Do You Qualify?
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 11, 2018)

The preacher that teaches his congregation that God requires them to give Him a tenth of their monetary income is robbing all who believe and yield to his sermon.

Who qualifies to give God’s commanded tithe? The answer may surprise you.

a) First and foremost, in order to qualify to give God’s commanded tithe, you must be a physical descendant of the biblical Patriarch Jacob. Leviticus 27:30-34 reveals that God gave the instruction to tithe to the children of Israel. Psalms 147:19-20 reveal that the commands given to Israel were not given to any other nation.

b) In order to qualify to give God’s commanded tithe, God must have given you a portion of the land of Canaan as an inheritance. God’s commanded tithe is a result of Jacob’s vowing to give God that which God promised him. God promised to give land to Jacob and His descendants in Genesis 28:13-15. Jacob promised to give the tenth back to God. God required the children of Israel to give to Him that which was set apart for Him,… a tenth of the land of Canaan. (Deut. 12:10-11)

c) In order to qualify to give God’s commanded tithe, you must live in the land of Canaan. In Deuteronomy 6:1-3 and 12:1,10-11 we read that tithing was not to be observed until crossing Jordan and entering the land of Canaan. God did not want His holy (set apart) tithe to come from other geographical locations.

d) In order to qualify to give God’s commanded tithe, you must raise crops or breed livestock on that portion of the land of Canaan that you have been given as an inheritance. In Leviticus 27:30-33 we read that God said His holy tithe must come from agricultural crops, flocks, and herds. There is no command to tithe anything else than that which comes from agricultural crops, flocks, and herds from within the land of Canaan.

Who qualifies to receive God’s commanded tithe?

e) In order to qualify to receive God’s commanded tithe, one must be either a bloodline descendant from the Levitic tribe; a widow; an orphan; or a foreigner. (Num 18:21-26; Deut. 14:27-29; 26:12)

f) In order to qualify to receive God’s commanded tithe, one must have no land inheritance or be too poor to own land. (Num 18:21-26; Deut 14:27-29; 26:12)

g) In order to qualify to receive God’s commanded tithe, one must have a Priest from the bloodline of Aaron accompanying him at the time he receives tithes. If no Priest is present, he cannot collect God’s commanded tithe. (Neh 10:37-38)

If one attempts to tithe by any other means; in any other geographic location; or to any other people than what, where, and to whom God’s word decrees, that person is in direct contradiction to God’s tithe ordinance. If one attempts to collect tithes by any other means; in any other geographic location; or from any other people than what, where, and from whom God’s word decrees, that person is in direct contradiction to God’s tithe ordinance.

One cannot say that one is obedient to God in the tithe if one is not tithing in the manner that God’s word says that His tithe ordinance is to be observed.

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