Monetary Tithing: A Biblical Principle?
by Ronald W Robey
(written May 15, 2019)

When one teaches that monetary tithing is a biblical principle, he is teaching a falsehood.

The phrase, “biblical principle” implies that a belief that one holds to and/or teaches is found in the pages of the Bible. Example: living a sanctified life is found in the Bible. It is therefore a biblical principle.

There is not one verse in the entire Bible that says money is to be tithed to the House of God…not one! So, no, monetary tithing is not a biblical principle.

While monetary tithing may be considered a principle in many mainstream religious institutions around the world today, it is a principle that was invented after the canon of Scripture was completed. And since the monetary tithe requirement doctrine contradicts what God’s word says concerning His required tithe, we can know beyond a shadow of doubt that it is not sound doctrine.

Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2 Timothy 4:2-4 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Matthew 15:7-9 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

When you teach doctrines that contradict the word of God, you are rebelling against the God of the word.