August 2016

Hebrews 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

The word “chastisement” in the above verse is translated form the Greek, “paideia, ” pronounced “pahee-di-ah” It means, “correction; Instruction.”

Those who will not accept correction and instruction are not considered children of God. Instead, they are seen as illegitimate.

So it is with many who teach the monetary tithe requirement doctrine. When confronted with the truth, that God never commanded Christians to tithe their monetary income, the majority will not receive correction or instruction.

They will dismiss the written word of God, and embrace the lie. They show no conviction for teaching the lie; and will, in fact, continue teaching the lie.

It is these teachers that will be among those who hear Jesus say, “Depart from Me, I never knew you.” (see Matthew 7:21-23)

But we must not lose heart in proclaiming the truth. Though the majority will reject it, some will be encouraged to be as the Bereans of the first century AD and search the Scriptures to see if it is so.

We must keep proclaiming this truth for their sake.

Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Monetary tither, are you aware that your Pastor/Bishop/Elder/Apostle/Prophet that shakes your hand each Sunday; and tells you that he loves and appreciates you as you leave the building,… actually appreciates and loves your money, but hates you?
Yes, he hates you.
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 26:28 that the lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it. So I can attest beyond a shadow of doubt that your monetary tithe requirement teaching pastor hates you.
Not only that, but the same verse assures me that your pastor will one day bring you to ruin should you allow him to continue lying to you.
Don’t believe me? Read the verse for yourself:
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
What’s that? You say your pastor does not lie to you? Oh, but he most certainly does, if he is teaching you that God requires you to tithe your monetary income to the church building you attend.
The Bible tells us in Leviticus 27:30-33 that God’s holy tithe is to be agricultural, not monetary. There is no verse in the entire Bible that says one is to tithe money to the House of God.
Therefore, your monetary tithe requirement teaching pastor is guilty of
1. Lying to you
2. Hating you
3. Turning your ears and eyes away from God’s word
Causing you to…
1. Reject God’s word
2. Consider your Pastor’s word to be more authoritative than God’s
… which is idolatry,…
… which will bring you to ruin.

Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

This is interesting. Notice the Apostle Paul said, “He gave SOME,…, and SOME,…, etc., etc..”

He did not give ALL “Apostles,” “Prophets,” “Evangelist’s,” “Pastors and Teachers.” HE GAVE SOME.

This tells me that NOT ALL need Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers.” Only SOME do.

Pastor’s have used that passage out of context in order to prove that we should be in a religious institution under the authority of a pastor,” when the verse implies no such thing.

Some may need those leaders. Others do not.

Clearly, if a pastor is teaching the monetary tithe requirement doctrine, we don’t need him at all,… contrary to his egotistical claim that we should be listening to his teachings.

If ever I find a pastor who teaches the word of God instead of his opinion of what the word of God should say, I will listen to that pastor.

For now, I will continue to arm myself with the truth.

When studying Jacob’s Vow, God gave me this yesterday,…

One thing I wish all Church Staff would know, (or at least admit to their congregations) is the fact that God never imposed a monetary tithe on the Church.

The monetary tithe requirement doctrine is a man-made doctrine that is totally foreign to the word of God.

That’s right! There is not one verse in the entire Bible that tells Church members to tithe their monetary income to the House of God.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. You are thinking I am off my rocker. You remember the Amplified saying in Malachi 3:10 to “Bring all the tithes, (a tenth of your income) into the House of God.”  And yes, the Amplified does indeed say just that.

However, if one notices the () parentheses around the phrase, “a tenth of your income” that means that the phrase, “a tenth of your income” is not part of the Bible text. It was ADDED by the Translators. This means that the phrase, “a tenth of your income,” is not the word of God at all. It is the opinion of the Translators.

Since no previous versions use the phrase, “a tenth of your income,” then it is safe to say that God never authorized the Translators to intermingle their opinion with His word and try to pass it off as if it were a God-spoken directive.

It is not.

God defined His holy tithe as agricultural increase from within the boundaries of the Promised Land. He did this for a specific reason. Because the tenth of that land was considered “holy,” “set apart” for God.

Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is “holy” unto the LORD.

Who was it that set it apart for God, one may ask? Why,… it was the Patriarch Jacob. In Genesis 28, we read the account of Jacob falling asleep while on the run from his brother Esau. The name of the place that Jacob fell asleep was Luz, but would later be known as Beth-eL, or the House of God.

While Jacob lay there sleeping at Luz, he dreamed a vision of a ladder spanning from Heavens to the Earth. God spoke to Jacob from the top of the ladder, and told him that He was going to give Jacob and his descendants the land Jacob was sleeping on..

When Jacob awoke, Jacob remembered the vision and made a promise to God that he would give God a tenth of all that God would give Him.  Jacob said, “…of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee.”

God told the children of Israel through His servant Moses that, ‘The tithe is the LORD’s. It is “holy” (set apart) unto the Lord.’

Jacob had vowed to give the tenth of that land back to God. And God was holding Jacob to that vow when the children of Israel moved into the land of Canaan. They were not to fail to give that which Jacob had vowed to God.

Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

And so, the children of Israel were commanded to give a tenth part of their crops to the LORD, and also every tenth of their livestock animals to pass under the rod.

Hence, God’s holy tithe under the Mosaic Law was governed by that vow that Jacob had made that night in Luz. He had vowed to give a tenth of the land back to God.

Abram’s tithe? Not from his monetary income.
Israel’s tithe? Not from their monetary income.

If tithing is an “eternal moral principle” as many pastors brainwash their congregations into believing, and monetary income tithing is nowhere mentioned in Scripture,…

…why are pastors departing from their alleged “eternal moral principle” of non monetary income tithing to teach monetary tithing?

Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Proponents of the monetary tithe requirement doctrine will often take you to the above verse in their Bibles, telling you that if you teach people not to tithe, you are teaching contrary to the commandments and will, therefore, be the least in the Kingdom.

But are you truly teaching contrary to the commandments when you teach people not to tithe to the Church? I believe you are agreeing with the commandments, not teaching contrary to them.

Let us look at a few verses concerning God’s holy tithe as commanded in the Law, shall we?

Leviticus 27:30-34 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed. These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

In Leviticus 27:30-34, we are given, in detail, what God said His holy tithe was to consist of, and who God required to tithe. The tithe was to consist of agricultural produce and livestock. The command to tithe was to be given by Moses to the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 6:1-3 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:

In Deuteronomy, chapters 6 & 12, we read that the commands that God gave were not to be observed until the children of Israel crossed over the Jordan and entered the land God had promised to Jacob and his descendants. According to the Law, tithing was not to be observed in any georgraphical location other than the Promised Land. When you go over Jordan, and enter the land,… then ye shall tithe.

Numbers 18:24-26 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.

Numbers 18:27-29 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress. Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD’S heave offering to Aaron the priest. Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.

Nehemiah 10:37-38 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

In Numbers 18, we find that the tithe that God commanded were to be given to the Levites. Nehemiah 10:37-38 clarifies where the tithes were to be taken. The tithes were to be taken to the Levites in the farming communities in the Promised Land. The Levites, in turn, were to take a tithe of the tithe to the House of the LORD.

This clearly reveals to us that the only ones who were required to take tithes to the House of the LORD were the Levites, i.e.; the Temple Staff. This also reveals that, of all of Israel’s total annual crops, only 1% went to the House of God,… not 10%. And it was not the congregation of Israel that tithed to the House of God,… it was the Temple Staff that were responsible for tithing to the House of God.

Given the infallible and inerrant Scriptures, it is clear that we do not teach contrary to the commandments when we tell people they do not have to tithe their monetary income to the House of God. God said His holy tithe is to be agricultural, not monetary.

It is the proponents of the monetary tithe requirement doctrine that are teaching a doctrine that is contrary to the commandments of God. God said His holy tithe is to be agricultural increase; they say it is to be monetary income. God said His holy tithe is to be given to Levites, and that it is only Levites, (Ministerial Staff) that are required to tithe to the House of God, they say that God requires all those who are saved to tithe to the House of God. God said that His holy tithe is only to be observed after crossing Jordan River and entering into the Promised Land. They say that tithing must be observed in every country of the world. The word of God identifies the House of God as being the Temple in Jerusalem. (which was actually destroyed in AD 70 when General Titus and his Roman army besieged the city) They say the House of God is one’s local church wherever they live in the world.

After examining what God’s Holy word says concerning His holy tithe, it is evident that the modern-day tithe proponents are the ones that are guilty of breaking one of the least of the commandments, (see Matthew 23:23) and teaching others to do so.

When we speak with people living on Gentile soil, telling them that God does not require them to tithe their monetary income to the House of God., we are 100% in agreement with what the Bible says concerning God’s holy tithe. We are not guilty of breaking one of the least of the commandments, nor are we guilty of telling other men to break them.

Extortioners in Disguise
by Ronald W Robey

Jesus never commanded anyone to tithe their monetary income. People need to study their Bibles and stop believing the lie of a monetary tithe requirement.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
The word “ravening” in the verse above, is translated from the Greek, “harpax”. It is defined as “preying with rapacity.” Rapacity is “the practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice.”
An interesting thought,… Jesus was warning His Apostle’s to beware of false prophets who would seem to be legit men of God, but were in reality, ravening wolves, i.e.; #extortioners.
Extortion is defined as, “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.”
In our pulpits today, we have pastors who seem to be legit men of God, but are in reality, ravening wolves, i.e.; extortioners.
They will stand behind the pulpit and tell you that God requires you to #tithe your monetary income. And, no doubt, many who are in the dark as to what is actually written in the word of God, will be led astray by their pastor’s deceit.
Many will yield to the monetary tithe requirement lie, dropping either a check that represents 10% of their monetary income, or they will put 10% of their monetary income in the plate in the form of cash.
Many others will use their credit cards or debit cards to “pay” the 10% that they are told God requires them to give to the House of God.
Those who do not study to show themselves approved by God have no idea they are actually being robbed; that their money is being extorted from them by #raveningwolves.
In the Old Testament, God’s commanded tithe…
a) was agricultural. Leviticus 27:30-33
b) was required of the children of Israel only. Leviticus 27:34; Psalms 147:19-20
c) was restricted to the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11
d) was the property of the sons of Levi. Numbers 18:24-26; Nehemiah 10:37-38
In the New Testament, God’s commanded tithe,…
a) was still agricultural. Hebrews 7:5-9
b) was still required of the children of Israel only. Hebrews 7:5-9
c) was still restricted to the Promised Land. Hebrews 7:5-9
d) was still the property of the sons of Levi. Hebrews 7:5-9
Given these irrefutable proofs in Scripture that God’s holy tithe was never monetary, and never commanded of the Christian Church, it is even more evident that the pastors who teach that God requires monetary tithes of the Body of Christ,… are indeed ravening wolves.
They are extortioners.
The monetary tithe exists because of lies from the pulpits and ignorance in the pews.