They Commit Fraud
by Ronald W Robey
(written July 21, 2017

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.

According to the Bible, God put restrictions on how His holy tithe was to be observed…

a). It was to come from agriculture. (Lev. 27:30,32)

b). The crop tithe could be bought back.c (Lev. 27:31)

c). The animal tithe could not be bought back. (Lev. 27:33)

d). The command to tithe was given to the bloodline descendants of the biblical Patriarch Jacob/Israel. (Lev. 27:34)

e). God did not command any other nation to tithe. (Psa. 147:19-20)

f). The command to tithe was not to be imposed on Gentile Believers. (Acts 15:24,28-29; 21:23-25)

Given these Scriptural facts, I can say without hesitation that when a preacher says that God commands you to tithe your monetary income/employment wages to the Church, that preacher is committing a crime…

…the crime of fraud.

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