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The original language of the Old Testament (OT) is primarily Hebrew, with some Aramaic (dialect of Hebrew). The original language of the New Testament (NT) is Greek, though Jesus spoke in Aramaic. All translations of the Bible start with the Scriptures in their original languages. The same goes for all English translations. But all translations try to faithfully reflect the meanings of the original languages.
While there have been many attempts in recent years to find common ground between the two groups, the fact remains there are 4 major differences:
Many churches encourage their members to give a tithe (i.e. 10%) of their income to support the church staff and ministries. Some churches make the tithe mandatory for members while others set the 10% as a goal or guideline for giving. Christians are encouraged to give cheerfully and joyfully, not under compulsion and with great reluctance – “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7-8).