Was Jesus a Rebellious Son? or Was He the Christ?
by Ronald W Robey
 
If the monetary tithe teacher is correct when he says that God requires ten percent of monetary income, then Jesus taught His Apostles to rebel against God when He told them to give the coin from the fish’ mouth to the Roman Tax Collectors instead of telling them to tithe it.
 
If the monetary tithe teacher is correct when he says that God requires ten percent of monetary income, then Jesus taught His Apostles to rebel against God when He told them to use the money from selling a garment to purchase a sword instead of telling them to tithe it.
 
If the monetary tithe teacher is correct when he says that God requires ten percent of monetary income, then Jesus taught the certain ruler in Luke 18 to rebel against God when He said , Go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor” instead of telling him to tithe ten percent of the proceeds of the sale of his possessions.
 
There is absolutely no evidence in the word of God that God requires monetary income to be tithed. However, if the monetary tithe requirement teachers are correct when they say God requires tithes of monetary income…then that means that Jesus was a rebellious son, and not the Christ.
 
Of course, we know that Jesus was not a rebellious son. He was indeed the Christ; sent to dwell among men and to do His Father’s will in the Earth.
 
 
Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.
Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
 
God’s word is clear…His commanded tithe was to come from agricultural crops, flocks and herds…not from ones’ monetary income.
 
Jesus would not have transgressed the Law that God handed down to Moses for the children of Israel in Mount Sinai. Nor would He have told anyone else to transgress the Law. He was in perfect agreement with His Father. And that is why He said to the scribes and Pharisees:
 
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matthew 23:23)
 
“These ye ought to have done”… The word “These” in Matthew 23:23 is in reference to the tithing of mint and anise and cummin. Jesus was not teaching that money was to be tithed…He was teaching that the tithe demanded by Mosaic Law ought to have been observed…along with practicing judgment, mercy and faith.
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