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Who Are You Trusting?
by Ronald W Robey

 

Trust – a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

The Pastor says, “God’s tithe is to come from one-tenth of your household monetary income.”

God’s word says that His tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks and herds. (Leviticus 27:30-33)

The Pastor says, “Every Christian in the world is required to give God His tithe.”

God’s word says that His tithe is only to be observed by citizens of the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)

The Pastor says, “The congregation is to bring God’s tithe to the local Church they attend.”

God’s word says that the congregation is to take their tithes to farming communities in Canaan, not to a Church. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)

The Pastor says, “You are robbing God if you don’t bring His tithe into the House of God.”

God’s word says that only the Levitec tribe in Canaan could tithe to the House of God. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)

The Pastor says, “As God’s duly appointed Minister, I have authority to take tithes of the congregation.”

God’s word says that the bloodline descendants of Levi, widows, orphans and strangers in the land of Canaan are the only ones authorized to take His tithe. (Numbers 18:21-26; Deuteronomy 26:12; Hebrews 7:5-9)

The Pastor announces each week before the Sunday Morning Sermon, “It’s time to give God His tithes and offerings.”

God’s word says that the Ministers of God are only to take tithes every third year…not every week. ((Deuteronomy 26:12)

In light of all the anti-Scriptural claims made by the Pastor, each time you yield to the Pastor’s call for tithes, you are trusting man…not God.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus sainth the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

 

“Unfaithful” Tithers
by Ronald W Robey
 
The Pastor says, “God’s tithe is to come from one-tenth of your monetary income.”
 
God’s word says that His tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks and herds. (Leviticus 27:30-33)
 
The Pastor says, “Every Christian in the world is required to give God His tithe.”
 
God’s word says that His tithe is only to be observed by citizens of the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)
 
The Pastor says, “The congregation is to bring God’s tithe to the local Church they attend.”
 
God’s word says that the congregation is to take their tithes to farming communities in Canaan, not to a Church. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
 
The Pastor says, “You are robbing God if you don’t bring His tithe into the House of God.”
 
God’s word says that only the Levitec tribe in Canaan could tithe to the House of God. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
 
The Pastor says, “As God’s duly appointed Minister, I have authority to take tithes of the congregation.”
 
God’s word says that the bloodline descendants of Levi, widows, orphans and strangers in the land of Canaan are the only ones authorized to take His tithe. (Numbers 18:21-26; Deuteronomy 26:12; Hebrews 7:5-9)
 
The Pastor announces each week before the Sunday Morning Sermon, “It’s time to give God His tithes and offerings.”
 
God’s word says that the Ministers of God are only to take tithes every third year…not every week. ((Deuteronomy 26:12)
 
As we can see, the “faithful” tither is faithful his or her Pastor, but not to God.
 
Often, “faithful” tithers are forced to neglect a payment to their creditors. They might have been able to pay that monthly debt, but they have to be faithful to their Pastors instead.
 
Often, vehicle maintenance is neglected. They might have kept the vehicle in perfect running order…but they had to be faithful to their Pastors instead.
 
Often, meals are missed; needed medications are not purchased; home repairs are not done…all because they are faithful to their Pastors instead.
 
Often, on the way to Sunday Morning Service, one will neglect that poor person on the street or in the community…but will be faithful to the Pastor instead.
 
1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
 
Proverbs 29:7 ¶ The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: [but] the wicked regardeth not to know [it].
 
“Faithful” tithers appear to be faithful to the their deceitful Pastor’s, but are unfaithful in the things of God.
 
 

If God’s Tithe is not Abolished
by Ronald W Robey

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Many today are quick to reference Matthew 5:17 when defending the monetary tithe requirement doctrine that is preached in their mainstream religious institution.  They will say, “Jesus did not come to abolish the Law.  Therefore, God’s tithe command is still to be obeyed.”

If God’s Law concerning God’s holy tithe is not abolished, then that means…

 
a) God’s tithe is to be agricultural…not money
 
Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.
 
b) God’s tithe is to be eaten…not spent
 
Deuteronomy 14:22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
Deuteronomy 14:24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
Deuteronomy 14:25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
Deuteronomy 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
 
c) God’s tithe is only required of the physical descendants of the Patriarch Jacob…
 
Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
 
d) God’s holy tithe is only to be observed by those living in the land of Canaan
 
Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.
 
Deuteronomy 12:10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;
Deuteronomy 12:11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
 
e) God’s holy tithe is only to be given to Levites, widows, orphans and strangers living in the land of Canaan;
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
 
f) to be given every third year…not weekly, not bi-weekly, not monthly.
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
 
Even two years after saying that He did not come to abolish the Law, (Matthew 5:17)
Jesus Christ said that the tithe was “mint and anise and cummin”…agricultural plants from the gardens. (Matthew 23:23)
 
The Books of the Law state that God’s tithe is agricultural. Nowhere in God’s word can we find a verse that states that man’s monetary wages are to be tithed to the House of God…nowhere!
 
This begs the question… If the commands God gave concerning His holy tithe are not abolished, why are Pastors insisting that God requires tithes of man’s monetary wages?
 
Only the noble will search out the truth…
 
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Intruders in the Household of Faith
by Ronald W Robey

Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

The word “chastisement” in the above verse is translated form the Greek, “paideia, ” pronounced “pahee-di-ah” It means, “correction; Instruction.”

Those who will not accept correction and instruction are not considered children of God. Instead, they are seen as illegitimate. They may call themselves adopted sons…but their unwillingness to accept correction and instruction reveals them to be intruders in the household of faith.

So it is with many who teach the monetary tithe requirement doctrine. When confronted with the truth, that God never commanded Christians to tithe their monetary income in the Bible, the majority will not receive correction or instruction.

They will dismiss the written word of God, and continue to perpetuate the lie. They show no conviction for teaching the lie; and will, in fact, continue teaching the lie.

It is these teachers that will be among those who hear Jesus say, “Depart from Me, I never knew you.” (see Matthew 7:21-23)

But we must not lose heart in proclaiming the truth. Though the majority will reject it, some will be encouraged to be as the Bereans of the first century AD and search the Scriptures to see if it is so.

We must keep proclaiming this truth for their sake.

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Turn It Around
by Ronald Ward Robey
 
Have you been tithing for years and are still struggling to get by each month?
 
Is your Pastor living the high life, (driving expensive automobiles, living in a mansion, flying back and forth from Nigeria to Canada on a weekly basis) while you are struggling to put food on your table and to keep a roof over your head?
 
The wise king Solomon tells us why you are struggling…
 
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
 
By giving your money to the rich each month as “tithe”, you have come to want. (lack) The rich Pastor, who has been lying to you about God requiring ten percent of your money,  while he is continuing to flourish off of the many tithes he has extorted…come to want one day . If not this side of life, then on the other…
 
…he will be in want…just like the rich man in Luke’s Gospel…wanting one drop of water to quench the flames of thirst. But no water will come for him.
 
Do you want to be in a place where you are not struggling anymore? Then, stop giving to that lying preacher. If you want to give, give to someone poorer than yourself.
 
Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
 
God will turn it around for you only after you turn yourself around and stop making the rich richer.
Was Jesus a Rebellious Son? or Was He the Christ?
by Ronald W Robey
 
If the monetary tithe teacher is correct when he says that God requires ten percent of monetary income, then Jesus taught His Apostles to rebel against God when He told them to give the coin from the fish’ mouth to the Roman Tax Collectors instead of telling them to tithe it.
 
If the monetary tithe teacher is correct when he says that God requires ten percent of monetary income, then Jesus taught His Apostles to rebel against God when He told them to use the money from selling a garment to purchase a sword instead of telling them to tithe it.
 
If the monetary tithe teacher is correct when he says that God requires ten percent of monetary income, then Jesus taught the certain ruler in Luke 18 to rebel against God when He said , Go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor” instead of telling him to tithe ten percent of the proceeds of the sale of his possessions.
 
There is absolutely no evidence in the word of God that God requires monetary income to be tithed. However, if the monetary tithe requirement teachers are correct when they say God requires tithes of monetary income…then that means that Jesus was a rebellious son, and not the Christ.
 
Of course, we know that Jesus was not a rebellious son. He was indeed the Christ; sent to dwell among men and to do His Father’s will in the Earth.
 
 
Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.
Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
 
God’s word is clear…His commanded tithe was to come from agricultural crops, flocks and herds…not from ones’ monetary income.
 
Jesus would not have transgressed the Law that God handed down to Moses for the children of Israel in Mount Sinai. Nor would He have told anyone else to transgress the Law. He was in perfect agreement with His Father. And that is why He said to the scribes and Pharisees:
 
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matthew 23:23)
 
“These ye ought to have done”… The word “These” in Matthew 23:23 is in reference to the tithing of mint and anise and cummin. Jesus was not teaching that money was to be tithed…He was teaching that the tithe demanded by Mosaic Law ought to have been observed…along with practicing judgment, mercy and faith.