20 Reasons You Should Stop Tithing
Among pastors there is a terrible
abuse of using law tithing to place the church back under the condemnation of
the law. This must be stopped (
1:11). Jesus taught the church of Paul's dispensation a better way of
giving without the law.
Below are some reasons you should
stop law tithing.
We are not under the law of tithing
Tithing was part of the law. We are no longer
under it. ( Rom 6:14)
The law of tithing is weak
A required tithe does not change the heart or the action. ( Mat
23:23, Gal 4:9, Rom
The law tithe is beggarly
Law tithing always requests more. It is not a gift. It is merely
fulfilling an obligation ( Gal
The church is not God's covenant people
The old and new covenants were made with Israel and Judah and so the
requirements were never intended for Gentiles ( Heb 8:8 ). Gentiles could be blessed by honoring
Israel, and worshipping Israel's God.
no Levitical priesthood today
The most popular tithe today is the tithe that
went to the Levitical priesthood ( ).
There is no Num 18:21 Levitical priesthood today.
pastor does not replace the priest
Preachers and teachers in the body of Christ church are not priests.
Christ is the only mediator ( ). 1 Tim 2:5
We do not inherit Israel's land
The tithe given to the Levites was because they
had no land inheritance ( ). Numbers 18:21
There are no more temple sacrifices
Since Christ paid it all there is no need to pay (tithe) someone else to
do this service.
The local church does not replace the temple
Know ye not that you are the temple of God not your building! ( ) 1 Cor 3:16
The church does not observe required feast day
It was three times a year in . At certain feast days is where
the tithes would be offered. One tithe even allowed you to stay home and
spend it on what you desired ( Deut 16:16 ). Deut 14:26
Law tithing requirements were greater than 10 percent
is one example of the tithe on
the increase every 3 years that was above the regular Deut 14:28 Levitical
tithe. There are other required offerings also according to . Mal 3:9
blessings are no longer granted
The law tithe taught physical blessings to Israel
from God for tithing ( ). Without a covenant with
God, Mal 3:10 a priesthood, a promise, or a temple tithing
for profit will not work.
has given the church all spiritual blessings
Those blessings are in heavenly places in Christ ( ) Eph 1:3
provides all our needs without tithing
says your needs are
supplied according to his riches in glory in Christ. What you need is not
physical it is spiritual. Phil 4:19
tithing obligates the doer to the entire law : , Gal 5:3 James 2:10
Peace with God is attained without tithing - Romans 5:1
We work to provide for our needs in this dispensation
Paul makes it clear that if we don't work we don't eat ( ).
2 Thess 3:10 and Mat 6:11 are not effective today. If
we do not provide for our own today we are 'worse than an infidel' ( Mal 3:10 ) 1 Tim 5:8
The tithe was required
Giving today is not 'of necessity' ( ).
This is an important distinction between generosity and obligation. 2 Cor 9:7
The law tithe places you under a curse
If you do not continue tithing then you can be cursed ( ) Gal 3:10
has redeemed you from the law of tithing
Law tithing represents ignorance or negligence of Christ's cross ( , Gal 3:13 1 Cor 1:17,
). Gal 2:21
'I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the
law, then Christ is dead in vain . ' Gal 2:21
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