I would like to enter into a debate with Southern Baptist leaders about tithing. From 1649 until 1963 the texts did not even appear on their Faith and Message. In 1963 the texts were added, but the word "tithe" still does not appear. Although this doctrine is not taught by most SBC church historians and most seminary theologians, it is forced upon denominational employees through the Position Paper. This doctrine is a vestige of the Mosaic Law which is hindering the church from preaching a pure grace-faith based gospel. I cannot understand why leaders will boldly debate almost every conceivable church doctrine --- except tithing.