March 2016


imageWhen a pastor uses Malachi 3:8-10 to teach that God requires the congregation to tithe their monetary income, that pastor is deceitfully handling the Word of God.

God said it was an agricultural tithe that was to go to the Temple, not a monetary tithe.

God said the tithe was to go to the storehouse at the Temple, not to a Church bank.

God said it was the Levites that were to tithe to the storehouse, not the congregation.

The preacher who will not preach Malachi 3:8-10 as it is written is a thief. And the congregant that tithes his money after hearing that pastor is a blind follower of the blind.

When giving money to a religious organization, one can share any monetary amount one chooses; be it 1%,10%,or100%.

The problem is not in the individual choosing himself how much money he will give to his religious organization, as 2 Corinthians 9:7 clearly instructs each man to give “as he purposeth in his heart”.

The problem is when the giver is giving 10% of his money to the religious institution he attends because:

a) Leviticus 27:30 says, “The tithe is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord.”
b) Malachi 3:8-9 state that non tither’s are robbing God.
c) Malachi 3:8-9 says non tither’s are cursed.
d) Malachi 3:10 says to bring the tithe to the storeHouse
e) Jesus said in the Gospels that tithing is to be done.
f) The Preacher says that God requires us to tithe.

Why are the above examples problematic? In examples a – e, one is attempting to tithe because of what is written in the Law, yet:

1) they are not wanting to tithe what the LORD said His holy tithe was to consist of, i.e.; agricultural produce and livestock (Lev. 27:30-33)
2) they are not wanting to tithe where the LORD said His holy tithe was to be taken, i.e.; farming communities in the land of Canaan (Deut. 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11)
3) they are not wanting to tithe to whom the LORD said His holy tithe was to be given, i.e.; Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners (Num. 18:24-26; Deut. 14:28-29; Neh. 10:37-38)
In other words, they are attempting to justify tithing by looking to the Mosaic Law, yet offending in several points of that Law. The Apostle James said that to offend in one point of the Law, is to be guilty of all. (James 2:10) The Apostle Paul said that, “by the deeds of the flesh there shall no flesh be justified.” (Romans 3:20)
Why is example f above problematic? Aside from the obvious fact that the Preacher is lying when he says God requires us to tithe our money, it contradicts 2 Corinthians 9:7. It is another person dictating what you must give, instead of allowing you to choose what you will give.
If the members of the Church would take the time to open their Bibles at home, and study every Scripture, every verse, that has anything to do with tithing, they would discover that God’s commanded tithe
a) was agricultural (Lev. 27:30-33)
b) was required of the Children of Israel (Lev.27:34)
c) was not to be observed in any geographical location other than the land of Canaan (Deut. 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11)
d) was to be given to Levites, widows, orphans and strangers in Canaan (Num. 18:24-26; Deut. 14:22-29)
e) was never commanded of Gentile nations (Psa. 147:19-20)
f) was still agricultural in the last place it was seen as a command in the Bible (Heb. 7:5-9)
g) was still the property of the sons of Levi in the last place it is seen as a command in the Bible (Heb. 7:5-9)

h) was never commanded for, carried to, collected in, or controlled by the Church built upon the Apostles and Prophets; the Ekklesia.

Monetary tithe requirement teachers will often tell you that you are a thief if you do not tithe your monetary income to the local brick and mortar building that they refer to as The House of God.’.

They will remind you that no thief will enter Heaven.

This “Heaven” that they are attempting to get you to accompany them to cannot be Heaven at all.

How can I say this? Because the Apostles will not be there, the Prophets will not be there, and the Patriarchs will not be there either. But the saddest reality of all, Jesus Christ Himself will not be there.

Wait a minute! How can it be Heaven and Jesus Christ not be there?

The fact is, they say those that do not tithe their monetary income, will not go to Heaven.

If one were to copy the entire Old and New Testaments by hand; writing down every word, every line, every verse, every chapter, and every book, one would discover that God’s commanded tithe is agricultural, not monetary. One would also discover that there is no recorded instance where Patriarch, Prophet, Apostle, or even the Lord Jesus Christ Himself ever tithed their monetary income.

So, if not tithing monetary income means one will not be in Heaven, then Heaven will be missing all the aforementioned people in the above paragraph. .

Is it really Heaven these teachers are pointing us to? Not at all!

Since God’s commanded tithe was agricultural and not monetary, they clearly have an agenda to keep you out of Heaven, not to get you in.

Revelation 22:15 is clear,… Those who love and make lies will not be in God’s eternal Kingdom.

How can God’s true Church be built upon a lie? It cannot. Upon Peter’s profession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Jesus said, “Upon this Rock, I will build my Church.” The Truth is that Rock upon which the foundation is laid. The Apostles and Prophets are the foundation, and Jesus Christ is the cornerstone.

A church built on the monetary tithe doctrine is built upon a lie. The monetary tithe requirement doctrine is a doctrine that cannot be found in the Bible, but the commandment was instead invented by men long after the Bible was given to man.

It is a man-made commandment. Jesus Christ said of the Pharisees in Matthew 15:9, “But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Wake up, Saints! Do not yield to the monetary tithe requirement lie. Do not allow false prophets to deceive you into following them to Hell.

Monetary tithe requirement teachers will often tell you that you are a thief if you do not tithe your monetary income to the local brick and mortar building that they refer to as The House of God.’.

They will remind you that no thief will enter Heaven.

This “Heaven” that they are attempting to get you to accompany them to cannot be Heaven at all.

How can I say this? Because the Apostles will not be there, the Prophets will not be there, and the Patriarchs will not be there either. But the saddest reality of all, Jesus Christ Himself will not be there.

Wait a minute! How can it be Heaven and Jesus Christ not be there?

The fact is, many preachers say those that do not tithe their monetary income, will not go to Heaven.

If one were to copy the entire Old and New Testaments by hand; writing down every word, every line, every verse, every chapter, and every book, one would discover that God’s commanded tithe is agricultural, not monetary. One would also discover that there is no recorded instance in either Testament where Patriarch, Prophet, Apostle, or even the Lord Jesus Christ Himself ever tithed their monetary income to the House of God.

So, if not tithing monetary income means one will not be in Heaven, then Heaven will be missing all the aforementioned people in the above paragraph. .

Is it really Heaven these teachers are pointing us to? Not at all!

Since God’s commanded tithe was agricultural and not monetary, they clearly have an agenda to keep you out of Heaven, not to get you in.

Revelation 22:15 is clear,… Those who love and make lies will not be in God’s eternal Kingdom.

How can God’s true Church be built upon a lie? It cannot. Upon Peter’s profession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Jesus said, “Upon this Rock, I will build my Church.” The Truth is that Rock upon which the foundation is laid. The Apostles and Prophets are the foundation, and Jesus Christ is the cornerstone.

Wake up, Saints! Do not yield to the monetary tithe requirement lie. Do not allow false prophets to deceive you into following them to Hell.

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