October 18, 2016
October 13, 2016
September 26, 2016
Recently, I was accused of presenting myself as being wiser than Jesus Christ.
The reason? Because I had posted that Matthew 23:23 was not a command for the New Testament Christian.
My rebuttal was as follows:
I am wise enough to know that when Jesus was speaking in Matthew 23:23, He was speaking to scribes and Pharisees. He even said that He was speaking to scribes and Pharisees in the same verse..
I am wise enough to know that Jesus said that agricultural products were what the scribes and Pharisees tithed.
I am wise enough to know that Jesus said that tithing was a matter of the Law.
I am wise enough to know that the Law was given to the children of Israel, not to the New Covenant Church.
I am wise enough to know that Jesus would not have told the scribes and Pharisees to tithe money, since the Law said God’s commanded tithe was agricultural.
I am wise enough to know that Jesus would have been telling the scribes and Pharisees to transgress the Law, (thereby sinning) had He told them to tithe money.
I may not be wiser than Jesus, but I am wise enough to know what Jesus said in Matthew 23:23, and that Matthew 23:23 is not a command to the New Testament Church.
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye (scribes and Pharisees) pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, (agricultural produce) and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these (tithing of agricultural produce) ought ye (scribes and Pharisees) to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Proverbs 23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
September 24, 2016
September 19, 2016
Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Today’s tithe teachers certainly have “changed the ordinance” of the tithe. God declared that His Holy tithe was to be crops and livestock. In the Word of God, from the giving of the Law and forward, we see that His Holy tithe was consistently to come from agricultural crops and livestock in the Promised Land.
But man has changed the ordinance
1 ) From crops and livestock, to money.
2 ) From in the Promised Land, to all over the world
3 ) From for the children of Israel, to for Christian
4 ) From yearly, to weekly
5 ) From to sons of Levi, widows, orphans, foreigners and family, to to Pastors
6 ) From God’s increase, to man’s income.
Yes, man has “changed the ordinance” of the tithe into something God never authorized it to be.
God’s word is for ever settled in Heaven. Man may have changed the ordinance of tithing, but God never did. His word still says that His holy tithe is to come from His increase; is agricultural; that it is for the children of Israel; that it is to be given to the sons of Levi; that it is to be observed in the Promised Land.
Let God be true, but every monetary tithe teaching preacher be exposed as a thief and a liar.
September 9, 2016
In order for a Christian to return God’s commanded tithe today, that Christian would have to:
a) be a physical descendant of Jacob. (Leviticus 27:34; Psalms 147:19-20)
b) be given a portion of the Promised Land by God as an inheritance. (Genesis 28:13-15)
c) live in the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11)
d) raise crops or breed livestock on that portion of the Promised Land he inherited (Leviticus 27:30-33)
e) take a tenth part of the crops raised and/or every tenth animal of the livestock to pass under a rod to a physical descendant of Levi in the farming communities (Numbers 18:24-26; Nehemiah 10:37-38)
f) be unfaithful to Jesus Christ (Romans 7:3-4)
Any attempt to tithe anything that is not agricultural to anyone who is not a direct descendant of Levi in any other geographic location than the Promised Land is in direct contradiction to God’s word and would not be obeying God in the tithe..