What Malachi Said
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 18, 2021)

Most everyone who argues that “God requires us to tithe” quotes Malachi 3:8-10 as their “proof-text” that we are required to tithe.

However these same people who quote Malachi 3:8-10

a) do not understand that Malachi said that the tithes were to be agricultural.

b) do not understand that Malachi said that only one tribe out of the twelve tribes in Israel were to bring tithes to the storehouse.

c) do not understand that Malachi told the other eleven tribes (known as the congregation) not to even come near the House of God with their tithes lest they bear sin and die.

d) do not understand that Malachi told the New Covenant Body of Believers in Christ Jesus that they are not to tithe to the House of God

What’s that? You say you’ve read the entire Book of Malachi and Malachi doesn’t say any of what I wrote above? Then, like those who use Malachi 3:8-10 as “proof-text” that we are to tithe, you must not have read the Book of Malachi with understanding.

Had you read the Book of Malachi with understanding, then you would have understood Malachi 3:7 to be saying exactly what I wrote in points “a-d” above. For in Malachi 3:7, Malachi 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?

God’s tithe ordinance says

a) that God’s tithe is to be agricultural (Lev. 27:30,32)

b) only the Levitic tribe is commanded and authorized by God to tithe to the House of God (Neh. 10:29,37-38)

c) eleven of the twelve tribes of Israel (known as “the congregation) were forbidden by God to tithe to the House of God (Num. 18:21-23)

Therefore when Malachi was calling for a return to God’s ordinances,

a) he was calling for agricultural tithes, not money;

b) he was telling the Levitic tribe to tithe to the House of God;

c) he was telling the congregation not to tithe to the House of God.

d) he was telling the New Covenant Body of Believers in Christ Jesus that they are not to tithe to the House of God

What Malachi said contradicts what we are being told by those who insist that Malachi 3:8-10 is proof that we are required to tithe to the House of God.
Only the Levitic tribe is to tithe to the House of God.

If You Want to Obey God
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 18, 2021)

If you truly want to obey God in the tithe, then

a) move to the land of Israel and give tithes grown/bred on land you have inherited there, as per the instruction in Deuteronomy 12:10-11

b) do not take tithes to the House of God, but give them to a member of the Levitic tribe, as per the instruction in Numbers 18:21-26 & Nehemiah 10:29,37-38

c) take a second tithe to Jerusalem each year and eat it there with the members of your household, as per Deuteronomy 14:22-26

d) every third year, give the tithe that you normally eat to the Levitic tribe; to woman who have lost their husbands to death; to children who have lost their father to death; and to foreigners who are visiting Israel, as per Deuteronomy 14:28-29 & Deuteronomy 26:12-17

If it is impossible for you to observe God’s tithe under the guidelines listed in “a-d” above, then it is best not to even attempt to tithe at all.

Why not? Because the apostle Paul says in Galatians 3:10 that if you are of the works of the Law but do not obey all that is written in the Law, you are cursed. So it is best to not even attempt to tithe if you are not going to obey the tithe as God decreed in His word. Or do you want to be cursed?

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

The Choice is Yours
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 17, 2021)

One of the reasons people tithe today is, “tithing is a choice.” And I wholeheartedly agree! Tithing is indeed “a choice”. However…

1. …when you choose to tithe money, you choose to ignore the fact that the Bible says God’s commanded tithe was to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products.

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.

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.

2. …when you choose to take tithes to the House of God, you also choose to ignore the fact that God said the congregation is forbidden to go near the House of God with their tithes.

Numbers 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
Numbers 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
Nehemiah 10:37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Nehemiah 10:38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

3. …when you choose to give tithes to your pastor, you also choose to ignore the fact that the Bible says tithes are to be given to the Levitic tribe.

Numbers 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
Numbers 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

Yes, you do have a choice. But in your choosing, you should never choose to believe your pastor when he contradicts the written word of God.

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.

The choice is yours? Will you call God a liar? or your Pastor?

Forbidden!
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 14, 2021)

According to the Bible, the ONLY tithe that is to be given to God is a tithe required of the Levitic tribe.God said that the congregation was to give their tithes to the Levitic tribe because the Levitic tribe had no inheritance of land among them.

Numbers 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Numbers 18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
Numbers 18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

The context of verse 22 of the above passage proves the congregation was forbidden by God to even go near the House of God with their tithes.The tithe of the congregation was the inheritance of the Levitic tribe…not the property of the House of God.The Levitic tribe, upon receiving their inheritance (tithe) from the congregation, was to take a tithe of that inheritance to the House of God.

Numbers 18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Numbers 18:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Numbers 18:26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.
Numbers 18:27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.
Numbers 18:28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD’S heave offering to Aaron the priest.
Numbers 18:29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.
Numbers 18:30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.
Numbers 18:31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.

Nehemiah 10:29 They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;

Nehemiah 10:37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Nehemiah 10:38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

The Bible proves that God never wanted a tithe from the congregation…He wanted a tithe from the Levitic tribe. Even in Malachi, God was telling the Levitic Priests in Israel to bring the tithes they had stolen to the House of God. He was not speaking to the congregation.

Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
Malachi 1:7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.
Malachi 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 1:9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 1:12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.
Malachi 1:13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
Malachi 1:14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
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?
Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

Submit to the SchoolMaster? No Thanks!
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 31, 2020)


Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

The Law was the SchoolMaster of the Israeli people. Tithing was one of the demands of the Law that the Israeli’s were compelled to observe. But once an Israeli came to faith in Christ Jesus, the SchoolMaster could no longer demand that he tithe.

This begs the question…

Why would saved Gentiles be required to observe that demand of the Law that the saved Israeli is not required to observe?

Submit to the SchoolMaster? No thanks! Since the saved Israeli is not under the Schoolmaster, then neither is the saved Gentile.

Christianity is not a “Burger King Religion”
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 30, 2020)

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

Christianity is not a “Burger King Religion” where people can have it their way. If we don’t agree with the word of God, we are not walking with God at all.

1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

The word “keepeth” in 1 John 2:5 is translated from the Greek “tēréō“. It means “to guard“. Christians are to guard God’s word from those who twist it into a lie. And this is exactly why I, as a Christian, speak out against the monetary tithe requirement lie.

You may not care that your pastors are twisting God’s word; you may not care that your pastors are handling the word of God deceitfully; you may not care that your pastor is extorting money through the monetary tithe requirement lie…

…but I do. And here’s why…

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.

Tithing, as Practiced Today, is UnScriptural
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 27, 2020)

Why tithing, as presently practiced in many relgious institutions around the world today, is unScriptural…

1. The ONLY tithe commanded by God in the Bible is an agricultural tithe. God never said that money is to be tithed.

2. The ONLY people God commanded to tithe in the Bible were the twelve tribes of Israel. God never commanded people of other nations to tithe.

3. The ONLY people God commanded to tithe to the House of God in the Bible was the Levitic tribe. God never said Christians are required to tithe to the House of God.

4. The ONLY geographical location in the Bible that God said His commanded tithe is to be observed is in the land of Canaan. God never said that His commanded tithe is to be observed in countries all over the world.

5. Malachi 3:10 is not speaking of man-made Houses of worship all over the world. It is speaking of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Either Get Rid of the Bible or Fire the Pastor
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 10, 2020)

So many pastors in the world today have handled the word of God deceitfully in the matter of God’s commanded tithe.

1. The Bible says God’s tithe is to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products. (Leviticus 27:30,32; Nehemiah 13:5) Pastors say God’s tithe is to be money.

2. The Bible says that the only people God commanded to tithe were the twelve tribes of Israel. (Leviticus 27:30-34; Nehemiah 10:37-38; Psalms 147:19-20) Pastors say the saved in Christ are required to tithe.

3. The Bible says the congregation (eleven of the twelve tribes of Israel) is to take their tithes to Jerusalem. (Deuteronomy 12:10-11; 2 Chronicles 6:5-6) Pastors say tithes are to be brought to the local church.

4. The Bible says the congregation is forbidden by God to go near the House of God with their tithes. (Numbers 18:21-22; Nehemiah 10:37-38) Pastors say the congregation is commanded by God to bring their tithes to the House of God.

5. The Bible says the tithe of the congregation is to be given to the Levitic tribe because it is the inheritance of the Levitic tribe. (Numbers 18:21-26) Pastors say not to give your tithe to anyone but to the local church.

6. The Bible says the only people required by God to tithe to the House of God is the Levitic tribe. (Nehemiah 10:37-38) Pastors say the saved in Christ are required to tithe to the House of God.

7. The Bible says that Malachi was instructiing the Priests of Israel. (Malachi 1:1,6-14;2:1) Pastors say Malachi is instructing the saved in Christ.

Either the Bible is wrong, or the pastors are. Which is it? If the Bible is wrong, we need to get rid of our Bibles so people are not deceived. If the pastors are wrong, then we need to fire our pastors and appoint leaders who will be honest with the word of God.

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 Monetary Tithe Requirement Doctrine: The Enemy of Holiness
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 08, 2020)

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

It is impossible for a pastor that is walking in holiness to teach the monetary tithe requirment doctrine.
Once he begins to teach the monetary tithe requirement doctrine, he has departed from holiness and is walking a dark path of destruction.

It is nothing short of deception for a church fellowship to have the word “Holiness” in their name if their leadership teaches the monetary tithe requirement doctrine and the congregation walks according to that doctrine.

The monetary tithe requirement doctrine being taught in many so-called “Holiness” church pulpits today contradicts

a) what the Bible says God’s commanded tithe is (agriculture and agricultural food by-products; see Leviticus 27:30,32; Deuteronomy 12:17; 14:22-23,26; 2 Chronicles 31:6; Nehemiah 10:37; 12:44; 13:5,12; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42)

b) who the Bible says God commanded to tithe (Israelites; see Leviticus 27:30-34; Numbers 18:21-26; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

c) to whom the Bible says that God’s commanded tithe is to be given (the Levitic tribe; women who have lost their husbands to death; children who have lost their fathers to death; and foreigners visiting the city; see Numbers 18:21; Deuteronomy 14:27-29; 26:12-17)

d) the land in which the Bible says God’s commanded tithe is to be observed (Canaan; see Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

e) where the Bible says God’s commanded tithe is to be taken (Jerusalem; see Deuteronomy 12:10-11; 2 Chronicles 6:5-6)

The monetary tithe requirement doctrine is therefore a lie and should have no part in the life of a person who truly aspires to walk in holiness.

God’s Four Required Tithes
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 01, 2020)

There were four tithes required by God in the Bible:

1. The tithe that God required the congregation give to the Levitic tribe.
note: the congregation was not to take their tithes to the House of God, but to the Levitic tribe. The tithe required by the congregation was the inheritance of the Levitic tribe, not the property of the House of God.

2. The tithe that God required the congregation to eat in Jerusalem.

3. The tithe that God required the congregation to give to the Levitic tribe; to women whose husbands had died; to children whose father had died; and to foreigners visiting the cities in Canaan.

4. The tithe of the tithe that God required of the Levitic tribe. The Levitic trbe was the only tribe in all of Israel that God commanded to take tithes to the House of God.

note: the tithes mentioned in #2&3 above are the same tithe, only observed differently. The third year, the one who normally ate this tithe with his household was not to eat the tithe, but to give the tithe to those mentioned in #3 above.

References for tithe #1:Numbers 18:21-31; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38

Reference for tithe #2:Deuteronomy 14:22-26

References for tithe #3:Deuteronomy 14:28-29Deuteronomy 26:12-17

Reference for #4 above:Nehemiah 10:29,37-38
note: Malachi’s call to bring the tithes to the storehouse is speaking of the tithe referred to in #4 above