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.