Tithing


The Devil in the Pulpit
by Ronald W Robey
The devil is polluting many many pulpits today, which has resulted in many church members ding bewitched into believing and living a lie.
God said His holy tithe is agricultural. (Lev. 27:30-33)
The devil says God’s tithe is money.
God said only unsaved Jews are to tithe. (Lev. 27:30-34; Num. 18:24-26; Gal. 3:24-25)
The devil says Christians are to tithe.
God said His holy tithe is to be given to the Levitic tribe of Israel. (Num. 18:21-22; Neh. 10:37-38)
The devil says the Pastor who is not a Levite is to receive God’s tithe.
God said His tithe is only to be given by those who live in Israel. (Deut. 12:1-11)
The devil says you are to give God’s tithe worldwide.
God said the congregation cannot tithe to the House of God. (Num. 18:21-26; Neh. 10:37-38)
The devil says the congregation is to tithe to the House of God.
So many Pastor’s minds have been polluted by the devil’s lies. Sadly, these Pastors stand in their pulpits today and feed their congregations the lies of the devil, instead of the truth that is written in God’s word.

How sad it will be on Judgment Day for those who thought they were serving God, only to find that they were following the devil’s lies in the pulpit all all along.

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and WHOSOEVER LOVETH AND MAKETH A LIE.

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Battle Tithes
by Ronald W Robey

Here’s an interesting piece of trivia…

Abram’s tithe came from goods he took in a physical battle in which many people were killed. Abram did not take “land” from the fallen kings…he took war spoils…spoils that he never claimed as his own property, and gave the remainder after tithing back to it’s original owners. (hence, a one-time tithe)

Israel’s tithe came from the land they took in a physical battle in which many people were killed. Land is constantly producing flora and fauna. (Hence, an ongoing tithe in the land of Canaan/Israel)

There seems to be a pattern.

Biblical tithes were given only as a result of something taken in battle, and whether that which was taken in battle became/remained the property of the one who took it.

We, as Christians, are also in a battle. However, ours is not a physical battle, but a spiritual battle. A battle that does not yield property or goods that God expects a tithe from…a battle that does not require us to kill another human being.

Ephesians 6:11-20 (KJV) 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

It is Wrong
by Ronald W Robey

So you think it is not wrong to observe God’s tithe ordinance?

That God’s word says that tithes are to come from agriculture, (Lev. 27:30-33) and that man is not to do what seems right in his own eyes (Deut. 12:8)…makes tithing money wrong.

That God’s word says the tithe is to be given to the bloodline descendants of Levi (Num. 18:21-26; Neh. 10:37-38)…makes it wrong to give it to Pastors who are not Levites.

That God’s word says an Aaronic Priest is to be present when His tithe is given (Neh. 10:37-38)…makes it wrong to give tithes when no Aaronic Priest is present.

That God’s word says that members of the congregation are not permitted to tithe to the House of God (Neh. 10:37-38) makes it wrong for the congregation to take tithes to the House of God.

That God’s word says only bloodline descendants of Levi are to take tithes to the House of God (Neh. 10:37-38)…makes it wrong for anyone who is not a bloodline descendant of Levi to take tithes to the House of God.

That God’s word says the congregation is to take their tithe to rural cities (Neh. 10:37-38)…makes it wrong for anyone to take their tithe to urban cities.

That God’s word states that the congregations’ firstfruit offering and the tithe are not to go to the same building (Neh. 10:37-38) makes it wrong for members of the congregation to take their firstfruit and tithe offerings to the same building.

A Scholarly Look at the Biblical Tithe
by Ronald W Robey

The saved in Christ Jesus are not commanded to tithe. Nor are we instructed by God to bring a tithe to church. Pastors have handled the word of God deceitfully and are guilty of practicing extortion through the monetary tithe lie.

For the last 147 years, there has been a disturbing trend among many who call themselves the saved of God. That trend is, believing God’s tithe to be anything other than what God’s word says it is.

So many claim that “You can tithe your time.” Yet, such a tithe is totally foreign to the pages of the Bible.

Others claim that, “You can tithe your talent.” Yet, this tithe is also nowhere to be found in the Bible.

Still others claim that, “You can tithe your treasure.” Again, this tithe is strangely missing from the Bible.

Many combine all three, “time, talent and treasure” and say that all three can be tithed.

Many confuse tithing with giving. This is evident when they accuse those of us who don’t tithe of being non-givers altogether.

Such people reveal a high level of Scriptural ignorance. They do not know the word of God, they only know of it. They instead esteem the opinions and theories fabricated by their pastors and spiritual leaders to be their authority on what God’s word says.

This, of course, is nothing short of idolatry.

The Apostle Paul told the young Evangelist Timothy to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth.” “Christians” today prove to be slothful in this wise instruction.

And, because they fail to study their Bibles, they are susceptible to deception taught them by their dishonest preachers.

There are only a handful of references to tithing in the word of God. A true “Biblical Scholar” shouldn’t have any problem looking up those few references.

The word “tithe” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 14 times in 13 verses of the KJV. (Lev. 27:30,32; Num. 18:26; Deut. 12:17; Deut. 14:22,28; 2 Chr. 31:5; Neh. 10:38; Neh. 13:12; Matt. 23:23; Lk. 11:42)

The word “tithes” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 23 times in 20 verses of the KJV. (Le 27:31; Nu 18:24,26,28; De 12:6,11; De 26:12; 2Ch 31:12; Ne 10:37,38; Ne 12:44; Ne 13:5; Am 4:4; Mal 3:8,10; Lu 18:12; Heb 7:5,6,8,9)

The word “tithes” in relation to a voluntary tithe appears only 1 time in 1 verse in the KJV. (Gen. 14:20)

The word “tithing” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 2 times in 1 verse of the KJV. (Deut. 26:12)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to God’s commanded tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses of the KJV. (Lev. 27:32; Num. 18:21)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to a voluntary tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses in the KJV. (Gen. 28:22; Heb. 7:4)

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to a forced tithe by man is found only 2 times in 2 verses in the KJV. (1 Sam. 8:15,17)

The phrase “a tenth” in relation to a voluntary tithe is found only 1 time in 1 verse in the KJV. (Heb 7:2)

Of the forty-four (44) references to tithe found in the Bible, only thirty-six (36) speak of God’s commanded tithe. Only fifteen (15) verses mention the elements of God’s commanded tithe. Those fifteen (15) verses reveal God’s commanded tithe to be agricultural…not monetary.

Further, the tithe references in the Books of Numbers and Nehemiah reveal that only one of the twelve tribes of Israel was required to tithe to the House of God…the tribe of Levi.

In the Bible, monetary tithing was not commanded for Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church. Tithing exists today due to lies from the pulpits and ignorance in the pews.

The Carnal vs. the Spiritual
by Ronald W Robey.

Many religious people today insist that Malachi 3:8 needs no other Scripture to interpret it.

Reading Malachi 3:8 by itself, not allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture, leaves the reader with many unanswered questions. Questions such as…

a) What does the verse mean by “tithes”? The carnal mind uses the worldly definition, ‘a tenth of ones monetary income’. The Spiritual mind uses Leviticus 27:30-33 to show that Malachi was speaking of agricultural crops and livestock.

b) Who are the “ye” in Malachi 3:8? The carnal mind will say Malachi was speaking of the saved in Christ. The spiritual mind will understand that Malachi was speaking of the Priests of Israel in his day.

c) Where did the robbery referred to in Malachi 3:8 take place? The carnal mind will say the robbery took place in the New Covenant church. The spiritual mind will say the robbery took place in the Temple in Jerusalem.

An even more important question is left unanswered…if “Malachi 3:8 needs no other Scripture to interpret it”…

What are the robbers supposed to do in order to right their wrong? The carnal mind insists God’s tithe must be taken to a religious institution commonly know as, and referred to as, a “church”. The spiritual mind knows that Malachi said the stolen tithes must be returned to no other place than the Temple in Jerusalem.

Who Are You Trusting?
by Ronald W Robey

 

Trust – a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

The Pastor says, “God’s tithe is to come from one-tenth of your household monetary income.”

God’s word says that His tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks and herds. (Leviticus 27:30-33)

The Pastor says, “Every Christian in the world is required to give God His tithe.”

God’s word says that His tithe is only to be observed by citizens of the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)

The Pastor says, “The congregation is to bring God’s tithe to the local Church they attend.”

God’s word says that the congregation is to take their tithes to farming communities in Canaan, not to a Church. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)

The Pastor says, “You are robbing God if you don’t bring His tithe into the House of God.”

God’s word says that only the Levitec tribe in Canaan could tithe to the House of God. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)

The Pastor says, “As God’s duly appointed Minister, I have authority to take tithes of the congregation.”

God’s word says that the bloodline descendants of Levi, widows, orphans and strangers in the land of Canaan are the only ones authorized to take His tithe. (Numbers 18:21-26; Deuteronomy 26:12; Hebrews 7:5-9)

The Pastor announces each week before the Sunday Morning Sermon, “It’s time to give God His tithes and offerings.”

God’s word says that the Ministers of God are only to take tithes every third year…not every week. ((Deuteronomy 26:12)

In light of all the anti-Scriptural claims made by the Pastor, each time you yield to the Pastor’s call for tithes, you are trusting man…not God.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus sainth the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

 

“Unfaithful” Tithers
by Ronald W Robey
 
The Pastor says, “God’s tithe is to come from one-tenth of your monetary income.”
 
God’s word says that His tithe is to come from agricultural crops, flocks and herds. (Leviticus 27:30-33)
 
The Pastor says, “Every Christian in the world is required to give God His tithe.”
 
God’s word says that His tithe is only to be observed by citizens of the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)
 
The Pastor says, “The congregation is to bring God’s tithe to the local Church they attend.”
 
God’s word says that the congregation is to take their tithes to farming communities in Canaan, not to a Church. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
 
The Pastor says, “You are robbing God if you don’t bring His tithe into the House of God.”
 
God’s word says that only the Levitec tribe in Canaan could tithe to the House of God. (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
 
The Pastor says, “As God’s duly appointed Minister, I have authority to take tithes of the congregation.”
 
God’s word says that the bloodline descendants of Levi, widows, orphans and strangers in the land of Canaan are the only ones authorized to take His tithe. (Numbers 18:21-26; Deuteronomy 26:12; Hebrews 7:5-9)
 
The Pastor announces each week before the Sunday Morning Sermon, “It’s time to give God His tithes and offerings.”
 
God’s word says that the Ministers of God are only to take tithes every third year…not every week. ((Deuteronomy 26:12)
 
As we can see, the “faithful” tither is faithful his or her Pastor, but not to God.
 
Often, “faithful” tithers are forced to neglect a payment to their creditors. They might have been able to pay that monthly debt, but they have to be faithful to their Pastors instead.
 
Often, vehicle maintenance is neglected. They might have kept the vehicle in perfect running order…but they had to be faithful to their Pastors instead.
 
Often, meals are missed; needed medications are not purchased; home repairs are not done…all because they are faithful to their Pastors instead.
 
Often, on the way to Sunday Morning Service, one will neglect that poor person on the street or in the community…but will be faithful to the Pastor instead.
 
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?
 
Proverbs 29:7 ¶ The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: [but] the wicked regardeth not to know [it].
 
“Faithful” tithers appear to be faithful to the their deceitful Pastor’s, but are unfaithful in the things of God.
 
 

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