Can someone engaged in a liquor selling business pay tithes?

Question   Gramps, Can somebody engaged in an liquor selling business paid tithes. Doesn’t that offend God considering that the nature of the business is against the word of wisdom? Wilfredo   Answer   Wilfredo, There is a scripture where the Lord...

Should we pay tithing on Social Security?

Question   Gramps, My wife and I recently retired.  We have begun receiving Social Security and Medicare.  What do you advise regarding tithing? Jack   Answer   Jack, Tithing is an important commandment for several reasons. The obedience of the...

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 the...

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...

Does paying tithing have to come from pure intent for it to work?

Question Gramps. Are you saying that even if you hate paying tithing and resent it, pay it any way and you will be blessed? I was under the impression that tithing like repentance has to come from pure intent or it does not work. Can you clarify?  We have been taught...

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?

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 have also...

What happens to our tithing after we hand it to the Bishop?

Question Gramps, I am just curious about what happens when we hand our tithing to the Bishopric. How many people in the ward (I’m assuming a ward clerk and others) see our tithing amount? I don’t feel comfortable with people knowing my income. Penny  ...

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 the...
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