How many, while discussing tithes with a pro-tithing proponent, have heard the other party say, “We are not under the Law, but under Grace. However,Jesus Himself said it should be done. So, we should pay our tithe.”

While they admit that we are not under the Law, they are placing themselves under the Law by saying “We should pay our tithe.”

In the same verse where Jesus said that tithing should be done, (Matthew 23:23) Jesus also said that tithing is “a matter of the Law.”  One cannot employ a matter of the Law without being subject to the Law.

If one is subject to the precepts of the Law, then one is also susceptible to the penalties of the Law when that Law is broken.

Deuteronomy 28 reveals the curse that is the result of not keeping the Law in the manner that God decreed.

Is one truly keeping the Law of tithing when one tithes money to ones local religious institution? The answer, of course, is NO!

The Law states that God’s holy tithe is agricultural, not monetary. (Leviticus 27:30-33; Deuteronomy 14:22-29)  It also states that man cannot do what seems right in his own eyes. (Deuteronomy 12:8)

One cannot place oneself under the Law of the Tithe and use the argument, “I am not a farmer, nor am I a herder” as an excuse to tithe money.

If one places oneself under the Law, then one must live by that Law’s demands,… or be cursed. (Galatians 3:10)

The Law is the justification, or the condemnation of the one walking in it. Such an one who is walking in the Law has rejected Jesus Christ. (Galatians 5:4)

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