Benjamin Wilkins August 7, 2015 Americanized Christianity Benjamin Wilkins August 7, 2015 10 Ways To Determine If Your Christianity Has Been "Americanized", from Benjamin Corey. 5. If you advocate cutting government programs for the poor but don’t actually tithe yourself.An American value is small government and low tax rates, but a Christian value is the elimination of poverty– which is precisely why the early Christians shared their wealth instead of hoarding it. However, while many American Christians fight for lower taxes, the average American Christian doesn’t give money to charity. Where the early church shared everything, statistics show that Americanized Christians share almost nothing- less than 5% even tithe to their church. When we reject the Americanization of Christianity, we become focused on how to give more, not on how to give less.