What if by breaking six specific rules, you could throw off the shackles of other people’s expectations and pursue a more authentic and liberating faith? Popular author and speaker Bill Perkins challenges men to follow Jesus’ example: refuse to be handcuffed by rules that aren’t God-given. Drawing on personal stories and Scriptural examples, Bill shows how defying these rules will help you to live a courageous and credible life free from hypocrisy and to unleash the passionate faith that resides within you. You can strengthen your connection with Christ by depending on himnot man-made rulesto transform you into the man he created you to be.
|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.38(d)|
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Bill Perkins' view on tithing is widely held by very respectable theologians. It is certainly nothing we should divide over. Check with men like John MacArthur, not exactly a liberal. These men reject the tithe as another part of the law that was fulfilled by Christ and no longer applies. Does that imply giving is not necessary? NO! Instead the New Testament is filled with examples that we are to give out of the abundance of our hearts, not by the letter of the law. Giving then far exceeds the amount of a 10% tithe.
That should be the title of the book. Perkins either outrightly says or implies that the following are all ok for Christians to do: smoke, drink alcohol, listen to any kind of music, dance, have body piercings and tattoos, and not tithe. Some of the things he talks about are probably not a big deal, however, I do have problems with many of them. Especially the part about Christian not being required to tithe. First he claimed that Jesus condemned the Pharisees for tithing in Luke 11:42. But if you read it, you'll see that Jesus said that you should tithe, but not pass over judgement and the love of God while doing so. Perkins claimed that the purpose of the tithe was to support the Levitical priesthood, and does not apply to the New Testament believers. But Abraham tithed, long before the Levitical priesthood. Perkins ends his section on tithing by stating that it is a man-made rule. I wonder if he thinks the Ten Commandments were man-made rules, also. Jesus said to repent of your sins, but Perkins says anything goes in the name of combating legalism and so-called 'man-made rules.' I may just as well leave the church and go back to what I was doing before I got saved. I'll read most books from cover to cover, even if they are not that great, but I couldn't even get past the third chapter on this one. Big disappointment!