Moses Didn’t Say So
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 31, 2021)

Many, in a feeble attempt to justify the doctrine that Gentile Believers in Christ Jesus are required to tithe argue that Acts 15:21 proves that Gentiles were taught to tithe in the first century AD. Acts 15:21 says,

For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.”

While it is true that Moses was read in the synagogues every Sabbath day, if Gentiles went to the synagogues to hear Moses read, they would not have heard a single command or instruction from Moses saying that God required them to tithe. For Moses said that the command to tithe was given “for the children of Israel,” (Leviticus 27:30-34) and that is what the Gentiles would have heard when listening to the Law of Moses being read.

Further, they would not even have heard a peep of Moses saying that God required a tenth of man’s money. God’s commanded tithe was to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products, not money. (see Leviticus 27:30,32; Deuteronomy 12:17)

So the argument that “they heard Moses read in the synagogues and so knew that they were to tithe” doesn’t hold up against what was taught by Moses.

The Mosaic Law did not contain a single command or instruction for Gentiles to tithe; at the Jerusalem Council in AD 54 the Mosaic Law was not to be imposed on Gentile Believers, and the apostle Paul didn’t teach the Gentile churches that tithing was necessary in any of his subsequent epistles..

The doctrine that Gentile Believers are required to tithe was invented by deceitful men and contradicts what the Bible says concerning the observance of His commanded tithe.