Question: Was the "Law of Tithing" an Old Testament law that was done away with when Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses?

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Question: Was the "Law of Tithing" an Old Testament law that was done away with when Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses?

The Law of Tithing predates the Law of Moses, and there is no scripture which abolishes it

Abraham practiced it (Genesis 14:20), Jacob practiced it (Genesis 28:22), as well as under the law of Moses. There is no scriptural passage which abolishes the Law of Tithing. The way in which tithing is administered may evolve to meet the current needs of the Church as the prophet receives revelation on the subject. As Loren C. Dunn, Quoting Orson F. Whitney, noted in the April 1976 General Conference:

The Latter-day Saints do not do things because they happen to be printed in a book. They do not do things because God told the Jews to do them; nor do they do or leave undone anything because of the instructions that Christ gave to the Nephites. Whatever is done by this Church is because God, speaking from heaven in our day, has commanded this Church to do it. No book presides over this Church, and no book lies at its foundation. You cannot pile up books enough to take the place of God's priesthood, inspired by the power of the Holy Ghost. That is the constitution of the Church of Christ. … Divine revelation adapts itself to the circumstances and conditions of men, and change upon change ensues as God's progressive work goes on to its destiny. There is no book big enough or good enough to preside over this Church.[1]

Jesus Christ renewed Malachi's prophecy in his visit to the Nephites

Jesus reiterated and thus renewed Malachi's prophecy in his visit to the Nephites and Malachi's prophecy specifically commends the law of tithing. In 3 Nephi 24:8-10, Jesus Christ applies Malachi's words to the Nephites:

8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say: Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse, for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house; and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

The Law of Consecration is the eternal law: Tithing is merely a subset of the Law of Consecration given in this particular dispensation

The Law of Consecration is the eternal law: being willing to give everything with which you are blessed to the building up of God's Kingdom. Tithing is merely a sub-set of how we do that at this particular time in this particular dispensation.

Notes

  1. Conference Report, October 1916, p. 55. Elder Orson F. Whitney Quoted by Loren C. Dunn, in General conference, Ensign May 1976, p.65-66.