Who Is Authorized To Take Tithe?
by Ronald W. Robey
(written February 11, 2018)

Many pro-tithe proponents argue that tithes are still required today. This begs the question…

…if the monetary tithe requirement teacher is correct, who is it that is authorized to take tithes?

In the Bible, the very last commandment concerning tithes is found in Hebrews 7:5. It clearly states the command to take tithes was given to the sons of Levi.

Hebrews 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Had God wanted the called-out assembly, the ekklesia to tithe, the Apostle Paul sure missed the chance to inform his readers of such a requirement in that passage. Paul didn’t say that the Pastor has a command to take tithes of the congregation. Paul didn’t say that the Elder has a command to take tithes of the Body of Believers. Nor did Paul say that Bishops have a command to take tithes of the called-out assembly.

And for good reason…

…because the command to tithe was given to the children of Israel, and the command to take tithes was given to the Levitic tribe in Israel. (Lev. 27:30-34; Ps. 147:19-20; Nu. 18:24-26; He. 7:5-8) God never told the apostles to teach New Testament Ministers to take tithes from the New Testament Church Body. (Acts 15:24,28-29; 21:23-25)

The Apostles and the Holy Ghost determined at the Jerusalem Council that Gentile Converts were not to be required to keep the Mosaic Law. The tithe command was part of the Mosaic Law.

Had Paul told Pastors/Elders/Bishops to take tithes of the Body of Believers in their respective assemblies, Paul would have been speaking and instructing them to act in direct opposition to the decision made by the rest of the Apostles and by the Holy Ghost concerning the Gentile Converts and the Mosaic Law.

If it is true that tithes are required today, the tithes must be taken by those that the Bible says have the legal right to take tithes,…bloodline descendants of Levi.

But wait…

…Hebrews 7:18 states that the command that the sons of Levi had, the command to take tithes, was disannulled. Cancelled.

Hebrews 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

No one…let me repeat…no one, has authority today to take tithes of anybody.

To insist that some religious figures in the church have that authority, one has to deny what is clearly written in the Bible for all to see.