Greetings, I'm a former life long independent Baptist who recently quit tithing. (As a disclaimer, I'm not advocating anyone should join me, nor am I seeking to belittle anyone's beliefs who disagrees.) But after sixteen years of mindless (describing myself not others) contributions I finally worked up enough gumption to read the Scriptures for myself and came to the conclusion: 1) The Law in its entirety was done away with. 2) For tithing to be mandatory it would have to be reinstituted in the NT which it isn't. 3) The only account I can find of tithing in the NT is an indirect reference from Christ, which would have been appropriate for Him to tithe since He was sent to fulfill the law and the prophets. (I also assume he subscribed to Levitical eating habits.) 4) The curse that had previously petrified me is irrelevant since I am not the nation of Israel. This makes the blessing irrelevant as well. 5) Pragmatism warning! Not explicitly theological! Since I've quit tithing several months ago I have not incurred any major expenses and I still enjoy my life. As far as I can tell I don't love God or my fellow man any less. Also, now when I give it's because I feel compelled to do so, which I think is in keeping with the spirit of the NT and especially Galations. Thoughts?