March 2018


Tithing in the Bible
by Ronald W Robey

Peter Danladi Emmanuel Let’s look at what the Bible says concerning tithes, shall we?

 
The first recorded instance of tithing that we see in the Bible is in Genesis 14:1-23. There, we read how Abraham killed some wicked kings that had taken his nephew and other citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah hostage. Abraham recovered the people and all their possessions. On his way back to Sodom, Abraham met the king of Sodom and the king of Salem at the Valley of the kings.
 
There, Abraham gave a tithe of the spoils of war to the king of Salem. He then gave the remainder of the spoils back to their rightful owner. Genesis 14 reveals that what Abram tithed was not his own property. He had promised God that he would not take any of the spoils as his own property. Since the text reveals it was war spoils that were tithed, and not Abram’s personal wealth and possessions, one cannot rightly use this passage to say people today are required to tithe their wealth or possessions.
 
In Genesis 28:12-15,20-22…we find Jacob making a vow to tithe after having a dream in which God promised to give land to Jacob and his descendants.
 
Leviticus 27:30-33…Tithe ordinance is established. The tithe is to be agricultural crops, flocks and herds. The crops tithe can be redeemed. (bought back) The animal tithe cannot be redeemed. Note in verse 30 that God said that the tithe is “holy” Holy means “set apart.” I believe that God is saying the tithe is set apart due to the vow Jacob made three hundred fifty years earlier. God promised land to Jacob. Jacob vowed to give the tenth of all that God would give him.
 
Leviticus 27:34…The tithe ordinance was given to the children of Israel. Psalms 147:19-20 reveals that the commands given to Israel were not given to any other nation. This tells us that God did not tell the Gentile nations that they were required to tithe.
 
Numbers 18:21-28…God said that He gave His tithe to the bloodline descendants of the Patriarch Levi as an inheritance. They were to collect this tithe from the children of Israel. After receiving the tithe from the eleven tribes of Israel, the bloodline descendants gave a tenth of that tithe to the Priests of Israel, who were also bloodline descendants of Levi, but of the Aaronic line of Levites.
 
Deuteronomy 12:1-11…God again identifies the tithe as being agricultural, and tells the children of Israel that once they enter into Canaan, they will not be able to do what seems right in their own eyes. God said His agricultural tithe is to be taken to a certain location that He (not man) will choose. We later discover that that place that God chooses is the city of Jerusalem. (2 Chronicles 6:5-6) This tithe is actually a separate tithe from the tithe in Numbers 18. In Numbers 18, the tenth is to be given to the bloodline descendants of Levi. In Deuteronomy 12, the children of Israel are to eat the tithe. Notice the Children of Israel are not to begin tithing until they are in the land of Canaan? This is the very land that God had promised Jacob back in Genesis 28:12-15. God wanted tithes from Canaan…not anywhere else in the world. Why? Because the tenth had been promised to God by Jacob. He was laying claim to the tenth that Jacob’s vow had set apart for Him.
 
Deuteronomy 12:17…God states that the one giving the tithe is not to eat the tithe in his own city, but is to take the tithe to the location that God has chosen the tithe to be observed. (note that this passage says that the tithe is to be eaten…proving that the tithe is to be agricultural…not money.
 
Deuteronomy 14:22-27…More is revealed concerning the tithe that the children of Israel are to eat. If the distance to where God chooses for them to eat the tithe is too far, God allows them to sell the tithe for money. They then are to take the money to where God chooses to place His name, (Jerusalem) and purchase food and drink there to eat with their families. They are also to share this agricultural tithe with the bloodline descendants of Levi.
 
Deuteronomy 14:28-29…This is the third year of tithing. The tithes this year are to be given to bloodline descendants of Levi; widows; fatherless; and strangers in the land of Canaan. This tithe is eaten…once again proving that the tithe is agricultural…not money.
 
Deuteronomy 26:12-13 is the last instance in the Books of the Law where we find tithes mentioned. Again, this tithe is agricultural. It is to be eaten by the bloodline descendants of Levi; widows; fatherless; and strangers in the land of Canaan. The author tells the reader that this tithe is given the third year, which is the year of tithing.
 
The year of tithing is an interesting phrase. It implies that, unlike the other years in which the tither partook of the tithe with his family, the third year in Israel, God expected tithes to be given away to four classes of people in Canaan. The one bearing the tithe could not eat of these third year tithes at all
 
This covers every single instance where we find tithing in the Books of the Law. These same verses from Leviticus 27:30 to Deuteronomy 26:12 govern how tithes were to be observed from the time the children of Israel moved into Canaan until the year AD 70 when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by General Titus and his armies. Any tithes given during those fourteen hundred eighty years was observed in the manner decreed in the commands and statutes of the tithe ordinance.
 
In Amos 4:4, we find a strange injunction given by the Prophet Amos. Amos tells the children of Israel to bring the tithe every three years to Gilgal and transgress. Why would he say such a thing? I believe it is not that he was telling them to transgress, but that Amos was revealing how they were transgressing. Several times, the children of Israel are told things they are doing wrong. Several times, Amos tells them, “But ye will not return”.
 
Malachi 3:8-10…contrary to how it is preached in pulpits around the world today, is speaking of the tithe required by Law…an agricultural tithe. Malachi would not tell people to tithe money, as tithing money would be transgressing the Law…which said the tithes were to be agricultural.
 
Further, a study of the previous two chapters in Malachi will reveal that the instruction to “bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse” was given to the Priests of Israel…not to the congregation. Malachi 1:1 reveals God is speaking to Israel. Malachi 1:6-7 reveals the focus is clearly on the Priests who had taken acceptable sacrifices and kept them for themselves. They were offering unacceptable sacrifices on the altar instead. In Malachi 2:1, we find that God has a commandment for the Priests. However, if we read the entirety of the second chapter we discover that no commandment is given.
 
It is in chapter 3 that we see the commandment…”Return unto Me” God goes on to explain to the Priests that they had robbed Him in tithes and offerings. He then tells them to bring the tithes into the storehouse. Nothing in this verse says that Christians are to tithe money. God was speaking of the agricultural tithe required by Law, and of the storehouse attached to the Temple in Jerusalem.
 
Even in the oft quoted New Testament Books of Matthew and Luke, the tithe that Jesus said ought to have been done was mint and cummin and anise; rue and all manner of herbs…all agricultural in keeping with the Law.
 
Jesus was not saying man could tithe money. Nor was He saying man ought to tithe money. He said agricultural tithe ought to have been given. He identifies the tithe as a less weighty matter of the Law.
 
In Luke 18:9-14, we find Jesus giving an illustration (Luke calls it a parable) of a self-righteous man who thinks his works impress God. They do not. Again, this is an illustration. It isn’t an actual event that happened, only a story to expose the self-righteous attitude of the Pharisees. However, Matthew 23:1-3 reveals that the Pharisees were famous for saying they do things but do not do them.
 
Since the Law said tithes were to be agricultural, and that man could not do what seemed right in his own eyes…it is highly unlikely that the Pharisee in the illustration could have tithed everything he possessed, despite his claim.
 
In Acts 15, the Apostle James tells the religious leaders that the Mosaic Law is not to be imposed on the Gentile Believers. This would include the command to tithe. He states that the Apostles and the Holy Ghost only required Gentiles to observe four necessary things. Tithing is not listed as one of those necessary things. If tithing were important for people living outside of Canaan, the rest of the New Testament is silent on the matter.
 
The last place tithes are mentioned in the Bible, Hebrews 7:5-9 reveal that at that time, tithes still belonged to the sons of Levi (not to the New Covenant Church) and that they were still “according to the Law”. (agricultural, and only required of those living in Canaan)
 
 
There is absolutely no command in the word of God for money to be tithed. Nor is there command, or instruction, for members of the Body of Christ to tithe.
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Counterfeiting Ring
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 27, 2018)

Have you joined a Church? Or, have you joined a counterfeiting ring?

Here’s a thought…

We often talk about how it is wrong to pass counterfeit money. And none of us wants to be given counterfeit money. But, did you realize that each time you slide money in an envelope marked “TITHE” and drop that envelope in the offering plate, you are giving a counterfeit tithe?

That’s right…counterfeit.

How can I say this? Because, the tithe God commanded in His word is agricultural…not money.

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.

31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.

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.

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.

God’s tithe is “the seed of the land; the fruit of the tree’ and every tenth animal to pass under the rod.” It is not money.

This means that each time your Pastor tells you that you must tithe your money, he is presenting himself as a crime boss, (you certainly aren’t listening to God’s word in the matter) and you yourselves are all members of a counterfeit ring.

Wake up people! You can’t transgress the commands of God and think that God sees you as an obedient servant. If you are going to submit to Gods tithe ordinance, at least have the decency and respect for the word of God and the God of the word to obey God in

a) the ELEMENTS of the tithe

The ELEMENTS of the tithe are agricultural. (see Leviticus 27:30-33)

b) the LOCATION of the tithe

The LOCATION of the tithe is the land of Canaan. (see Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

c) the RECIPIENTS of the tithe

The RECIPIENTS of the tithe are Levites, widows, fatherless and strangers. (see Deuteronomy 26:12)

Putting money in an envelope marked “TITHE” is the same as passing a counterfeit…it is not what God decreed is His tithe.

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The Brother Lied
by Ronald W Robey
 
I wonder how many people would get upset if say…they were told by their brother that their mother was demanding $50, $60, $75, even $100/mo. be sent to him on behalf of their mother…only to find out that their mother never demanded such?
 
I’d say they’d be pretty furious with their brother, and…upon finding out that the brother was lying, would cease sending that brother any money on behalf of their mother.
 
Well, people are doing the same thing in their religious institutions around the world. The “brother” behind the pulpit tells them that God requires them to give His ten percent of their money every Sunday morning for the rest of their life.
 
If only they would be as the noble men of Berea in AD 53; if only they would search the Scriptures to see if is true that God requires the saved in Christ to give Him ten percent of their monetary income…they would realize that the “brother” behind the pulpit is lying to them. Through that lie, the “brother’ is successfully extorting money out of their pockets…money that God never told that “brother” to collect from them at all.
 
They should be angry that a “brother’ would lie to them in order to get money from them that he was never authorized to receive in the first place.
 
Wake up Church.
 
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
 
Do you really want to give to God? Well, giving to a man who lies in order to get money from you is not the proper way to do it. Here is the proper way to give to God…
 
Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
 
Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
 
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
 
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
 
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
 
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
 
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
 
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
 
Giving to God is giving to those who are in need. You know…those that you see in your own community who are struggling to get by. Neglecting them, when you have the means to help them is not giving to God…it’s ignoring God.
 
1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
History Holds the Answer
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 24, 2018)

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

In modern religion, Pastors use Malachi 3:8-10 as a tool to guilt people into parting with ten percent of their household income. Many accuse their members of “robbing God” if they fail to comply with their demand for monetary tithes. Many others threaten their members with curses if they will not give tithes of their money.

If only people would think for themselves when they read the above verse. Malachi said, “Bring ye all the tithe into the storehouse”. But, what did he mean by “all the tithe”?

What tithe? was Malachi saying needed to be brought into the storehouse? Since Malachi 3:8 is the first place that Malachi mentions tithes, and he doesn’t tell the reader what the elements of the tithes are, it is necessary that we go backwards in the Old Testament Books and see if we can glean an answer to what Malachi meant by “all the tithes”.

The Book of Malachi was written in the year 430 BC. Since it does not tell us the elements of the tithes that the storehouse held, it is necessary we look back in Biblical History to see if we can learn what tithes had been stolen from the storehouse, and what tithes were to be returned.

The next passage we come to as we journey backwards in time is found in Nehemiah 13. The events of Nehemiah 13 took place just two years prior (432 BC) to the events found in Malachi 3. In Nehemiah 13, we read:

Nehemiah 13:5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

When we read Nehemiah 13:5 in context, (beginning at verse 1, and reading through verse 12) we discover that the Priest Eliashib had removed the tithes and the holy things of the Temple Storehouse. He did this so that he could move an Ammonite named Tobiah into the Temple Storehouse.

Now, Ammonites were the enemies of God and God had decreed in His word that the Ammonites were forbidden to enter the Temple. But here was the Priest Eliashib, not just inviting God’s enemy into the Temple Storehouse…but moving him in, and moving the things that God had ordained to be there, out.

When Nehemiah found out about this, he went to the Temple, and as we would put it…he cleaned house! The Ammonite was put out of the Temple, and it was ordered that all the things that had been removed from the Temple Storehouse be brought back in…including the tithes that were normally stored in the Temple for the provision of the Levites and the  needy who came to the Temple.

Nehemiah 13:5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

Nehemiah 13:12 Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil unto the treasuries.

At last! We have a biblical text that tells us the ingredients of the tithes that were stolen from the Temple Storehouse. The tithe consisted of agricultural products, specifically…corn, (the word “corn” was a generic word and referred to the seed of all types of grain; see “corn of wheat” in John 12:24) new wine, and oil.

Biblical History reveals that the “tithes” Malachi said had been stolen and needed to be returned were tithes of corn, (grain) new wine, and oil. It was not a monetary tithe stolen. Nor was it a monetary tithe that was to be returned. And the context of Malachi’s rebuke and admonition reveals that it was the Priests of the Temple that had stolen the tithes.

Malachi 3:7-12 cannot be used to teach a monetary tithe requirement.

Don’t Overlook the Facts!
by Ronald W Robey
 
When you say, “I tithe because God gave us the ordinance of tithing,” you are telling people that you obey Gods tithe ordinance. But is that true? Are you really obeying Gods tithe ordinance? or, have you been bewitched by religion into believing that you are obeying Gods tithe ordinance, when in actuality you are not?
 
Let’s examine a few of the Scriptures in Gods tithe ordinance, shall we?
 
1. God said His tithe is to be agricultural. One is not honoring God’s tithe ordinance by tithing money. One is rebelling against God’s ordinance.
 
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.
 
31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
 
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.
 
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.
 
2. God said His tithe is to be observed only when living in the land of Canaan. One is not honoring God’s tithe ordinance by tithing outside of the land of Canaan. One is rebelling against God’s ordinance.
 
Deuteronomy 12:10 But WHEN YE GO OVER JORDAN, and DWELL IN THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD GIVETH YOU TO INHERIT, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;
 
11 THEN THERE SHALL BE A PLACE which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there;THITHER SHALL YE BRING ALL THAT I COMMANDED YOU; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, YOUR TITHES, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
 
3. God said His tithe is to be given to Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners in Canaan. One is not honoring God’s tithe ordinance by giving His tithe to Pastors in church buildings outside of Canaan. One is rebelling against God’s ordinance.
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, AND HAST GIVEN IT UNTO THE LEVITE, the STRANGER, the FATHERLESS, AND THE WIDOW, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
 
4. God said His tithe is to be observed every three years. One is not honoring God’s tithe ordinance by tithing weekly. One is rebelling against God’s ordinance.
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase THE THIRD YEAR, WHICH IS THE YEAR OF TITHING, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
 
As you can see, I have not “twisted” the word at all. I copied and pasted the verses exactly as they are written in the Bible. I then capitalized the facts that religion programs people to overlook, in hopes that the capitalized words will resonate in your conscience and cause you to realize exactly what God said concerning the manner in which His holy tithe is to be observed.
 
Religion has its members so blinded to what the Bible clearly says,, that they don’t even realize that they have been blinded. However, if one will take time to study these verses, and is hungry for truth, one will realize that God never commanded him/her to tithe at all.
 
The pattern that God wants us to emulate in our giving can be found in the following verses in the New Covenant Epistles…
 
2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
 
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
 
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
 
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
 
The above verses out of Paul’s Second Epistle to the Church at Corinth tell us:
 
1. Our giving should be such that we give out of our love for God. A perfect example of people giving out of love can be seen in Acts of the Apostles 4:32-37. The members of the early church saw needs in their own community…and they wanted to help meet those needs.
 
They were not forced to sell land and property. They did so out of their love for God. They then placed the money at the feet of the Apostles, and the Apostles distributed the money as needed.
 
The example in Acts 4 shows me that, if there are several people in need, money can be given to a man of God to govern how the money is to be distributed. Notice I said “CAN BE”…I did not say “MUST BE”.
 
If you see someone in need and have the means to help that person, you do not have to go looking for a middleman to handle your affairs in the matter. Go to the person in need yourself and help them.
 
Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
 
2. Our giving should never be forced, as in the case of a mandatory tithe requirement system.
 
3. Our giving should not be such that others have their needs met, but we are left to worry where we are going to get the money to meet our own needs.
 
Be aware of the people around you. Be aware of their hurts and their needs. And if you are able to help them…do so with a cheerful and willing heart. God will be pleased.

Tithe…Net, Gross, or Neither?
by Ronald W Robey

Question: How do I tithe my pay from my labor at my place of employment. Some preachers say to tithe off of the net, others say to tithe off the gross. Who is right?

Answer: That would depend on whose word you believe. Many Pastors will tell you that you are to tithe from the top of your pay…not what you end up up with after taxes…but from even the taxes that were taken out.

Their reasoning? You are not giving God the first tenth if you don’t tithe from even what was taken out in taxes before you got the check.

However, that reasoning doesn’t make sense. Why? Because the taxes were taken out first anyway…whether you tithe on the before tax amount or the after tax amount…the government got their share of your check first. Can’t give to God first when the government has already took their taxes out first, can you?

Now, if you want to believe God concerning what portion of your check is to be tithed, then the answer is found in your Bible, and it is simple. The answer is…

O% of your check is required by God as tithe.

That’s right…ZERO,…ZIP…NADA.

If you study the Bible, you will discover that God never commanded anyone to tithe their money to the House of God. The monetary tithe requirement is totally foreign to the pages of the Bible. The monetary tithe requirement is a man-made doctrine devised to extort money from your household income.

Listed below is every verse found in the Bible that have to do with tithes or the practice of tithing. Of all the verses, not one says that God requires man to tithe his money to the House of God.

I encourage you to study these verses out. Be as the Bereans of the first century AD, who were seen to be more noble than the men of Thessalonika, because they received the word with all readiness of mind and then searched the Scriptures daily to see if it was so.

The word “tithe” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 14 times in 13 verses of the KJV. (Lev. 27:30,32; Num. 18:26; Deut. 12:17; Deut. 14:22,28; 2 Chr. 31:5; Neh. 10:38; Neh. 13:12; Matt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42)

The word “tithes” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 23 times in 20 verses of the KJV. (Le 27:31; Nu 18:24,26,28; De 12:6,11; De 26:12; 2Ch 31:12; Ne 10:37,38; Ne 12:44; Ne 13:5; Am 4:4; Mal 3:8,10; Lu 18:12; Heb 7:5,6,8,9)

The word “tithes” in relation to a voluntary tithe appears only 1 time in 1 verse in the KJV. (Gen. 14:20)

The word “tithing” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 2 times in 1 verse of the KJV. (Deut. 26:12)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to God’s commanded tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses of the KJV. (Lev. 27:32; Num. 18:21)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to a voluntary tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses in the KJV. (Gen. 28:22; Heb. 7:4)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to a forced tithe by man is found only 2 times in 2 verses in the KJV. (1 Sam. 8:15,17)

The phrase “a tenth” in relation to a voluntary tithe is found only 1 time in 1 verse in the KJV. (Heb 7:2)

Am I saying not to give at all to the work of God? Absolutely not! I encourage giving. God’s word teaches us to give. However, our giving should not be out of guilt or fear. It should be out of our love for God. Our giving should not be dictated by those who would lie to us, telling us that God commands us to give 10% of our money, when no such command can be found in the Bible.

God’s church is built on truth. Not lies. If you choose to believe the Pastor that says God requires you to tithe your money, you are placing your Pastors word as being more authoritative than the word of God. You are essentially saying, “God, I live by my Pastors word…not yours!”

Has Your Pastor Replaced God?
by Ronald W Robey
 
You say you are ready to obey God in the tithe. Are you truly ready to obey God in the tithe he requires? or, do you mean you will obey your Pastor in the tithe he demands?
 
Let’s find out…
 
Leviticus 27:30-33 says God’s tithe is to be agricultural. Will you obey God? or your Pastor?
 
Deuteronomy 12:10-11 says that God’s tithe is only to be observed in a specific location that God chooses in the Promised Land Canaan. Will you obey God? or our Pastor?
 
Deuteronomy 14:22-26 says you are to take a tithe to the place God chooses and eat the tithe there with your family. 2 Chronicles 6:5-6 reveals that place to be Jerusalem in the land of Canaan. Will you obey God? or your Pastor?
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 states that Gods tithe is to be given every third year. (not monthly) Will you obey God? or your Pastor?
 
Deuteronomy 26:12 states that Gods tithe is to be given to Levites, widows, fatherless and strangers in Canaan. (not to people outside of Canaan) Will you obey God? or your Pastor?
 
The above verses referenced are the verses that govern the observance of Gods tithe ordinance. Any command that does not agree with the commands above should be rejected since they disagree with Gods word.
 
To say that God’s tithe is monetary is to say the word of God is a lie and the God of the word a liar.
 
To say that Gods tithe is to be observed in Nigeria is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.
 
To say that God forbids you to eat a tithe with your family is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.
 
To say that God’s tithe is to be given weekly or monthly is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.
 
To say that God’s tithe is to be given to preachers who are not living in Canaan is to call the word of God a lie and the God of the word a liar.
 
To ignore the word of God and choose to obey the Pastors tithe command is, in effect, saying, “God, I live by my Pastors word… not yours!”
 
An arrogant attitude, for sure. And what did God say about an arrogant attitude?
 
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
 
Psalms 119:89 says that God’s word is for ever settled in Heaven. If the elements of the tithe changed, God did not change them; if the locality of the tithe changed, God did not change it; if the times of the tithe changed, God did not change them; and if the recipients of the tithe changed, God did not change them.
 
Pastors have handled the word of Truth deceitfully, and replaced Gods commanded tithe with a tithe command that is totally foreign to the Holy Bible.
 
Are you sure you are obeying God? or have you departed from the Lord and put your trust in your Pastor?
 
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

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