No Tithe Necessary
by Ronald W Robey
 
In the last place that we see tithes mentioned as a command in the Bible, (Hebrews 7:5-9) tithes are still “according to the Law”, i.e.; agricultural,… not monetary.

Further, the passage reveals that they are still to be given to the sons of Levi,… not to pastors who are not of the bloodline of Levi. This means that these pastors that are teaching this monetary tithe requirement doctrine are teaching a false doctrine. It is a doctrine totally foreign to the word of God and was never commanded by God.

 
One may ask, “But, if tithes are not required, why does Hebrews say the sons of Levi have a command to take tithes?”
 
The answer is simple. The sons of Levi that have the command to take tithes have not yet come to faith in Christ Jesus. The year was A.D. 66, and the Temple in Jerusalem was still standing. It would be another four years before General Titus would invade Jerusalem and destroy the Temple, killing many of the Levites and Aaronic Priests that worked there and scattering the rest.
 
The sons of Levi that had the command to take tithes of the people, that is, of their brethren, were unsaved. They were still operating under the jurisdiction of the Mosaic Law. The Law required them to take tithes.
 
Once one comes to faith in Christ Jesus, one is no longer under the Law. They leave the Law behind and follow Christ through the teachings of the Apostles. (see Galatians 3:24-25)
 
Notice who the Book of Hebrews was written to?  It was written to scattered Jews.  The author never said, “You have an obligation to tithe.”

Why not?

 
Because the scattered Hebrews had come to faith in Christ. They were not under the Law.  They had left the Temple System and the Laws associated with it.  It was only those who still had not trusted Christ that were required to tithe and observe the Mosaic Law.
 
Once one came to faith in Christ, that one left all and followed Christ through the teachings of the Apostles. The Apostles taught freewill voluntary giving, but not tithing.

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