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The Law of Tithing: Powerful Promises and Prophetic Direction

The Law of Tithing: Powerful Promises and Prophetic Direction

“A man who has not paid his tithing is unfit to be baptized for his dead. … If a man has not faith enough to attend to these little things, he has not faith enough to save himself and his friends.” – John Taylor  |  History of the Church, 7:282.

“Pay your tithing as a declaration that possession of material goods and the accumulation of worldly wealth are not the uppermost goals of your existence…In a society that tells us money is our most important asset, we declare empathically that it is not.” – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  “Broken Things to Mend”

“The honest payment of tithing provides a person the inner strength and commitment to comply with the other commandments.” – Thomas S. Monson  |  Ensign, November 1996

Now, do not get me wrong. I am not here to say that if you pay an honest tithing you will realize your dream of a fine house, a Rolls Royce, and a condominium in Hawaii. The Lord will open the windows of heaven according to our need, and not according to our greed. If we are paying tithing to get rich, we are doing it for the wrong reason. The basic purpose for tithing is to provide the Church with the means needed to carry on His work. The blessing to the giver is an ancillary return, and that blessing may not be always in the form of financial or material benefit. – Gordon B. Hinckley  |  Tithing:An Opportunity to Prove Our Faithfulness

By this principle it shall be known who is for the kingdom of God and who is against it. … By it shall be known whether we are faithful or unfaithful. – Joseph Fielding Smith  |  Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. (1939), 225.

“I bear witness—and I know that the witness I bear is true—that the men and the women who have been absolutely honest with God, who have paid their tithing, … God has given them wisdom whereby they have been able to utilize the remaining nine-tenths, and it has been of greater value to them, and they have accomplished more with it than they would if they had not been honest with the Lord.” – Heber J. Grant  |  Conference Report, Apr. 1912, p. 30

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“Tithing is a principle that is fundamental to the personal happiness and well-being of the Church members worldwide, both rich and poor. Tithing is a principle of sacrifice and a key to the opening of the windows of heaven.”

James E. Faust  |  “Opening the Windows of Heaven,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 59.

“I appeal to the Latter-day Saints to be honest with the Lord and I promise them that peace, prosperity and financial success will attend those who are honest with our Heavenly Father. … When we set our hearts upon the things of this world and fail to be strictly honest with the Lord we do not grow in the light and power and strength of the gospel as we otherwise would do.”

Heber J. Grant  |  Conference Report, Oct. 1929, pp. 4–5