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.

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