Paying tithes?… It is simple, we were not commanded to pay tithes in the form of monetary donations. Also if we stand by the Christian argument of things being “nailed to the cross” then we shouldn’t pay tithes. Matt 5:17 Yahshua says…. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
o Tithes came from the land in the form of herds, flocks and the first fruit of the land. It did not mention money as tithes and they had money. Deut 12:17-18; 14;22-23 Lev 27:30-34; Num 18:24-30
o Tithes were to be holy, only to the children of Israel, to the Levites, not to be given to a Christian preacher for payment. Tithes where to come from the land. So you ask, how did the church sustain itself? The people who believed, sold their possessions, and houses and lands in it’s early stages. Acts 4:32-37, Rom 15:26-27, I Cor 9:7-11, II Cor 11;7-9