The Civil Writer Magazine

Matt 22:20 And he saith unto them, whose is this image and superscription? The image on the coin is that of Caesar; it is the mark of his property. Therefore give Caesar this money; it is his. It means that Caesar, having created money, is its master. When you tithe you shouldn't proclaim to give God a tenth part of Caesar (government) which is a crucial part of today's society but fruits, vegetables and meat from the field.

Matthew 22:21 Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's (government); and to God the things that are God's (fields)." Who was Caesar? Gaius Julius Caesar, known by the name Julius Caesar, was a populist Roman dictator, politician, and military general who played a critical role in the rise of the Roman Empire. It is true that the church is brick and mortar, power and gas and need money to survive but never should you feel God is helpless without a tenth of Caesar's money for the church.

When you give to the church you are not giving to God but to an establishment. God who turns the lights on in the heavens is not dependent on lights turned on in the church. God who warms the earth with the sun is not dependent on a furnace to warm the church. Money has its place in some unsightly places like strip clubs and dope houses because they all need the same utilities of the church but why would God need them are they on par, equal to. Just maybe your church is thinking they are doing a deed for God. Think of it this way; money is the trick of the trade a clever method used by the church (bring me your tithes and offerings) who are experienced in the gospel to get church members into heaven by giving their money, so they think.