"but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord" (Philemon 1:14).
"So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock" (1 Peter 5:1-3).
There are those in the "Christian" world that promote tithing. Is this accurate? Is this teaching false? Compulsary serving is something that God does not promote among His people. On the contrary, everything God wants from His people is to be done willingly and from the heart. This includes giving, leading, and serving. I wonder how God views those who teach compulsary Christianity?
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves