I first heard the teaching about tithing when I was 16 years old. The way it was explained was that tithe is 10 percent of one's income. The question was should I give 10% of my net income or my gross income? When I went to Bible school, I had a teacher told us in class that we should tithe only the net and not the gross income.
Attacking the teaching on tithing in the church does not mean we should stop giving! Generous giving and sacrificial offering should replace the unbiblical teaching of tithing we hear in many churches today. The pastor should not worry about not having enough money because generous and sacrificial giving should take care of all the needs in the church, but it pastor's support, outreach, missions, etc.
3. There are four tithes in the OT; 3 are religious-Levitical tithe, Feast tithe, and Poor tithe.
Kelly writes, "The whole first tithe was given to the Levites who were only servants to the priests (Num 18:21-24; Neh 10:37b). The Levites, in turn, gave one tenth of the whole tithe to the priests (Num 18:25-28; Neh 10:38)." If you read the text in Deu 12:1-19; 14:22-26 will be amazed that the feast tithe is to be eaten by the people. Of course the tithe for the poor is collected for the poor (Deu 14:28, 29; 26:12, 13). Again the tithe is only food not money!
5. Tithes in Malachi 3: 10 is plural, not singular; meaning it includes the whole four tithes in the OT. This is the most abused text in the Bible about tithing. The context tells us that the rebuke is given to the dishonest priests and not the people. Because the context relates to the priest-thieves, the storehouse here might refer to the small storehouse in the temple Nehemiah 13:5, 9, but it must include the storehouses in the Levitical cities outside Jerusalem where 98 percent of Levites live. Therefore, the teaching today that tithes should be brought to the local churches is wrong principle.
Read this article more about on Malachi An Exhaustive Examination of "Tithe," "Tithes" and "Tithing"
6. In the OT the poor did not tithe, in fact they received tithe.
It is not a principle to require everyone to give 10 percent. Perhaps just 1 percent for the poor is already too much and 10% for the rich is too little.
8. John Calvin, Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, John Wycliffe, Adam Clark, Campbell Morgan, Oliver Cromwell, and others believe that tithing should not be taught in the churches.
My Wesleyan friends will not be happy to know that John Wesley did not teach tithing either. Read the source here: JOHN WESLEY DID NOT TEACH TITHING
My conclusion is, just because most churches and famous pastors and evangelists throughout the world teaches tithing does not mean tithing is part of the New covenant. Do your own homework.
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