Tithes: Facts and Fiction
by Ronald W Robey

Fact: That which is reality, actuality, or truth.
Fiction: That which is feigned, invented, or imagined.

Tithe Facts:

1. the command to tithe was given to the children of Israel. Leviticus 27:30-34

2. the children of Israel were not required to tithe until they crossed the river Jordan and entered Canaan to live there. Deuteronomy 12:10-11

3. the children of Israel were to tithe their agricultural increase. Leviticus 27:30-34

4. the children of Israel were not to take tithes to the House of God. Numbers 18:21-22; reaffirmed in Nehemiah 10:29,37-38

5. the children of Israel were to take their tithes to Jerusalem. Deuteronomy 12:10-11; 2 Chronicles 6:5-6

6. the children of Israel were to give a tenth of their agricultural crops to the Levitic tribe. Numbers 18:21-26

7. the Levitic tribe was to meet the congregation at Jerusalem to collect tithes from the children of Israel. Deuteronomy `12:10-11; 2 Chronicles 6:5-6; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38

8. a Priest from the Aaronic bloodline had to be present at the time the Levitic tribe received their tithes. Nehemiah 10:29,37-38

9. the children of Israel could redeem (buy back) a portion of their agricultural crop tithe from the Levitic tribe. Leviticus 27:31

10. the children of Israel could not redeem (buy back) any of their flock and herd tithes. Leviticus 27:33

11. the Levitic tribe was to give a tithe of the tithe they received from the children of Israel to the House of God. Numbers 18:27-28; Nehemiah 10:29, 37-38

12. God only required the Levitic tribe to tithe to the House of God. Numbers 18:21-22; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38

13. the children of Israel were not required to tithe during times of war. Deuteronomy 12:10-11

14. the children of Israel were to go to Jerusalem years one, two, four, and five in a seven year cycle and eat a tithe in the city with all members of their household. Deuteronomy 14:22-26

15. the children of Israel were to give a tithe to widows, to orphans, to foreigners, and to the Levitic tribe in Canaan years three and six in a seven year cycle. Deuteronomy 14:22-26; 14:27-29; 26:12-17

16. the storehouse for God’s tithes is a three-tiered structure attached to the outer walls of the Temple in Jerusalem. 1 Kings 6

Fiction:

a) New Covenant churches are God’s Authorized Tithe Collection Centers

b) pastors of New Covenant churches are God’s Authorized Tithe Collection Representatives.

c) the New Covenant church is God’s tithe storehouse.

d) tithes are to come from monetary wages.

e) tithes are to come from government benefits

f) tithes are to come from household monetary income

g) Christians all over the world are required to tithe

h) Chrisians will be cursed if they fail to tithe their money to their local church

i) Christians will not receive certain blessings if they fail to tithe their money to their local church