We will not talk about the typical tithing issues such as: the tithe not being money, or the tithe not being mandated by the New Testament.
This study will deal directly with 'What God says about giving' or the 'Giving that God Honors'.
If you give money to an organization, it is NOT the same as giving money to an organism. For example: giving money to PETA (organization), is not the same as giving money to your neighbor who owns a dog (person).
The real church is made up of humans or people. And a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charter is given to people by the government to form a business entity. Giving money to a business entity does NOT equal giving to the church. Hence, giving to a non-profit or for-profit business entity does NOT equal giving to God
The Lord Jesus Christ created, ordained, and called the real church. In contrast, the Federal Government creates, exempts, and regulates the Non-profit or For Profit Business entity (which operates under a fictious name, e.g. Faux Church).
You may be saying to yourself; "God doesn't care about who I give to, He just cares that I give". Not to fast! That thought might even be valid if Jesus Christ didn't leave us with the Gospels.
Matthew 7:9-11 "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"
Anyone can give money, gifts, and things but that does NOT mean that your are in the will of God nor that your are righteous. In Matthew 7th Chapter, The Lord Jesus Christ clearly states that EVIL people can give good gifts.
There are only two options at this point: Either we believe what The Word says or we believe our own preferences.
****Warning: We are about to show you what The Word of God actually says...if you have no reverence or respect for The Word or you want to keep believing fairy tales then please stop reading....