If the Government Criminalized the Monetary Tithe Requirement Doctrine
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 03, 2019)

According to the Bible, God’s commanded tithe is to be agricultural…not money. Therefore, monetary tithing should be considered to be a criminal offense.

According to Black’s Law Dictionary 8th Edition, ©2005 extortion is defined 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.”

Pastors are taking money from the members of the congregation, with the consent of the members, through the use of fear tactics, such as, (but not limited to) “God will get His money through Hospital bills”. They also claim “official right” to take tithes of the members. Therefore, the doctrine that “God requires that you give Him ten percent of your employment wages/government benefits/household income” is indeed an act of extortion that is being committed within the four walls of many religious institutions around the world today.

The punishment? Well, since the pastors rely on verses under the Law to bolster their doctrinal error, (Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42) then a punishment from the same Law that his error was taught should be the proper punishment for the offending pastors…

Leviticus 6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
Leviticus 6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
Leviticus 6:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
Leviticus 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
Leviticus 6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:

The offending pastors should be required to pay back the monies they extorted from their congregations at 20% interest for each offense.

Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;