Vain Worship
by Ronald W Robey
According to Leviticus 27:30-33, the elements of God’s tithe were agricultural increase, not monetary income..
According to Leviticus 27:30-34, God’s tithe ordinance was given to the children of Israel.
According to Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11, the children of Israel were not to begin tithing until they crossed the river Jordan and were dwelling safely in the land of Canaan.
According to Psalms 147:19-20, the command that God gave to Israel were given to no other nation.
This means that, in order to rightly teach that God requires Gentile nations to tithe, one must have Scripture that says God commands Gentile nations to tithe.
There is no such command found in the entire KJV Bible.
Hebrews 7 speaks of Abram’s tithe of war spoils to Melchizedek. It speaks of Israel’s tithe of agricultural crops, flocks and herds to the Levites. But it says absolutely NOTHING of a monetary tithe for the New Covenant Church.
In Matthew 15:9, we read that the worship of the Pharisees was in vain because they were teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. The monetary tithe requirement is totally foreign to the word of God. It is therefore, a commandment of men.
This begs the question,… Since churches are teaching for doctrine a commandment of men, could their worship also be in vain?