Is Tithing a Sin?
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 13, 2015)

Is tithing money a sin? Yes, it is,… if you are tithing money because, “the Bible tells us to tithe”; or because “God’s Word says I’ll be cursed if I don’t”; or because “God’s word says I am a thief if I don’t tithe.”

God’s Word decides what His tithe is to consist of, not us. To insist that money is God’s tithe when God’s word says His tithe is agriculture is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.

If a preacher’s tithe sermon contradicts what is written in God’s Holy word, God is right, the preacher is wrong. If man’s belief concerning God’s tithe is contrary to what is written in the Bible about God’s tithe, again…God is right, man is wrong. The decision as to what is to be tithed, to whom the tithe is to be given, when, and where it is to be observed has already been written in God’s Word.

He said His holy tithe is agricultural, not monetary. (Lev. 27:30-33)

He said tithes are for the bloodline descendants of Levi; for widows; for orphans; and for foreigners living in the land of Canaan…it is not for Gentiles on Gentile soil. (Lev. 27:34; Num. 18:24-26; Neh. 10:37-38; Deut. 6:1-3 & 12:1,10-11)

God’s Word says that sin is the transgression of the Law. (1 John 3:4) To say that God’s tithe is monetary is false, since God’s Word says His holy tithe is to be agricultural. To say that God’s holy tithe is to be taken to Gentile pastors on Gentile soil is also false, since God’s word says that His holy tithes are to go to Levites; to widows; to orphans; and to foreigners living in the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 26:12-17)

When those who believe that God’s Word commands them to tithe…tithe money, (instead of agricultural crops, flocks, and herds) or they tithe on Gentile soil, (instead of in the land of Canaan), or they tithe to a Gentile pastor, (instead of to Levites; widows; orphans; and foreigners living in Canaan) they transgress the very Law they claim to be keeping.

Yes, to tithe money in response to Leviticus 27:30, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42 or Hebrews 7:5-9; or in response to any other Biblical command or instruction to tithe is,… in fact,… sin.