Why the Contradiction?
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 05, 2021)

Pastors,

1. When you teach a monetary tithe requirement doctrine, you are not teaching God’s required tithe…
…you are teaching your own required tithe.

God said His tithe is to be agriculuttral, not monetary. (Leviticus 27:30,32)

2. When you teach that the congregation is to tithe to the House of God, you are not teaching God’s required tithe…
…you are teaching your own required tithe.

God said the congregation is not to go near the House of God with their tithes. (Numbers 18:21-24; reaffirmed in Numbers 18:29,37-38)

3. When you teach that the local church is the storehouse for tithes, you are not teaching God’s required tithe…
…you are teaching your own required tithe.

God said that the storehouse for tithes is in Jerusalem. (1 Kings 6:1-7; Malachi 3:10)

Why do you teach contrary to God’s word concerning tithes? Is it…

a) because you have not actually studied the Scriptures to see what they say concerning tithes?

b) that you are just teaching what you were taught concerning tithes by your pastors?

c) due to greed?

d) so that you don’t lose your pastoral position in the church?

One thing is certain. We know it is not because…

e) the Bible says that God requires the saved in Christ to tithe their money to the local church

f) God told you personally that He requires the saved in Christ to tithe their money to the local church

God will never contradict what He has written in His word. So why do you, a man who claims to love God’s word, contradict it with your monetary tithe requirement lie?

Your Pastor Owes You Money
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 03, 2021)

Why pastors that teach the monetary tithe requirement doctrine owe you all tithes back plus twenty percent more:

1. Levitucus 27:30-34 proves that God’s commanded tithe was to be agricultural, not monetary. So pastors lied to you about God requiring 10% of your money. This means that they took tithes of you unlawfully.

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.

(the above passage also proves that the command to tithe was given to Israel to observe, not to the Christian church)

2. Leviticus 6:2-6 proves that pastors who deceived you into giving them monetary tithes owe you restitution of the money they extorted from you, plus twenty percent over and above the amount you were deceived into giving to them.
Leviticus 6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
Leviticus 6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
Leviticus 6:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
Leviticus 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
Leviticus 6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:

If they are going to live by the Law, (the tithe is the LORD’s) then they should be held accountable by the Law to return that which they have deceitfully gotten from you, i.e monetary tithes, plus twenty percent more.

Wages are not Increase
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 28, 2021)

A man’s paycheck from his place of employment is not his increase. It is monetary compensation for time worked at his place of employment. In other words, it is not an increase, but rather an exchange…

…money in exchange for work.

Therefore it is wrong for pastors to tell their congregations that God requires tithes from their employment checks. God’s commanded tithe was to be extracted from increase…not from wages.

Further, according to the Bible, the ONLY increase that God required tithes from was agricultural increase…and that ONLY from land inherited in the land of Canaan/Israel.

ref:
Leviticus 27:30,32
Deuteronomy 12:10-11,17

Let’s stay true to the word.

Unwise and Dangerous
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 26, 2018)


The Epistle to the Hebrews says nothing of a monetary tithe. It only mentions

a) a tithe of war spoils; which included food, articles of clothing, and people.
b) a tithe of agricultural increase.

Nor does the Epistle to the Hebrews say anything about Pastors receiving tithes on behalf of God. It only mentions

a) Melchizedek receiving tithes
b) the Levites receiving tithes

Nor does the Epistle to the Hebrews speak of the saved in Christ giving tithes. It only mentions

a) Abraham giving tithes to Melchizedek
b) Brethren of the Levites giving tithes to the Levites

One has to add to the word of God to preach that the Book of Hebrews teaches that the saved in Christ are required to tithe their money to the religious institution they attend or are members of. A very unwise and dangerous doctrine.

Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

The Tithe of the Land
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 20, 2021)

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.

In many church assemblies around the world today, church leaders will use the text of Leviticus 27:30 as “proof-text” that Christians are required by God to tithe their money to the local church. However, rightly dividing the word of truth will reveal that Leviticus 27:30 is neither speaking of church assemblies around the world, nor of money.

The “land” referred to in Leviticus 27:30 is not speaking of the entire land mass of the planet Earth. Rather, it is speaking of the land of Canaan.

Notice who the command to tithe was given to in Leviticus 27…

Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

Not once in the text of Leviticus 27:30-34 are Christians mentioned. The command to tithe was given solely to the biological bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Jacob. Now 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 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:

The place the children of Israel were to take their tithes was in the land of Israel…not in the wilderness that they were wandering in when God told them that they were to tithe. There was no place for them to tithe while in the wilderness. We know this because of further reading of the word of God…

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 might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

God had not named a place for them to take their tithes while they were in the wilderness. He just told them that the tithes were His. They did not begin to tithe until four hundred fifty years AFTER they entered the land of Canaan to live there and they were not warring against their enemies.

The command to tithe was not a command that God expected people to be observed all over the world…

…it was a command that God expected of the owners of the land of Canaan. If you are not an owner of a portion of the land of Canaan, (known as Israel today) then the command to tithe does not apply to you at all.

And Leviticus 27:30-34 is speaking of agricultural tithes, not monetary tithes. It says that God’s holy tithe is to be “the seed of the land; (fruit, vegetables, and grain) the fruit of the tree; (fruits, wine, and oils) and every tenth animal to pass under the rod.” (cattle, sheep, and goats)

A Multi-faceted Contradiction
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 18, 2021)

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Since all Scripture is for correction, the Holy Spirit will never contradict the written word of God.


The monetary tithe requirement doctrine is a multi-faceted contradiction to the written word of God.

1. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that God’s commanded tithe is to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products.

2. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that God said the command to tithe was given to the Israelites.

3. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that the place that His tithe is to be observed is in the land of Canaan.

4. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that God said the congregation is not even to go near the House of God with their tithes.

5. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that only the tithe of the tithe was to be given to the House of God.

6. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that only thre tribe of Levi was commanded by God to take tithes to the House of God.

7. It contradicts the fact that Malachi was speaking to Levite Priests when he said to bring the tithes into the storehouse.

8. It contradicts the fact that the storehouse for God’s tithe was a structure in Jerusalem.

Since the monetary tithe requirement contradicts the word of God, this can mean only one of two things…

a) either the written word of God is lying about God’s commanded tithe
or
b) pastors are lying about God’s commanded tithe

Amos 3:3 asks the question:

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

How can pastors be walking with God, when they don’t agree with His written word?

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Are You Really Obeying God?
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 08, 2021)


So many today say they want to obey God in the tithe. Here’s how to obey God in the tithe:

a) if you want to obey God in the tithe, you must first have inherited land in the land of Israel and move to the land of Israel. If you have not moved to Israel as commanded in Deuteronomy 12:10-11, you are not obeying God in the tithe.

b) if you want to obey God in the tithe, you will tithe agriculture and agricultural food by-products from the land you have inherited in Israel, as commanded in Levitcus 27:30,32; Deuteronomy 12:17. If you are giving a tenth of your money as tithe, you are not obeying God in the tithe.

c) if you want to obey God in the tithe, you will give the tithe to the tribe of Levi as commanded in Numbers 18:21-23. If you are not giving the tithe to the tribe of Levi, you are not obeying God in the tithe.

d) if you want to obey God in the tithe, you will not take your tithe to the House of God (unless you are a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi; in which case, you will not have inherited land in Israel but must still be living in Israel) as commanded in Numbers 18:21-22. If you are not a Levite, but are taking your tithe to the House of God, you are not obeying God in the tithe.

e) if you want to obey God in the tithe, you will have a Priest from the biological bloodline of the biblical patriarch Aaron present at the time that you give your tithe as commanded in Numbers 18:24-31. If there is not a descendant of the biblical patriarch Aaron present at the time you give your tithe, you are not obeying God in the tithe.

Remember, the apostle James said, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10)

Therefore if you are trying to obey God in the tithe but not obeying all that God said concerning the observance of His commanded tithe, (see points ‘a-e’ above) you are guilty of not tithing at all.

Monetary Tithing: A Doctrine Built on Silence
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 09, 2021)


We are not to build our doctrines on silence. We are to build them on the word of God.

The word of God says that the tithes God comamdned are to be agriculture and agricultural food by products. (Le. 27:30,32; De. 12:17) To teach that tithe sare to be money is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.

The word of God says that the command to tithe was given to the children of Israel (Le. 27:30-34) to be observed once they were safely living in the land of Canaan. (De. 12:10-11) To teach that tithes are required of Christians and are to be observed all over the world is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.

The word of God says the congregation was forbidden by God to take tithes to the House of God. (Nu. 18:21-23; Ne. 10:29,37-38) To teach that the congregation is required by God to tithe to the House of God is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.

The word of God says that the congregation is to give tithes to the tribe of Levi. (Nu. 18:21-26; Ne 10:29,37-38) To teach that the congregation is to give tithes to New Testament church leaders is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.

The word of God says that God commanded only Levites to tithe to the House of God. (Ne. 10:29,37-38) To teach that God commands all Christians to tithe to the House of God is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.

Tithing, as is taught in many mainstream religious denominations around the world today, is a doctrine invented from silence and contradicts the word of God and the God of the word in practically every facet of the doctrine..

When did God tell man to stop tithing? A better question would be, “When did God authorize pastors to teach a tithe that contradicts the tithe God commanded in His word?”

When Realization Sinks In
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 08, 2021)


So many today confuse tithing and giving. They equate them as being the same thing. They believe they have given God his tithe when they pull a five dollar bill out of their wallet that has one hundred dollars in it and drop that five dollar bill in the collection plate during their morning worship service. They have not tithed.

The word “tithe” means “tenth; tenth part.” It is not just a random amount one chooses to give…it is a set amount…

…either the tenth in numerical sequence, (see Lev. 27:32) or the tenth part of a whole. (see Heb. 7:4)

In the Bible, there are only forty-four verses that speak of tithes. Thirty-six of those forty-four verses speak of God’s commanded tithe. Those thirty-six verses tell the reader the following:

a) the ELEMENTS of God’s commanded tithe
b) the GIVERS of God’s commanded tithe
c) the RECIPIENTS of God’s commanded tithe
d) the LOCATION God’s commanded tithe is to be observed
e) the TIMES God’s commanded tithe is to be observed

1. When you compare what God said the elements of His tithe are to be with what is taught in many mainstream church assemblies, you realize that those church assemblies are not preaching the truth.

2. When you compare who God said is commanded to tithe with what is taught in many mainstream church assemblies, you realize that those church assemblies are not preaching the truth.

3. When you compare who God said is to receive His commanded tithe with what is taught in many mainstream church assemblies, you realize that those church assemblies are not preaching the truth.

4. When you compare where God said His commanded tithe is to be observed with what is taught in many mainstream church assemblies, you realize that those church assemblies are not preaching the truth.

5. When you compare when God said His commanded tithe is to be observed with what is taught in many mainstream church assemblies, you realize that those church assemblies are not preaching the truth.

Once you realize the truth, if you are in a church where the truth is not being preached, you have to wonder why are they lying about the tithe?

Is it because they are ignorant of what the Bible says about tithes, or is it because they know the truth but are rebellious and greedy? In either case, once you know truth, you have a responsibility to walk in that truth.
When realization sinks in, you have two options.

1. You can continue to live the lie
2. You can begin to walk in truth

I chose to walk in truth.

Something to consider…

God cannot lie. Nor is God in a lie. His church is built upon the truths written and spoken by the apostles and prophets in His word; Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone. A church built on lies may as well close its doors. God is not in such a church.

Our giving should not be dictated by lies and deceit. Our giving should only be dictated by the love we have for God and for our neighbor.

No Better
by Ronald W Robey
(written July 27, 2021)

Argument: “The church cannot be funded properly if we do not obey the Spirit of God and give our tithes. It is our tithes that fund the operations of His Kingdom.

Rebuttal: The Bible says that God’s commanded tithe is to be

a) seed of the land. (Le. 27:30)
b) fruit of the tree. (Le. 27:30)
c) every tenth animal to pass under the rod. (Le 27:32)
d) corn. (De. 12:17)
e) wine. (De. 12:17)
f) oil. (De. 12:17)
g) seed. (De. 14:22)
h) corn. (De. 14:23)
i) wine. (De.14:23)
j) oil. (De.14:23)
k) oxen. (De. 14:26)
l) sheep. (De. 14:26)
m) wine. (De. 14:26)
n) strong drink. (De. 14:26)

Holy men of old wrote these things under inspiration of the Holy Spirit. So I highly doubt that the Holy Spirit is going to tell anyone, “No…that’s not right. God did not require tithes of seed of the land; fruit of the tree; every tenth animal to pass under the rod; oil, wine, strong drink…God required tithes of money…and requires tithes of your money today.”

I’ll continue to preach what is written in God’s word concerning His required tithes. If I’m wrong, then God’s word is also wrong.

If God’s Kingdom must be funded through doctrines that contradict the Bible, then God’s Kingdom is no better than Satan’s Kingdom.