Is it Biblical to tithe on stimulus checks since they are not an increase?

Is it Biblical to tithe on stimulus checks since they are not an increase?

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Technically, if you are paying tithing based on your gross income for 2020 and you do get a tax return next year of $1,200 (or more), then you wouldn’t need to pay any tithing on this stimulus since you are already paying tithing as your receive your income this year

I saw a video yesterday of a pastor asking his members to give their stimulus checks to the church. While the commentary on his video was more interesting than the video itself, I found value in the conversation. Don’t worry. I’m not going to ask you for your stimulus check. The real question is whether you and I are to tithe on everything, no matter the purpose of the funds. For those who have wondered about this, read on.

28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: Deuteronomy 14:28

This verse provides the universal definition of the source of tithe. The literal meaning of the word “tithe” is “tenth”. In that context, God requires a tenth of our increase. Whether tithe comes from gross or net increase is for a later discussion. For now, let’s talk about stimulus checks and income of that nature. The obvious consideration is whether or not a stimulus check (child support, social security, inheritance, etc.) is increase.

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