NEW HOPE CENTRE
United Pentecostal Church Apostolic
Tithing and Grace
We believe tithing is God’s financial plan to provide for His work, and has been since the days of Abraham, Tithing came with faith under Abraham; Moses’ law enjoined it, and Israel practiced it when she was right with God; Jesus endorsed it (Matt. 23:23); and Paul said to lay by in store as God has prospered you. Do not rob God of His portion, viz., tithes and offerings. (Read Mal. Ch 3.)
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation bath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world” (Thus 2:11, 12). “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17)
A Christian, to keep saved, must walk with God and keep himself in the love of God (Jude 21) and in the grace of God. The word “grace” means “favour”.
When a person transgresses and sin against God, he loses his favor. If he continues to commit sin and does not repent, he will eventually be lost and cast into the lake of fire. (Read John 15:2, 6; 2 Peter 2:20-22.)
Jude speaks of the backsliders of his day, and their reward. (Also, read Hebrews 6:4-6).”For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).