A Coming Fight
by Ronald Ward Robey

Revelation 2:12-17 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

In the above passage, the Lord rebuked and admonished the Church at Pergamos because it was allowing false doctrines to be taught to the body of believers there. His admonition was for the Church to repent or He would come and fight against them.

Today, we have many Pergamos-type churches teaching false doctrines. One such false doctrine is the ten percent monetary tithe requirement. The pastors and leadership of these churches preach a message of fear and condemnation if their members do not tithe of their monetary income. They tell the members that they are cursed if they don’t tithe their money, using Malachi’s admonition to the Priests of Israel as their “proof-text” that God demands a monetary tithe. These pastors and leadership are guilty of teaching doctrines contrary to the Word of God and will one day find God fighting against them if they do not heed the words of the Lord who commanded “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against thee with the sword of my mouth.”

Pastors are put in the official position to feed the flock of God, not lies and deceit, but the truth as it is written in God’s Holy Word. The monetary tithe is nowhere found in the pages of the Bible,. Pastors would do well to heed the warning God gave to the church at Pergamos, because if not He will fight against them and they will find themselves to be enemies of Him instead of His servants.

Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

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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.

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.

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