July 2017


None Are Lost
by Ronald W Robey

John 10:24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

John 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

John 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

In John 10:26, Jesus told the Jews that had gathered around Him that they did not believe Him because they were not His sheep. The implication is, if you are one of Christ’s sheep, you will believe that He is the Christ. You will believe that He is the Anointed One that God sent to save His people from their sin.

In John 10:27, the condition is not that we hear the voice of the Shepherd. It is not that we follow Him. The condition is that we are His sheep. He said, “MY sheep hear My voice and they follow ME”

He didn’t say they might hear His voice. He said they will hear His voice. He didn’t say that they might follow Him. He said they will follow Him.

His sheep can never wander so far that they do not hear His voice. His sheep will always respond to His voice. His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him.

So many today that claim to be sheep, believe they can walk away and lose their Salvation. However Christ tells us that it is impossible to lose our Salvation.

The Good Shepherd cares for His sheep and not one of them is lost. If one amongst the saved walks away and never returns, it is because that one was never a sheep to begin with. He may have had an outward appearance of being a sheep, when in reality… he was not a sheep at all.

Christ’s sheep will HEAR His voice and His sheep will FOLLOW Him.

It’s Not God’s Money!
by Ronald W Robey
 
Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
Matthew 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Matthew 17:26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, let’s really offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and hold it up for them to see as you head into the Temple as you put it into the Treasury box with it as tithe..
 
Oh wait… that’s not right…
 
Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
Matthew 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Matthew 17:26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
 
 
Ahhhh… much better.
 
Interesting passage. The Apostles had no money. They take a coin from the mouth of a fish. They are instructed to pay Roman Tribute (Tax) with the coin instead of tithing it.
 
Now,… I wonder why Jesus didn’t tell them to tithe that increase of money if monetary tithes were required?
 
Oh… that’s right… it wasn’t required. But what was required was that they pay the Roman Tribute with money.
 
Matthew 22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
Matthew 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
Matthew 22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
Matthew 22:20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
Matthew 22:21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
 
Money belonged to the Roman Government. It belonged to Caesar, not God.
Tithing God’s Way
by Ronald W Robey
For those who continue to insist on branding me as being against giving God His tithe… I make the following statement…
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, I believe tithing MUST be done according to the way that God ordained it to be done in His word.
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian MUST tithe only from land that Christian has inherited in the land of Canaan (Leviticus 27:30; Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11) where God’s Word said tithing is to be done (Deuteronomy 12:1-8 )
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian MUST farm or raise livestock on land he has inherited in the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian who wants to obey God’s command to tithe MUST tithe from the increase of the crops and livestock of the land he has inherited in Canaan. (Leviticus 27:30-33; Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian MUST take firstfruits from his crops and livestock annually to the Temple in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, the Christian MUST take his tithes annually to farming communities scattered throughout Canaan. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian MUST give his tithe to the Levitic bloodline of the twelve tribes of Israel (Numbers 18:21-28; Nehemiah 10:37-38 )
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian MUST have an Aaronic Priest present at the time he gives his tithe to the Levitic bloodline of the twelve tribes of Israel. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian living in Canaan MUST also take a second tithe annually to Jerusalem to the Feast of Tabernacles, and eat that tithe with his family and with the Levitic bloodline of the twelve tribes of Israel. (Deuteronomy 14:22-27)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, every three years that Christian living in Canaan MUST set apart a third tithe in his own city to feed the Levitic bloodline of the twelve tribes of Israel, widows, orphans and foreigners of his city with the tithe for that year (Deuteronomy 14:28-29 )
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, that Christian living in Canaan will get a full one year reprieve from tithing his crops every seven years as he will not be able to harvest, nor sow his fields that year. (Leviticus 25:4)
If a Christian insists that God requires tithes in His word, is willing to do it God’s way, (Deuteronomy 12:8 ) I have no problem with that Christian tithing at all.
Exodus 12:49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
The Christian that chooses to tithe according to the order set forth in God’s Holy Word should not teach Christians living in other countries that they are required to tithe (Psalm 147:19-20; Acts 15:10,24-29; 21:23-25)

The Christian Teacher should, at the very least, have the decency and respect for God and the word of God, to teach that tithes are only required in Canaan. The Christian Teacher MUST NOT berate Christians living outside of Canaan who do not to tithe, since God’s word states that other nations were not given the Law that He gave for the children of Israel. (Psalm 147:19-20; Acts 15:10,23-29)
A False Witness
by Ronald W Robey

One of the original Ten Commandments was, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour
.  (Exodus 20:16)

Why did God command the children of Israel not to bear false witness?  What exactly is false witness?

False witness is simply deceit.  It is a lie.   God commanded the children of Israel not to lie against their neighbors.  Lies can cause great harm to the person who is being lied about… or even lied to.

Therefore, lying should be avoided at all costs.

Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

 
Since the Bible says that God’s commanded tithe is agricultural, those who teach that God’s tithe is ten percent of your monetary income are not faithful witnesses. Rather, they are false witnesses.
 
And what does God’s word say concerning false witnesses?
 
A false witness is deceitful. Prov. 12:17
A false witness will not escape punishment. Prov. 19:5
A false witness will perish. Prov. 19:9
A false witness defiles a man. Matt. 15:19-20

One last thing that the Bible says about false witnesses…

Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

A false witness is an abomination.

 

The Proof is in the Coin
by Ronald W Robey

A diligent study of all the passages in the Bible where tithes are mentioned will reveal to the reader that monetary tithes were never

a) commanded for,
b) carried to,
c) collected in, or
d) controlled by

either Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church.

From the time that man was created in the Pentateuch, to the writing of the Revelation of Jesus Christ by John while on the Isle of Patmos, there is not one mention of anyone tithing their monetary wages to the House of God. Nor is there any mention of anyone tithing their monetary income to a representative of God.

That’s right… monetary tithing is totally foreign to the word of God.

Yet, because the people sitting in the pews every Sunday morning do not properly study their Bibles; and because they do not allow the Holy Spirit to guide them as they read their Bibles; they read their Bibles through the tainted lenses of a man-made corrupt religion.

Due to their lack of proper study of the word of God, they allow their corrupt pastors to extort money from their purses and their wallets week in and week out.

Yes, I said they have corrupt pastors. You see, since the monetary tithe requirement doctrine is totally foreign to the word of God, any Pastor that teaches that “God requires you to tithe your monetary wages/income to the Church” is corrupt. He is teaching for doctrine the commandments of men.

Yes, God did command tithes in the word of God. I have never denied that God required tithes in the Bible. However, the tithe that God commanded was agricultural, not monetary. It was the seed of the land; the fruit of the tree; and every tenth animal to pass under the rod, as recorded in Leviticus 27:30-33.

It is easy to see that money was not one of the elements of God’s commanded tithe when we look at the text of Matthew 17:24-27. This is the story of the coin taken from the mouth of a fish. Jesus told His Apostles to “pay the Tribute” with the coin.

The Tribute was a tax levied upon the children of Israel and governed by Rome. The children of Israel were required to pay taxes to the Roman Government, much like we are required to pay our government’s taxes today.

Jesus and His band of Apostles apparently had no money to pay the required Roman Tribute. Jesus tells the Apostles to go fishing and the fish that they would catch would have the needed money for the required Tribute.

That coin, once taken from the mouth of the fish, was monetary increase for Jesus and His Apostles. And yet, Jesus did not tell His Apostles to take the coin to the Temple and tithe it. No, He told them to give it to the Roman Government as Tribute.

They did not tithe the coin… proving that money was not a titheable element of the land of Canaan/Israel. Money was taxable, but it was not titheable.

And yet, because people do not allow the Holy Spirit to speak to them through the written word of God, they fail to see that Matthew 17:24-27 proves that God never required money as tithe in His holy word.

They Commit Fraud
by Ronald W Robey

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 Fulfillment.
• Is A Pastors Prescriptions

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 invented a tithe that cannot be found anywhere in the word of God a religious doctrine

and thus deceiving the members of his congregation into believing that monetary tithing is a fulfillment of God’s decree.

The monetary tithe requirement is indeed a Pastor’s prescription, for it is a doctrine that cannot be supported with the word of God. It is the Pastor who is prescribing the tithe of the monetary income to his congregation. It is the pastor that prescribes that monetary tithes be paid weekly or monthly.

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 and not monetary.

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.

And 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. This parting of ten percent of money is often detrimental to the welfare of the one parting with the money.

Many are made to cut back on meals due to not having the means to purchase enough food after they have yielded to the Pastor’s invented monetary tithe requirement. Many have had to do without electricity for the same reason. Many have lost their homes to foreclosure due to inability to pay mortgage after tithing. Many do without important healthcare. Many go into great debt, because they have taken out loans to pay bills that could have been paid had they not yielded to the monetary tithe requirement lie preached from the pulpit.

Yes, the monetary tithe requirement doctrine is fraud. It meets the definition of fraud perfectly.

 

Law of First Mention
by Ronald W Robey

It never fails, when teaching that tithe is a matter of the Law, someone is sure to argue it is not. (not saying anyone in this discussion said it was not Law)

Some will say that Abram’s tithe to Melchizedek was BEFORE the Law, and then say that Abram’s tithe is the first mention of tithes in the Bible, and therefore, “law of first mention” should be employed. (aren’t they making tithing “law” even when they argue “law of first mention”? LoL)

If we go with the “law of first mention…

The first mentioned tithe, was not from monetary wages. Nor was it from the benefits of the one who tithed. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, it should not come from monetary wages or benefits.

The first mentioned instance of tithing reveals that Abram tithed spoils of war… spoils that did not belong to him. He had promised God that he would not take any of the spoils as his own property. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, those who tithe should promise God that they will give the rest of what they tithe from away.

Law of first mention? In first mention of tithes, Abram was 79 years old when he tithed to Melchizedek. Therefore, if law of first mention should apply, man should not tithe until he has reached the age of 79 as Abram was.

Law of first mention? Abram did not tithe in the town he lived in. He tithed in the land of Canaan. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, tithes need to taken to the land of Canaan and given there.

Law of first mention? The tithe Abram gave to Melchizedek was from stolen items Abram recovered from kings he had killed in battle. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, the tithe should come from stolen items recovered after killing people… specifically, kings.

Law of first mention? Abram tithed in an open valley, not in a wooden or brick building called a church. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, tithes should be given in a valley… not in a church building.

Law of first mention? Abram was childless when he tithed to Melchizedek. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, those who tithe should not have any children prior to tithing.

Law of first mention? After Abram tithed, he gave the remainder of the items which he tithed from to a king of Sodom. Abram kept nothing of that which he tithed from for himself or for his family. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, the rest of that which is tithed from should be given to a king of Sodom. The one tithing should use nothing of that which he tithes from on himself or his family.

Law of first mention? It was a man that tithed in the first mention of tithes. Therefore, if law of first mention applies, only men should tithe.

Law of first mention probably shouldn’t be argued in the case of tithing.

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