Two Scenaios
by Ronald W. Robey

Two scenarios:

Scenario A: Man enters your place of business and says harm will befall your family if you do not give him a percentage of your weekly profits.
Scenario B: Man stands behind a pulpit in Church and says harm will befall your family if you do not give the Church ten percent of your every paycheck.

The fact is, 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, one would find 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) is not to be imposed upon Gentile nations (Acts 15:5,10,19-20)
g) is still agricultural in the last place it is seen as a command in the Bible (Heb. 7:5-8)
h) legal owners of the tithe are still the sons of Levi in the last place it is seen as a command. (Heb. 7:5-8)

With this concrete evidence that monetary tithing was never commanded, nor authorized for the Ekklesia, the called out assembly of Believers in Christ Jesus, there can be no doubt that both men in scenarios “A” and “B” above are guilty of the same crime,… extortion!

Extortion: The obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.

Two questions to ponder:

1) Why would you consider the man in scenario “A” to be an extortioner, but not consider the man lying in the pulpit in scenario “B” to be an extortioner??

2) Why would you consider calling the police to prevent the man in scenario “A” from robbing you each week by means of extortion, yet allow the man lying in the pulpit in scenario “B” to extort money from you on a weekly basis?

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