Tithing


This page features a term paper I wrote in 2006 on the subject of tithing, examining how it’s taught in many churches today versus what Scripture teaches on this subject. I’ve divided this paper into six parts, and the following is an outline for this series:

The Modern Practice of Tithing in Light of Christ Fulfilling the Law

(PART 1)

A. Introduction
B. A Look at the 17 Scripture Passages Which Mention Tithing 

I. Described prior to the Law of Moses: in the lives of Abraham and Jacob

1. Genesis 14:8-24
2. Genesis 28: 8-22

(PART 2)

II. Prescribed under Mosaic Law: three different tithes

3. Leviticus 27:30-33
4. Numbers 18:21-32
5. Deuteronomy 12:5-19
6. Deuteronomy 14:22-29
7. Deuteronomy 26:12-15

(PART 3)

III. Reforms of King Hezekiah, Nehemiah, and the prophets Amos and Malachi

8. II Chronicles 31:4-12
9. Nehemiah 10:28-39
10. Nehemiah 12:44
11. Nehemiah 13:4-13
12. Amos 4:1-5
13. Malachi 3:5-12

(PART 4)

IV. Spoken of in the New Testament by Jesus and the author of Hebrews

14. Matthew 23:23
15. Luke 11:42
16. Luke 18:9-14
17. Hebrews 7:1-10

C. Tithing in History

(PART 5)

D. Ways of Viewing the Law of Moses Today and a Summary of Galatians

E. Tithing in Light of Christ Fulfilling the Law

(PART 6)

F. New Testament Giving
G. Conclusion/References

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5 thoughts on “Tithing

  1. I stopped tithing/giving a long time ago. I already know who is in control, who allows me to have a good job where I can pay my expenses and from time to time be able to bless others through stewardship and accountability.

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