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The giving of tithes was commanded under the Mosaic Law given to the nation of Israel. Israelites were told to give one tenth of the increase of all they had to the Lord to be used to support the priesthood, widows, orphans and the needy. As the Law to Israel states: "...the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD." (Leviticus 27:32) Christians, however, have not been commanded to tithe, nor have they been promised prosperity for following this Law as was Israel. Christians are not under the Law Covenant given to the Hebrews. As the Apostle Paul said, "Wherefore the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster [under the Law]." (Galatians 3:24, 25)
The Christian is under the law of love—a spirit of giving that would expect nothing in return. "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7; Matthew 22:36-40) Christians who have presented themselves to God as living sacrifices, to be wholly His and to do His will in all things, look to the Lord to see where we can contribute to the Lord's cause. We should never be forced to do this, nor should we feel obligated to give money to any preachers who continually beg for money. Bible students use all of their collected funds toward the spread of the good news. We own no expensive church buildings, nor do our pastors receive a salary. We generally meet in homes or in rented facilities. We live within our means and very sparingly so that more of our funds can go toward witnessing to others who are hungering and thirsting after the truth.
PROSPERITY GOSPEL & TITHING (Article)