In another thread, I mentioned this, and another poster told me to start another thread giving Scriptural support for my statement. According to Malachi 3:7-8 tithing was an ordinance. Notice: Malachi 3:7-8 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Here, God was chastening the Priests for going away from His ordinances and instructs them to return to those ordinances. They response is in the form of a question... "Wherein shall we return?" I suppose in today's terms, we would say "How are we to do that?" God then tells them how they had gone away from His ordinances by explaining that they robbed Him in tithes and offerings. God reveals to the reader that tithes and offerings were ordinances written in the Mosaic and Levitical covenant with God. In Ephesians 2:14-15, we read: Ephesians 2:14-15 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; Here, we can see that Christ abolished in His flesh the commandments written in the ordinances. They are no more required. God reveals that they were enmity with us. One may ask how ordinances that were meant to bring us to Christ (Galatians 3:24) could possibly be enmity, or hostile, to us? The very fact that it is found in the Law reveals that it is hostile to the saved. Those who submit to the Law are under a curse if they do not continue in all things written in the Law to do them. (Galatians 3:10). Paul said that the commandments were a "ministration of death." How can that which is a ministration of death, and brings a curse to people who do not continue in them, not be enmity to those whom the Word of God says are freed from the Law? Paul told the Galatians that they were foolish to submit themselves to the Law (Galatians 3) after having begun in the Spirit. In Hebrews, Paul wrote to the Jews encouraging them to turn away from Judaism and the Mosaic Law. Yes, the Law is enmity with those who are in Christ Jesus. We who are His are freed from the Law (Gal 3:25) We are no longer under the schoolmaster. The tithe ordinance has been abolshed through Jesus Christ by His death, burial and resurrection. Our giving today is to be out of love for our fellow man, not out of obligation or coercion.