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According to Reformed Theology, what is the doctrinal basis for belief in New Testament tithing?

Based on the frequency with which the word "tithe" is mentioned in Reformed churches, one might expect that Reformed theologians overwhelmingly believe in an obligation for giving 10%. But ...
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What is the biblical basis for NOT tithing?

The biblical basis for Christians not being obliged to tithe is based on the fact that tithing is an Old Testament concept and applied only to people living under the Mosaic Law. The tithe was a ...
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Did everyone tithe in Israel? When did the tithing come into the church?

The Tithe System in the Ancient World Through much of history tithing has meant the right of a person, or institution, to a proportion of the crops grown, or livestock reared, on land owned or ...
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Tithing and excommunication question (LDS)

"Those who pay tithing do not do so under the duress of legal compulsion. No one is disfellowshipped or excommunicated because he fails to pay." —Gorden B. Hinkley, "My Testimony", ...
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Not Tithing Is Stealing? (Baptist perspective)

Tithing [or more generally "giving"] is as noted in another reply "encouraged" by most Baptists. It is interesting that in some of the earliest Baptist confessions tithe is not mentioned as an ...
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Can livestock or grain be used for tithe?

A tithe is a gift in support of the ministry. In barter economies, giving good as opposed to currency might seem quite natural. Yet, even today, it's not uncommon for someone to provide a donation of ...
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Can livestock or grain be used for tithe?

I was a Presbyterian deacon (Presbyterian Church of America); one of my duties was counting the money received from offerings. The Book of Church Order (BoCO) has no rules against bringing cattle into ...
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What is the biblical basis for tithing money instead of agricultural produce or animals?

After the fall harvest, people would travel to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles. People would reserve a tenth of their harvest for what, in addition to being a religious experience, was like an ...
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Not Tithing Is Stealing? (Baptist perspective)

Since the question was edited to specify Baptist teachings, here's a quick note that should provide the shortest answer... Baptists encourage tithing, but do not require it. More frequently, they ...
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Tithing and excommunication question (LDS)

I'm not gonna answer your question as-is because it's personal, but in general: Tithing is between the individual and the Lord. Whatever the member honestly considers to be 10% of their increase or ...
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Can a Mormon reach salvation if they do not pay tithes?

The short answer (partly) is yes, they cannot visit the temple. My husband and I lost our temple recommends for not paying tithing (for one year, we paid tithe for around 15 years at this time) and my ...
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What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?

This is an old question, and Brian Rushton's answer does a great job of describing the various kinds of discipline the Church can take, but let me move this a bit further. The "Informal Discipline" ...
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What is the biblical basis for tithing money instead of agricultural produce or animals?

When the tithe system was set up, the only income that existed for Israelites was agricultural. Wealth was entirely in terms of animals and crops. So in the context when the law was given, the command ...
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What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on whether evangelized gentiles are expected to tithe?

I fear this post might turn out to be one of those “Too Long/Didn’t Read” answers, but that’s the problem in asking for an overview. In light of the history of tithing (below) it would be remiss to ...
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What is the Biblical basis for preachers to be paid from members' tithing?

I have been wrestling with this question since I am currently working as a missionary to university students on campus and rely on a support team who give financially to this ministry. There are a few ...
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What is the biblical basis for both tithing and offering in the New Covenant, instead of just offering?

I think it misguided to relate tithing to specifically "the old" or "the new" convenants. google defines tithe as NOUN one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a ...
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What is the biblical basis for both tithing and offering in the New Covenant, instead of just offering?

You asked specifically about the New Covenant, where tithing is mentioned only once. Matthew 23:23 NKJV Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, ...
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Is there legitimate (scriptural or customary) justification for the practice of "Tithing" in modernity according to recent Protestantism?

Well, this is a great question and I hope to answer it as best as I can. Obviously I can't speak for all branches of Protestantism or Christianity, but I can speak from what I know. For example, the ...
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What is the biblical basis for tithing and NOT keeping the Sabbath at the same time?

Good question. One answer could be that tithing is shown before the Law of Moses between Abram and Melchizedek. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And ...
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Is There Any Database for Catholics to Determine if particular Corporations and Organizations are Good Moral Choices for Donation or Investment?

There are some who keep track of organizations it would be immoral for Catholics to support: Life Decisions International publishes a List of Boycott Targets and The Boycott Handbook of corporations ...
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What is the biblical basis for the claim that Malachi 3:6-12's curse and blessings concerning tithing apply to the New Testament Church?

The curse of the fall is already part of the order of the fall. So. it’s more like a reciprocity principle is being taught in this passage. The blessings discovered in giving (order of preservation) ...
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What is the Biblical basis for preachers to be paid from members' tithing?

That's an easy question to answer. The key is to know what the title pastor was referred to in both the Old Testament & also the New Testament. They didn't use the term pastor, like we do today. ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christians being instructed to tithe (10%) of their income to the modern day 'church'?

There are a couple of "proof" texts still used by pastors to command a tithe. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the ...
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Tithing and excommunication question (LDS)

Nobody will be excommunicated for not paying tithing. And nobody will dictate to you exactly what constitutes your 10%. If you don't feel like you can honestly answer that you are a full tithe payer, ...
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Do Catholics tithe?

Most of the answers above discuss the theology behind whether Catholics are supposed to. On the empirical side of whether people actually do, basically no. Many Catholics don't go to church that often ...
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