April 2019


They Rob God
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 17, 2018)

Teachers of the monetary tithe requirement doctrine like to point their spiritual fingers and accuse non tithing members of their congregations of being “God-robbers”.

The fact is, they are the ones who are guilty of robbing God. They rob Him of His authority.

God decreed in His word that His holy tithe was to come from agricultural increase (Lev. 27:30-33) and that it was to be given to the descendants of Levi. (Num. 18:21-26

God decreed in His word that the congregation was not even to take tithes to the House of God. (Num. 18:21-22; Neh. 10:29,37-38) Instead, they were to give tithes to Levites, and the Levites were to take a tithe of that tithe to the House of God.

That’s right…preachers should not be teaching anyone has to tithe to the House of God but Levites. If you are not a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi, pastors have no business telling your to tithe to the House of God.

Monetary tithe requirement teachers refuse to let God be God. They preach that which seems right to them instead of that which is written in the word of God…the word that they say they were called and commissioned to preach. They have placed themselves on God’s throne through their rebellion to what He has said in His word concerning His tithe.

Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Yes, they have judged non tithers as “God-robbers.” But in pointing their spiritual fingers at those who do not tithe, they have three of their own pointing back at themselves. Their self-righteous judging of non tithers has also revealed the beam in their own eye keeps them from exercising righteous judgment.

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Tithing in the Bible
by Ronald W Robey
(written April 13, 2019)

Tithe before the Law:

1. Abram – gave tithes of war spoils to the priestly king Melchizedek , Abram did not give tithes of his monetary wages
a) The Bible does not say that because Abram tithed war spoils, the saved in Christ must tithe their monetary wages.

2. Jacob vowed to give God a tenth, but there is no scriptural record of him ever giving the tenth.
b) The Bible does not say that because Jacob vowed to give God a tenth, the saved in Christ must tithe their monetary income.

Tithe under the Law

3. The children of Israel were required to give tithes of their agricultural increase to bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi.
c) The Bible does not say that because the children of Israel were required to give tithes of their agricultural increase to bloodline descendants of Levi, the saved in Christ must give tithes of their monetary income to their pastors or to God.

4. The children of Israel were to observe God’s tithe ordinance once they were living safely in the land of Canaan.
d) The Bible does not say that because the children of Israel were to observe God’s tithe ordinance in the land of Canaan the saved in Christ all over the world are to tithe..

5. The Levitic tribe in Canaan had a command to take agricultural tithes from the children of Israel.
e) The Bible does not say that because the Levitic tribe was to take tithes, pastors around the world are to take monetary tithes of their congregations.

Conclusion:

The doctrine of a monetary tithe requirement is totally foreign to the written word of God and actually contradicts the written word of God. It should therefore be rejected.

Monetary Tithing: Invention of Man
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 04, 2019)

Le 27:30-33 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Nu. 18:21-28 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

De. 12:10-11 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

De. 14:22-29 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

2 Ch 31:1-12 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Ne. 10:37-38 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Ne. 12:44 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Ne. 13:1-13 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Am. 4:4 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Mal. 3:7-12 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Matt. 23:23 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Lu. 11:42 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

Lu. 18:9-14 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

He. 7:1-18 – nothing in this passage says a tenth of one’s money is to be given to God.

The doctrine that God commands us to give Him ten percent of our money is totally foreign to the word of God. It is a commandment invented by man that contradicts what the word of God says concerning God’s commanded tithe.

God’s word says that His commanded tithe is:

a) seed of the land. (Le. 27:30)
b) fruit of the tree. (Le. 27:30)
c) every tenth animal to pass under the rod. (Le 27:32)
d) corn. (De. 12:17)
e) wine. (De. 12:17)
f) oil. (De. 12:17)
g) seed. (De. 14:22)
h) corn. (De. 14:23)
i) wine. (De.14:23)
j) oil. (De.14:23)
k) oxen. (De. 14:26)
l) sheep. (De. 14:26)
m) wine. (De. 14:26)
n) strong drink. (De. 14:26)
o) oxen. (2 Ch. 31:6)
p) sheep. (2 Ch. 31:6)
q) tithes of our ground. (Ne. 10:37)
r) tithes out of the fields. (Ne. 12:44)
s) corn. (Ne. 13:5)
t) wine. (Ne. 13:5)
u) oil. (Ne. 13:5)
v) corn. (Ne. 13:12)
w) wine. (Ne. 13:12)
x) oil. (Ne. 13:12)
y) food. (Mal. 3:10)
z) mint. (Matt. 23:23)
aa) anise. (Matt. 23:23)
ab) cummin. (Matt. 23:23)
ac) mint. (Lu. 11:42)
ad) rue. (Lu. 11:42)
ae) herbs. (Lu. 11:42)

Wake up people.

The Ever-Elusive Tithe Principle
by Ronald W Robey
(written April 03, 2019)

Many claim that “Tithe is a biblical principle that must be observed today.”

Principle? Where can this “principle” of a mandatory monetary tithe be found in the Bible?

Not one patriarch…
Not one prophet…
Not one apostle…
Not even the Lord Jesus Christ Himself

is recorded to have observed a practice of giving ten percent of monetary income to the House of God.

A principle is a foundation that supports an assertion.

Since money was not tithed in the Bible, there is no foundation that supports the monetary tithe assertion.

Clearly, this “tithe principle” that is claimed to be biblical…is not biblical at all.

You Are Obeying Man…Not God!
by Ronald W Robey
(written April 03, 2018)

You say you tithe your money to the church despite needs staring you in the face that week? You try to reason that the needs that are there in front of you are just the devil trying to block you from tithing your money. But, did you ever stop to consider that it might not be the devil attempting to block you from tithing? Could you possibly consider that it might be God trying to prevent you from being robbed?

God’s word is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Yet so many don’t even know what the word of God says about His holy tithe. They only know what their pastors feed them from the pulpits..

You see,

a) God said in His word that tithes are to be agricultural. (Lev. 27:30-33)

b) God said in His word that tithes are not to be observed until crossing Jordan and entering the land of Canaan to live there. (Deut. 12:1,10-11)

c) God said in His word that tithes are to be given to Levites, widows, orphans, and foreigners in the land of Canaan, (Deut. 26:12) and even to be eaten by the one required to observe the tithe ordinance. (Deut. 14:22-26)

d) God said in His word that the congregation is not to approach the House of God with tithes. (Num. 18:21-22; Neh. 10:37-38)

In the last place tithing is seen commanded in the Bible, (Heb. 7:5-9) the tithes are still “according to the Law,” and still to be given to the bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi.

1. It is man that says God’s tithe is monetary.

2. It is man that says to tithe at your local church wherever your church is located in the world.

3. It is man who says pastor’s who are not bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi can take tithes.

4. It is man who says the congregation is to take tithes to the House of God.

The Bible never authorized the man-made doctrine of a monetary tithe requirement.

When we believe man’s claim of a monetary tithe requirement, we are placing man’s word as being more authoritative than Gods’.

That is idolatry. It will cause one to miss Heaven if one fails to repent.

Questions to ponder:

a) How can one be “obedient to God in tithing,” when one is tithing money instead of agriculture? (Lev. 27:30-33)

b) How can one be “obedient to God in tithing,” when one is tithing another geographical location than the land of Canaan? (Deut. 6:1-3; 12:1,10-11)

c) How can one be “obedient to God in tithing,” when one is tithing to Pastors who are not bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi? (Num. 18:24-26; Deut. 14:28-29; Heb. 7:5)

d) How can one be “obedient to God in tithing,” when one is not emulating the tithing practices of a single biblical character?

e) How is one “obedient to God’s command to tithe” in Malachi 3:10, when one is putting money in an envelope labeled “TITHE” instead of putting agricultural seeds in the envelope?

f) How is one “obedient to God’s command to tithe” in Numbers 18:21-22, when he is tithing to the House of God after God said he is not to approach the House of God with tithes?

1) Abram’s tithe in 1913 BC – war spoils
2) Children of Israels’ tithes from 1410 BC to AD 70 – agricultural increase

Tell me, “obedient” tither,… just who are you obedient to when Gods word reveals a different required tithe than that which you are passing as tithe?

Sadly, many church members who read this article will not be as the noble Bereans of the first century A.D.. They will reject this message without searching the Scriptures to see if it is so.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Is Speaking in Tongues for Today?by Ronald W Robey (written April 03, 2019)
Question: “Does the Bible say that Believers today should be speaking in tongues?”
Answer: Tongues were for the audiences of the first century apostles…no one else.
Mark 16:15-19 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Notice the words of Jesus in the above passages.
1. Jesus told the apostles to preach the Gospel.
2. He said those that believe. Who are the “those” Jesus was speaking of? Every man, woman, and child that the apostles would preach the Gospel to.
3. Those who hear the apostles preach (we do not hear the apostles preach today, we hear men teach what the apostles preached) will experience the following signs…
a) The shall cast out devilsb) They shall speak with new tonguesc) They shall take up serpentsd) If they drink poison, it will not harm theme) They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Now, if (b) above is true for today, then (a), (c), (d), & (e) are also true for today.
I am sure many here are familiar with the A&E show “Snake Salvation”. Remember Jamie Coots, the pastor that was bitten by a poisonous snake?
Members of his church who preached in his pulpit and handled snakes and fire with him laid hands on him. And yet…
…he did not recover.
But Jesus said that those that believe shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Not might, but shall.
So, what happened? Is Jesus a liar? Of course not! The only possible conclusion one can arrive at as to why Pastor Coots did not recover is that the promise Jesus made was not for this day and time.
Jesus was speaking of a specific people…the people who would hear the apostles speaking firsthand in the first century. Otherwise, Jamie Coots would not have died from that snake bite.
And, since (e) above is obviously not a promise to Believers today, neither are (a), (b), (c) & (d).
Does Jesus still perform miracles today through other people? He most certainly does! But the fact that many that are sick are prayed over by Believers and they never recover from their infirmities proves that none of the promises Jesus made in Mark 16:15-18 are for today.
Jesus does not promise that we will recover from illness in this life, although we may on occasion be healed.