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.

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