Originally Posted by cashflo2u2
Looking at the tithe as a legal mandate leads to all kinds of problems (like me figuring out that SS needs not to be tithed on). Better to give what you are led to give out of a cheerful heart.
Tithing and considering it a legal mandate are two different things. You can do the first without the second.
Tithing is the example most often given in the Bible. Without an example to follow, my heart can stay plenty cheerful while keeping it all!