Search

STOREHOUSE VS. CHURCH NO CHURCH GETS TITHES UNLESS




-In the Greek language/ storehouse Transliteration: tameion

Pronunciation: tam-i'-on


-In the Greek language/ church

Transliteration: ekklēsia

Pronunciation: ek-klay-see'-ah


-In the Hebrew language/ house /Transliteration: bayith, Pronunciation: bah'-yith


-In the Hebrew language/ temple Pronunciation: hay-kawl'

Definition: Probably from H3201


Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse (tameion), that there may be meat in mine house (bahyith), and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open....


The scriptures in both Old and New Testaments do not give a command to bring tithes into a temple (hay-kawl) or a church (ekklēsia). The only time you bring tithe into a church or a temple is when it has a storehouse located within the facilities or another location. If a church or temple doesn't have a food pantry (storehouse/tameion); to give a church tithes is not according to scriptures. Therefore tithing used to pay lights, gas and the salaries of a church is an improper usage because its purpose is for supplying food.