The law of tithing ended at the cross. The law, and everything associated with the law,
including Malachi 3:7-10, do not apply to the Christian. Nowhere in the New Testament
is a tithe, or ten percent, used as being required, or even as being used as an example,
guideline, goal to reach, or a starting point. The ten percent idea goes against New
The New Testament teaches generous, sacrificial giving, from the heart, according to our means. For some, $1 might be a sacrifice, while for others, even giving 50% of their income might not induce a sacrifice. In the Old Testament, ONLY the farmers tithed, and it was a tenth. The New Testament teaches the principle of equal sacrifice instead of a tenth. Equal sacrifice is much harder to achieve, if not impossible, than giving a tenth.