Christian tithing – What does the Bible say? Christians tend to struggle to understand this issue. In many churches, tithing is misused and over-emphasized as a technique for bringing money into the church. On the other hand, many Christians do not offer anything to help the church, ignoring the biblical encouragement to give to the […]

Are tithes and offerings the same thing? Do Christians have to give tithes and offerings? The Bible defines tithes and offerings differently than most churches today. In the Bible, a tithe was 10% of certain harvests that the Israelites were to donate to the temple for the use of the priests and Levites. There were […]

What should be done if a husband and wife disagree on tithing / how much to give?”……When a husband and wife disagree on "tithing" or on how much to give to the local church and other ministries, much conflict can arise. …First, it is important to understand that Christians under the New Covenant are under […]

When tithing a percentage of my income, should it be off the net or the gross? This is a bit of a circular question because believers in the church age are not required to tithe. That is, the New Testament does not give a specific comparison of income vs. donation amount. It says to support […]

What does it mean to be a cheerful giver? Giving in the church is a little confusing. Unlike Jews in the Old Testament, we are not commanded to tithe 10% of our income to our primary place of worship. We are, however, exhorted to financially support both our local church and other believers in need […]

“Does the teaching on tithing in Malachi 3:9-10 apply to us today?”……Malachi 3:9-10 is often used to teach the need for Christians to tithe to local churches today. That passage reads, 9 You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there […]

When tithing a percentage of my income, should it all go to my home church or can I give some to a Christian ministry? First the basics. Christians are not required to tithe. We are exhorted to give money to support those who run the church (1 Timothy 5:17-18) (which would include ministry/office space such […]