“Tithing” means giving 10% of your income to the church, and “offerings” is commonly known as giving to a mission project, guest speaker, or for instance, another ministry or person.
Even though we have addressed this issue of tithing on several occasions on this website, we want to give an even deeper explanation of the above passage in the book of Malachi.
Nowhere in the New Testament of the Bible does it teach followers of Jesus Christ to tithe! Jesus did not teach the disciples to tithe, and the disciples did not teach anybody to tithe.
One of the simplest, yet most powerful things you can learn about the Bible is to differentiate between what is Old Covenant and what is New Covenant.
We are to give according to how the Apostle Paul instructed the believers in the New Testament, under the New Covenant of GRACE. Under GRACE, there are no other laws than to love the Lord and love one another. This love perfectly fulfills all the commandments of the old system.
There were 3 people or groups of people in the Bible who tithed. All these people had money – and some lots of it – and yet they did not tithe one cent of it!
LET’S GO OVER THE TITHERS IN THE BIBLE, ONE BY ONE!