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Why Pay Tithing?

Why pay tithing?
The principle of tithing, or voluntarily giving one-tenth of our income to God’s work, has been known since Old Testament times. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (see Genesis 14:18–20).
“Tithing is not so much a matter of dollars as it is a matter of faith,” said President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008). “It becomes a privilege and an opportunity, and not a burden.”1 As we follow the word of God and pay our tithes and offerings, the Lord will open the windows of heaven and pour down blessings that there will not be room enough to receive them (see Malachi 3:8–10).
-Ensign, Jan. 2013, 60
1.  “Messages of Inspiration from President Hinckley,” Church News, Dec. 6, 1997, 2;


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