Have You Rejected God?
by Ronald W Robey

It is interesting that of the four,… no,… five tithes in Israel, only one is pushed by pastors today.

What? You didn’t know there were five tithes? There are. Notice:

1. The children of Israel are required to tithe to the Levites the first six years in a seven year cycle. Num. 18:24-26; Neh. 10:37-38

 

2. The Levites are required to tithe to the House of God. This tithe is taken from the tithe they receive from the children of Israel. Num. 18:27-28; Neh. 10:37-38.

 

3. The children of Israel are to tithe annually to themselves. Deut. 14:22-26.

 

4. The children of Israel are to tithe every three years to the Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners. Deut. 14:27-29.

 

5. The children of Israel are required by kings to tithe. This tithe is not by command of God, but by demand of kings. 1 Sam. 8.
It appears that pastors today have taken the role of kings. They demand tithes, but they tell people it is God demanding them.
However, God never commanded tithes of money. So, it is not God demanding the tithes. it is the pastor demanding them.
Just as the children of Israel had rejected God and wanted a king to rule over them in 1 Samuel 8, many today reject God’s word and will. They instead want a pastor to rule over them.
The pastor has them deceived into believing that God requires them to tithe. In reality, God does not. His command to tithe was given to Israel only.
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.
Many will not even open their Bibles to see what God has to say, because they believe their man in the pulpit knows what he is talking about.
That is idolatry.
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