Preach Truth,… or Resign!
Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
God’s word
Your Pastor can open his Bible and read Leviticus 27:30-33,…
He can open His Bible and read Malachi 3:7-10,…
…and he will be teaching from the word of God.
However, the moment he tells you that these passages are instruction to the Body of Christ,…
The moment he tells you that these passages call for a monetary tithe,…
…your pastor has left the path of Truth that God has illuminated with His word, and has begun walking a darkened trail of deceit.
Neither Leviticus 27:30-33, nor Malachi 3:7-10 speak of a monetary tithe.
The former clearly states that God’s holy tithe is the seed of the land, the fruit of the tree, and every tenth animal to pass under the rod, i.e.; agricultural.
Malachi was addressing a people who lived under the Mosaic Law. Since they lived under the Mosaic Law, the instruction in Malachi 3:7-10 can only be referring to the tithe that the Law demanded, i.e.; agricultural.
It’s time for the abuse to stop! God never commanded anyone to tithe their monetary income to Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church in any Book of the Bible. Pastors need to preach the word as it is written,… not as they think it should be.
If they can’t preach the word as it is written, they have no business behind that sacred desk known as a pulpit. They need to resign from the ministry if they are not going to stay true to the word of God.
Psalm 147:19-20 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
The command to tithe was given to the children of Israel, and to no other nation. And that command, was strictly for an agricultural tithe, not a monetary tithe.