LDS Church Teaches:

The Bible Teaches the:

Law of Tithing Part 1

Tithing is Essential for membership.

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

 

Those who do not pay tithing rob God.

Malachi 3:8

 

Those who tithe will not burn.

 

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

 

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

 

Leviticus 27:30-32  Numbers 18:23-28  Deuteronomy 12:6, 11, 17  Deuteronomy 14:22-23, 28-29  Deuteronomy 26:12-14

2 Chronicles 31:5  Nehemiah 10:38  Hebrews 7:5-6, 8-9

 

Tithing is required to build LDS temples.

 

Matthew 23:23  Luke 18:10-14

 

Christ fulfilled the law, making mandatory tithes obsolete.

Those who don’t pay tithing are not worthy.

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