March 2017

No matter how many times one opens one’s Bible, Leviticus 27:30-33 will say God’s commanded tithe is agricultural.

Hebrews 7:5 will still say the tithe is “according to the Law”, i.e.; agricultural.

Leviticus 27:34 will still say the tithe is for the children of Israel.

Numbers 18:24-26 will still say that the tithe belongs to the tribe of Levi.

Hebrews 7:5-9 will still say the tithe belongs to the tribe of Levi.

Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11 will still say the tithe is not to be observed until entering the Promised Land.

Deuteronomy 14:22-29 will still say the tithe is to be eaten.

Nehemiah 10:37-38 will still say that only Levites are authorized to tithe to the House of God.

Nehemiah 10:37-38 will still say an Aaronic Priest must be present when tithes are given to the Levites.

Psalms 147:19-20 will still say the Laws given to the children of Israel were not given to any other nation.

Acts 15:24 will still say the Mosaic Law is not imposed upon the Gentile Believers.

Acts 21:23-25 will still say the Mosaic Law is not to be imposed upon the Gentile Believers.

God’s word will never change. It is for ever settled in Heaven.

Who gave man the authority to preach contrary to what the word of God says? God didn’t.

Many have claimed that John Davison Rockefeller tithed his very first earnings and continued tithing faithfully throughout his entire life. And yet, Mr. Rockefeller’s Ledger published by himself in 1897 tells an entirely different story altogether.
Rockefeller’s first year of earnings, ( from August 27, 1855 to January 1, 1856) he earned a total of fifty dollars.  Of that fifty dollars, he paid his washerwoman and paid his rent to the lady he boarded with, purchased some “cheap clothes” for six dollars nine cents, and began putting a penny in the Sunday School Plate every Sunday.

A penny a week for seventeen weeks equals seventeen cents, given out of the fifty dollars.  A far cry short of five dollars, which is ten percent of fifty dollars.

The next year, (1856) according to his Ledger, Rockefeller received a raise in his salary and earned three hundred dollars. With the raise, he made a raise in the Sunday School Plate. He gave a dime a week instead of a penny.
Ten cents a week for fifty-two weeks.  That adds up to five dollars twenty cents.  Again, a far cry short of being twn cents out of every dollar.
Rockefeller spoke about his first few years earnings at the Young Men’s Bible Study Class at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in 1897. Not once in his message to those young men did he say that he ever tithed his money to the Church. Nor did he tell the young men that they could be tithing their money to the Church either.
You can read Mr Rockefeller’s message published by himself in 1897 at
Many Pastors Teach You to Disobey God
by Ronald W Robey
Recently, I was accused of “trying to make people disobey the word of God.” The fact is, I am not trying to make people disobey the word of God at all. I am actually attempting to show them that their Pastors are teaching them not to obey the word of God.
The only commands that God has given in His word concerning His holy tithes are:
1. They are to be agricultural. Leviticus 27:30-33
2. They are to be observed in the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11
3. They are to be given to Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners in the Promised Land every three years in a seven year cycle. Numbers 18:24-26; Deuteronomy 14:27:29; 26:12
4. The tither is also supposed to eat of a tithe with his family . Deuteronomy 14:22-26
5. If the tither is not a Levite, that tither is not to take his tithe to the House of God. Nehemiah 10:37-38
6. If the tither is not a Levite, that tither is to take his tithe to a farming community to give to a Levite. Nehemiah 10:37-38
7. A descendant of Aaron MUST BE PRESENT at the time that the tithe is given. Nehemiah 10:37-38
The above referenced verses reveal that:
1. If you are tithing money instead of agriculture, you are not obeying the word of God.
2. If you are tithing in any geographical location other than the Promised Land, you are not obeying the word of God.
3. If you are not giving your to Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners in the Promised Land every three years, you are not obeying the word of God.
4. If you are not eating a tithe with your family, you are not obeying the word of God.
5. If you are not a Levite, but take your tithe to the House of God, you are not obeying the word of God.
6. If you are not taking your tithe to a farming community in the Promised Land, you are not obeying the word of God.
7. If you are giving your tithe with no descendant of Aaron is present, you are not obeying the word of God.
By the way, the Bible also reveals that if you are attempting to observe the tithe ordinance, but are not obeying all the commands written in that ordinance, YOU ARE CURSED.
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Perfect in Love? or Tormented?
by Ronald W. Robey
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Does your Apostle/Prophet/Evangelist/Pastor or Teacher love you? What he preaches from the pulpit will tell you if he loves you or not.
A true man of God will demonstrate love in his sermons. Though some sermons may offend, they must always be guided by truth.
The Apostle/Prophet/Evangelist/Pastor or Teacher may tell you that he loves you when he is visiting your home. He may tell you that he loves you while shaking your hand as you head out the door at the end of the weekly service. But, does he truly love you?
If he is pronouncing a curse upon you, he doesn’t.
And ultimately, all monetary tithe requirement preachers do indeed pronounce curses upon those members of their congregation who refuse to give a monetary tithe to their leaders.
Therefore, based upon 1 John 4:18, that Apostle/Prophet/Evangelist/Pastor or Teacher who teaches “Tithe or be cursed!” (or, as my former pastor said in the last message I heard him preach, “You say you can’t afford to tithe? Well, let me ask you this… Can you afford to be cursed?”) that pastor truly does not love his congregation at all. He is speaking in direct contrast to 1 John 4:18, and is in direct disobedience to 1 Peter 5:1-4.
1 Peter 5:1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
And if the member sitting in the pew yields to the threat of a curse from the pulpit by placing ten percent of his monetary income into the collection basket as it is passed around, that member demonstrates that he himself is not made perfect in love.
He is giving, not because of love,… but because of torment. He is tormented by the thought of being “cursed by God” if he does not submit to the demand for monetary tithes.
There is yet another way that the Apostle/Prophet/Evangelist/Pastor or Teacher exposes his hatred for you.
He also demonstrates that he does not love you when he tells you that, “God requires you to tithe your monetary income to the House of God!”
Since God’s word reveals that the only tithes God ever commanded from anyone are tithes of agricultural increase, the Apostle/Prophet/Evangelist/Pastor or Teacher is lying when he teaches a monetary tithe requirement doctrine.
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

Sometimes, Division is Necessary
by Ronald W Robey

Catching up on some reading last night, I discovered a trend among members and pastors in many mainstream denominational religious institutions.

They frown on people not attending services in brick and mortar edifices that they have established.

Their reason? Because the Bible says we should assemble together, and the religious institution is there to strengthen and feed the flock of God.

The problem I have with their argument is the fact that many members of those mainstream denominational religious institutions are teaching false doctrines.

First and foremost, the Bible nowhere says the Church is to feed the flock of God.  It tells Elders to “feed the Church.”  It tells Elders to feed the flock.”  Brethren, the Church and the flock are one and the same.  The Church is not to feed the flock,… the Elders are.

Secondly, these mainstream denominational religious institutions teach that God requires ten percent of your monetary income be given to the the religious institution dba a “church.”. This is a major reason why many DO NOT attend Church today, because of false doctrine being taught from the pulpits and members embracing said false doctrines.

I must ask, is it wiser to be divided by truth, or to be united in a lie?

In the Bible, the tithes that God said were to be given to the ministers of the Tabernacle, (later, the Temple) were strictly agricultural in their content. Even in the last chapter that tithes are commanded, Hebrews 7:5-9, they are to be given to the sons of Levi… physical descendants of Jacob’s son Levi.

Yet, how many of these Pastors can actually prove that they, in fact, are sons of Levi. And, even if they could prove that they are, in fact, sons of Levi, they still have a brick wall that cannot be torn down…

…They must take tithes “ACCORDING TO THE LAW.”

That is the command the sons of Levi have,… to take tithes according to the Law.

What did the Law say concerning tithes?

1. That they are agricultural. Leviticus 27:30-33 (This eliminates the authority of pastors to take tithes of people’s monetary income)
2. That they are commanded of the children of Israel. Leviticus 27:34.
(This eliminates the responsibility or obligation of parishioners having to pay a tithe of their monetary income)
3. That they are not to be observed outside the boundaries of the land of Canaan. Deuteronomy 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11. (This eliminates the alleged authority of pastors to take tithes who live in any other geographical location other than Canaan)
4. That they are to be eaten by sons of Levi, widows, orphans, & foreigners in Canaan. Deuteronomy 14:22-29. (this eliminates any authority of any Church to take tithes in order to pay its utility and maintenance bills. It also eliminates the authority of the Church to take tithes for any debt payment intentions whatsoever)

There are so many today who, because of failure to study their Bibles, do not realize that each time they respond to their pastor’s sermon and call for monetary tithes, they are doing nothing more than yielding to a lie and hindering any worship that may be going on in their assembly from even reaching God’s heart.

Jesus said of the Pharisees in Matthew 15:9, that because they taught commandments of men for doctrines of God their worship was in vain.

These assemblies that teach the monetary tithe requirement worship in vain. The doctrine of the monetary tithe requirement is totally foreign to the Word of God. It is a commandment of men.

Back to the statement at the beginning of this document,…

People who teach and embrace the false doctrine of the monetary tithe requirement should not think more highly of themselves than those who are staying out of their assemblies. God may have told those who are staying out of those assemblies to come out from among them, shake the dust from their feet as a testimony against them, and be a separated people unto God..

It is far better to be divided by truth, than to be united in a lie.

Rebellious Robbers
by Ronald W Robey

The monetary tithe requirement teachers like to point their fingers and accuse those who don’t tithe their monetary income of being “God-robbers”.

The fact is, the monetary tithe requirement teachers are the ones who are guilty of robbing God. They rob Him of His authority. He decreed in His word that His holy tithe is agricultural and that it is to be given to the descendants of Levi. He also decreed that His holy tithe is to be observed only in the Promised Land Canaan.
But the tithe teachers refuse to let God be God. They insist that what seems right to them is better than what He has decreed in His word They have placed themselves on God’s throne through their rebellion to what He has said in His Holy word.
Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Yes, they have judged us a “God-robbers.” But in pointing their fingers at us, they have three of their own pointing back at themselves. Their self-righteous judging of us has also revealed the beam in their own eye keeps them from exercising righteous judgment.

Cursed Tither’s

Many, after yielding to the pastor’s guilt trip and/or fear tactics through the misuse of Malachi 3:8-10, have had their electricity cut off. Many have had cars repossessed.  Still, others are evicted from their homes and apartments for not having enough funds for rent after tithing to their religious institution.

I believe all these problems haunt the lives of many well-meaning people because, instead of applying their money where it was supposed to go, the individual placed it into the hands of a man that was never supposed to receive it,… their Pastor.  By yielding to the monetary tithe requirement doctrine, they bring curses upon their homes, their families, they vehicles and often,… their jobs.

If the vehicle is repossessed, they may lose their jobs due to not being able to drive to work as they used to do.

God gave us the power to make wealth. To those to whom much is given, much is required.

No, I am not saying God requires us to tithe our money.  Rather, God requires us to be RESPONSIBLE with our money.

When we have debts, the money in our possession is not our own.  Neither does it belong to the Church.  It belongs to those we are indebted to,… our creditors.

God wants us to pay our bills with what we have. Taking care that our families are provided for; food on the table, water for bathing, heat for the home,… and even the home itself are all necessities in our daily lives.

If we don’t pay the bills, we are neglecting our families.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

God’s word tells us that His holy tithe is agricultural, not monetary.  God said His tithe is restricted to a specific geographical location,… the land of Canaan. It is not a global, worldwide command. (Lev. 27:30-33; Deut. 12:1,10-11)

When we yield to the deceitful monetary tithe requirement sermons being preached from the pulpit, we are basically telling God, “God, I believe my Pastor’s word,… not Yours!”

That is idolatry.

Since there are no verses in the entire Bible that either command, or instruct, the saints of God in Christ Jesus to tithe their monetary income, I can say boldly and without reserve that monetary tithing
•Is A Pastors Decision.
• Is A Religious Doctrine.
•Is A Religious Directive.
• Is A Pastors Discipline
The Pastor has decided to reject the biblical text that tells him what God’s tithe is to consist of, (Leviticus 27:30-33)
and instead made a tithe that cannot be found anywhere in the word of God a religious doctrine
and so deceiving the members of his congregation into by directing them to tithe their monetary income to his religious institution.
In pronouncing curses upon those who do not tithe, the pastor is dispensing his discipline in their lives.  He is angry with them for not tithing their monetary income,… not God.  It is the pastor who is exercising a form of witchcraft when he bewitches the members of his congregation, convincing them that their blessings are based on their monetary tithe.
Pastors have invented the monetary tithe requirement and teach it to their members as if it is a God ordained directive.
It is not.
Pastors who teach that God’s tithe is monetary are not only guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully, but they are also guilty of fraud.
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition ©2004, the definition of FRAUD is as follows: “a knowing misrepresentation of the truth or concealment of a material fact to induce another to act to his or her detriment.””
Pastors know that there are only a handful of verses that speak about God’s commanded tithe. They know that the verses that do give the contents of the tithe reveal that those contents are agricultural.
Pastors know that Leviticus 27:30-33 states that God’s commanded tithe is agricultural, and that Deuteronomy 14:22-23 states emphatically that God’s tithe is to be eaten. They know it is food, not money.
Yet, they practice fraud by concealing the facts, in order to convince their congregation to part with ten percent of their monetary income on a regular basis.
In the past, I have been asked the following question,…
“The tithe is taught in the word of God. What’s the harm in tithing?”
The tithe is indeed taught in the Word of God. Problem is, the tithe taught in the pulpits today is not the same tithe that is taught in the word of God.
The Word of God clearly tells us what God’s Holy tithe was in Leviticus 27:30-34. It was agricultural crops, flocks and herds. Those who did not raise flocks and herds, those who planted no gardens or fruit trees,… were not required to tithe.
The Word of God tells us who was authorized to receive His holy tithe in Numbers 18:24-26, Deuteronomy 14:22-29, Deuteronomy 26:12, and Nehemiah 10:37-38. Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners to the land of Canaan were to be the recipients of God’s holy tithe. According to the biblical text, even the tither and his household were to eat the tithe as well.
For the Institutional Church to teach a monetary tithe requirement doctrine, they have to toss the Word of God aside and teach a man-made commandment. That is where the monetary tithe originated… outside of Scripture.
Now, those who teach the monetary tithe must know that when they worship, God doesn’t even recognize, nor does He accept, their worship. How can I make such a bold claim?
Because Jesus Himself said that they worship Him in vain..
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
So tithing church member, the next time you think about telling people how God honors your monetary tithe, remember the verse above. God doesn’t honor that monetary tithe at all! Your worship is in vain.
But you say “God is blessing me because I tithe and do so faithfully.” I say “poppycock!” God may not be blessing you at all.
Remember the story of the Temptation in the Wilderness as recorded in the Gospel’s? Satan took Jesus into a high place and offered Him worldly wealth and possessions if only Jesus would bow to him. No doubt, satan is the god of this world, and can reward those who bow to his lies with wealth and material possessions.
In the book of the Acts of the Apostles, we are told that no greater burden is to be placed upon the Gentile Converts than “these necessary things”.
Tithing was not one of those “necessary things.” And the Apostle James was careful to point out that “it seemeth good to the Holy Ghost and to us…” The Holy Ghost determined that no greater burden than four “necessary things” should be required of the Gentile Believers.
Do you believe yourself wiser than the Holy Ghost? Do you believe your pastor to be wiser than the Holy Ghost? Does your pastor’s word hold more authority than the Word of God? I doubt it.
So, since the monetary tithe requirement doctrine is totally foreign to the pages of the Bible, would it not be wiser to walk according to what the Scripture says than to heed to the deceitful sermon that God never ordained?
Experience Should Not Rule the Heart
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 06, 2017)
For those who say they have experienced blessings in some form of wealth or material possession after giving ten percent of their monetary income as tithe to their local Church:
It is highly possible your reward for tithing was not from God. (Remember the story of the Temptation in the Wilderness?) Satan rewards people for bowing to his lies quite often. After all, he is the god of this world. He can give people the wealth of the world.
A diligent study of God’s commanded tithe in the Bible will reveal to the reader that God never authorized anyone to take a tithe of money to the House of God. His commanded tithe was to come strictly from agriculture, (Leviticus 27:30-33) and He said man could not do what seemed right in his own eyes. (Deuteronomy 12:8) Also, God said His holy tithe was restricted to a specific geographical location…the land promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, (Deuteronomy 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11) the land of Canaan.
Don’t rely on experience to rule your heart. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. (Jeremiah 17:9) That which seems right is wrong if it contradicts what is written in the word of God.
Leviticus 27:30-33; Deuteronomy 14:22-29; & Deuteronomy 26:12 all reveal that God’s commanded tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks, and herds,… not from monetary income.
At the time that the Book of Hebrews was written, the authorized tithe is still “according to the Law.” (7:5)
John 17:17 states that God’s word is truth. Either God’s word is still truth today, and His commanded tithe is agricultural crops, flocks, and herds,… or God’s word is no longer truth and His tithe is money.
I’ll choose to believe that God’s word is “for ever settled in Heaven, (Psalms 119:89) and that it is just as true today as it was when the last of its sixty-six Holy Spirit inspired Books was penned.

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