-The tithe was instituted to support the Levitical Priesthood and the Jewish Temple. When the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, the records of the Tribe of Levi were also destroyed. The Priesthood dissolved, so too did the obligation to pay tithes.
Supporting the Jewish Temple is a far cry from supporting Evangelical Pastors as they live in the lap of luxury and their parishioners are suffering and going hungry. Far too many Evangelicals have made themselves filthy rich in this manner and even flaunting their wealth and declaring they have great wealth because God has 'blessed' them abundantly for their efforts.
So, the question becomes: To Whom Do the Evangelical Pastors pay THEIR "tithes" to? Themselves? I'll bet if their finances were scrutinized, there would be no record of their paying tithes. And not being of the Levitical Priesthood, they have no legitimate right to collect tithes.
Remember ...Christ had no place to lay his head and the Apostles, also, were not ones to copy the lifestyle of the Pharisees.
-I will not play your merry-go-round game...when you can refute this truth...lets talk...any thing else will be trashed...
Tithe: The institution or obligation of paying tithes. A tax or assessment of one tenth.
An obligation is not giving...a tax is not giving...The Scripture you quoted speaks of giving...freely...has nothing to do with tithing...
I know what a tithe is, and that it is an "obligation" and "not giving" ... & that it is a tax.
But the tithe was a tax imposed to support the Levitical Priesthood and the Jewish Temple. No further burden was put upon Christians, especially at the point in time that the Temple was destroyed and the Levitical priesthood was no longer in place.
The scriptures you quoted are the ones I used, and the scripture I quoted - which you did not use - pertains to the Christians and not the Jews. Christians were instructed to give freely, and never was a 10% tax imposed.