Are Ye So Foolish?
by Ronald W Robey

Many attempt to justify their taking of monetary tithes; or to defend their pastor’s taking of monetary tithes have argued, “The Bible tells us in many places that tithing is required. Jesus even said tithing was to be done. Where in the Bible does Jesus say, ‘Thou shalt not tithe’?”

Jesus did not directly say that tithes should not be paid, in those exact words. Although He did indirectly state that tithing was to be no more when He cried from the cross, “IT IS FINISHED!”

Ephesians 2:14-15 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having ABOLISHED IN HIS FLESH the enmity, even THE COMMANDMENTS CONTAINED IN ORDINANCES; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

However, I believe we can prove the decree that we not be made to tithe through other Scripture.

We know that the Scriptures were written by holy men as the Holy Ghost moved them to write.

What did the holy men write?

One wrote in Leviticus 27:30-34 that tithes were agricultural and were commanded of the children of Israel.

Another wrote in Psalm 147:19-20 that Israel’s laws were not given to no other nations.

Acts 15:19-20,28-29 reveals that the Holy Ghost and the Apostles determined that those who were not of the direct lineage of Jacob were not to be made to obey the Law that was given to the descendants of Jacob. (This would include the Law of tithing,… it was not to be required)

Jesus does not oppose the decision of the Holy Ghost. He cannot. If He did, Heaven would be destroyed.

How can I say this?

Because, as Jesus once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit all agree with one another. A decision made by any one member of the godhead is fully supported by the other two members.

Therefore, Jesus is in complete agreement with the decision of the Holy Ghost, that the commands of the Mosaic Law are not to be imposed upon those who are not of the direct lineage of Jacob.

We also see the Apostle Paul in Galatians 3, rebuking the Galatians for allowing themselves into being bewitched into placing themselves under the jurisdiction; the commandments and the penalties written within the Mosaic Law. He reminds the Galatians that once one comes to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that one is no longer under the Law. The Apostle Paul, by the way, received the doctrine that he preached from God.

One final point,… in the last place that we see tithes as a command in the Bible, (Hebrews 7:5-9) tithes are still “according to the Law”, i.e.; agricultural,… not monetary. And they are still to be given to the sons of Levi,… not to pastors who are not of bloodline of Levi. This means that these pastors that are teaching this monetary tithe requirement doctrine are teaching a false doctrine. It is a doctrine totally foreign to the word of God and was not commanded by God.