If I remember correctly, in the Bible their phrophet told them to use the money to help the poor, the sick, and the homeless. Instead of building mega churches those tithes should go towards mega shelters and doctors without borders.
They abuse the shit out of the money their members dump into the offering plate. Pathetic. If they’re gonna do that than the State needs to tax the Tithes.
It shouldn’t go towards Renovations, Family Vacations & Group field trips"missions", they’re not helping the homeless unless they’re members of their congregation and that’s bullshit, throwing gospel concerts, and festivals which is a huge waste of money just so their members can get a peak experience out of a bunch of shitty church singers.
If I remember correctly the tithe had nothing to do with money. It was an annual event and had to do with livestock and grains. The only way money became involved was because it was easier to travel long distances with. People would sell their goods in one town, travel, and then purchase new goods, to give to the church.
" Now let’s go to the Torah where the law of tithing originated. First off I want to say that money wasn’t the issue -crops and livestock were. More specifically, community survival was the issue. There are four types of tithes mentioned in the Torah. The first tithe dealt with those who owned land and raised crops. Ten percent of the raised crops were to go to the Levites. Be reminded that this tithe only dealt with those who raised crops. No money was involved . This tithe was also only required for six years out of a seven-year cycle, and those who did not own land, such as the poor, were not required to give this tithe."
It was only required on the third and sixth year out of the seven-year cycle. Deuteronomy 14:28-29 states:
“At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: And the Levite, (because he had no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within they gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD they God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.”
The third type of tithe I want to mention was set aside for annual festivals. Basically, this was a party tithe. Everyone had to put away a tenth of their income (after the first tithe) for the purpose of a feast day. The Bible also clearly states that it was okay to drink “strong drink” (beer) during this feast day. Party indeed! How would your religious leader feel about a portion of your tithe being set aside so that you can drink a six-pack and grill a filet mignon once a year on church property?! Maybe this scripture is the reason why some rabbis don’t consider it a sin to get drunk on this feast day?
Are Christians Required to Tithe?
The short answer is no, Christians aren’t required to tithe. The Law of Moses mandated the tithe to support the Levites in their priestly service and those in need among the foreigners, orphans and widows Since Christ’s sacrifice of himself removed the need for a Levitical priesthood, the principal purpose for the Old Testament tithe is gone. But the New Testament says quite a lot about giving.
Preachers that clearly use donated money to openly live like rock stars is disgusting. Then they use that life style as proof that the prosperity gospel is true. It’s like the people who get rich by selling you the advice that you get rich by selling advice on how to get rich.