December 2018


Tithing Works
by Ronald W Robey
(written April 04, 2018)
 
Tithing works for the tithe collector. He gives 10% of the tithes he receives. Yet, he keeps 90% of those tithes he receives for either himself, or for his religious empire masquerading as a “church”. Of course it works for him. He, or his empire, continues to get richer, while the one who tithes to him or his empire gets poorer.
 
If he is not working a secular job, his wealth is gotten through the money he extorts from his congregation under the color of “official right”. The poverty of the congregation is due to the money they foolishly give to the rich.
 
Proverbs 22:16 (KJV)
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
 
But is it truly God who is working for the one collecting tithes?
 
Since God revealed in His Holy Word that His tithe was to come from agricultural crops and livestock, (Lev. 27:30-33) and the monetary tithe the Pastor is teaching is not the same tithe that God established in His Word, then what is working on the behalf of the monetary tithe teacher is not God. Rather, it is the monetary tithe teacher’s good words and fair speech that is working for him.
 
Proverbs 7:21 (KJV)
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
 
Romans 16:18 (KJV)
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
 
Many of the simple fall prey to the harlot because of her fair speech. Likewise, many a simple church member falls prey to the good words and fair speeches of the monetary tithe teacher.
 
Matthew 23:14 (KJV)
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
 
Just as the scribes and Pharisees were said to have “devoured widow’s houses” in Matthew 23, teachers of the monetary tithe requirement devour the houses of those who are simple enough to fall prey to their good words and fair speeches.
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Gods’ Tithe Calculator
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 05, 2018)

I use Gods’ word as, among other things…a Tithe Calculator.

Gods’ tithe calculator is not the same as the preacher’s tithe calculator.

When you assess the tithes on $603 using the preachers’ calculator, it comes to $60.30. When you assess the tithes on $603 using Gods’ calculator, it comes to $0.

When you consider the mathematics conclusion arrived at with Gods’ tithe calculator, you have to agree with the preacher when he says, “God is not after your money…He’s after your heart.”

…It’s the preacher who is after your money.

Gods’ word is for ever settled in Heaven. (Ps. 119:89) Therefore, it is more reliable than the preachers’ word.

Renounce the Monetary Tithe Lie
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 19, 2017)

The people of the Old Testament were not instructed to give ten percent of their money to either Tabernacle or Temple.

The people of the New Testament were not instructed to give ten percent of their money to either Synagogue or Church.

The instruction ‘Give ten percent of your money to the House of God’ is totally foreign to the Bible. It is a doctrine of modern construct invented by deceitful and/or greedy preachers.

Be advised… If you are a member of a religious institution that teaches its members that God’s holy tithe is ten percent of your household’s monetary income…you are in the wrong religious institution.

How can I say this? Because of Jesus’ own words in Matthew 15:9…

“But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

God doesn’t even recognize the worship in that religious institution. You may sing worship songs; you may dance; you may lift your hands and voices in praise and prayer. However, if your Pastor is filling your mind and heart with lies, all your outward show is worthless.

Do you want your worship to be recognized and accepted by God? Then, flee that den of thieves. Renounce the lies your Pastors have been feeding you. Begin studying the word of God, and walk in God’s plan for your life.

The Monetary Tithe Doctrine Teaches Replacement Theology
by Ronald W Robey
(December 19, 2017)

The doctrine that God’s holy tithe is monetary is a form of Replacement Theology.

1. It replaces the commanded ELEMENTS of God’s tithe

In Leviticus 27:30-33, we read that God’s tithe is to come from agricultural increase. Many Pastors today replace “agricultural increase” with “monetary income”

2. It replaces the commanded GIVERS of God’s tithe

In Leviticus 27:34; & Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11 we read that it is the children of Israel that are required to tithe. Psalms 147:19-20 reveal that the commands given to Israel were given to no other nation. Many Pastors today replace “children of Israel” with “New Covenant Believers in Christ Jesus”.

3. It replaces the commanded RECIPIENTS of God’s tithe.

In Numbers 18:21-23, Deuteronomy 14:27-29 & Deuteronomy 26:12 we read that the tithe is to be given to the tribe of Levi, to orphans, to foreigners, and to widows. Many Pastors today replace “Levites”, “orphans”, “foreigners”, and “widows” with “New Covenant Church Ministry” or “New Covenant Church Bills”

4. It replaces the commanded LOCATION of God’s tithe

In Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11 we read that tithing is not to be observed until living in the land of Canaan. Many Pastors today replace “land of Canaan” with “local assemblies all over the world.”

5. In Nehemiah 10:37-38 we read that only the physical bloodline descendants of Levi were required to tithe to the House of God. Many Pastors today replace “the Levites” with “every member of the Body of Christ.”

6. It replaces the commanded TIME of God’s tithe

In Deuteronomy 26:12 we read that the third year is the year of tithing. Many Pastors today replace “the third year” with “every week,” “every other week,” or “every month.”

7. It replaces the WHY of God’s tithe.

In Numbers 18:21 we read that the tithe was to be given to the physical bloodline descendants of Levi because they have no inheritance among the remaining eleven tribes of Israel. Many Pastors today replace the “because they have no inheritance” with “because the church needs money in order to function.”

Lastly…

8. It replaces God.

God give the instructions of how His tithe ordinance is to be observed. Many Pastors today replace God, who gave specific instructions concerning His tithe ordinance, with a god that requires tithes to be observed in an entirely different way than decreed in the Bible.

When considering the Biblical facts, it is clear that the monetary tithe requirement doctrine is replacing truth with error; obedience with disobedience; and fact with fiction.

Where is the Promised Blessing?
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 18, 2017)

So many people use Malachi 3:10 as proof-text that we are required to tithe our money to our local church building. But if the commanded tithe is monetary as they claim, and Malachi 3:10 is instruction for us, then the blessing attached would also be for us.

Let’s look at Malachi 3:10 to see what it says:

“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.”

My mother tithed faithfully for 50+ years of her life. Never once did she see a blessing so great that she did not have room enough to receive it.

And, if those who “tithe” were honest with themselves, and with God) they would have to say they have not seen such a blessing either. Notice the verse says, ” a blessing”. “Blessing” is in the singular in Malachi 3:10. It is a one-time blessing, not blessings extended over 50+ years that total more than can be contained.

Since not one single monetary tithe defender can honestly say that he or she has received the blessing that was so huge they had no room to store it, it is clear the monetary tithe is unScriptural. If it were Scriptural, and that blessing was never received, wouldn’t that make God a liar?

After all, He did say He would open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it, did He not?

The truth is, God is not a liar. But monetary tithe teachers and defenders of the monetary tithe make Him out to be one.

God never commanded the monetary tithe that Pastors preach and teach. Nor did He authorize tithes for the Church. In the Bible, God said He gave the tithe command to Israel, to be observed in the land of Canaan.

He said that the commands He gave to Israel, He gave to no other nation. (Psalm 147:19-20 ) Those who can’t face the facts can continue to believe the lying Pastors…

…I’ll believe the Word of God.

Jesus The Gangster
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 18, 2018)
 
Are you aware that the doctrine that monetary gain is to be tithed to the House of God makes the Lord Jesus Christ a liar, a defiant Son and a ringleader in a thievery gang?
 
In Matthew 17, Jesus told the apostles to give monetary gain to Tax Collectors in Capernaum…not to the House of God in Jerusalem.
 
In Matthew 19, Jesus told a certain young man to sell his possessions and give the money to the poor…not to the House of God in Jerusalem.
 
In Luke 12, Jesus told the disciples to give monetary gain as alms…not take it to the House of God in Jerusalem. (almsgiving is always practiced outside the House of God, not inside)
 
In Luke 22, Jesus told the apostles to use monetary gain to purchase a sword…not take it to the House of God.
 
If God required monetary gain to be tithed to the House of God, then Jesus Christ proved Himself to be a defiant Son and a ringleader in a thievery gang.
 
Jesus said in John 6:38 that He came, not to do His own will, but to do the will of the Father who sent Him. If tithing monetary gain was required by God, then Jesus made Himself a liar in John 6:38, for on more than one occasion He encouraged people to use monetary gain for other purposes, never telling them to take a tenth of it to the House of God.

The Foolish Widow
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 16, 2015)

Luke 20:45 (KJV) 45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,

In the audience of all the people, i.e.; in the hearing of all the people, Jesus spoke. All who were there could hear His words, both the rich who cast in their gifts, and the widow who cast her entire living into the treasury receptacle were within range of His voice.

Luke 20:46 (KJV) 46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

Luke 20:47 (KJV) 47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

The people in attendance heard the warning Jesus had just delivered to the disciples. They were made aware that the scribes were thieves, preying on widows. They were made aware that the scribes were a condemned lot.

The word “devour” means “forcibly appropriate.” The scribes, who were interpreters of the Law, (today’s equivalent would be our Supreme Court Justices) were forcibly putting widows on the street… taking their homes away from them.

Luke 21:1 (KJV) 1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

There is no great time frame indicated between the delivery of His warning and His looking up and seeing the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. He spoke, He sat down, (Mark 12:41) He looked up.

Luke 21:2 (KJV) 2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

Here was a poor widow who had just heard Jesus’ warning that scribes were robbing widows houses. (and no doubt, may have been made poor by the scribes that Jesus was warning of)

And yet, she chose to ignore Jesus’ warning. She rejected the words of the One who would soon put an end to all sacrifice for sin. She instead gave her last two coins into the very treasury of the men that Jesus was warning of just moments earlier.

Sounds cultic, to some degree. Cult followers will ignore any warnings from outsiders who are trying to rescue them from danger. This widow chose to continue to give to the corrupt system despite the fact that she would be losing her home to the leaders of that system.

Luke 21:3 (KJV) 3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

Luke 21:4 (KJV) 4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

According to Mark 12:43, Jesus spoke this to His disciples. Did the rest of those in the Temple hear these words as they had the warning? We are not told. The text in Mark states that Jesus called the disciples unto Himself, so it is possible that these words were spoken privately, i.e.; only the disciples hearing.

Many sermons have been built upon the event of Luke 21:1-4 over the years. Sermons constructed to boost Church funds by convincing people that it is good to give much to the Church. Sermons which paint the widow’s actions that day as bein good and commendable.

However, there is no commendation of the widow in the text at all. It cannot be possible that Jesus Christ would first expose the corrupt religious system and its thieving Staff, and then turn around and praise a widow who chose to ignore His warning and instead foolishly put all her living into the coffers of that corrupt system.

Seeing the seeming cultic behavior of the widow, (ignoring the warnings from outsiders) I am once again reminded of a woe levied upon the scribes and Pharisees by Jesus that day,…

Matthew 23:15 (KJV) 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

The widow had been made a proselyte of the religious leaders. She chose to ignore Jesus’ warning. The corrupt religious system had her fully brainwashed into believing she was giving into the offerings of God, when in reality, they were robbing her of all her living.

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