THE TEMPLES HAD NO MORTGAGES SO THEY DISTRIBUTED THE MEAT (MONEY) AS THEY SHOULD
The First Temple was built in the 10th century B.C.E. by King Solomon, according to the Hebrew Bible (1 Kings 5-9). The accession of Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire in 559 BCE made the re-establishment of the city of Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the second Temple possible. Neither temples had mortgages being they were built by rulers of Jerusalem. Therefore tithes and offerings were not used to sustain the temples upkeep as they are used today.
Malachi, Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house,.....
Deut, There you shall go, and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock.
Tithes were brought to the storehouse and offerings were brought to the temple. It was only the temple priests whose tithes (tenth of a tenth) came into the temple. Unlike the temples times, today's churches hold mortgages which are supported by tithes and offerings that is not biblical but necessary. Times have changed with today's societies that are no longer farmers and sheep herders but factory workers, service providers and government workers so the church's approach is to bring all money to the church and the church distributes all proceeds for the Church's upkeep, staff and pastor. The omission or failures is, many churches do not show moral or legal obligations to feed and clothe the poor with that money.