Articles by C.G. Tuland
How do they relate?
A look at the sacred tithe, the tithe of feasts, and the tithe for the poor.
A careful reading of this article may alter your concept of an Old Testament sanctuary ritual. It gives deeper meaning to the act of confession.
How are we to understand the old and new covenants or testaments?
A look at a controversial text.
It seems to be quite natural that when we elect men as elders we choose such men who have a certain social standing and are gifted with some degree of eloquence, for they are not only public representatives of the church but they also should be able to express themselves in a clear and convincing manner when standing in the pulpit. Nevertheless, the question is whether these are the most important criteria on which we should make our choice.
In the past, Seventh-day Adventists have been severely criticized for stressing the obligation of paying of tithe by their church members. This attitude, however, has more recently changed, and a number of other denominations or individual churches have accepted this system, which we call systematic benevolence. We have to clarify the problem of whether paying of tithe is required in the New Testament.
Christ in the book of Hebrews.
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah permit a deeper insight into the many-sided struggles of the Jews who had returned from Babylon.