Is Ted Cruz a declared Christian?

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Ted Cruz doesn’t tithe and is declared a “phony Christian” by Mike Huckabee supporters…

Roger David [01/27/2016 1:31 PM]
Yup sounds about right. Most womens bible studies or prayer meetings are gossip venues I hear. *ducks the slaps and hisses and giggles while walking away*

John Kissinger [01/27/2016 1:33 PM]
Peter A Vandever maybe Mike #Bickle of #IHOP will now change candidates? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/mike-bickle-of-ihop-just-endorsed-ted-cruz/

Roger David [01/27/2016 1:51 PM]
The only thing I have against Cruz is that Bickle endorsed him.

Jimmy Humphrey [01/27/2016 3:28 PM]
It’s pretty funny folks are doing this to somehow try to appeal to the mass of Christians in this country. Barna or someone else once did a study that showed only about 12% of evangelical Christians actually tithe. So, how such an argument is supposed to sway the voter base I find stupidfying

John Kissinger [01/27/2016 4:16 PM]
Jimmy just wait till Hilary pulls out her 4 Bibles

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 4:24 PM]
A whole lot of professing Christians fit into that category. Romans 2:1

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 4:26 PM]
A good portion of this group don’t even believe in it. 🙂

John Kissinger [01/27/2016 5:12 PM]

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:15 PM]
Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:22 PM]
Hebrews 7:8

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:24 PM]
Jesus can work effectively among sinners because they have not become inaccessible behind the screen of guiltlessness. Jesus cannot work effectively among the righteous because they hide behind justification and do not permit their conscience to accuse them.

Psalm 19:9 & 12 The judgments of the Lord are just… Who can discern his [own] errors? Clear Thou me from hidden faults.

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:35 PM]
http://www.rarebooksfirst.com/gods-little-acre-first-edition-erskine-caldwell-1st-printing-rare-book-1933/?gclid=CMWT2LmGy8oCFQuLaQodmUECvQ

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:41 PM]
Malachi 1:6

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:47 PM]
Jimmy Humphrey, The Tithe wasn’t always food in Jesus day.

Mark 12 41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. 42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. 43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:49 PM]
Absolutely, Stewardship is more than Mal. 3:10, yet not exclusive of Mal. 3:10.

Terry Wiles [01/27/2016 5:54 PM]
Jimmy Humphrey you sure can fry up the farm animals. Would love to have a portion of that tithe. 🙂

Roger David [01/27/2016 6:43 PM]
https://youtu.be/rpnDHqZXekM

John Kissinger [01/28/2016 6:50 AM]
Jon Sellers yap because Trump pays tithes all the time… “Trump may be counting other people’s charitable giving as his own.” http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/01/ted-cruz-vs-donald-trump-who-least-charitable

Christopher Hart [01/28/2016 6:59 AM]
Nothing wrong with tithing, but compelling tithes is NOT a new covenant approach to the grace of giving.

1 Corinthians 9:6-7 (KJV) But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of NECESSITY: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NET) My point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under COMPULSION, because God loves a cheerful giver.

Then too …

2 Corinthians 8:12(KJV) For if there be first a willing mind, it is ACCEPTED according to that a man HATH, and NOT according to that he hath not.

2 Corinthians 8:12 (NET) For if the eagerness is present, the gift itself is acceptable according to whatever one has, not according to what he does not have.

And of course …

1 Timothy 6:17-19 (KJV) Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 (NET) Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others. 19 In this way they will save up a treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future and so lay hold of what is truly life.

John Kissinger [01/28/2016 7:00 AM]
Still waiting on Trump’s tax plan while Carson too skimps on ‘tithe’ details http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-tax/2015/08/still-waiting-on-trumps-tax-plan-carson-skimps-on-tithe-details-shining-a-light-on-tax-credits-212543#ixzz3yXWJFBya

Terry Wiles [01/28/2016 7:53 AM]
Actually, we have a non-tithers section. It includes amenities like no backs on the wooden benches, no A/C or heat, no shelter from the rain or snow, no education material for children, teens, singles, or adults, no snow plowing in that section of the parking lot, no free use of facilities for family functions, etc…. 🙂

Of course I am not serious about the above.

I am serious about building community, equipping believers to live a life of faith, reaching the lost, training leaders, supporting valid missionary ventures, and making disciples. And I seriously practice and support the principle of bringing the tithe to honor the Lord and give generous support to further the work of the Kingdom of God through our local church.

I leave you with the words of the famous theologian Forest Gump after running his race for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours: “I’m pretty tired…I think I’ll go home now.”

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