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Tithe Is Used To Support The Church, Priesthood And For Works Of Mercy

It is my opinion that the payment of a tenth (tithe) or more is very essential in order to support charitable organizations, which include Churches, etc. But there must be accountability.

Our society needs charities to complement governments in the provision of social amenities, and most especially in the care of the less privileged. For instance, I attended a secondary school that was set up by the Methodist Church. During that period, also, most of the schools in Nigeria were established by Churches, such as Catholic, Anglican, Baptist and etc.

Tithes Remain The Inheritance Of The Levites In Accordance With Moses Law.

Tithe plainly means tenth. “The tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for works of mercy, or the same amount regarded as an obligation or tax for the support of the church, priesthood…” – Dictionary definition.

Incidentally, Jesus was not recorded anywhere in the Bible to have paid tithes, neither did He collect tithes nor condemn tithing. Perhaps, the reason Jesus didn’t collect tithes was because he wasn’t a Levite. And maybe the reason he didn't condemn tithing was because he did not come to abolish the law of Moses - Matthew 5:17.

Then, why do the present day Pastors, who claim to be following the footsteps of Jesus and themselves not Levites, collect tithes?