Acts 15 destroys this sermon. Gentile converts are not to be put under any part of the Mosaic/Levitic Law. The one who teaches Gentile converts that they are to keep the Law is tempting God.
Tithing was not one of the necessary things required of the Gentile converts in Acts, nor is it taught in the pastoral epistles.
Surely, if tithing were to be done in the Church, it would have been brought up in the pastoral epistles. But it was not. Silence speaks volumes.
Sorry Martin, but the tithe was given to Israel, not the Gentile nations.
The argument that Israel was mostly poor is foolish. Israel had a lot of money money is mentioned more than forty times before the Law was established. And in the Law, rich and poor alike had, and were required to give, money.
Farmers had money to buy back the tithe if they so chose to do. They could sell tithe for money. Slaves were bought and sold for money. Land was bought with money. Burial plots were bought with money.
Do some homework. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth. You have totally dismissed rightly dividing altogether for a doctrine that was never taught by the Church the first five centuries after the cross.