Tithing is an Old Testament concept. The tithe was a requirement of the law in which all Israelites were to give 10% of everything they earned and grew to the Tabernacle / Temple (Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:26; Deuteronomy 14:24; 2 Chronicles 31:5). Some understand the Old Testament tithe as a method of taxation to provide for the needs of the priests and Levites of the sacrificial system. The New Testament nowhere commands, or even recommends that Christians submit to a legalistic tithe system. Paul states that believers should set aside a portion of their income in order to support the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
This is basically what I was told. That the New Testament (The Old Testament does not count apparently) does not mention us paying “ten percent” to the Church. “Catholics don’t do that” said the upset Catholic (who has a problem with authority and is married to a Protestant).
I explained…but you know how that goes:rolleyes:
Do most Protestants follow this idea? Do they consider it “Mosaic Law?” And therefore invalid? I know a few people who act like the Old Testament is “outdated”. They stress the importance on just the New Testament. Is that the “norm”?
My question is how would you have answered it? Thanks in advance. I can’t wait to read your response.
May the Lord be with You.