No. According to the Bible, God only commanded ancient Israel to tithe. This tithe commandment is part of the Old Covenant (or Law of Moses). Under the Old Covenant, ancient Israel gave tithes (agricultural produce and cattle) as sacrificial offerings. The sacrificial offerings were used to cleanse ancient Israel of its sin.
The Bible makes it clear that these sacrificial offerings under the system of tithing were not sufficient.
For the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sins.
When he says above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin-offerings you did not desire nor did you take delight in them” (which are offered according to the law), then he says, “Here I am: I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first to establish the second. By his will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
I encourage you to read Hebrews 10:1-18 because it explains why tithing system of sacrifices and offerings is neither acceptable nor a part of the New Covenant (New Testament).
Scripture makes it clear that Jesus gave his life and shed his blood. His blood cleansed the world of sin. Jesus’ death was the last sacrifice offered. Therefore, it was no longer necessary to continue the tithing system in any form of fashion.
Under the New Covenant (Testament) tithing is not practiced as part of the Christian faith. New Testament Christians practice Spirit-led giving. They gave free-will offerings to help those in need. This is the only type of giving that God established after the death, burial and resurrection Jesus the Christ. This type of Giving is also referred to as Giving under Grace.
Giving under Grace is for today’s Christian church whereas biblical tithing is of the Old Covenant and was only for ancient Israel.
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