“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matt 5:17-18).
This scripture is bound to come up when you are debating on practicing the tithe in the New Covenant. It is usually cited by advocates of the tithe to say that Jesus didn’t come to destroy the Law but to fulfill it, and so the Law still stands. Of course, when it comes to observing the Sabbath Day, 8th Day Circumcision and all the other commandments of the Old Covenant, this scripture will never be used to justify continuance in the Law. The tithe must be very special.
My guess is that they are picky about tithing because it is a profitable doctrine to manipulate. It’s good for business. Notably, Church Business. Incredibly, few of them progress to cite the following verses, but I wish they would, because if they did, they would realise their error.
“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men…