The Tithing Laws – Part 1

The modern concept of monetary ‘tithing’ basically states that “God commands you to tithe your income to your local church as an act of faith, love and obedience. And if you do, God will bless you. But if you don’t, you’re robbing God and cursed with a curse.”

This concept may vary from person to person — for example, some omit the passage from Malachi 3 about robbing God and being cursed with a curse. But nevertheless, the general line of thought is that “tithing is an eternal principle which prospers those who practice it. But those who don’t will miss out on blessings and experience hardship (especially financial hardship).”

There are a number of problems with this modern concept of monetary ‘tithing.’ The main problem being that it contradicts the actual tithing laws, yet it is falsely presented as “Biblical tithing” when it is nothing of the sort.

Monetary ‘tithing’ instills a false definition of ‘tithing’ in the minds of Believers, so that when someone shows them the tithing laws in Scripture, their mind does not compute that their beliefs about tithing contradict what God said about the tithe. For some, the contradictions are too difficult to accept. And so, they suppress the truth and ignore the contradictions for the sake of holding onto a false tradition.

If you believe in monetary ‘tithing,’ I encourage you to re-evaluate your beliefs about tithing and examine the Scriptures for yourself in context. Double check what your leader(s) taught you and scrutinize everything that I share in these articles.

Remember that the standard or measure by which we examine all things is God and His word — not our feelings, personal opinions, denominational standards, church traditions, family traditions, or because “the man or woman of God said. . .”

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

I appreciate you joining me in this series. Stay tuned for the next article, which will lay out the historical background leading up to the tithing laws.

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6 Comments on “The Tithing Laws – Part 1

  1. Pingback: Are You FREE To Discuss Tithing? « Exit Churchianity

  2. Nice one sister. Very sensitive topic. I am following to learn more. I have been a victim of wrong doctrines preached to enrich persons. I have realised my mistakes and taking my journey to seeking God in spirit and in truth.

  3. I forgot to proof read that comment. At the end of the first paragraph, I meant to complete the sentence with a comma and “feeds them”

  4. Hello again Sister! It is great to see you active again, and on such a necessary topic. Almost every “Pastor” teaches this perversion of scripture, so it is good to see you spending so much time explaining it from the Word of God. I discovered this false teaching years ago and I have found that most churchgoers really do not want to know what the Lord has to say, they just want to swallow and follow what their real “leader” tells them. If you study the kingdom of Saul vs. the Kingdom of David, you will see the correlation between those that want a man to be their leader instead of God . That is what I see in churchianity….the sheople want to claim to be God’s elect and SAY He is Lord, but in actuality, they swallow and follow whatever the Guy that stands head and shoulders (the average height of the “platform, stage”) above everyone else.

    One day soon, the voice will come from heaven! “Come out of her My people…”

    • Hello Scott = )

      Thanks for the welcome back. I wanted to address the subject of monetary ‘tithing’ because it seems like some religious leaders are pushing the issue even harder, perhaps because attendance is declining and donations are declining. I agree that many professing Christians do not want to know what God has to say about the matter, but there are some who want to know the truth or need that extra confirmation and encouragement to let go of this false tradition and walk in the freedom of Christ. Thank you!~

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