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The strongest words with respect to the benefits of paying tithing, and the consequences for not doing so, can be found in Malachi 3: 8-12: 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye ...


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If you're donating money to your church, with a good-faith expectation that it's to be used to do the Lord's work, and you find out that that's not true, then you certainly shouldn't continue to allow your money to be misappropriated! Does your church have a hierarchy, with someone above your local leaders that you can talk to about your suspicions and ask ...


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The word tithe itself comes from the Old English teogoþa, meaning "tenth" - so technically, tithing is the giving of a tenth by definition. But of course that's not what you're asking! The idea of giving a tenth comes from the Old Testament: Leviticus 27:30-33 (MSG): "A tenth of the land's produce, whether grain from the ground or fruit from the ...


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I take 'why do we have to tithe' a step further: Matthew 6:24 (NIV) 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. By requiring the tithe, God is teaching us to put our trust in Him over money. So HAVE TO should be WANT TO. ...


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Tithing income is an application of the Old Testament tithe principle - it's giving back 10% of what God has given you. If that is cows, great! If it is money (as it is in modern society), then tithe comes out of that. The 10% number is not actually mentioned in the New Testament, where the principle is just "give generously!" Based on the above, I tithe ...


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This is at least one modern evangelical view... It is true that the New Testament really does not prescribe tithing, that is, giving 10% of your income. It does, however, prescribe giving: Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 The church at Phillip ...


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One thing that you should definitely keep in mind is that if you are tithing faithfully to the Lord, then, as far as your giving to God is concerned, you will be counted faithful. The people who handle your tithes are under God's conviction and in His hand. Now with that being said, it is your duty, as a church member, to reproach other members in their ...


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Well, I've been to Catholic services, and I have witnessed a basket being passed around wherein money is placed. If tithe is defined as putting money in that basket, then yes, they do. Officially, that is, according to Roman Catholic doctrine, the Catechism, §2043, states The fifth precept ("You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church") means ...


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Catholics don't tithe. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1351 From the very beginning Christians have brought, along with the bread and wine for the Eucharist, gifts to share with those in need. This custom of the collection, ever appropriate, is inspired by the example of Christ who became poor to make us rich: Those who are well off, and who ...


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Your question seems to imply there must be some secret source, some behind the scenes force. I'm not sure what you expect to find, but money doesn't grow on trees for Catholics any more than for Protestants. In fact, if anything, Protestants have a harder time with this than Catholics do. The question you linked to has answers that explain very clearly that ...


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The tithe does come from the Old Testament. We as New Testament Christians are not under the covenant that God made with the people of Israel, so the tithe does not specifically apply to us (nor does avoiding pork and a host of other ceremonial laws). However, "each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give" and "God loves a cheerful ...


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No Protestant churches that I know of ever require members to submit proof that they are tithing (though there certainly may be some). Tithing is generally considered to be something that the members ought to do, but is between them and God. This may flow out of the doctrine of the Priesthood of All Believers. Each person is directly accountable to God ...


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The apostle Paulos wrote (1 Cor. 9:14), "Even so the Lord has ordained that those who preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel." On this verse, John Gill writes, "Even so hath the Lord ordained" That is, the Lord Jesus Christ (in Matt. 10:10; Luke 10:7-8), it is an order and appointment of his that his ministering servants, who labour in ...


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Tithing actually has its roots in the Levitical law. In Leviticus 27, it states: 30“‘A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. 31If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it. 32The entire tithe of the herd and flock—every tenth animal ...


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I guess I can add something to this. As the Jewish Historian Alfred Edersheim seems to have done a fair bit of research on the subject. Basically the subject is extremely more complex than a simple 10% and would have generally amounted to more under the Old Testament. In fact I am not sure I fully understand what Edersheim has explained but that helps ...


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Whatever you do, don't stop tithing. If you don't want to give to your own congregation, at least find another ministry in service to God that could also use the money.


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I know this question has an accepted answer but it seems that one scripture has been missed: Matt 23:23 NKJV “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. ...


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The tithe is seen by many to be an Old Testament law for people in the covenant and not binding on New Testament Christians. That being said, the tithe is also seen as a good principle to start from. I personally try to give more than 10% and hope to increase the percentage over time. (However, the government keeps taking more of my money, which makes ...


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TL;DR We're not commanded to give to The Church. Giving to the poor is giving to God. Giving is about demonstrating our thanks to God for providing for us in the past and our trust in God to provide for us in the future. In what way are we commanded (or even urged) to give? I don't see a command in the NT mandating details (quantity, timing, etc.) of ...


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As in the Bible, tithes in the LDS Church were once commonly paid in-kind, that is in livestock, crops, land, etc. Nowadays, tithing is usually paid with money because (1) that is what most people earn (2) it is easiest to account for and (3) financial contributions are easiest to process/use. (You can't build a church out of oranges.) That said, the LDS ...


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(Skip to the last two paragraphs before the caveat for the final answer. The rest is the basis of the answer I gave.) Tithing is mentioned only three or four times in the New Testament. The Pharisees were very careful about tithing (Luke 18:12), He said that they (the Pharisees) should not leave it undone (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). Tithing is ...


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My question to you is: Why would you continue to stay in a church led by greedy leaders? The Church is us not a building. The building is the place we meet. The pastor is the person who shepherds and feeds the flock...making disciples, growing people up. Get with the Lord in prayer and ask Him, your Great Shepherd, to lead you to the right pastor. The ...


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I don't think Pascal intended the Wager to be pulled from Pensées and used as an independent, discrete argument for God. But don't take my word for it, here's what the man says himself: Let us now speak according to natural lights. If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible, since, having neither parts nor limits, He has no affinity to ...


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The word tithe literally means "tenth", so by definition, a tithe is a tenth. I believe that's why the teaching originated the way it did. The idea of the tithe comes originally from Genesis 14, when Abraham gave Melchizidek a tenth of everything he had: And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) And ...


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No, most protestants are not required to tithe. I am a protestant, and I have never had to submit proof of my salary. If I were, I'd probably leave whatever church that asked that of me. If I fail to meet a full 10%, then, well, nothing really happens. The sin, if it's even called that, is simply not giving, which most would say isn't even really a sin. ...


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Malachi 3:7 (KJV) “Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ORDINANCES, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?” ORDINANCES NAILED TO THE CROSS: Colossians 2:14 (KJV) “Blotting out the handwriting of ORDINANCES that was against us, which was ...


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Here Jesus confirm the tithe in the NT: Matthew 23:23 KJV Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. And here, author of Hebrews explains whom ...


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Christians have a bigger obligation, than just giving a tenth to the Church Absolutely! The point of Jesus' message is that the Pharisees were giving a tenth of their earthly goods (perhaps just those spices, since they could possibly be considered "extravagances" where a 10% gift would not be missed) but neglecting real needs of others. His last ...


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Tithe as per Old Testament is 10% of your income. This was apart from offering first fruits and many other offerings from the income. As others answered already, New Testament follows Grace not Law (Romans). It follows spirit not letter. We can draw principles from New testament on tithing. Some of them are below. Jesus: "For I say to you, that unless ...



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