you appropriate my tithe where you know it is most needed, I shall say, Yes, I will; and I have done so.  I commend those sisters who have placed their tithe where it is most needed to help to do a work that is being left undone; and if this matter is given publicity, it will create knowledge which would better be left as it is.  I do not care to give publicity to this work which the Lord has appointed me to do, and others to do.
I send this matter to you so that you shall not make a mistake.  Circumstances alter cases.  I would not advise that any should make a practice of gathering up tithe money.  But for years there have now and then been persons who have lost confidence in the appropriation of the tithe who have placed their tithe in my hands, and said that if I did not take it they would themselves appropriate it to the families of the most needy minister they could find.  I have taken the money, given a receipt for it, and told them how it was appropriated.
I write this to you so that you shall keep cool and not become stirred up and give publicity to this matter, lest many more shall follow their example.  (Signed) Ellen G.  White”.  Spalding and Magan Collection, p.  215, 216)                                                                                                          
I've never met an Adventist who doesn't want to pay tithe, but I've met many who are not happy paying it to the church.  They would rather give it to independent ministries that are really doing the Lord's work.  We are called to be wise stewards and I believe we will be accountable for what we do with money that we have, but I have to agree with those who say the real test of the tithe is in our obedience and God will take care of those who misappropriate His tithe.  It's a pity Ellen White didn't trust God enough to let Him deal with things in His own way.

What happens is we find all kinds of use for our tithe and excuses for not to give them, and this is not God leading, but from another origin.


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