A fundamental aspect of the good news of the gospel is the message of liberty. As President Joseph F. Smith said, “The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of freedom; the gospel of the Son of God is the gospel of liberty.” Men of God, both ancient and modern, have spoken on this issue repeatedly. This book analyzes what liberty is and how it applies to government.
I sent the following questions to a few friends and family, and would like to get any of my readers’ responses as well to get additional perspective on the issue and see what others understand regarding the payment of tithing. Any comments would be appreciated!
1. The definition of tithing is such that we are to pay one-tenth of our increase. Please define “increase”.
2. If I receive a monetary gift, am I to pay tithing on that gift?
3. If I receive a gift in kind (i.e. a material object such as a CD or toaster), am I to pay tithing on the value of that gift?