by Trae Webb
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Excerpt from the Tract:
Tithing is referenced in the New Testament. Twice it is referenced by Jesus as part of a woe concerning the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42). Tithing is also mentioned by the Pharisee who is boasting in himself in the story of the Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:12). Further reference to tithing can be found in Hebrews 7:4-9 where the Hebrew writer uses Abram’s paying a tithe to Melchizedek in making the case for the superiority of Jesus’ High Priesthood over the Levitical priesthood.
Although reference is made to tithing, there is no law concerning tithing given in the New Testament. This is important to note as Jesus has effectively blotted “out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Colossians 2:14). Since we live under a new covenant, we must align ourselves by the ordinances of that covenant rather than those of the old covenant which is no longer in force (Hebrews 8:6, 9:16). That said, although the New Testament does not contain any law concerning tithing, it does have something to say about the giving of means.