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.