It Was Impossible!
by Ronald W Robey
(written July 19, 2021)

Under the Law, it was impossible for Gentiles to tithe to God..

Leviticus 27:30 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.

In Leviticus 27:30 God said that the tithe of the land is His. Verse 34 of this same chapter tells us that the command to tithe was given to the children of Israel.

Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

In Deuteronomy 12:10-11 we read that the place to tithe is located in the land of Canaan. Therefore, when God said that the tithe of the land is His in Leviticus 27:30, He was specifically referring to the land of Canaan.
He was not speaking of the entire Earth.

Deuteronomy 12:10 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;
Deuteronomy 12:11 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:
One may argie, “But Exodus 12:49 says, ‘One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.’ Therefore tithing is not just for Israelites to observe, but for Gentiles also.”

Not so fast…

The children of Israel inherited the land of Canaan, and the tithe was to come from the agriculture that the land produced. Gentiles owned no part of the land. This begs the question…

What would Gentiles tithe, if they owned no land on which to raise/breed the items that God said were to be tithed?

The answer, of course, is they could not tithe at all. So the argument that so many Gentiles give, “God never told us to stop tithing” fails miserably. Gentiles could not tithe, so why would God tell them to stop doing what they were not doing to begin with?

It was impossible for Gentiles to even obey God’s command to tithe.