Find the Real Meaning… Understanding Tithing
The purpose of this web page is to highlight what the Bible really teaches concerning giving money and other resources. Contrary to popular belief, the Bible does not teach us that we should still be tithing. Tithing was one of the many commands that God gave to the Israelites. Nowhere in the Bible is it taught that we should stop doing all the other things contained in those laws (like sacrificing animals, honoring God on the Sabbath, not eating certain animals, etc) except the law of tithing. The Bible clearly does not teach that tithing is the only part of the Old Covenant laws that we should still be doing.
God did make a promise to the Israelites in the book of Malachi but New Covenant Christians were not the intended audience. We are told in Hebrews 7:22 and other places that the covenant God has for believers ever since his son Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead is a ‘better’ covenant. This covenant of grace is better in all ways.
This message is not some new trick to try to get people to give more. Instead this is an attempt to teach that Christians can be free of the bondage of tithing and give the same way it is taught and demonstrated in the New Covenant. The Bible teaches that we are to enjoy being generous!