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Global Tithing

REAL ISSUE: GLOBAL TITHING

'...for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation.’ Malachi 3:9

As I was hearing a teaching on tithing by my e-Pastor, Bro. Keith Moore of Faith Life Church in Branson, MO, the thought came of “what if a whole nation tithed?” What if an entire country gave ten percent of its national income to promote the kingdom of God here on earth?


RESEARCH AND STUDY What percentage of the United States governments’ income is spent on foreign aid? According to the Congressional Research Service report on the ‘State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2011 Budget and Appropriations’, 54.22 billion1. For time sake, is fifty-four billion ten percent (10%) or a tithe of the federal governments’ income? Yes. According to the Concord Coalition2, our government reported 2.162 trillion as income for fiscal year 2010; which means ten percent (10%) of that 2.162 trillion is 2.162 billion. So, our government surpassed the ten percent tithe benchmark by 250%.





Currently, the U.S. distributes that 54.22 billion to approximately 150 countries. However, the top recipients of that aid according to Vaughn’s Summaries3, is dispersed to eighteen (18) countries. Chart A-1 provides those top recipients and the percentage of the Christian population4;


· Israel (Christian – 3.5%)

· Egypt (Predominantly Muslim, Christian – 12.9%)

· Columbia (Christian – 97%)

· Jordan (Predominantly Muslim, Christian - 6%)

· Pakistan (Predominantly Muslim, Christian – 1.6%)

· Peru (Christian – 93.8%)

· Indonesia (Predominantly Muslim, Christian – 12.3%)

· Kenya (Christian – 85.1%)

· Boliva (Christian - 97%)

· Ukraine (Christian – 91.5%)

· India (Christian – 2.4%)

· Haiti (Christian – 83.7%)

· Russia (Christian – 70.3%)

· Ethiopia (Christian – 64.5%)

· West Bank/Gaza (Christian – 0.7%)

· Liberia (Christian – 40%)