Tithing – Part 1

Tithing is Essential for LDS membership. Those who don’t pay tithing are not worthy.

LDS Church Teaches:

Tithing is Essential for membership.

LDS.org Article

Those who do not pay tithing rob God.

Malachi 3:8

Those who tithe will not burn.

Doctrine and Covenants 64:23-25;

Tithing is required to build LDS temples.

Doctrine and Covenants 97:10-12

Those who don’t pay tithing are not worthy.

Doctrine and Covenants 119


The Bible Teaches:

Abraham gave Melchizedek a tenth of the spoils of war – not a tenth of all his personal possessions or increase.

Genesis 14:20;  Hebrews 7:4

Under Mosaic Law tithes were paid to the Levites as they served in the tabernacle/temple.

Leviticus 27:30-32;  Numbers 18:23-28;  Deuteronomy 12:61117;  Deuteronomy 14:22-2328-29;  Deuteronomy 26:12-14

2 Chronicles 31:5;  Nehemiah 10:38;  Hebrews 7:5-68-9

Tithing as a commandment is not found in the New Testament.

Matthew 23:23;  Luke 18:10-14

Christ fulfilled the law, making mandatory tithes obsolete.

Luke 16:13-16;  Hebrews 7:22

Cheerful freewill giving comes from the heart.

Matthew 6:3-4;  Luke 6:38;  2 Corinthians 9:7

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