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"8 WILL A MAN ROB GOD? YET YE HAVE ROBBED ME. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? IN TITHES AND OFFERINGS."

{In The Lord's Church, which in these latter-days is called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, besides} "TITHES" { there are several} "OFFERINGS"" {such as, Fast Offerings, General Missionary, Ward Missionary, Humanitarian Aid, and Other.}

"OFFERINGS" {are optional (voluntary) but } "TITHES" {are a commandment and a sin if not paid.}

"9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation."

"10 BRING YE ALL THE TITHES INTO THE STOREHOUSE, that there may be meat in mine house, AND PROVE ME NOW HEREWITH, SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS, IF I WILL NOT OPEN YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, AND POUR YOU OUT A BLESSING, THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT."

"11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith The Lord of Hosts."

"12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts." --- [Malachi 3: 8-12 - Bible]


{Tithing, or the giving of 10% to The Lord, is not going to kill any person to pay it. But if The Lord does truly} OPEN YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, AND POUR YOU OUT A BLESSING, THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ROOM ENOUGH TO RECEIVE IT," {Imagine all the forces of good working for you... this is a tremendous blessing. A young mom was divorced from her husband. When she came to her stake president, the man who officiated her wedding, all he told her was to pay tithing. Life was not easy, but she was able to get by in life and received the necessary help she needed to sustain her and her son. Now, her son is about to graduate from college. The Lord provided for them because she followed The Law of Tithing.}


"18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it."

"19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first."

"20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,"

"21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:"

"22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: AND OF ALL THAT THOU SHALT GIVE ME I WILL SURELY GIVE THE TENTH UNTO THEE." --- [Genesis 28: 18-22 - Bible]


"TO WHOM ALSO ABRAHAM GAVE A TENTH PART OF ALL; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;." --- [Hebrews 7: 2 - Bible]


" And it was this same Melchizedek to whom ABRAHAM PAID TITHES; YEA, EVEN OUR FATHER ABRAHAM PAID TITHES OF ONE-TENTH PART OF ALL HE POSSESSED." --- [Alma 13: 15 - The Book of Mormon]


"18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God."

"19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:"

"20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. AND HE GAVE HIM TITHES OF ALL." --- [Genesis 14: 18-20 - Bible]


"25 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,"

"26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel THE TITHES which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the Lord, EVEN A TENTH PART OF THE TITHE." --- [Numbers 18: 25-26 - Bible]


" And all THE TITHE OF THE LAND, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lordís: it is holy unto the Lord.." --- [Leviticus 27: 30 - Bible]


" And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and YOUR TITHES, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:." --- [Dueteronomy 12: 6 - Bible]

{Aside from tithes, we can give other gifts to God.}


"22 THOU SHALT TRULY TITHE ALL THE INCREASE OF THY SEED, that the field bringeth forth year by year."

"23 And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, THE TITHE OF THY CORN, OF THY WINE, AND OF THINE OIL, AND THE FIRSTLINGS OF THY HERDS AND OF THY FLOCKS; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always.." --- [Dueteronomy 14: 22-23 - Bible]

{There are at least three thoughts on tithing: some believe it should be 10% of anything that INCREASES you; while others believe it should be 10% of EARNINGS or things you get paid for doing work for; while others believe it should be 10% of MONEY that you earned.}


"WHEN THOU HAST MADE AN END OF TITHING ALL THE TITHES OF THINE INCREASE the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;." --- [Dueteronomy 26: 12 - Bible]

{Tithing is used to help the poor and the needy and in the management of the affairs of the church.}


"And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, AND OF ALL THE INCREASE OF THE FIELD; AND THE TITHE OF ALL THINGS brought they in abundantly." --- [2nd Chronicles 31: 5 - Bible]


"Then brought all Judah THE TITHE OF THE CORN AND THE NEW WINE AND THE OIL unto the treasuries." --- [Nehemiah 13: 12 - Bible]


"And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take TITHES and the Levites shall bring up THE TITHE OF THE TITHES unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house." --- [Nehemiah 10: 38 - Bible]


"And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for THE TITHES, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited." --- [Nehemiah 12: 44 - Bible]


"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." --- [Matthew 23: 23 - Bible]

{Tithing is just a part of the many laws we need to obey in order to be approved by God.}


"10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican."

"11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican."

"12 I fast twice in the week, I GIVE TITHES OF ALL THAT I POSSESS."

"13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner."

"14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." --- [Luke 18: 10-14 - Bible]


{Although there is a standard 10% that all tithe payers must pay in order to keep the commandment, this 10% will be different for a rich person compared to a poor person. Nonetheless, rich or poor, it is not the amount we give, but the faith we put into our 10% Tithes and whatever Offerings we offer to God.}


"41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much."

"42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing."

"43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you that THIS POOR WIDOW HATH CAST MORE IN, THAN ALL THEY WHICH HAVE CAST INTO THE TREASURY:"

"44 FOR ALL THEY DID CAST IN OF THEIR ABUNDANCE; BUT SHE OF HER WANT DID CAST IN ALL THAT SHE HAD, EVEN ALL HER LIVING." --- [Mark 12: 41-44 - Bible]


"HONOR THE LORD WITH THY SUBSTANCE, AND WITH THE FIRSTFRUITS OF ALL THINE INCREASE." --- [Proverbs 3: 9 - Bible]

{It pleases God when we give back to Him some of the financial blessings He's given to us.}


"Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, AND VERILY IT IS A DAY OF SACRIFICE, AND A DAY OF TITHING of my people; FOR HE THAT IS TITHED SHALL NOT BE BURNED AT HIS COMING." --- [D&C 64: 23]


"It is contrary to the will and commandment of God that those who receive not their inheritance by consecration, agreeable to his law, which he has given, that he may TITHE his people, to prepare them against the day of vengeance and burning, should have their names enrolled with the people of God." --- [D&C 85: 3]


"BEHOLD, THIS IS THE TITHING AND THE SACRIFICE WHICH I, THE LORD, REQUIRE AT THEIR HANDS, that there may be a house built unto me for the salvation of Zion ---" --- [D&C 97: 12]


"And after that, those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord." --- [D&C 119: 4]


{And I bear testimony of these truths about Tithing, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN." - (Elder Erving Axel Lambert - 2/5/2017}


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