Anger Impedes the Mind
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 18, 2022)

There is a Latin phrase that says, “Impedise Ira Animum, ne possit cernere verumTraslation: Anger impedes the mind from being able to perceive the truth.

The reason so many do not see the truth about God’s commanded tithe when it is presented to them is simply because they have allowed anger to impede their minds so much that they refuse to see the truth. The truth attacks their pastor and their mistaken belief…

…and they can not, and must not allow that to happen.

Their anger demonstrates a mind that is not of God, but a mind controlled by an evil heart. If they claim to be of Christ anger should not be controlling their minds, but a hunger for truth and a love for truth should be the controlling factors.

God’s word says that the command to tithe was given for the children of Israel. (Leviticus 27:30-34) When presented with this biblical truth you should reject the pastor’s doctrine that the command to tthe was given for the saved in Christ.

God’s word says that His commanded tithe was to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products. (Leviticus 27:30,32; Deuteronomy 12:17) When presented with this biblical truth you should reject the pastor’s doctrine that God’s commanded tithe is to be monetary.

God’s word says that the only people God commanded to tithe to the House of God is the tribe of Levi. (Numbers 18:21-24; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38) When presented with this biblical truth you should reject the pastor’s doctrine that Christians are to bring tithes to the House of God.

To reject the word of God is to reject God Himself. For if you will not listen to Him, you are not walking with Him.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Psalm 119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

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

Stop Tithing, Start Studying
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 17, 2022)

While there is an ordinance of tithing in the Bible, no one today is obeying the commands that are written in that ordinance. And because they are not, (though they may be attempting to obey the ordinance of tithing) they are guilty of not tithing at all. (see James 2:10)

This means that, though you may be sliding ten percent of your monetary income in that tithe envelope (thereby transgressing the ordinance that says God’s tithe is to be agricultural crops, flocks, and herds; Leviticus 27:30,32) and dropping it in the church collection plate (thereby transgressing the command that the congregation is not to go near the House of God with their tithes; Numbers 18:21-24; reaffirmed in Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)…

…you are doing so in vain.

God doesn’t recognize it as His tithe, for it is

a) not what God said His tithe is to consist of
b) not being given to whom God said tithes are to be given
c) not being given where God said His tithes are to be given

Maybe it’s time you stop attempting to tithe and start studying what God said concerning the observance of His tithe.

Study as if Ignorant
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 07, 2022)

The word “tithe” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 14 times in 13 verses of the Bible. (Lev. 27:30,32; Num. 18:26; Deut. 12:17; Deut. 14:22,28; 2 Chr. 31:5; Neh. 10:38; Neh. 13:12; Matt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42)

The word “tithes” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 23 times in 20 verses of the Bible. (Le 27:31; Nu 18:24,26,28; De 12:6,11; De 26:12; 2Ch 31:12; Ne 10:37,38; Ne 12:44; Ne 13:5; Am 4:4; Mal 3:8,10; Lu 18:12; Heb 7:5,6,8,9)

The word “tithes” in relation to a voluntary tithe appears only 1 time in 1 verse in the Bible. (Gen. 14:20)

The word “tithing” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 2 times in 1 verse of the Bible. (Deut. 26:12)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to God’s commanded tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses of the Bible. (Lev. 27:32; Num. 18:21)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to a voluntary tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses in the Bible. (Gen. 28:22; Heb. 7:4)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to a forced tithe by man is found only 2 times in 2 verses in the Bible. (1 Sam. 8:15,17)

The phrase “a tenth” in relation to a voluntary tithe is found only 1 time in 1 verse in the Bible. (Heb 7:2)

I encourage you to study all of the above verses in their proper context. I only ask that, as you go into your study of the verses, you as if you are ignorant of

a) what God’s commanded tithe is
b) who God said are required to tithe
c) to whom God said His tithe is to be given
d) where God said tithes are to be observed
e) when God said His tithe is to be given
f) why God’s tithe is to be given

Go into the study with the mindset of one that has never heard of tithing before.

Don’t go into the study with a preconceived belief that God requires you to give Him a tenth of your monetary income and to take that tenth to your local church building. For if you do, you will not be able to see or understand exactly what God’s word is saying concerning the observance of His holy tithe.

Studying the Bible with a preconceived mindset is not studying the Bible.

Moses Didn’t Say So
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 31, 2021)


Many, in a feeble attempt to justify the doctrine that Gentile Believers in Christ Jesus are required to tithe argue that Acts 15:21 proves that Gentiles were taught to tithe in the first century AD. Acts 15:21 says,

For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.”

While it is true that Moses was read in the synagogues every Sabbath day, if Gentiles went to the synagogues to hear Moses read, they would not have heard a single command or instruction from Moses saying that God required them to tithe. For Moses said that the command to tithe was given “for the children of Israel,” (Leviticus 27:30-34) and that is what the Gentiles would have heard when listening to the Law of Moses being read.

Further, they would not even have heard a peep of Moses saying that God required a tenth of man’s money. God’s commanded tithe was to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products, not money. (see Leviticus 27:30,32; Deuteronomy 12:17)

So the argument that “they heard Moses read in the synagogues and so knew that they were to tithe” doesn’t hold up against what was taught by Moses.

The Mosaic Law did not contain a single command or instruction for Gentiles to tithe; at the Jerusalem Council in AD 54 the Mosaic Law was not to be imposed on Gentile Believers, and the apostle Paul didn’t teach the Gentile churches that tithing was necessary in any of his subsequent epistles..

The doctrine that Gentile Believers are required to tithe was invented by deceitful men and contradicts what the Bible says concerning the observance of His commanded tithe.

Rhema, Revelation, or Scripture?
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 26, 2019)

Rhema is a Greek word that simply means “an utterance”…more specifically, “word” or “words”.

A revelation is an appearing, or manifestation.

Scripture is a verse or collection of verses.

As we prepare to enter a new decade, I reflect back on the many discussions I have participated in on Social Media platforms on the topic of God’s commanded tithe. So many times I have read posts and/or comments that I should “Seek God for divine Rhema,” or “Seek the Holy Spirit for Revelation.”This begs the question…

…Why should I seek for “rhema” or “revelation,” when I have the Scripture right in front of me?

Neither God, nor His Holy Spirit, will speak a Rhema or give a revelation that contradicts what He has already spoken in Scripture. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the apostle Paul told the young evangelist Timothy,

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

All Scripture, not some…is given for our learning, to convince and convict us, for correction, and for training us in the things of God. This means that any so-called “rhema” or alleged “revelation” that contradicts the written word of God is not rhema or revelation at all……it is deception.

Scripture is to teach us…not rhema. Not revelation…
Scripture is to convince and convict us…not rhema. Not revelation…
Scripture is to bring correction…not rhema. Not revelation…
Scripture is to train us in how to be in right standing with God…not rhema. Not revelation…

God has given us all of the rhema and revelation that He wants us to know in the Scriptures. The monetary tithe requirement, the doctrine that many are saying is “rhema” and “revelation,” contradicts what God said His tithe is to consist of in Scripture. Rhema, Revelation, or Scripture? It’s best to stick with Scripture.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

That Building is not His House
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 23, 2021)


According to the Bible, there is only one location in the entire Earth that God said His commanded tithe is to be taken to…the city of Jerusalem. Notice:

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 YE SHALL 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:

Now notice:

2 Chronicles 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
2 Chronicles 6:6 But I HAVE CHOSEN JERUSALEM, THAT MY NAME SHOULD BE THERE; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Now, many may say their local church building is the House of God. But the apostle Paul says,

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

In the New Covenant the church meets in man’s house…not God’s.

1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with THE CHURCH THAT IS IN THEIR HOUSE.

Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and THE CHURCH WHICH IS IN HIS HOUSE.

God no longer dwells in Temples made with hands. The saved in Christ themselves are now His Temple.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

God does not require the saved in Christ to bring tithes to “His House.” His House on Earth no longer exists. Instead, He expects us to be aware of needs around us and to help meet those needs when we are able to do so.

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?

36 Facts Concerning God’s Commanded Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 21, 2021)

36 Facts Concerning God’s Commanded Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 21, 2021)

Fact #1 Malachi is calling for a return to God’s ordinances in Malachi 3:7.

Fact #2 God’s tithe ordinance says that His commanded tithe is to be agricultural, i.e seed of the land; fruit of the tree; every tenth animal to pass under the rod. Leviticus 27:30,32

Fact #3 God’s tithe ordinance says that the command to tithe was for the children of Israel. Leviticus 27:34

Fact #4 God’s tithe ordinance says that those whom He commanded to tithe were to first move to the land of Canaan to live there before He would tell them where to take their tithes. Deuteronomy 12:10-11

Fact #5 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation is to give tithes to the tribe of Levi as an inheritance. Numbers 18:21

Fact #6 God’s tithe ordinance says that a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Aaron must be present at the time that the congregation gives their tithe to the Levite. Nehemiah 10:37-38

Fact #7 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation was not to go near the House of God with their tithes. Numbers 18:21-24

Fact #8 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation was to take a second tithe to Jerusalem to eat in the presence of God. Deut. 14:22-26; 2 Chr. 6:5-6

Fact #9 God’s tithe ordinance says that the agricultural tithe can only be exchanged for money if the journey to Jerusalem is too far. Deut. 14:24-25

Fact #10 God’s tithe ordinance says that once the one who was supposed to take his tithe to Jerusalem but had to exchange that tithe for money because of the distance traveled reaches Jerusalem, he is to use that money to purchase food and drink for his family members and himself to partake of. Deut. 14:26

Fact #11 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation is not to eat a tithe in Jerusalem the third year, but is to distribute it amongst the poor in their own cities the third year. Deuteronomy 14:28-29; 26:12

Fact #12 Malachi 3:8-10 cannot be speaking of any other tithe than the tithe governed by the ordinances listed in Facts #1-11 above.

Fact #13 God would not call for a return to His ordinances in Malachi 3:7 and then tell the congregation to transgress the ordinances by bringing their tithes to the House of God in Malachi 3:10.

Fact #14 God would not be calling for monetary tithes in Malachi 3:10 since He was calling for a return to His ordinances in Malachi 3:7 and His ordinances say that God’s tithe is to be agricultural.

Fact #15 Pastors who use Malachi 3;8-9 to accuse people of being thieves if they do not tithe their monetary income are inadvertently accusing the Lord Jesus Christ also. (for there are verses in the Gospels that prove undeniably that the Lord Jesus Christ did not teach monetary tithing)

Fact #16 Pastors who use the Bible to teach that their congregations are required by God to tithe their monetary income to the local church are guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

Fact #17 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning what God’s commanded tithe is to consist of

Fact #18 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning who the Bible says God commanded to tithe

Fact #19 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning to whom God’s commanded tithe is to be given

Fact #20 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning

Fact #21 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning where God’s commanded tithe is to be observed

Fact #22 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning when God’s commanded tithe is to be observed.

Fact #23 In Matthew 23:23 Jesus was speaking to a people who were under the Law of Moses when He said they ought to have tithed.

Fact #24 In Matthew 23:23 Jesus did not say that money is to be tithed

Fact #25 In Matthew 23:23 Jesus did not say that Christians are required to tithe

Fact #26 In Luke 11:42 Jesus was speaking to a people who were under the Law of Moses when He said they ought to have tithed.

Fact #27 In Luke 11:42 Jesus did not say that money is to be tithed

Fact #28 In Luke 11:42 Jesus did not say that Christians are required to tithe

Fact #29 Luke 18:12 is part of a parable and not an actualy event. (see Luke 18:9)

Fact #30 In the last place where tithes are mentioned in the Bible, tithes are still “according to the Law” and therefore cannot be monetary. Hebrews 7:5-9

Fact #31 Not one verse in the entire Bible says that God amended His tithe ordinance to say that He requires monetary tithes

Fact #32 Not one verse in the entire Bible says that God amended His tithe ordinance to say that Christians are required to tithe.

Fact #33 Not one Scripture in the entire Bible says that God appointed New Testament pastors as Authorized Tithe Collection Representatives

Fact #34 Not one verse in the entire Bible says that God appointed New Testament church buildings to be His Authorized Tithe Collection Centers.

Fact #35 Those who believe that God requires monetary tithes need to do some serious Bible Study until they realize that He does not require monetary tithes at all.

Fact #36 Ministers of God are supposed to preach what the word of God says concerning tithes, not the monetary tithe requirement fable. 2 Timothy 4:2-4

Argument: “If you do not tithe, you are disobeying God’s command to tithe.”

Rebuttal:
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.

In Leviticus 27:30-34, God told the Israelites that the tithe of the land is His. However, when God said, “the tithe of the land,” He cannot have meant Earth’s entire land mass. For in Deuteronomy 12:10-11, we read:

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:

In saying that the command to tithe was given “for the children of Israel,” (Lev. 27:34) and that the children of Israel were to first move to the land of Canaan before tithing, (Deut. 12:10-11) the Bible assures us that there is only ONE geographical location where God’s holy tithe is to be observed…

…the land of Canaan.

Given the fact that God said to cross the river Jordan and enter the land of Canaan to live as a citizen of that land before beginning to tithe, wouldn’t it be more biblically correct to say that the one who is attempting to tithe outside of the land of Canaan is the one that is guilty of disobeying God in the tithe, and not the one living outside of Canaan who is not tithing at all?

2° Off Course
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 12, 2021)

People don’t like me exposing their tithe lie. They want me to “switch lanes.” Even if I did switch lanes, they still wouldn’t be happy unless I was in their lane and going the same direction as they are…

…2° off course.

Try walking down the road, but not straight down the road. Angle yourself a couple degrees to the left or to the right and then begin walking a straight line. You’ll eventually be off the road completely and in someone else’s yard.
Now picture that same road as God’s path and the yard as the devil’s playground.

Then you will understand why I won’t play your “embrace the lie and go with the flow” game. As long as there are people walking 2° off course, there is a need for someone to remain on course and to point them in the right direction.

Malachi’s Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 01, 2021)

Wake up Saints!

Malachi is not calling for people to emulate Abraham in tithing, i.e go to war; kill wicked kings; gather any goods that the wicked kings may have stolen from other kingdoms; take the recovered goods to an open valley where kings meet; give a tenth of those recovered goods to the king of your choice, and give the remainder of the recovered goods back to their original kingdoms.

Nor is Malachi calling for people to observe the tithe preached in your local church assembly, i.e tithes of any monies you might earn through hard labor; tithes of any monies you might receive as a gift; tithes of any monies you might find on the ground; or tithes of any monies you might receive as a bonus from your place of employment.

Malachi 3:7 is calling for a return to God’s Ordinances.

Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Since Malachi is calling for a return to God’s Ordinances, the tithe required in Malachi 3:10 can be none other than the tithe that God requires in His ordinances. (to call for any other type of tithe than what is required in the ordinances of God would be transgressing the Ordinances, not returning to them. The tithes required in God’s ordinances are strictly agriculture.

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 27:32 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.

Conclusion: It is nothing short of dishonesty for a pastor to use the text of Malachi 3:10 as “proof-text” for a monetary tithe requirement. Stop allowing your money to be extorted through the monetary tithe requirement lie.If you want to give to God, then give. But don’t believe the lie that, “You are not giving if you don’t first give the tithe.”

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
2 Corinthians 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: