Tithing


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.

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?

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?

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.

They Ignore God
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 28, 2020)

It is sad to see that so many in mainstream religion claim to love God, but do not allow God to speak His mind in the matter of tithing anymore. When it comes to God’s word on tithing, God’s word is meaningless to them.

1. God said His tithe is to be agricultural. They insist it is to be money.

2. God said tithes are to be observed only after moving into the land of Canaan to live there. They insist it is to be observed in their own town that is not in the land of Canaan.

3. God said tithes are to be taken to Jerusalem and given to Levites. They insist tithes only belong in the local church, which is not in Jerusalem.

4. God said to take tithes to Jerusalem and eat it with your family. They insist that you are not to eat tithes.

5. God said to give tithes to Levites, widows, orphans, and foreigners every third year. They insist that the tithe belongs in their local church.

6. God said the congregation is not to approach the House of God with their tithes. They insist that the congregation is to bring their tithes to the House of God.

If they claim to love God so much, why do they reject His word?

Tithes Were Not the Priests’ Salaries
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 27, 2020)

Argument: “Tithes are our salaries. How are we supposed to survive and operate the church building without our salaries?”

Rebuttal:

Malachi 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
Malachi 3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
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.

The texts of Malachi 2:1&3:8-10 actually prove that tithes are not supposed to be the Priest’s “salaries”. If they were supposed to be Priest’s salaries, then God wrongfully accused the Priests of stealing the tithes.

How can they steal what belongs to them?

The text of Malachi 3:8-10 shows that the tithes that were brought to the storehouse belonged to God. The Priests were only overseers of the tithes and were responsible for distributing them on God’s behalf to members of the congregation who were in need.

How are Priests supposed to survive without tithes? The apostle Paul answers that question in Acts 20:33-35…

Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
Acts 20:34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Deceitful Pastors Misrepresent Malachi
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 24, 2020)

Malachi was calling for a return to God’s ordinances. (see Malachi 3:7) God’s tithe ordinance said,

a) Tithes are to be agricultural. (Leviticus 27:30,32)

This means that, when a pastor uses Malachi 3:10 to teach that tithes are to be monetary, that pastor is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

b) The storehouse to take tithes is in the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:10-11)

This means that, when a pastor uses Malachi 3:10 to teach that the religious institution he presides over in the office of pastor is God’s authorized Tithe Collection Storehouse, that pastor is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

c) Tithes are to be given to bloodlind descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi. (Numbers 18:21)

This means that, when a pastor who is not a bloodline descendant of the biblical patriarch uses Malahci 3:10 to teach that he is God’s authorized Tithe Collection Representative, he is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

d) The congregation is not to approach the House of God with their tithes. (Numbers 18:21-22; reaffirmed in Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)

This means that, when a pastor uses Malahci 3:10 to teach that the congregation is to bring their tithes to the House of God, he is guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.

Conclusion:

Malachi 3:10 is not

a) a call for monetary tithes

b) a call for tithes to be taken to religious institutions outside of Canaan

c) a call for non-Levitic pastors to take tithes of the congregation

d) a call for the congregation to tithe to the House of God

No matter how many times a pastor says that his congregation is required by God to tithe their money and to bring that tithe to the House of God, the Bible will always state otherwise.

This begs the question…

“Who is the liar? God? or the Pastor?”

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

If God’s Tithe is Monetary
by Ronald W Robey
(written February 21, 2020)

If God’s tithe is monetary, then that means that

a) Leviticus 27:30 is a lie
b) Leviticus 27:32 is a lie
c) Deuteronomy 12:17 is a lie
d) Deuteronomy 14:22 is a lie
e) Deuteronomy 14:23 is a lie
f) Deuteronomy 14:26 is a lie
g) 2 Chronicles 31:6 is a lie
h) Nehemiah 10:37 is a lie
i) Nehemiah 12:44 is a lie
j) Nehemiah 13:5 is a lie
k) Nehemiah 13:12 is a lie
l) Malachi 3:10 is a lie
m) Matthew 23:23 is a lie
n) Luke 11:42 is a lie
o) Hebrews 7:5 is a lie.

Those who insist that God’s tithe is monetary reject and deny fifteen verses in the Bible that prove it is not.

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