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Are Christians Required To Tithe? What Happens If We Don’t Give 10%?

To tithe, or not to tithe, that is the question.

Tithing is a long-debated subject among Christians. Are Christians required to give 10%, or should we give even more under grace? Is there no standard at all?

The NON-REQUIRED to Tithe View:

Many Christians believe there is a strong argument that we are not required to tithe, and nor are we under any obligation to a fixed percentage of giving. This group typically claims we are called to give freely, from the heart, and not under a rules-based system. In most cases, to this group, any minimum standard is a law-based type of giving and does not honor God. Most people on this side do not teach a ‘don’t give’ theology, but rather a ‘give as you feel led, and give where there’s need’ theology.

Do Christians Have to Tithe?
Are Christians Under a Law to Give 10%?
Will Something Bad Happen to Us if we Don’t Tithe?
Will We Lose Blessings or Be Cursed if We Don’t Give?

The REQUIRED to Tithe View:

On the flip side, there are Christians that hold strongly to the teaching that we are called to give a tithe of our income. This side generally suggests that tithing was required long before the law was given, and that it is still to be a part of the normal Christian life. This side will usually also teach that failure to give a tenth will result in some type of negative consequences, be it lost blessings, or even being under a curse.

Of course, there are some views that rest somewhere in the middle of these two sides as well.

What do you think is the biblical view of Christian giving today?



Author: Mike Cynar

Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.


  • Brian Taylor Posted June 16, 2022 9:35 pm

    The church i attend has an non biblical rule.Unless you tithe you can not be on the board or be a leader.So the people buy positions weather or not they are annointed by God or have the Holy Spirit gifts to lead.It seems to me we are trying to use worldly things to produce spiritual fruit.

    • Mike C Posted June 20, 2022 8:44 am

      Yep, indeed that rule is not only nonbiblical but very common. In short, you have to PAY to serve God. During the early church times, it would have been more likely that those serving we the ones getting paid. The church (some of them) extorts money from many God-loving Christians.

      This is also how many atheists see the church. They think it’s all about getting our money. While they are wrong, you can’t blame them for feeling this way when so many churches are conning the congregation. I say they are wrong because the church is not the men and women who push this garbage. The church is us that love Jesus.

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