This is a great topic to study into. I have been called everything from a heretic, blasphemer, novice, rebel, and idiot by men that can only come up with weak arguments that don’t prove tithing is a NT commandment. Most preachers that preach that tithing is a NT practice don’t even understand biblical Pre-Law and Law of Moses tithing and who it was designed for. It wasn’t even money. Can someone eat money? According to biblical tithing, you could even BUY back your tithes from the priests (see Lev. 27:31). Common sense should tell men that fight against the truth that it does not make sense for someone to BUY back their money, it was talking about agriculture not money. When I began to search the Scriptures to understand Biblical tithing, God opened to me that those that preach tithing don’t even understand biblical tithing and put the people under the curse of the Law.
Is the Church cursed with a curse? What is that curse? The curse of the Law? Bingo! Absolutely! They call people who don’t believe tithing is commanded to the Church cursed with a curse and God robbers but they don’t even understand Malachi 3.
Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove Me now herewith, says 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. 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, says the LORD of hosts. (Mal. 3:8-11)
This is NOT talking about money! The storehouse was filled with FOOD. I would like to know who is crazy enough to eat money? Who here thinks money is MEAT? Who has eaten a bag full of nickels? What does God mean He would open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing? Simple! He would send down RAIN. What is the devourer? Simple! The locust! God told Israel that He would rebuke the devourer that he shall not destroy the fruits of their GROUND, not the fruits of their wallet or their Old Testament check books!
Below is a real cross-reference of Malachi 3:10-12 and how that the “blessings” and “curses” are the blessings and curses of the Law of Moses mentioned in Deuteronomy 28.
Bring you all the tithes into THE STOREHOUSE [Deut. 28:8], that there may be meat in My house, and prove Me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not OPEN YOU THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN, AND POUR YOU OUT A BLESSING [Deut. 28:12], that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke THE DEVOURER [Deut. 28:38] for your sakes, and HE SHALL NOT DESTROY THE FRUITS OF YOUR GROUND [Deut. 28:42]; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, say the LORD of hosts. And ALL NATIONS SHALL CALL YOU BLESSED [Deut. 28:10]: for YOU SHALL BE A DELIGHTSOME LAND [Deut. 28:4], says the LORD of hosts. (Mal. 3:10-12)