August 2018


To Blazes with God’s Word!
by Ronald W Robey

“To blazes with God’s word!”

The above statement is a statement that one would expect from the mouth of an atheist, but never from the mouth of a member of the Body of Christ. And certainly not from one who has “answered the call to go into the Gospel Ministry.”

However, many who sit in the pews of a religious institution on Sunday Mornings, and many who stand behind a pulpit to deliver a sermon in those same religious institutions, may just as well make such statements when they are already demonstrating that they don’t care what God’s word says.

Many times, a sermon is delivered from the pulpit that is in perfect agreement with God’s word. And yet, though “amens” may be heard from the congregation, many go home that Sunday and the following day act as if the sermon meant nothing to them whatsoever.

Many times, a sermon is delivered from the pulpit that totally contradicts what the word of God actually says. Sadly, many in the audience will “amen” such a sermon, demonstrating their lack of knowledge of what the word of God actually says.

Permit me to give just a few examples…

Leviticus 27:30-33 states that His tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks, and herds. Many pastors teach that God’s tithe is to come from money.

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 states that God’s tithe it is to be observed only after entering the land of Canaan and finding rest from enemies. Many pastors teach that God’s tithe is to be observed worldwide.

Deuteronomy 26:12 states that God’s tithe is to be given every third year. Many pastors teach that God’s tithe is to be given every week.

No, Pastors and parishioners don’t audibly say, “To blazes with God’s word,” but their denial of biblical truth and embracing of lies demonstrates that their hearts do indeed reject the word of God and instead embrace lies spoken by man.

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Where Are the Verses?
by Ronald W Robey
 
1. In Leviticus 27:30-33 God said that His tithe is to be agricultural; i.e, the seed of the land, the fruit of the tree, every tenth animal from the flocks and herds. Where is the verse that says people are now required to give a tenth of their money as tithe to the House of God?
 
2. In Leviticus 27:30 God said that He gave the tithe command to the children of Israel. Where is the verse that says peoples of other nations are required to tithe?
 
3. In Deuteronomy 12:10-11 God said that His tithe is not to be observed until the children of Israel entered Canaan and found rest from their enemies round about. Where is the verse that says people are now to tithe in other lands than Canaan?
 
4. In Deuteronomy 14:22-26 God said that a tenth was to be taken to the place He chose to place His name (we later discover in 2 Chronicles 6:5-6 that that place is Jerusalem) and eaten with the household of the one who has the tithe. Where is the verse that says God no longer requires a tithe to be taken to Jerusalem?
 
5. In Deuteronomy 14:27-29 & 26:12 God said that a tithe is to be given to the bloodlines descendants of Israel, to the widows, to the orphans, and to the foreigners living in Canaan. Where is the verse that says the tithe is not to be taken to these people?
 
6. In Nehemiah 10:37-38 God said that a Priest from the bloodline of the biblical patriarch Aaron is to be present when tithes are given. Where is the verse that says Priests from the bloodline of the biblical patriarch Aaron no longer need to be present when tithes are given?
 
7. In Malachi 3:10 God said that tithes are to be brought to His Temple. (which was in Jerusalem) Where is the verse that says God now wants tithes to be taken to local churches around the world?
 
8. In Hebrews 7:5-9 God said that tithes are still to be given to the Levitic Priesthood. Where is the verse that says tithes are now to be given to non Levitic Pastors around the world?
 
9. In Hebrews 7:5-9 God said that tithes are still according to the Law; i.e, agricultural, (see #1 above) required of Israel, (see #2 above) observed only by those living in Canaan, (see #3 above) taken to Jerusalem, (see #4 above) given to widows, orphans, foreigners and Levites, (see #5 above) given in the presence of a Priest, (see #6 above) taken to the Temple in Jerusalem. (see #7 above)
 
Where is the verse that says the churches in other lands are now God’s duly Authorized Tithe Collection Agencies, and pastors of those churches are now God’s duly Authorized Tithe Collection Representatives?
The Illusion
by Ronald W Robey
 
Genesis 1:1 says nothing of a monetary tithe being required for the House of God.
 
Revelation 22:21 says nothing of a monetary tithe being required for the House of God.
 
Not one verse between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21 says that a monetary tithe is required for the House of God.
 
Which begs two questions…
 
1. What magician’s hat is the monetary tithe requirement doctrine being pulled out of?
 
2. Why are people so blind to this tithe requirement illusion?
Unauthorized!
by Ronald W Robey
 
Wake up people!
 
The ONLY Authorized Tithe Collection Representatives for God’s commanded tithes are foreigners, widows, orphans and Levites living in the land of Canaan.
 
The ONLY Authorized Tithe Storage Facility for God’s commanded tithes is a Temple in Jerusalem.
 
God never authorized your apostle/prophet/evangelist/pastor or teacher
 
a) to collect tithes from you
b) to take His tithes to a City Bank to be stored in its vaults
c) to collect tithes in order to pay salaries of church staff
d) to collect tithes in order to pay church utility bills
e) to collect tithes in order to purchase teaching materials
f) to collect tithes for any purpose whatsoever
 
As long as you are living the lie, you are not walking in truth.
 
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.
Obedient? or Rebellious?
by Ronald W Robey
 
There are many today who are taught that God’s tithe is ten percent of their monetary wages and that it is to be brought to the religious institution they attend or are a member of.
 
In reality, the monetary tithe requirement doctrine they have been taught contradicts what is written in the word of God.
 
In the last place that tithes are mentioned in the Bible, Hebrews 7:5-9, tithes are the property of the sons of Levi, and are “according to the Law”.
 
The Law states that God’s tithe is:
 
1. Restricted to the land of Canaan only. Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11
2. Restricted to agricultural crops, flocks, and herds only. Leviticus 27:30-33
3. Restricted to the bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi. (Numbers 18:21-23)
 
This means that
 
 
1. The Bible does not give people an option of choosing the location to give God’s tithe. God’s tithe must be observed in the land of Canaan.
2. The Bible does not give people an option of choosing the elements of God’s tithe. God’s tithe must be agricultural crops, flocks, and herds.
3. The Bible does not give people an option of choosing the recipients of God’s tithe God’s tithe must be given to bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Jacob.
 
 
Conclusion:
a) When you insist on observing God’s tithe in lands other than Canaan, you are rebelling against where the Bible says God’s tithe is to be observed.
b) When you insist on tithing money, you are rebelling against what the Bible says God’s tithe is to consist of.
c) When you insist on giving tithes to a man living outside of the land of Canaan, you are rebelling against who the Bible says God’s tithe is to be given to.
 
If you insist that God’s tithe is must be observed, at least have the decency and respect for the word of God and the God of the word to observe the tithe in the manner that God decreed that it is to be observed.
 
Otherwise, don’t tell me you are obeying God in the tithe. The Bible will prove you to be a rebel.

Obey God? or Man?
by Ronald W Robey

I’m all for obeying God. One of the greatest acts of obedience I did was to answer the call to enter into the Gospel Ministry in 1984.

But, even though I have studied the Scriptures extensively; even though I have been preaching for more than three decades; I have yet to find a single verse that says the saved in Christ are required to tithe their money.

There are only forty-four verses in the entire Bible that mention tithes or the act of tithing. Of those forty-four verses, only thirty-six verses are speaking of God’s commanded tithe. Of those thirty-six verses, only fourteen verses mention the elements of God’s commanded tithe. Of those fourteen verses that mention the elements of God’s commanded tithe, not one says that money is to be tithed to the House of God.

This is why I don’t understand why people get upset when I tell them that I haven’t, and won’t preach a monetary tithe requirement for more than thirty years now. That’s why I refuse to yield to sermons in which the speaker states, “God says ten percent of your money belongs to Him, and if you don’t give it to Him you are robbing Him!”

For the record, the first nine years of my Christian walk, I was a tither. Simply because I never took time to study my Bible in-depth, but took what was preached to me from the pulpit as fact. Once I opened the Bible and began to do serious study, I realized I had been lied to about what God’s commanded tithe is.

Each time I placed ten percent of my paycheck into an envelope labelled “TITHES”, I had not been obeying God…I had been obeying men who had deceived me into believing that I was obeying God.

No longer bound by the chains of religious lies, I now give when I see and need and am able to give towards meeting that need. Now, I am obeying God.

For All the Wrong Reasons
by Ronald W Robey

When giving money to a religious institution, one can contribute any monetary amount one chooses; be it one percent, ten percent, fifty, or even one hundred percent.

The problem is not in the individual choosing for himself how much money he will give to the religious institution he attends or is a member of, as 2 Corinthians 9:7 clearly instructs each man to give “as he purposeth in his heart to give”.

The problem is when the giver is giving ten percent of his money to the religious institution he attends or is a member of because:

a) Leviticus 27:30 says, “The tithe is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord.”
b) Malachi 3:8-9 states that non tither’s are robbing God.
c) Malachi 3:8-9 states that non tither’s are cursed.
d) Malachi 3:10 states that tithes are to be brought to the storehouse
e) Jesus stated in the Gospels that tithing is to be done.
f) The Preacher says that God requires us to tithe.

Why are the above examples problematic? In examples a – e, one is attempting to tithe because of what is written in the Law, yet:

1) they are not wanting to tithe what the Law says that the tithe is to consist of, i.e.; agricultural produce and livestock (Le. 27:30-33)
2) they are not wanting to tithe where the Law says the tithe is to be taken, i.e.; farming communities in the land of Canaan and the city of Jerusalem (De. 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11; 2 Ch. 6:5-6)
3) they are not wanting to tithe to whom the Law said the tithe is to be given, i.e.; Levites, widows, orphans and foreigners (Nu. 18:24-26; De. 14:28-29; Ne. 10:37-38)

In other words, they are attempting to justify tithing by looking to the Mosaic Law, yet offending in several points of that Law. The Apostle James said that to offend in one point of the Law, is to be guilty of all. (James 2:10)

Why is example f above problematic? Aside from the obvious fact that the Preachers’ monetary tithe sermon contradicts what the Bible says Gods’ commanded tithe is to consist of, to whom it is to be given, and where it is to be taken; it contradicts 2 Corinthians 9:7. It is another person dictating what you must give, instead of allowing you to choose in your own heart what you will give.

If church members would take time to open their Bibles at home, and study every chapter, every verse, that has anything to do with tithing, they would discover that God’s commanded tithe

a) is to be agricultural (Le. 27:30-33)
b) is required of the children of Israel (Le.27:34)
c) is not to be observed in any geographical location other than the land of Canaan (De. 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11)
d) is to be given to Levites, widows, orphans and strangers in Canaan (Nu. 18:24-26; De. 14:22-29)
e) is never commanded of Gentile nations (Ps. 147:19-20)
f) is not to be imposed upon Gentile Believers (Ac. 15:5,10,19-20)
g) is still agricultural in the last place it is seen as a command in the Bible (He. 7:5-9)
h) is still the property of the sons of Levi in the last place it is seen as a command in the Bible (He. 7:5-9)

The psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Are you walking on the Path that God has illuminated with His word? or are you walking on a dark path of deception?

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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