One Step Closer to Hell
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 04, 2019)

When you give ten percent of your money in response to a monetary tithe requirement sermon preached at the church you are a member of, you are participating in assisting your pastor on a journey to an eternity without Christ.

Don’t believe me? You should. You see, the Bible supports what I just said in the above paragraph. Want proof? Okay…

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

In 1 Corinthians 6, the apostle Paul wrote that extortioners will not inherit the Kingdom of God. There’s the proof. When a church member yields to the monetary tithe requirement doctrine preached by their pastor, their pastor becomes an extortioner.

Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition defines extortion as:

“The obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.”

If you study God’s ordinance concerning His commanded tithes, you will discover that the only people God authorized to be recipients of His commanded tithe are:

a) the Levitic tribe in the land of Canaan (Numbers 18:21-26)
b) widows in the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 14:28-29; 26:12)
c) orphans in the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 14:28-29; 26:12)
d) foreigners in the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 14:28-29; 26:12)

That’s right…only four classes of people were authorized by God to receive God’s commanded tithes…all of them living in the land of Canaan. Notice…

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;Deuteronomy 12:11 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 command 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:

And where is the place that God would choose to cause His name to dwell there? The place is the city of Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

But, didn’t God authorized to take His tithe too? Absolutely not!

Psalm 147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.Psalm 147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

In the above verses, the psalmist lets the reader know that the commandments given to the children of Israel were not given to any other nation. Those commands were for the children of Israel alone.

In Acts 15, religious leaders were demanding that Gentile Believers be made to keep the Law of Moses.

Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.
Acts 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Acts 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;Acts 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

The apostles and the Holy Ghost determined that the Law given to Israel was not to be imposed upon Gentile Believers in Christ Jesus.

God NEVER authorized pastors living outside of Canaan to collect tithes in His name. He never amended His agricultural tithe requirement to a monetary tithe requirement. When pastors use God’s word to make their religious institution a Tithe Collection Agency…when preachers use God’s word to make themselves Tithe Collection Representatives…they teach man-made commandments as if they are God-ordained doctrines.

Jesus Christ has something to say about such pastors…”But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Revelation 21:8 tells us that all liars will have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.

Each time your pastor lies about God requiring the congregation to tithe their monetary income to the House of God, your pastor takes a step toward hell. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 tells us that extortioners will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Each time you yield to your pastor’s doctrine of a monetary tithe requirement…you help your pastor get another step closer to Hell.

And if you are helping your pastor get closer to hell, that can only mean that you are walking toward hell yourself. Revelation 22:15 says those who love lies will not be in God’s eternal Kingdom.

If you are saved and love your pastor, you won’t want to see him end up in Hell. Nor will you want to be an active participant in helping him go further down the road to Hell. The solution is simple…stop yielding to the monetary tithe requirement lie. Teach others not to yield to it as well. Let your pastor know you love him too much to see him go to hell. Tell him to stop lying to you and to preach the word of God rather than man-made commands that contradict the word of God.

The eternal destiny of your pastors may be in your hands. What will you do?