January 2018


If Preachers Were Honest

by Ronald W Robey

 

If,

preachers were totally honest with their congregations about God’s holy tithe being agriculture and not money; and If,

preachers were totally honest with their congregations about God’s tithe being required of only the children of Israel; and If,

preachers were totally honest with their congregation about God saying His holy tithe was to be given to bloodline descendants of Levi; and If,

preachers were honest with their congregations about God restricting the observance of tithing to the land of Canaan; and If,

preachers were honest with their congregations about God’s tithe being given to the Levites every three years instead of every week; and If,

the Institutional Church did not teach Malachi 3:8-10 as being instruction for the New Testament Church; and If

the Institutional Church didn’t have empty envelopes labeled “TITHES” in collection plates, on tables, or in the backs of pews; and If

preachers didn’t tell the congregation that they should tithe their monetary income…

…would the congregation come up with the idea all on their own that money is to be tithed? The fact is,

if the Church Leaders were preaching exactly what God says concerning His holy tithe in the Bible; the congregation

would more than likely never get the idea that God expects them to tithe; they would know that

tithe was for Israel in the land of Canaan only. Why not

teach them voluntary giving out of a heart of love for God and the things of God instead?

 

 

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Tithe Under “the Order of Melchizedek”
by Ronald W Robey

There are many that teach and/or believe that tithes should be given today.. They will argue that Abram’s tithe to Melchizedek was BEFORE the Law, they say that Abram tithed under the Order of Melchizedek, and therefore, tithing “under the Order of Melchizedek” should be employed.

If we go with the “tithe under the Order of Melchizedek” argument…

Under the Order of Melchizedek, it was a man that tithed. Therefore, if under the Order of Melchizedek applies, then no woman should be told to tithe.

Under the Order of Melchizedek, the tithe was not from man’s wages. Nor was it from government benefits of the one who tithed. Therefore, if the Order of Melchizedek applies, it should not come from man’s wages or government benefits.

Under the Order of Melchizedek 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, under the Order of Melchizedek applies, those who tithe should tithe only war spoils, and should promise God that they will give the rest of what they tithe from away.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? Abram was 79 years old when he tithed to Melchizedek. Therefore, if under the Order of Melchizedek should apply, man should not tithe until he has reached the age of 79 as Abram was.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? Abram tithed in the Valley of Shaveh. Therefore, if under the Order of Melchizedek applies, tithes need to taken to the Valley of Shaveh and given there.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? The tithe Abram gave to Melchizedek was from stolen items Abram recovered from kings he killed in battle. Therefore, if under the Order of Melchizedek applies, the tithe should only come from stolen items recovered after killing people… specifically, kings.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? Abram tithed in an open valley, not in a wooden or brick building commonly referred to as a church. Therefore, if under the Order of Melchizedek applies, tithes should be given in an open valley… not in a building.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? Abram was childless when he tithed to Melchizedek, and there is no mention of him tithing after Ishmael was born. Therefore, if under the Order of Melchizedek, those who tithe should not have any children prior to tithing.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? The first person who is recorded giving a tithe was married to his sister. Therefore, if “under the Order of Melchizedek” applies, only those who are married to their sisters should tithe.

Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek? The first tithe was given only after receiving bread and wine from the one being tithed to. Therefore, if “under the Order of Melchizedek” applies, one should receive bread and wine before giving the tithe.

“Tithe under the Order of Melchizedek” shouldn’t be argued in the case of tithing of one’s wages. It fails miserably.

Tithing is a Choice
by Ronald W Robey

One of the reasons people tithe today is, “tithing is a choice.”

And I wholeheartedly agree! Tithing is indeed “a choice”.

However, since Jesus reveals in Matthew 23:23 that tithing is a matter of the Law, each time you “choose” to tithe, you are placing yourself under the Law and thereby rejecting the Spirit of God.

Gal. 5:4  But if ye be led by the Spirit of God, you are not under the Law.

What does the Law say concerning the observance of tithing?

a) that tithes are to be agricultural. (Lev. 27:30-33)
b) that tithes are to be given to Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners in Canaan. (Deut. 12:1,10-11; 26:12)
c) that the tithe is to be eaten. (Deut. 14:22-29)

 

So, while you do have the “choice” to tithe, you do not have the choice to tithe money. Nor do you have the choice to tithe outside of the land of Canaan. Nor do you have the choice to tithe to Protestant, Catholic or Baptist churches.

By choosing to place yourself in the jurisdiction of the Law, you have an obligation to observe the tithe in the manner that the Law demands…or be under a curse.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.