Tithes, Tithing See also Money; Offering A tenth part of a person’s annual increase given to the Lord through the Church. Tithing funds are used to build churches and temples, to sustain missionary work, and to build the kingdom of God on earth. Abraham gave tithes of all he possessed to Melchizedek, Gen. 14:18–20 (Heb. 7:1–2, 9; Alma 13:15). All the tithe is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord, Lev. 27:30–34. Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase, Deut. 14:22, 28. The tithe of all things brought they in abundantly, 2 Chr. 31:5. Will a man rob God? Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings, Mal. 3:8–11 (3 Ne. 24:8–11). He that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming, D&C 64:23 (D&C 85:3). The Lord’s house will be built by the tithing of his people, D&C 97:11–12. The Lord revealed the law of tithing, D&C 119. Tithing shall be disposed of by a council, D&C 120.