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  • Money collected through tithing is used for such things as the following: build and maintain meetinghouses, temples and other Church-owned buildings; pay for production and distribution of instruction materials (manuals, videos, etc); maintain communications network (satellite, website, etc); pay salaries of Church employees; and a variety of other uses. Money collected through fast offerings is usually what is used for welfare and humanitarian needs, but it is likely subsidised somewhat from tithing money. There is also a specific fund set up for missionaries, and the money that is collected through that is usually what is used for supporting missionaries (monetarily and through supplies); however, it is likely that this fund may be subsidised with tithing funds as well.
  • The easy answer to this is to be obedient to all that the Lord asks; tithing is one of these commandments. The purpose of tithing is to build the Kingdom of God—not so much temporally but more spiritually. The question to think about is does God really need our money? On the other hand, by paying are we participating in the one commandment God has given Himself? "This is MY work and my glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39).
  • The primary purpose of the tithing arrangemnet under the Law had been to suport Israel's temple and Priesthood, consequently the obligation to pay tithes would cease when that Mosiac Law covenant came to an end as fulfilled, through Christ's death. (Eph 2.15: Col 2:13,14) Levitical priests continued to serve at the temple until it was destroyed in 70 C.E. But christians from 33 C.E. became part of a new spiritual priesthood that was not supported by tithes- Ro 6:14;Heb 7:12; 1Pe 2:9 Christians today give from the heart not having to give grudgingly or by compulsion, because God loves the cheerful giver.. I hope this helps your understanding.
  • It's a way various churches exploit their members by demanding a percentage of their wages upfront as a right instead of depending upon the actuall charity of the congragation. It is nothing but a program of extortion designed to keep the "faithfull" under some measure of control. If I was you I would take no part in this dubious practice.
  • In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the main purpose of tithing is to teach us the meaning of sacrifice. Think of it this way: the Lord gives us 100% of what we have. Is it really too much for Him to ask us to give 10% back, to help run His Church? (And incidentally, that’s exactly what it does. The Church of Jesus Christ does not have *any* paid ministry; thus, tithing fulfills the financial needs of the Church—buildings, maintenance, budgets, etc.—as opposed to enriching any members/leaders thereof.) As an aside, I’ve heard multiple professional financial planners (of any religion or even none at all) recommend that in order to be rich, one must first give a flat 10% of all of their earnings to charity. The way one explained it to me is that it subconsciously helps us see money as a tool rather than a goal in and of itself. How’s that, for a great side effect? :-)
  • 1)The Levitical tithe required those who raised crops (not everyone and not all professions - just those who raised crops) to give 10% of that to the Levites. This tithe only occurred 6 years out of the 7 year cycle. It also required those that raised 10 or more animals to give each tenth animal that passed under the rod to the Levites. If a person raised less than 10 animals, they were not required to tithe. 2) From what was given to them, the Levites in turn had to give a tenth of the very best to the priests. 3) The festival tithe required that those who raised crops or animals to set aside 10% for the annual festivals. It was for the people to have a party and consume the food joyfully and alcoholic beverages (strong drink) if they wanted. 4) The Poor tithe occurred only in the 3rd and 6th years of the seven year cycle. This was set aside for the poor. All tithes were always food and NEVER money and yes, they did have money and silver back then. Everybody did not raise crops for a living.
  • 1. obedience - He says to do it. 2. to reinforce the concept that you are just a steward of God's property - it ain't yours so give it back 3. it is used to reinforce faith - if you can live off of 100% of what God gives you, then you can surely live off of 90%, right? he can do good in your life with less than He actually gives you
  • The Catholic Church does not teach giving 10% to the Church. Tithing is the part of the Mosaic Law that covers temple worship. Jesus fulfilled the Law of Moses. Christians are not held to the ceremonial parts of the Mosaic Law concerning of dietary purity and temple worship. Christians are held to the moral law of God, some of which is expressed in the Ten Commandments. However Jesus took the Ten Commandments to the next step summarizing them into the two Great Commandments: • You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. • You shall love your neighbor as yourself. And teaching things like • Everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. • Everyone is our neighbor including our enemies. Therefore we have to go much farther than the original recipients of the Ten Commandments ever dreamed. Catholics need to examine thier personal finances, determine what part of their God-given time, talent, and treasure they can freely choose to give back. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, part 3, section 2: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2.htm With love in Christ.
  • Great question. Otters answer said it best. Hope that helps you.
  • in Tithing we give back 10% of what we have (in most cases our money so if you pick up a twenty on the street, you give 2 dollars of it) back to God who has given us everything we have, so in a nutshell we're just paying him back
  • First and formost, it is a commandment, period. What our leaders do with it is between them and the Lord. I have total confidence in our Prophet and Apostles and I do not worry what they do with the Lord's Money. Whew4
  • To give money to the church so that they can do things like this: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090121/ap_on_re_us/church_theft
  • Most answers will be about what is done with tithing. - I think the PURPOSE of tithing is to make us comfortable with giving up things that get in the way of what we really want. - Love of money has been called the root of all evil. Loving money and seeking after it can grab all our attention and make us mean and selfish. - Paying tithing breaks that stranglehold and makes is free to attend to the important things: Family, friends and so on.
  • Primary source of church revenue. In many ways its like a tax.
  • 7-27-2017 It is not reliable to let people tell you what the bible says. Many people will make up stuff because they don't know what it says, and many will make up stuff because they wish it would not say what it says. You just have to read it for yourself. Read a chapter of Proverbs every day. Proverbs has 31 chapters so you can keep your place by just looking at a calendar. There is no religion or nothing in Proverbs and you don't have to believe anything. Just read to find wisdom. When you are comfortable with that, then read the bible from Romans to 2 Thessalonians over and over until you start to remember what it says. That is the part that applies to Christians. To learn about a specific subject such as tithing, get a concordance and look up the first usage of the word. -- "Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all." -- A tithe is a one-time gift of one tenth of what you possess. Modern preachers think it is an ongoing tax of one tenth of your income. By studying the bible yourself and ignoring what others say, you avoid such distractions.
  • Tithing was part of the Hebrew (Jewish) requirements. They were required to tithe 10% of everything they had not only money but even salt or food. Although the Gentiles were never part of the tithing requirements as the Christian faith grew tithing was one of the things adopted from the Hebrews. Gentiles were never required to hold to the Old Testament laws. The church adopted many of them to help teach their converts. As time passed the church grew into the OT laws and accepted them all as part of their beliefs this included tithing. Jesus Christ replaced the OT Law with two new commandments, To Love God and to love your neighbour. He gave us the Law of Love that all who accept Jesus Christ as Saviour live under the Law of Love.
  • Well I guess it's from the bible and one of the things God wants us to do......good thing, as NO TAXPAYER money should ever go to church upkeep, EVER......so if everyone tithed as they should, there'd be no lack of money for these things.......I take a dim view of organized religion.....can you tell? LOL.........but yes, it's to keep all those churches in good order and not to have to depend on the GOVERNMENT to bail them out.......so keep tithing, you christians!!!!!!!!!!

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