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What is the difference between tithes and offerings?

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When trying to distinguish between tithes and offerings, it is important to first understand the concept of tithing. Christians today often think that what they give to their local church is a tithe, when in reality it is an offering. Christian tithing is a misnomer because Christians are under no obligation to fulfill the command to tithe as given to the Israelites as part of the Mosaic Law. The tithe was a requirement of the law in which all Israelites were to give 10% of everything they earned and grew to the Tabernacle/Temple (Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 14:24; 2 Chronicles 31:5). The New Testament nowhere commands, or even recommends, that Christians submit to a legalistic tithe system. Paul states that believers should set aside a portion of their income as an offering, but this is not a tithe (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).

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  1. PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

    Amen,and thank you for sharing your thoughts on this subject.

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  2. Aha, so tithing is not something we are obligated to do. It is a misunderstood concept so I learned from the original post. Thank you for the reblog.

    Reply

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