Tithing - Should You?
Edited By Bart Henderson
The Bible’s answer
As part of their contribution to support true worship, the ancient Israelites were commanded to donate a tithe, * or a tenth, of their annual income. God told them: “You must without fail give a tenth [“tithe,” King James Version] of everything your seed produces in the field year by year.” Deuteronomy 14:22.
The command to tithe was part of the Mosaic Law, a law code that God gave to ancient Israel. Christians are not legally subject to the Mosaic Law and so are not required to tithe. (Colossians 2:13, 14)
Instead, each Christian is to contribute financially “as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
KJV 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
IMHO -Tithing is a very interesting subject. In today's churches, most of them believe and practice tithing. It is a major way of raising money for the churches. This belief is not found anywhere in the New Testament after the Book of Acts. It is practiced only in the Old Testament supporting The Jewish Temple.
Tithing as we know it of today started right around 1870s. Churches around this time discovered tithing to raise more money for all the churches activities.
I believe if a church wants to use Tithing to raise funds, the ministers of that church does not own any possessions of any kind including food but is provided for by the church. This is Old Testament!
We are living in the New Testament’s Age of Grace. Therefore, in the New Testament, we are no longer required to tithe but to be a cheerful giver. If you truly follow and led by the Lord Jesus, the Lord will lead you to give or donate whatever funds your heart want to give. If the Lord leads you to fill a grocery basket full of food for a poor person, do it with a cheerful heart. If He wants you to give $1,000 dollars to the needy, He will provide the funds to flow from Him through you to the needy. Again, you give with a cheerful heart. He will provide because it is His money. You listen, He provides!
The following websites and E-Book will explain in detail on what I am saying.