D068 HB Committee #18 Report #02

House of Bishops Committee 18 - Stewardship & Socially Responsible Investing presents its Report #02 on Resolution D068 (Biblical Standard of the Tithe ) and moves:

Take No Further Action

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church hereby commends the Biblical standard of the tithe to all Episcopalians as an essential element of being faithful Christians, and that the 80th General Convention encourages all Episcopalians who have not yet adopted the tithe as part of their personal financial commitment to God to move toward the tithe with all deliberate speed by giving to God a larger percentage of their income in each of the next two years with the firm purpose of achieving the tithe by the next General Convention and that General Convention expects God to pour out blessings upon God’s faithful people as they put God to the test in the matter of the tithe, as promised in Malachi chapter 3 verse 10.