Did Jesus Fail His Mission?
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 11, 2019)

If God demands that monetary tithes go to the House of God, then Jesus proved Himself to be a defiant and rebellious Son who was also a liar and a thief…thereby disqualifying Himself from being the sacrifice needed to atone for man’s sin.

Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
Matthew 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Matthew 17:26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Matthew 17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Notice Jesus did not tell the apostles to take a tenth of the money they gained from fishing and give it to the Temple in Jerusalem? Notice He told them to give the money to the Tax Collectors in Capernaum instead?

If God requires monetary tithing, then Jesus’ failed His entire mission in that one event in the timeline of His ministry on Earth.

And again…

Luke 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

If the Father required monetary tithes, Jesus would not have been able to give the instructions He gave to His apostles in Luke 12:33 without telling them to defy God Almighty.

He told them to give the money as alms for the poor. Alms were always done outside of the Temple. Notice again…give alms…not take a tithe to the Temple.

And yet again…

Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

Use monetary gain for what? Not tithe…to purchase a sword.

The truth is, God never told anyone to tithe their money to the House of God. The only ones demanding tithes of money are those who handle the word of God deceitfully.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

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