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Tithing teaches about not hoarding as capitalist greed

Greed can manifest itself within the capitalist system. Unfortunately, however, greed is a significant drawback for ANY economic model, including communism and socialism. No one can justify ascribing a flaw in human character to one economic model or another, for greed is a human weakness seen in all societies.

In the Bible, God instituted a system of tithing, which meant giving 10% of one's profits back to God. Since God is all powerful and owns everything, he certainly does not need any percentage of our profits. So why did he institute tithing? Could it be that he understood that all human beings are subject to greed and that by requiring them to give away 10% of their profits they might learn a valuable lesson about not hoarding and about voluntarily sharing with others?

Source: America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson, p. 68 , Jan 24, 2012

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