I put this here as I want everyone to be able to respond. I believe that many who are so adamant against the idea of tithing are guilty of the love of money. The Bible has a lot to say about money. Many of Jesus' parables concern money. There is even good investing advice in the Bible. The love, lust, for money leads to destruction. The right attitude about money and giving leads to blessings. Just a few thoughts. Many quote the saying, "Money is the route of all evil". This is incorrect. Paul never said that. Rather the proper quote is I Timothy 6:9-10. Verse 9 has to be included for a proper understanding of what Paul is talking about. This is one place The Message gets closer to the truth than many other translations as the Greek word translated "love" by many has changed in meaning. Originally the Greek word was more like "lust". Then Malachi 3:8-11 puts it tithing in its proper perspective. I fear far too many Christians do not really believe what Malachi says that giving brings blessings. Again The Message gets it right here: King James lays it out quite clear also.