Hebrews 7:8 Answers

by Ronald W Robey

Question: Who were the “men that die” in Hebrews 7:8 referring to?
Answer: They are the ones who had the commandment to take tithes in Hebrews 7:5, i.e.; the sons of Levi.

Question:  Does the New Covenant Church have authority to receive tithes?

Answer:  No! Tithes are a matter of the Law, (Matthew 23:23) and the only people who have been given authority to receive tithes are the sons of Levi.

Question: What tithes did the sons of Levi have a commandment to take?
Answer: Tithes “according to the Law” (Hebrews 7:5)

Question: What were the tithes according to the Law?
Answer: The tithes that the Law required of the children of Israel, i.e.; agricultural crops and livestock (Leviticus 27:30-34)

Question: Besides the children of Israel, who else did God require to obey the command to tithe?
Answer: No other nation was required to tithe. (Psalms 147:19-20; Acts 15:24)

Question: Are those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ required to tithe?
Answer: No! Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness to everyone that believes in Him. (Romans 10:4)