Pay attention to the Law concerning tithes and offering and seek the righteousness in them, then it will be clear the perversion and deception that was mixed upon the law. No one should be tithing or giving ANY money to ANY religious institution for ANY purposes that supposedly come from "God" or the Creator. All transfers of money through any religious institution is ordained by men. The Elders of The sanctuary of YAH, chosen by YAH, must judge the people impartially according to YAH's Laws. (Leviticus 19:15) Leviticus.19.15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. Deuteronomy.6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before YAH our Father, as he hath commanded us. Deuteronomy.16.17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the favoring of YAH thy Father which he hath given thee. Elders and office holders must be chosen by YAH. (Deuteronomy 16:18) Deuteronomy.16.18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which YAH thy Father giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. LEVITICAL TITHE Who paid it? Yearly, by farmers and herdsmen, except for Sabbatical years. The First Tithe (the first tenth) of all our increase must be given to the sanctuary of YAH for the work of (Leviticus 27:30) Leviticus.27.30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is YAH's: it is set-apart unto YAH. The priests and Levites must also tithe to the Work of YAH. (Numbers.18:21-Numbers 18:24-32) Numbers.18.20 And YAH spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Y'Sara'ul. Numbers.18.21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Y'Sara'ul for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers.18.24 But the tithes of the children of Y'Sara'ul, which they offer as an heave offering unto YAH, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Y'Sara'ul they shall have no inheritance. Numbers.18.25 And YAH spake unto Moses, saying, Numbers.18.26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Y'Sara'ul the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for YAH, even a tenth part of the tithe. Numbers.18.27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the grain of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress. Numbers.18.28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto YAH of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Y'Sara'ul; and ye shall give thereof YAH's heave offering to Aaron the priest. Numbers.18.29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of YAH, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it. Numbers.18.30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress. Numbers.18.31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation. Numbers.18.32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the set-apart things of the children of Y'Sara'ul, lest ye die. How was it used? Stored in Levitical cities (Leviticus.25:32) to feed Levites and their families. (Nehemiah.10:37) Leviticus.25.32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time. Nehemiah.10.37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our The Most High; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. Nehemiah.10.38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our The Most High, to the chambers, into the treasure house. Nehemiah.10.39 For the children of Y'Sara'ul and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the grain, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our The Most High. FESTIVAL TITHE Who paid it? Yearly, by farmers and herdsmen (some scholars believe it wasn't paid during the years of poor tithe) How was it used? Hauled to place of worship and immediately eaten by worshippers and others (Deut.14:22-27) The Second Tithe must be set aside for the Feasts of YAH. (Deuteronomy 14:23-26) Deuteronomy.14.22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. Deuteronomy.14.23 And thou shalt eat before YAH thy Father, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy grain, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear YAH thy Father always. Deuteronomy.14.24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which YAH thy Father shall choose to set his name there, when YAH thy Father hath favored thee: Deuteronomy.14.25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which YAH thy Father shall choose: Deuteronomy.14.26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before YAH thy Father, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household, Deuteronomy.14.27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee. POOR TITHE Who was paid? Every third and sixth year of seven-year tithing cycle by farmers and herdsmen. The Third Tithe must be set aside for the poor in the third and sixth years of the seven year cycle. (Deuteronomy 14:28-29) Deuteronomy.14.28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: Deuteronomy.14.29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that YAH thy Father may favor thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest. How was it used? Tithes and Offerings must be presented to YAH with prayer. (Deuteronomy 26:12-19) Laid up within Y'Sara'uls city gates as emergency supply of food for Levites and poor people. Deuteronomy.26.12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled; Deuteronomy.26.13 Then thou shalt say before YAH thy Father, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them: Deuteronomy.26.14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of YAH my The Most High, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me. Deuteronomy.26.15 Look down from thy set-apart habitation, from heaven, and favor thy people Y'Sara'ul, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey. Deuteronomy.26.16 This day YAH thy Father hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy.26.17 Thou hast avouched YAH this day to be thy Father, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: Deuteronomy.26.18 And YAH hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; Deuteronomy.26.19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an set-apart people unto YAH thy Father, as he hath spoken.