Congregation members need to be as the Bereans and search the Scriptures to see if these things are so.  If they do search, they may well be surprised.

Malachi 3:7 reveals that tithing was an ordinance in the Old Testament Law.  Ephesians 2:14-15 tells us that the commandments written in the ordinances have been abolished.  This means that God does not require a tithe any more.

Also, Leviticus 27:30-34 reveal that the tithe was restricted to agricultural produce and livestock required of the children of Israel.  God did not require those who were not of the lineage of Jacob to tithe at all.

Further, the children of Israel who were required to tithe did not take their tithe to the Tabernacle/Temple/Church.  They took them to the Levites in the 48 Levitical cities. 

The Levites were ministers of the Temple.  They were the only ones in Israel who were required to tithe to the Temple.  They took a tithe of the tithe to the Temple Storehouse (Nehemiah 10:37-38) 

If the tithe were still in effect today, it would be the Church Treasurers, the Deacons, the Janitorial Staff, The Teachers, and the Ushers who would be required to tithe to the Church… not the congregation.

But nowhere in the Word of God can we find that God authorized a tithe to be given to the Church.  Neither can we find that God’s Holy tithe was changed from agricultural produce and livestock to a tithe of money.