Guilty of All
by Ronald W Robey
(written July 20, 2019)

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

The apostle James said that to offend in one point of the Law is to be guilty of all the Law. So, do today’s “tithers” offend in any point of the Law? Let’s find out, shall we?

a) One of the first points established in the ordinance of tithing is the fact that God’s tithe is to be agricultural.

Leviticus 27:30-33 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed. Leviticus 27:33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.

God said the agricultural tithe had to be given. After the crops tithe had been given, the one who gave the tithe had the option of buying a portion of the tithe he had given back.

Therefore, if one is giving ten percent of one’s money and not ten percent of agricultural increase…one has offended in one point of the Law concerning God’s commanded tithe. He is therefore guilty of all.

b) God also said that tithing was not to begin until crossing the river Jordan, entering Canaan to live there, and finding rest from enemies.

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 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; 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:

Therefore, if one is tithing, but has not become a citizen of Canaan yet…one has offended in one point of the Law concerning God’s commanded tithe. He is therefore guilty of all.

c) God also said that the Levite, (bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi) is the only one who is to tithe to the House of God.

Nehemiah 10:37-38 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

Therefore, if one is taking tithes to the House of God, but is not a Levite…one is offending in one point of the Law. He is therefore guilty of all.

d) God also said that an Aaronic Priest (a Priest born in the lineage of Aaron) must be present at the time tithes are given.

Nehemiah 10:37-38 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

Therefore, if one is giving tithes, but an Aaronic Priest is present…he is offending in one point of the Law. He is therefore guilty of all.

Tithers may not realize it, but they are guilty of disobedience to God rather than obedience. For they offend in more than one point of the Law that governs the observance of God’s tithe and are therefore…

…GUILTY OF ALL.