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Offering Versus A Tithe

What are the Old Testament differences between an offering and a tithe?

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 ---Ryan on 9/2/06
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It is not the differences I want to mention. is the simularity. Tithe and offerings were to be eaten at a feast where you and your family enjoyed your favorite food, rejoicing in what God, which is love, had given you the power and wisdom to get. Can you imagine for just a moment, If a group of blessed people got together, brought their favorite food or drink into one place and there eat and drank, talking to each other how woderful love had been to them. How God said try me in this and see if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour out such a blessing, you will not be able to hold it all. Just look and what Jesus did with two fish and five loafs. What a wonderful thing.
---Yvonne_B on 5/7/12

Donna2277, you are correct about the tithe. When I posted, "In the NT is examples of tithing a 10th, 50% and 100%" the word tithing should have been giving.
---Elder on 9/22/10

so, let's say that the tithe (10%) is absolutely correct. the jews were of old were required to pay three tithes per annum and a tithe over three years (which is in-house savings for the poor, destitute)...that is 33.33333% per year. when Rome took over, jews were required the same in addition to the taxes that were due to the romans.

"Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes (pl) and offerings."

so, for all you judaizers, stop robbing God of tithes (pl)and not a tithe.
---aka on 8/24/10

the tithe is 10% not more not less
The offering is what you freely give of your own will to God. It may be 90 % to 1% as long as it is done freely and in " good spirit."
---francis on 8/24/10

Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

The word AND shows that there is a difference
---francis on 8/24/10

I think there is a whole lots of issues to be ironed out in the church of Christ today.I believe that it is good to pay our tithes and I do.However,why are we not using the proceeds from tithes according to Deut 14:28-29?Why do churches pile up monies in the bank to the detriment of the work of God? Why do men of God live luxurious life in the name of prosperity?
---Evang_Chris on 8/21/10

When Father God speaks of tithe and offering, He is talking about His. His offering is the Lamb (Christ crucified). His tithe (firstfruit) is Jesus raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that slept and the firstborn from among the dead. Get His tithe in the storehouse (you) and there will be meat (His will) in His house (the church). We can even try Him now in this and see if He won't open US the windows of heaven and pour US out a blessing that is more than there is room to hold it.
---Linda on 11/1/07

A tithe is 10%, an offering is anything over 10%
---Rev_Herb on 4/3/07

In Old Testament Judaism Offering covered a lot more then is being described in the blogs responses so far. There were prescribed offering for various sins, animal sacrifices were burn offerings, there were grain offerings and the list goes on.
When get a 5000 word blog limit we might be able to submit relevant answers.
---Phil_the_Elder on 9/5/06

Elder, I may be wrong, but I thought that the term TITHE means "a tenth" or the "tenth place" in mathematics (both words are derived from the same root). Therefore, any percentage other than 10% can't be a "tithe".
---Donna2277 on 9/5/06

Ryan. Deut 12:17 shows the tithe and the free will offering. I think that is self explanatory. I also think that Hebrews 7, especially verses 11-12 are self explanatory that the tithe was for the Levitical priesthood and was part of the law. Both, it says there, have been changed for something much better. The spiritual priesthood of which all believers belong to.
---john on 9/5/06

In the O.T., an offering was any amount, whereas a tithe was 10%.
---Eloy on 9/4/06

Ryan, my mind is made up of careful hours of study.
In Genesis Cain's offering is rejected, in Acts we see Ananias and Sapphira offering a gift that was rejected because of their lies.
We see in OT Malachi and others about the tithe. In the NT is examples of tithing a 10th, 50% and 100%.
My suggestion to you is use an Analytical Concordance study and run down the words tithe and offering.
I have never seen in the Bible (or life) where a tithe was rejected but many times where an offering is.
---Elder on 9/4/06

Donna9759, Elder & Rev_Herb, Do your responses on these matters have scriptural basis or are they just what you have been taught by men in the pulpits? Where are the scriptures that have lead to your responses?
---Ryan on 9/4/06

A tithe is a portion of your earnings off the top of your salary/income. An offering is anything above and beyond your tithe.
---Donna9759 on 9/3/06

A tithe was OT law of giving 10% (which ain't bad when you realize you keep 90%). A tithe could be more also.
An offering is anything given that could be refused.
Abel gave an offering and God accepted it.
Cain gave an offering and it was rejected.
The difference was in the offering and if it was acceptable or not.
---Elder on 9/3/06

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Rev_Herb, thank you for your reply. Do you have a scriptural reference?
---Ryan on 9/3/06

Rev_Herb , very well put.
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/2/06

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