Do I "tithe"? the answer is NO. Does it mean I don't give? Ofcourse not. I do. Christian giving is voluntary. It takes into account that each individual has different circumstances in life. “If the readiness is there first,” the Bible says, “it is especially acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what a person does not have.”
Hindi na applicable sa atin ang tithing (10% or anumang fixed percentage ng assets). May special purpose lamang ito ito kaya ginawa ito ng mga Israelites a long time ago. Here it goes -
"Tithing" was part of Mosaic Law to the "ancient" nation of Israel. Twelve tribes of Israel were required by law to support a 13th tribe, the priestly Levites, who had no land inheritance. This enabled the Levites to concentrate on the spiritual needs of the nation. (Numbers 18:21-24) Hindi lahat ng Israelita pwedeng maging priest (mga Levites lang) but everyone could share in the support of the priestly service through the "tithe". So from Israelites up to Jewish's time before Jesus' came, "tithing" was observed.
Now, when Jesus came and after he died on and resurrected, na-abolished na ang Mosaic Law. There were, though, a few “necessary things” that must be obeyed. Eto “The holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you, except these necessary things, to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication.” (Acts 15:25, 28, 29) Interestingly, God’s law on tithing was not listed among the “necessary things” for Christians. This is also the reason kung bakit hindi na rin applicable sa atin ang observance ng "Sabbath".
Later, the apostle Paul stressed again that God’s Law covenant with Israel had been abolished by Jesus’ death. “[God] blotted out the handwritten document,” he said, “and He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake.” (Colossians 2:14) This does not mean that Christians have no law. Rather, there has been a change of law that now involves “the law of the Christ.”—Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 7:12.
So nung panahon ni Pablo nung unang nag-form na yung mga unang congregation, he never appealed for payment in the form of tithes. Rather, he was willing to cover his own expenses by working as a tentmaker on a part-time basis. (Acts 18:3, 4) In all honesty he could say: “These hands have attended to the needs of me and of those with me.”—Acts 20:34.
So all in all, hindi na tayo required magbigay ng tithes, kundi kung ano ang bukal sa puso - 5%, 60%, .02%.