I searched for this topic but was unable to find any discussions on this subject.
My question is simply: Are pledge cards biblical?
To be honest I do not understand what is going on when the elders of a church ask the people to pray and fill out a pledge card and then SIGN it. I certainly understand the notion of first fruits but that was based on what a person had in their possession, not on what they 'believe' God will provide for the next 3 growing seasons. It feels more like a secular agreement (i.e. mortgage) than an act of worship. The more it is 'explained' to me the more it seems like a secular fund raising plan. Not a spiritual act of worship. Opinions?