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Tithing Will Not Save You From Being Burned at the Second Coming

The genesis of this false tradition, I think, lies in a partial quote from D&C 64:

"Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming."

If you heard this scripture out of context, the obvious conclusion is that tithing is fire insurance. However, anyone who believes this is ignorant of the scriptures and ought not be trusted as a teacher.

First, let's look at the verse in context:
"22 And after that day, I, the Lord, will not hold any guilty that shall go with an open heart up to the land of Zion; for I, the Lord, require the hearts of the children of men.
23 Behold, now it is called today until the coming of the Son of Man, and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned at his coming.
24 For after today cometh the burning—this is speaking afte…