I have come to the understanding and revelation that tithing is a tool used by organized religion to guilt you into giving 10% of your income.
In the Old Testament, the tithe was used to maintain the Levitical priests. In the New Testament we have through Jesus Christ who died for our sins and established a new covenant and he does not mention tithing or the giving of 10% to the Church.
The tithe was never money but food. I believe that the opportunity to give under the new covenant is about giving to the poor and needy among us, and even in your church. It could be 10% or more, or just what you can afford, as long as you give.
I was bound by that curse for years, feeling guilty if I did not give 10% of my salary to the church. But now I am questioning and doing more research into what true tithing means. So far, I know that it does not mean what church leaders has imposed on us. In fact, tithing is a mandatory part of membership in any organised christian church.
Please share your thoughts and own convictions with me on this matter.