The “Doing Everything But Tithing” Deception
by Ronald W Robey
So many today are posting the acronym D.E.B.T. on their Facebook pages. D.E.B.T. stands for Doing Everything But Tithing.
Those posting the acronym look down on those who do not imitate them and put ten percent of their monetary income, oft-times accusing them of being “stingy” with their money.
However, when one holds these people’s “tithing” practice against the mirror of God’s word, one can see that the ones who are giving ten percent of their monetary income are not tithing at all.
They insist that the Law of #tithing has not been abolished and is to be obeyed. And yet, they aren’t even obeying the Law of tithing themselves.
The Law of tithing said that God’s #tithe is to be taken from agricultural crops and livestock. (Lev. 27:30-33) They are not tithing agricultural crops and livestock as the Law demands,… They are instead attempting to tithe their money.
The Law of tithing said that God’s tithe is to be obeyed only after crossing the river Jordan and entering into the Promised Land. (Deut. 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11) They are not tithing in the Promised Land.. They are instead attempting to tithe in another geographical location.
The Law of tithing said that tithes are to be given to physical descendants of the tribe of Levi. (Num. 18:24-26; Deut. 14:27; Neh. 10:37-38) They are not giving tithes to the physical descendants of Levi as the Law demands. They are instead attempting to tithe to a pastor who isn’t even one of Levi’s descendants.
The Law of tithing said that every third year the tithe is to be given to widows, orphans and foreigners. (Deut. 14:28-29; Deut. 26:12) They are not tithing to widows, orphans and foreigners every three years as the Law demands. They are instead attempting to tithe to a religious institution.
It is very clear that they are not obeying the Law of the tithe, though they claim to be doing so. The only thing they are doing is submitting to God’s command to tithe, but ignoring God from that point forward. Instead of tithing to whom God said to tithe to, where God said to tithe, and what God said to tithe, they have chosen to do things their way and not God’s way.
Actually, they are doing things their Pastor’s way, since it is their pastor that has deceived them into believing that God requires them to tithe their monetary income, and into believing that he is the authorized recipient of “God’s holy tithe”.
They are following man in the tithe, and not God’s word.
In the Bible, #tithes were never commanded for, carried to, collected in, or controlled by the New Testament Body of Believer’s commonly known as the Ekklesia.
Open your eyes people! God’s Scripture is laid out for you to study. You have been deceived by your Pastors and they are extorting your money without you even realizing that they are extortioners,
It is abundantly clear that those using the acronym D.E.B.T. to accuse others are guilty themselves of Doing Everything But Tithing.
The monetary tithe requirement doctrine is totally foreign to the pages of God’s holy word.
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.