Tithing Scripturally
by Ronald W Robey
(written April 17, 2020)

There are many today who are deceived into believing that when they take monetary tithes to their New Testament church building they are being Scripturally obedient to God’s command to tithe.

“Scripturally,” the command to tithe was given to the children of Israel. (Leviticus 27:30-34) It was not given to the New Covenant Church.

“Scripturally,” the commanded tithe was to be agricultural. (Leviticus 27:30,32) God never commanded anyone in the Bible to give Him tithes of their money.

“Scripturally,” the commanded tithe was not to be observed until moving into the land of Canaan to live there as a citizen of that land. (Deuteronomy 12:10-11) It was never required by God in other lands.

“Scripturally,” God commanded the congregation not to take their tithes to the House of God. (Numbers 18:21-22;Nehemiah 10:29,37-38) Only the Levitic tribe was commanded by God to take tithes to the House of God.

If people would actually take a Scriptural approach to tithing, they would not be tithing at all. Why not? Because the only House of God that God authorized His tithes to be stored in (Deuteronomy 12:10-11;2 Chronicles 6:5-6) was destroyed in AD 70.

Scripturally, the New Testament church is never named as a storehouse for God’s tithe.