It Hasn’t Changed
by Ronald W Robey
 
According to the Bible, God said that tithes were to be
 
a) taken from specific elements, i.e.; agricultural crops, flocks and herds… not money. (Leviticus 27:30-33)
 
b) observed by a specific people, i.e.; the children of Israel (Leviticus 27:30-34)
 
c) observed in a specific geographical location, i.e.; the Promised Land Canaan (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)
 
d) given to a specific people, i.e.; Levites, widows, orphans, foreigners in the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 26:12)
 
e) not to be taken to the House of God…unless taken there by the appointed Staff of the House of God. (in which case, it is to be a tithe of a tithe taken to the House of God… not ten percent, but one percent of Israel’s total agricultural increase) (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
 
Nothing in New Testament texts states, or even suggests,
 
a) taken from money instead of from agricultural crops, flocks and herds
 
b) observed by Christians instead of by unsaved Jews
 
c) observed worldwide instead of in the Promised Land only
 
d) given to Pastors of Gentile churches instead of to Levitic Priests
 
e) to be taken to a building commonly referred to as a “church” by the congregation instead of to farming communities.
 
Pastors who use the word of God to teach a monetary tithe requirement doctrine are guilty of handling the word of God deceitfully.
 
Don’t be deceived. God’s word is for ever settled in Heaven. It hasn’t changed.
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If a Spirit Contradicts the Word of God, it’s Not Holy
by Ronald W Robey
 
To say, “The Holy Spirit told me that God’s holy tithe is money,” is to say that the Holy Spirit is calling God a liar. God said His tithe is agricultural crops, flocks and herds…not money.
 
Leviticus 27:30 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.
Leviticus 27:31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.
Leviticus 27:32 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.
Leviticus 27:33 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.
 
Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
 
According to Titus 1:2, God cannot lie. This means that, since God said His holy tithe is agricultural crops, flocks, and herds…it MUST BE agricultural crops, flocks, and herds…it CANNOT be money. God CANNOT lie.
 
This also means that, any spirit that tells you that God’s holy tithe is money CANNOT BE the Holy Spirit. It is instead a spirit of deception and should not be believed or obeyed.

The Anti-Christ Tithe
by Ronald W Robey

I often hear people say that Pastors are authorized to receive tithes from the members of the church body they preach to. They assume that the term “Levite” refers to a Title, rather than to a family line.

Many will also accuse those who fail to tithe their monetary income to the church as being “anti-Christ. They point to Matthew 23:23 and say things like, “See, Jesus Christ said tithing should be done. If you don’t obey Him, you are against Him…you are anti-Christ.”

The word “Levite” is not referring to a Church position…it is speaking of a bloodline descendant of Levi. A person does not become a Levite just because that person has accepted a position as Pastor in a Church. If a person is not born into the physical lineage of Levi…that person is not a Levite and can never become a Levite.

Nowhere in the Bible did God say that a person becomes a Levite by Pastoring a church flock.

Nowhere in the Bible did God say His commanded tithe it to be given to Pastors.

Nowhere in the Bible did God say His commanded tithe it to be observed outside the land of Canaan.

Nowhere in the Bible did God say His tithe is to be of one’s monetary wages.

Nowhere in the Bible did God say ten percent of one’s monetary income is to be taken to a Church.

The Bible makes it abundantly clear…when the children entered the Promised Land to possess it, the land was apportioned to eleven of the twelve tribes of Israel. God said that He gave His holy tithe to the Levite’s because they have no inheritance in the land of Canaan amongst the other eleven tribes.

People should not accuse those who do not tithe their monetary income of being “anti-Christ” if they cannot produce Scriptures to prove the monetary tithe requirement. The fact is, the monetary tithe requirement doctrine is totally foreign to the word of God. Even Jesus, in Matthew 23:23 said that the tithes that “ought to have been done” were “mint, anise, and cummin”… agricultural…not monetary.

Therefore, it is the monetary tithe requirement doctrine that is “anti-Christ”… It contradicts what Christ said the tithe consisted of.

No Honor in Disobedience
by Ronald W Robey
Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
If you told your son to bring you your Bible, and he brought you a newspaper instead, would you say, “That’s exactly what I wanted!”? Of course not! So why would you think God would say “That’s exactly what I wanted!” when you attempt to give monetary tithes instead of the agricultural tithes God’s word says He asked for.? (Leviticus 27:30-33)
If you told your son to take money to his grandmother’s house for her rent and he took the money to a stranger instead, would you say, “That’s exactly to whom I wanted the money to go!”? Of course not! So, why would you think God would say, “That’s exactly to whom I wanted the tithe to go!”, when you give it to a Pastor and God says to give it to a bloodline descendant of Levi? (Numbers 18:21-26)
If you told your daughter to put the clean dishes in the cupboard and she put them into the garbage bin instead, would you say, “That’s exactly where I wanted them to go!”? Of course not! So, why would you think God would say, “That’s exactly where I wanted them to go!”, when you tithe in North America instead of in the alnd of Canaan? (Deuteronomy 12:1,10-11)
Read your Bibles people. If you are being taught that God requires monetary tithes, you are not being taught the Bible…you are being taught man’s opinion instead. There are only forty-four verses in the entire Bible that mention tithes…none of which say that God requires monetary tithes to be given to the the local church you attend.
If you want to obey the command to tithe, at least have the decency and respect for God to tithe in the manner He decreed in His word.
Before you attempt to tithe, move to the land of Canaan, where God said His tithe ordinance is to be observed. (Deut. 12:1,10-11)
When you tithe, don’t tithe money…tithe agricultural increase as God ordered. (Lev. 27:30-33)
When you tithe, don’t give your tithe on a weekly basis…give your tithe every three years as God ordained.. (Deut. 26:12)
There is no honor in disobedience
Is the Wolf Preying Upon You?
by Ronald W Robey
 
If your Pastor is using the Bible to teach you that you are required to give ten percent of your monetary income/earned wages to the religious institution you attend… your Pastor is abusing the word of God, and is revealing himself to be an extortioner who is attempting to steal your money through lies and deceit.
 
In Matthew 7:15, our Lord Jesus Christ told His Apostles to “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
 
The word “ravening” is translated from the Greek “harpax”. (pronounced “har-pox”) It means, “preying with rapacity.” Rapacity is extortion.
 
Jesus was warning His Apostles to beware of extortioners. That warning is needed today, just as much as it was in the first century AD. There are many “ravening wolves” in religious institutions around the world today. And the saved in Christ should beware of them.
 
God’s commanded tithe was not money…it was agricultural crops, flocks, and herds.  Also, God does not require tithes all over the world… He required tithes only of the citizens of the land of Canaan.
 
God never authorized your Pastor to teach a monetary tithe requirement to his congregation. When he preaches that you are required to tithe your monetary income/earned wages, he exposes himself as a liar.
 
Nor did God authorize your Pastor to take ten percent of your weekly wages/earned income from you. When he takes ten percent of your monetary income/earned wages as a “required tithe,” he is exposing himself to be a ravening wolf…an extortioner.
 
Wake up sheep… don’t fall prey to the wolf.

Here Men That Die Receive Tithes
by Ronald W Robey

Historical context for the Book of Hebrews: The year was AD 66. The author was writing from the Holy Land to scattered Jews. The Temple in Jerusalem was still standing., and would be standing for another four years.
 
Scriptural context of Hebrews 7:8: The “men that die” in Hebrews 7:8 were the Levites.
 
Hebrews 7:9 “And Levi, who receiveth tithes…”
 
The Levites were the ones receiving tithes because they had a command to take tithes…
 
Hebrews 7:5 “And verily, they that are of the sons of Levi who receive the Office of the Priesthood have a command to take tithes…”
 
Hebrews 7:8 is not speaking of Gentile Churches receiving tithes… it is speaking of Levites receiving tithes
 
… of the people “according to the Law…”
 
The Levites were receiving tithes “according to the Law. What did the Law say concerning tithes?
 
a) that they were agricultural. (Leviticus 27:30-33)
b) that they were to be given to Levites. (Numbers 18:21-26)
c) that an Aaronic Priest had to be preasent at the time the tithe was given. (Numbers 18:27-28)
d) that they were also to be given to widows, orphans and foreigners. (Deuteronomy 14:28-29)
e) that the congregation could not take their tithe to the Tabernacle (Numbers 18:22) When the Temple was built, the congregation was forbidden to take their tithe to the Temple (Nehemiah 10:37-38)
f) that God’s holy tithe was only to be observed by the citizens of the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 12:1-11)
 
The Levites would continue receiving the tithe in this manner until General Titus invaded Jerusalem with his armies in AD 70 and destroyed the city. When the Levites that worked the Temple fled, tithes were no longer collected by them.
 
Conclusion: Hebrews 7 does not advocate the New Covenant Church Leaders taking tithes of their members. Nor does Hebrews 7 speak of a tithe of one’s monetary income. It is speaking of two tithes only…
 
a) Abram’s tithe of war spoils to Melchizedek
b) The children of Israel’s tithe of agricultural increase to the Levites.
 
The reason the Levites were receiving tithes was because they were operating under the Law. If they would come to faith in Jesus Christ, they would no longer be bound by the Mosaic Law.
 
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Calling the Holy Spirit a Liar
by Ronald W Robey .
 
For one to say tithing is necessary is to call the Holy Ghost a liar.
 
For He, and the Apostles determined that only four things were necessary of Gentile Believers in Christ Jesus.
 
Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
Acts 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
 
Tithing, according to the above verses, is not a “necessary thing”.
 
Now, one may say that, “The Book of the Acts of the Apostles” is a transitional book. Tithes weren’t necessary at the time the Church first formed, but were later determined to be necessary.”
 
OK… let’s go with that…
 
Where in the post-Acts Epistles did any of the Apostles write that “Tithes are necessary”?
 
The fact is, none of the Apostles determined that, “Tithes are necessary” for the New Covenant Church. It was not until centuries after the last Apostle died that it was determined that “Tithes are necessary”.
 
According to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, those who teach for doctrine the commandments of men worship Him in vain. Since the command for Christians to tithe cannot be found anywhere in the word of God, those who teach the doctrine worship Christ in vain.
 
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
 
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.