Can I give directly to the poor and call that tithing?

Can I give directly to the poor and call that tithing?

Question   Gramps,  I have asked many questions of you. Some you answered, some not. This very important question affects a lot of people.  I try so hard to follow D&C 119 and Section 83.  A lot anonymously (not bragging). But my inspiration leads me to think...
Will not paying tithing bar us from obtaining exaltation?

Will not paying tithing bar us from obtaining exaltation?

Question   Gramps,  I have been a member for years, in that time I haven’t gone a month without hearing a talk on tithing. The scripture from Malachi is always used. I’ve read all of he questions and answers on the site in regarding tithing. I get the...
Did Jesus enforce tithing during his ministry?

Did Jesus enforce tithing during his ministry?

Question   Hi Gramps, We recently had an investigator visitor in our Elders Quorum class. He was asking whether tithing was strictly enforced by Jesus during his ministry. He specifically asked us to quote from the New Testament. Can you help out? Regards. Alex...
Does my tithing really go to the Lord’s use?

Does my tithing really go to the Lord’s use?

Question   Gramps, My church recently leader told me I had to pay my tithing to “him.” He told me to put it in an envelope and mail it to his home. I don’t feel comfortable about this. I used to pay it directly to the church, but recently, I...
Is tithing really considered “fire insurance?”

Is tithing really considered “fire insurance?”

Question   Gramps, My son, whom I love very much is not active in the church. He has a wife that is anti-Mormon, and they have 3 children. The oldest child just turned 13 years old. The lesson in Relief Society was about tithing. Not far into the lesson she asked...
How can I gain and keep a testimony of tithing as a new member?

How can I gain and keep a testimony of tithing as a new member?

Question   Gramps, I am a new member of the LDS church.  My husband is not a member at this time. I have told him about tithing 10%. But because we are struggling to make ends meet he says I can give some money. I am not able to work and receive no income myself....
Difficulty Paying Tithing

Difficulty Paying Tithing

I have to pay a large sum which is means tested every month, by court order. This is non negotiable. Until that is cleared every penny I have over basic subsistence , rent and utilities are counted as disposable income which I have to use towards repayment of the...
Should I pay tithing on money I withdraw from my IRA account?

Should I pay tithing on money I withdraw from my IRA account?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have no source of income for the last four years. Over the last 9 months I charged over $7,668 on credit cards. I racked up this debt on prescriptions, food and gas. After reading the word and praying, I was lead to take 10k of my IRA to...
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