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.
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