~TITHING~ I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on…

~TITHING~

I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on biblical tithing but I will make these simple submissions to support that tithing is scriptural.

1. The purpose – (i) ‘that there may be meat in my house’ Malachi 3:10b (ii) For our blessings – Malachi 3:10,
Hebrews 7:6
[6]But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Note: Tithes is not your pastor’s but God’s.

2. The origin: Many claim it originated from the law which is wrong. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob paid tithes all before the time of the law and he wasn’t cursed but blessed.
Notice in these verses how Apostle Paul related the timings:
Hebrews 7:4-8
[4]Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
[5]And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
[6]But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
[7]And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
[8]And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

If Methuselah, a type of Christ received these tithes and blessed him, do you know any where in the scriptures where Christ himself abolished it? If we are part of the blessings of Abraham through our Lord Jesus, shouldn’t we do what he did?

3. Did Jesus condemn tithing?
No! He only said they omitted something.
Matthew 23:23
[23]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.]
Jesus would have said the comments in bracket if they showed justice, mercy and faith but neglected payment of thites. They did that so well (needed no correction from Jesus) that they counted it as righteousness in their unrighteousness.

There is no record that any of the Apostles abolished it either.

Why abolish what Christ nor the Apostles didn’t abolish?

Conclusion: God required we give anything give as to Him cheerfully with the understanding that His work should go on.
You can give back all He has given you but the least you can give is your tithe which is for his house. Almsgiving and charities, even in the church should be sorted elsewhere.

14 comments on ~TITHING~ I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on…

  1. The-rvuement isn’t whether its sciptural by wither Jewish ceremonial.law still is required of the Christian. It isn’t. The principles of giving still l do apply. Because faith lives and loves in Christ.

  2. What’s missing here is the information about what Israel was required to tithe on. It was never money. It was food. Specifically, crops and livestock raised in the Promised Land. So, they didn’t tithe during the 40 years wandering in the wilderness. They had money but were never told to tithe on it. There’s not that many scriptures about tithing so it’s easy to find them all to see what they say and what they don’t say. Don’t trust me, but definitely trust the Bible…

  3. So, Micah Chuks, do you bring a tenth of your hamburger, steaks, chickens, pork, and fish along with a tenth of your bread and drinks to your temple and give it to your priest?

    Hey, and don’t forget that a tenth of your war spoils go to the temple and the priest wherever that is.

  4. I don’t give tithes to my Church, But if I will compute the money I give (although Im not doing it) to my Church, it is close to 32% of my income, am I wrong? Again, I dont practice tithing.

  5. If it no longer applies and I am wrong for tithing off my ‘increase’, which I do, I would rather err on the side of giving.

  6. Furthermore, I have NEVER suffered financially because of my tithing. I HAVE, however suffered when I did NOT tithe.

  7. As a Pastor, I remember questions like: “is it before or after taxes? What about if I contribute to other charities? What about if I can hardly pay my bills? What if this, what if that”? I could address each one of these, Bible in hand. At the end of the day, it is between you and God. Take a step of faith and trust in Him.

  8. All I see is a bunch of verses that are removed form their context and stitched together.

    You do more to give back to God when you help a brother or sister out with their bills or donate food to the hungry or provide shelter and clothing to the needy. Not by feeding money to a church who’s ambitions exceed what it should and therefore needs to falsely teach tithing to meet the financial requirements of their own making.

    Ofcourse we should support the church and it’s ministry but to take verses out of context to guilt believers into thinking they are “robbing God” That is awful. Support a brother and sister going through hard times, give to the needy, the poor, the widow and the fatherless before you start paying the pay checks of church leadership.

  9. Anybody who thinks the church doesn’t havebills has never been to abusiness meeting. What would happen @ your home, say, if you didn’t pay your mortgage or electric bill?

  10. So then tithe. No one will hold it against you. But don’t tell everyone else that it’s imperative because it isn’t. Should we give? Give as you have purposes in your heart, not of necessity or abundance but with a cheerful heart. Be blessed

  11. Tithing was exclusively for the priests in the Temple and was commanded in the law of Moses. This was for performing priestly responsibilities in the temple and for them to eat because they were given no land inheritance to farm on.

    Deuteronomy 18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.

    Tithing was primarily made up of livestock, crops etc not money.

    God commanded them to convert the above commodities into money only if they live far away from the temple.

    Deuteronomy 14: 24-25 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:

    25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:

    It was also another way in which the poor, widows and foreigners got sustained.

    Abraham paid tithe to Melchizedek ONLY ONCE and it was not a commandment to do so.

    No where in the new testament where the commandment to pay tithe is decreed. No where in the new testament where apostles or any one gave tithes as part of the new covenant.

    Church buildings are not temples of God as the temple was the only chosen place to bring the tithe according to the law of Moses.

    However, supporting pastors/evangelists who are full time workers In the ministry is biblical and was commanded by the Lord. This money is given according to one’s own free will. There are no specifications on how much someone should contribute.

    There are also funds available within the church that are used to support the poor. These are administered by representatives of churches just like Paul, Titus and other apostles.

    Pastors are free not to exercise this authority and live on personal remuneration just like apostle Paul.

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