The Monetary Tithe Doctrine Teaches Replacement Theology
by Ronald W Robey
(December 19, 2017)

The Monetary Tithe is Replacement Theology
by Ronald W Robey

The doctrine that God’s holy tithe is monetary is a form of Replacement Theology.

1. It replaces the commanded ELEMENTS of God’s tithe

In Leviticus 27:30-33, we read that God’s tithe is to come from agricultural increase. Many Pastors today replace “agricultural increase” with “monetary income”

Leviticus 27:30-33 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. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change thereof shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.

2. It replaces the commanded GIVERS of God’s tithe

In Leviticus 27:34; & Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11 we read that it is the children of Israel that are required to tithe. Psalms 147:19-20 reveal that the commands given to Israel were given to no other nation. Many Pastors today replace “children of Israel” with “New Covenant Believers in Christ Jesus”.

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

Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 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; 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:

3. It replaces the commanded RECIPIENTS of God’s tithe.

In Numbers 18:21-23, Deuteronomy 14:27-29 & Deuteronomy 26:12 we read that the tithe is to be given to the tribe of Levi, to orphans, to foreigners, and to widows. Many Pastors today replace “Levites”, “orphans”, “foreigners”, and “widows” with “New Covenant Church Ministry”

Numbers 18:21-23 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die. But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

Deuteronomy 14:27-29 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee. At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

4. It replaces the commanded LOCATION of God’s tithe

a) In Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11 we read that tithing is not to be observed unless living in the land of Canaan. Many Pastors today replace “land of Canaan” with “local assemblies all over the world.”

Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 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; 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:

b) In 2 Chronicles 6:5-6 we read that the city that God chose for tithes to be taken is the city of Jerusalem. Many pastors today replace “Jerusalem” with another city.

2 Chronicles 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
2 Chronicles 6:6 But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

5. It replaces the commanded TIME of God’s tithe

In Deuteronomy 26:12 we read that the third year is the year of tithing. Many Pastors today replace “the third year” with “every week, every other week, or every month.”

Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

6. It replaces the WHY of God’s tithe.

In Numbers 18:21 we read that the tithe was to be given to the physical bloodline descendants of Levi because they have no inheritance among the remaining eleven tribes of Israel. Many Pastors today replace the “because they have no inheritance” with “property including cars, land, houses, jets and more.”

Numbers 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Lastly…

7. It replaces God.

God give the instructions of how His tithe ordinanceis to be observed. Many Pastors today replace the “God that gave specific instructions concerning the tithe ordinance” with “a god that requires tithes to be observed in an entirely different way than recorded in the Bible.”

When considering the Biblical facts, it is clear that the monetary tithe requirement doctrine is replacing truth with error; obedience with rebellion; and fact with fiction.