The Gospel of Jesus cannot be about cause and effect. It has to be about pleasing Him regardless of what He does. Many times in Christian principle we use the Greek mindset of cause and effect to prove the power of the gospel.
Instead of tithing to please God, we tithe to get a return. Instead of believing God because He asks us to, we believe Him for the outcome.
So what happens when we believe and it doesn’t turn out the way we wanted it to? What happens when we tithe and our finances don’t change?
Our faith is in Christ because He is who He says He is, not because of what He produces. If you follow the cause and effect gospel I guarantee your faith will be shaken.
I believe Bob Jones says it best, “God is not a gum ball machine.”