Tithes


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.

That Building is not His House
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 23, 2021)


According to the Bible, there is only one location in the entire Earth that God said His commanded tithe is to be taken to…the city of Jerusalem. Notice:

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 YE SHALL 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:

Now notice:

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 SHOULD BE THERE; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

Now, many may say their local church building is the House of God. But the apostle Paul says,

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

In the New Covenant the church meets in man’s house…not God’s.

1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with THE CHURCH THAT IS IN THEIR HOUSE.

Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and THE CHURCH WHICH IS IN HIS HOUSE.

God no longer dwells in Temples made with hands. The saved in Christ themselves are now His Temple.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

God does not require the saved in Christ to bring tithes to “His House.” His House on Earth no longer exists. Instead, He expects us to be aware of needs around us and to help meet those needs when we are able to do so.

1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

36 Facts Concerning God’s Commanded Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 21, 2021)

36 Facts Concerning God’s Commanded Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 21, 2021)

Fact #1 Malachi is calling for a return to God’s ordinances in Malachi 3:7.

Fact #2 God’s tithe ordinance says that His commanded tithe is to be agricultural, i.e seed of the land; fruit of the tree; every tenth animal to pass under the rod. Leviticus 27:30,32

Fact #3 God’s tithe ordinance says that the command to tithe was for the children of Israel. Leviticus 27:34

Fact #4 God’s tithe ordinance says that those whom He commanded to tithe were to first move to the land of Canaan to live there before He would tell them where to take their tithes. Deuteronomy 12:10-11

Fact #5 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation is to give tithes to the tribe of Levi as an inheritance. Numbers 18:21

Fact #6 God’s tithe ordinance says that a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Aaron must be present at the time that the congregation gives their tithe to the Levite. Nehemiah 10:37-38

Fact #7 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation was not to go near the House of God with their tithes. Numbers 18:21-24

Fact #8 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation was to take a second tithe to Jerusalem to eat in the presence of God. Deut. 14:22-26; 2 Chr. 6:5-6

Fact #9 God’s tithe ordinance says that the agricultural tithe can only be exchanged for money if the journey to Jerusalem is too far. Deut. 14:24-25

Fact #10 God’s tithe ordinance says that once the one who was supposed to take his tithe to Jerusalem but had to exchange that tithe for money because of the distance traveled reaches Jerusalem, he is to use that money to purchase food and drink for his family members and himself to partake of. Deut. 14:26

Fact #11 God’s tithe ordinance says that the congregation is not to eat a tithe in Jerusalem the third year, but is to distribute it amongst the poor in their own cities the third year. Deuteronomy 14:28-29; 26:12

Fact #12 Malachi 3:8-10 cannot be speaking of any other tithe than the tithe governed by the ordinances listed in Facts #1-11 above.

Fact #13 God would not call for a return to His ordinances in Malachi 3:7 and then tell the congregation to transgress the ordinances by bringing their tithes to the House of God in Malachi 3:10.

Fact #14 God would not be calling for monetary tithes in Malachi 3:10 since He was calling for a return to His ordinances in Malachi 3:7 and His ordinances say that God’s tithe is to be agricultural.

Fact #15 Pastors who use Malachi 3;8-9 to accuse people of being thieves if they do not tithe their monetary income are inadvertently accusing the Lord Jesus Christ also. (for there are verses in the Gospels that prove undeniably that the Lord Jesus Christ did not teach monetary tithing)

Fact #16 Pastors who use the Bible to teach that their congregations are required by God to tithe their monetary income to the local church are guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

Fact #17 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning what God’s commanded tithe is to consist of

Fact #18 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning who the Bible says God commanded to tithe

Fact #19 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning to whom God’s commanded tithe is to be given

Fact #20 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning

Fact #21 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning where God’s commanded tithe is to be observed

Fact #22 Pastors that use the Bible to teach a monetary tithe requirement to their congregations are teaching contrary to what the Bible says concerning when God’s commanded tithe is to be observed.

Fact #23 In Matthew 23:23 Jesus was speaking to a people who were under the Law of Moses when He said they ought to have tithed.

Fact #24 In Matthew 23:23 Jesus did not say that money is to be tithed

Fact #25 In Matthew 23:23 Jesus did not say that Christians are required to tithe

Fact #26 In Luke 11:42 Jesus was speaking to a people who were under the Law of Moses when He said they ought to have tithed.

Fact #27 In Luke 11:42 Jesus did not say that money is to be tithed

Fact #28 In Luke 11:42 Jesus did not say that Christians are required to tithe

Fact #29 Luke 18:12 is part of a parable and not an actualy event. (see Luke 18:9)

Fact #30 In the last place where tithes are mentioned in the Bible, tithes are still “according to the Law” and therefore cannot be monetary. Hebrews 7:5-9

Fact #31 Not one verse in the entire Bible says that God amended His tithe ordinance to say that He requires monetary tithes

Fact #32 Not one verse in the entire Bible says that God amended His tithe ordinance to say that Christians are required to tithe.

Fact #33 Not one Scripture in the entire Bible says that God appointed New Testament pastors as Authorized Tithe Collection Representatives

Fact #34 Not one verse in the entire Bible says that God appointed New Testament church buildings to be His Authorized Tithe Collection Centers.

Fact #35 Those who believe that God requires monetary tithes need to do some serious Bible Study until they realize that He does not require monetary tithes at all.

Fact #36 Ministers of God are supposed to preach what the word of God says concerning tithes, not the monetary tithe requirement fable. 2 Timothy 4:2-4

The Great Omission
by Ronald W Robey
(written November 19, 2020)

While the Great Commission is being observed by many faithful Christian missionaries all over the world, the Great Omission is being preached in religious institutions all over the world.

Whenever you hear a pastor begin to preach a monetary tithe requirement sermon, you can be sure of one thing…

…that pastor is preaching the great omission.

Pastors will tell you that “God requires tithes.” But they omit the fact that God only required the children of Israel and the Levitic tribe to tithe. (Leviticus 27:30-34)

Pastors also omit the fact that the psalmist said that the commands that God gave to Israel were not given to any other nation. (Psalms 147:19-20)

Pastors will tell you that God said to bring all the tithes into the storehouse, but they omit the fact that the tithes God was speaking of were to be agricultural. (Leviticus 27:30,32)

Pastors also omit the fact that the storehouse that God was referring to was in Jerusalem. (1 Kings 6:1-7)

Pastors also omit the fact that God was speaking to the Levite Priests of Israel and not the congregation when He said to bring all the tithes into the storehouse. (Malachi 1:1, 6-7; 2:1)

Bringing us to their next omission…

…Pastors omit the fact that God said the congregation was forbidden to even go near the House of God with their tithes under penalty of death. (Numbers 18:21-22; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

Pastors also omit the fact that it is only the tithe of the tithe, (10% of 10%) that God requires to be taken to the House of God. (Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

Pastors also omit the fact that God only commanded the Levitic tribe to tithe to the House of God. (Numbers 18:21-22; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

Pastors also omit the fact that the tithe required of the congregation was not the property of the House of God, but rather the inheritance of the tribe of Levi. (Numbers 18:21-26)

Pastors will say that God requires man to tithe. Yet they omit the fact that those that God commanded to tithe were also told that the place to take their tithe is somewhere in the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

Yes, monetary tithe requirement sermons are the great omission, for the pastors that preach it omit the majority of what God said in His word concerning His commanded tithe and interject their own opinions that contradict the word of God into the majority of their sermon.

Does your Pastor teach tithing in your church assembly? If so, how many of the above biblical truths about God’s commanded tithe is he omitting?

Thy Kingdom Come
by Ronald W Robey
(written November 09, 2021)

When teaching the apostles how to pray, Jesus said in Matthew 6:10, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in Earth as [it is] in Heaven.”

Notice Jesus said, “Thy Kingdom come.” This tells us God’s Kingdom is not on Earth, but prayers should be such that God’s Kingdom comes to the Earth.

This begs the question…

How can your monetary tithe be “financing God’s Kingdom” when God’s Kingdom isn’t even here yet?

The truth is, it isn’t financing God’s Kingdom at all. It’s financing a corrupt religious system. God’s Kingdom will not see one iota of that money that pastors, through deceit, have convinced you is “financing God’s Kingdom.”

God never commanded anyone in the Bible to give Him monetary tithes. (much less to finance His Kingdom through monetary tithes) So, yes, if you are yielding to the monetary tithe requirement lie…

…you are financing a corrupt religious system, not God’s Kingdom.

Even if God’s Kingdom were on this Earth today, God is not in a lie. Nor is His Kingdom financed by lies. The kingdom that is financed through lies will one day fall when God’s Kingdom does come to this Earth.

If your pastor is calling for monetary tithes in order to “finance God’s Kingdom on Earth”…

…run!!

He is wanting that money for his own corrupt empire, not for God’s Kingdom.

Restoration With Interest
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 28, 2021)

If you’ve been putting monetary tithes in the church collection plate because your pastor preaches that

a) the tithe is the Lord’s (Lev. 27:30)

b) bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse (Mal. 3:10)

or

c) these ye ought to have done (Matt. 23:23)

Then the church owes you all of those tithes back plus interest. (Lev. 6:1-6)

God’s commanded tithe is to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products, not money. God’s commanded tithe is

a) seed of the land. (Le. 27:30)
b) fruit of the tree. (Le. 27:30)
c) every tenth animal to pass under the rod. (Le 27:32)
d) corn. (De. 12:17)
e) wine. (De. 12:17)
f) oil. (De. 12:17)
g) seed. (De. 14:22)
h) corn. (De. 14:23)
i) wine. (De.14:23)
j) oil. (De.14:23)
k) oxen. (De. 14:26)
l) sheep. (De. 14:26)
m) wine. (De. 14:26)
n) strong drink. (De. 14:26)
o) oxen. (2 Ch. 31:6)
p) sheep. (2 Ch. 31:6)
q) tithes of our ground. (Ne. 10:37)
r) tithes out of the fields. (Ne. 12:44)
s) corn. (Ne. 13:5)
t) wine. (Ne. 13:5)
u) oil. (Ne. 13:5)
v) corn. (Ne. 13:12)
w) wine. (Ne. 13:12)
x) oil. (Ne. 13:12)
y) food. (Mal. 3:10)
z) mint. (Matt. 23:23)
aa) anise. (Matt. 23:23)
ab) cummin. (Matt. 23:23)
ac) mint. (Lu. 11:42)
ad) rue. (Lu. 11:42)
ae) herbs. (Lu. 11:42)

The doctrine that God requires monetary tithes is totally foreign to the pages of the Bible. Therefore, the pastors who convinced you that God requires you to tithe your money did so through deceit. According to the very same Law they used to extort money from you, they owe that money back plus twenty percent interest.

Why the Contradiction?
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 05, 2021)

Pastors,

1. When you teach a monetary tithe requirement doctrine, you are not teaching God’s required tithe…
…you are teaching your own required tithe.

God said His tithe is to be agriculuttral, not monetary. (Leviticus 27:30,32)

2. When you teach that the congregation is to tithe to the House of God, you are not teaching God’s required tithe…
…you are teaching your own required tithe.

God said the congregation is not to go near the House of God with their tithes. (Numbers 18:21-24; reaffirmed in Numbers 18:29,37-38)

3. When you teach that the local church is the storehouse for tithes, you are not teaching God’s required tithe…
…you are teaching your own required tithe.

God said that the storehouse for tithes is in Jerusalem. (1 Kings 6:1-7; Malachi 3:10)

Why do you teach contrary to God’s word concerning tithes? Is it…

a) because you have not actually studied the Scriptures to see what they say concerning tithes?

b) that you are just teaching what you were taught concerning tithes by your pastors?

c) due to greed?

d) so that you don’t lose your pastoral position in the church?

One thing is certain. We know it is not because…

e) the Bible says that God requires the saved in Christ to tithe their money to the local church

f) God told you personally that He requires the saved in Christ to tithe their money to the local church

God will never contradict what He has written in His word. So why do you, a man who claims to love God’s word, contradict it with your monetary tithe requirement lie?

Wages are not Increase
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 28, 2021)

A man’s paycheck from his place of employment is not his increase. It is monetary compensation for time worked at his place of employment. In other words, it is not an increase, but rather an exchange…

…money in exchange for work.

Therefore it is wrong for pastors to tell their congregations that God requires tithes from their employment checks. God’s commanded tithe was to be extracted from increase…not from wages.

Further, according to the Bible, the ONLY increase that God required tithes from was agricultural increase…and that ONLY from land inherited in the land of Canaan/Israel.

ref:
Leviticus 27:30,32
Deuteronomy 12:10-11,17

Let’s stay true to the word.

Promised Blessings of Malachi 3:10
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 08, 2020)

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

The Book of Malachi was written to Israel. (Malachi 1:1) Specifically…the Priests of Israel. (Malachi 1:6-7;2:1) It was not written to the other eleven tribes in Israel. Just to the Levitic Priests. Obedience to God’s instruction in Malachi 3:10 promised collective Israel six (6) blessings.

1. God’s promised blessings for bringing agricultural tithes into the storehouse at the Temple of God in Jerusalem…

a) Rain to water the fields. (Mal. 3:10)
b) An over-abundance of agricultural crops. (Mal. 3:10)
c) Locust prevented from destroying agricultural crops. (Mal. 3:11)
d) Vinous plants will not drop their fruit prematurely. (Mal. 3:11)
e) All nations shall call Israel blessed. (Mal. 3:12)
f) Israel would be a delightsome land. (Mal. 3:12)

2. God’s promised blessings for bringing monetary tithes into the storehouse at the Temple in Jerusalem…

God never required that a monetary tithe be brought to the storehouse at the Temple in Jerusalem. Therefore, if one took a tenth of one’s money to the Temple at Jerusalem, it would have been recognized as a free will offering, not as God’s tithe.

3. God’s promised blessings for bringing monetary tithes to a church building…

God never required that a monetary tithe be brought to a church building. Therefore, even if one takes a tenth of one’s money to a church building without being manipulated through deceit, lies, or coercion, it is a free will voluntary contribution, not God’s tithe.

What You Would Do
by Ronald W Robey
(written March 05, 2019)

For those who insist they are obeying God’s tithe ordinance. If you were obeying God’s tithe ordinance, here’s what you would do…

1. You would tithe agriculture, not money. Lev. 27:30-33

2. You would not be giving God’s tithe outside of the land of Canaan/Israel. Deut. 12:10-11

3. You would only be tithing from farms on inherited land in the land of Canaan. Deut. 12:10-11

4. You would give tithes to bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi every first, second, fourth, and fifth year in a seven year cycle in the land of Canaan/Israel. Num. 18:21-26; Deut. 14:27; Lev. 25:1-6

5. You would not be tithing to the House of God. (unless you yourself are a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch Levi) Num. 18:21-22; Neh. 10:29,37-38

6. You would not give tithes to the Ministers of the House of God without an Aaronic Priest in attendance to lift a tithe of the tithe before the Lord as a heave offering. Num. 18:21-28; Neh. 10:29,37-38

7. You and your family would take a tithe to Jerusalem the first, second, fourth, and fifth years in a seven year cycle to eat in the streets of Jerusalem. Deut. 14:22-26

8. You would give a tithe to the descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi, to widows, to orphans, and to foreigners in farming communities in Canaan every third and sixth year in a seven year cycle. Deut. 14:28-29; 26:12

If you are not practicing points 1-8 above, then you are not obeying God’s tithe ordinance. You are actually doing things your own way and not Gods…which is rebellion.

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