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Holy Spirit Interactive: Tithing: Frequently Asked Questions: Did Jesus say anything about tithing?

Did Jesus say anything about tithing?

Yes! When Jesus was speaking to the scribes and Pharisees, he condemned them as hypocrites because, while they did tithe as required, they neglected justice, mercy and faith. Jesus emphasized that justice, mercy and faith were important and should be practiced ALONGSIDE tithing.

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law; justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others." [Mt. 23:23]

Also, when Jesus sent His disciples to preach the arrival of the Kingdom of God, He told His disciples to stay in the house where they are welcomed FOR THE LABOURER of God DESERVES TO BE PAID for his preaching. As to those who reject the good news and hospitality to God's labourers, on Judgment Day, it will be more tolerable for Sodom then those people.

"Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid." [Lk. 10:7]

"But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. You know this: the kingdom of God has come near.' I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town." [Lk. 10:10-2]

Next: Are there other references in the New Testament to the obligation of tithing?

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