Anger Impedes the Mind
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 18, 2022)

There is a Latin phrase that says, “Impedise Ira Animum, ne possit cernere verumTraslation: Anger impedes the mind from being able to perceive the truth.

The reason so many do not see the truth about God’s commanded tithe when it is presented to them is simply because they have allowed anger to impede their minds so much that they refuse to see the truth. The truth attacks their pastor and their mistaken belief…

…and they can not, and must not allow that to happen.

Their anger demonstrates a mind that is not of God, but a mind controlled by an evil heart. If they claim to be of Christ anger should not be controlling their minds, but a hunger for truth and a love for truth should be the controlling factors.

God’s word says that the command to tithe was given for the children of Israel. (Leviticus 27:30-34) When presented with this biblical truth you should reject the pastor’s doctrine that the command to tthe was given for the saved in Christ.

God’s word says that His commanded tithe was to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products. (Leviticus 27:30,32; Deuteronomy 12:17) When presented with this biblical truth you should reject the pastor’s doctrine that God’s commanded tithe is to be monetary.

God’s word says that the only people God commanded to tithe to the House of God is the tribe of Levi. (Numbers 18:21-24; Nehemiah 10:29,37-38) When presented with this biblical truth you should reject the pastor’s doctrine that Christians are to bring tithes to the House of God.

To reject the word of God is to reject God Himself. For if you will not listen to Him, you are not walking with Him.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Psalm 119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

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

Stop Tithing, Start Studying
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 17, 2022)

While there is an ordinance of tithing in the Bible, no one today is obeying the commands that are written in that ordinance. And because they are not, (though they may be attempting to obey the ordinance of tithing) they are guilty of not tithing at all. (see James 2:10)

This means that, though you may be sliding ten percent of your monetary income in that tithe envelope (thereby transgressing the ordinance that says God’s tithe is to be agricultural crops, flocks, and herds; Leviticus 27:30,32) and dropping it in the church collection plate (thereby transgressing the command that the congregation is not to go near the House of God with their tithes; Numbers 18:21-24; reaffirmed in Nehemiah 10:29,37-38)…

…you are doing so in vain.

God doesn’t recognize it as His tithe, for it is

a) not what God said His tithe is to consist of
b) not being given to whom God said tithes are to be given
c) not being given where God said His tithes are to be given

Maybe it’s time you stop attempting to tithe and start studying what God said concerning the observance of His tithe.

Study as if Ignorant
by Ronald W Robey
(written January 07, 2022)

The word “tithe” in relation to God’s commanded tithe appears only 14 times in 13 verses of the Bible. (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 Bible. (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 Bible. (Gen. 14:20)

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

The phrase “the tenth” in relation to God’s commanded tithe is found only 2 times in 2 verses of the Bible. (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 Bible. (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 Bible. (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 Bible. (Heb 7:2)

I encourage you to study all of the above verses in their proper context. I only ask that, as you go into your study of the verses, you as if you are ignorant of

a) what God’s commanded tithe is
b) who God said are required to tithe
c) to whom God said His tithe is to be given
d) where God said tithes are to be observed
e) when God said His tithe is to be given
f) why God’s tithe is to be given

Go into the study with the mindset of one that has never heard of tithing before.

Don’t go into the study with a preconceived belief that God requires you to give Him a tenth of your monetary income and to take that tenth to your local church building. For if you do, you will not be able to see or understand exactly what God’s word is saying concerning the observance of His holy tithe.

Studying the Bible with a preconceived mindset is not studying the Bible.

Rhema, Revelation, or Scripture?
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 26, 2019)

Rhema is a Greek word that simply means “an utterance”…more specifically, “word” or “words”.

A revelation is an appearing, or manifestation.

Scripture is a verse or collection of verses.

As we prepare to enter a new decade, I reflect back on the many discussions I have participated in on Social Media platforms on the topic of God’s commanded tithe. So many times I have read posts and/or comments that I should “Seek God for divine Rhema,” or “Seek the Holy Spirit for Revelation.”This begs the question…

…Why should I seek for “rhema” or “revelation,” when I have the Scripture right in front of me?

Neither God, nor His Holy Spirit, will speak a Rhema or give a revelation that contradicts what He has already spoken in Scripture. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the apostle Paul told the young evangelist Timothy,

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

All Scripture, not some…is given for our learning, to convince and convict us, for correction, and for training us in the things of God. This means that any so-called “rhema” or alleged “revelation” that contradicts the written word of God is not rhema or revelation at all……it is deception.

Scripture is to teach us…not rhema. Not revelation…
Scripture is to convince and convict us…not rhema. Not revelation…
Scripture is to bring correction…not rhema. Not revelation…
Scripture is to train us in how to be in right standing with God…not rhema. Not revelation…

God has given us all of the rhema and revelation that He wants us to know in the Scriptures. The monetary tithe requirement, the doctrine that many are saying is “rhema” and “revelation,” contradicts what God said His tithe is to consist of in Scripture. Rhema, Revelation, or Scripture? It’s best to stick with Scripture.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Malachi’s Tithe
by Ronald W Robey
(written December 01, 2021)

Wake up Saints!

Malachi is not calling for people to emulate Abraham in tithing, i.e go to war; kill wicked kings; gather any goods that the wicked kings may have stolen from other kingdoms; take the recovered goods to an open valley where kings meet; give a tenth of those recovered goods to the king of your choice, and give the remainder of the recovered goods back to their original kingdoms.

Nor is Malachi calling for people to observe the tithe preached in your local church assembly, i.e tithes of any monies you might earn through hard labor; tithes of any monies you might receive as a gift; tithes of any monies you might find on the ground; or tithes of any monies you might receive as a bonus from your place of employment.

Malachi 3:7 is calling for a return to God’s Ordinances.

Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Since Malachi is calling for a return to God’s Ordinances, the tithe required in Malachi 3:10 can be none other than the tithe that God requires in His ordinances. (to call for any other type of tithe than what is required in the ordinances of God would be transgressing the Ordinances, not returning to them. The tithes required in God’s ordinances are strictly agriculture.

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 27:32 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.

Conclusion: It is nothing short of dishonesty for a pastor to use the text of Malachi 3:10 as “proof-text” for a monetary tithe requirement. Stop allowing your money to be extorted through the monetary tithe requirement lie.If you want to give to God, then give. But don’t believe the lie that, “You are not giving if you don’t first give the tithe.”

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
2 Corinthians 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:




Free Indeed
by Ronald W Robey
(written November 11, 2021)

Jesus Christ once said concerning those who are the servants of sin,, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (see John 8:34-36)

Jesus Christ also said in the same Book and Chapter, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

Notice that Jesus said, “MAKE you free,” and not, “set you free.” There is a difference. Allow me to explain the difference…

After professing faith in Christ in 1979 and joining myself to a local church body, I heard the doctrine preached and taught that God required me to give Him 10% of my money.

It was not until 1988 that I sat down and actually studied all the Scriptures on tithing in the Bible for myself, that I learned that God never commanded monetary tithes from anyone. His commanded tithe was to be agriculture and was only required of the children of Israel. (see Leviticus 27:30-34)

It was at that moment that I was made free…not set free…from the bondage that the monetary tithe requirement teaching pastor had me in. Had I just been set free, I might have been deceived by the crafty words of a teacher of the monetary tithe requirement lie and begun yielding to the lie all over again.

But since the biblical text MADE me free, I can never be tricked into believing the lie of the monetary tithe requirement ever again.

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

I believe the Son can make those who are servants to sin free indeed. I also believe that the Bible can make those who are servants of the monetary tithe requirement teaching pastor free indeed.

Your Pastor Owes You Money
by Ronald W Robey
(written October 03, 2021)

Why pastors that teach the monetary tithe requirement doctrine owe you all tithes back plus twenty percent more:

1. Levitucus 27:30-34 proves that God’s commanded tithe was to be agricultural, not monetary. So pastors lied to you about God requiring 10% of your money. This means that they took tithes of you unlawfully.

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.
Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

(the above passage also proves that the command to tithe was given to Israel to observe, not to the Christian church)

2. Leviticus 6:2-6 proves that pastors who deceived you into giving them monetary tithes owe you restitution of the money they extorted from you, plus twenty percent over and above the amount you were deceived into giving to them.
Leviticus 6:2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
Leviticus 6:3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
Leviticus 6:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
Leviticus 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
Leviticus 6:6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:

If they are going to live by the Law, (the tithe is the LORD’s) then they should be held accountable by the Law to return that which they have deceitfully gotten from you, i.e monetary tithes, plus twenty percent more.

Unwise and Dangerous
by Ronald W Robey
(written September 26, 2018)


The Epistle to the Hebrews says nothing of a monetary tithe. It only mentions

a) a tithe of war spoils; which included food, articles of clothing, and people.
b) a tithe of agricultural increase.

Nor does the Epistle to the Hebrews say anything about Pastors receiving tithes on behalf of God. It only mentions

a) Melchizedek receiving tithes
b) the Levites receiving tithes

Nor does the Epistle to the Hebrews speak of the saved in Christ giving tithes. It only mentions

a) Abraham giving tithes to Melchizedek
b) Brethren of the Levites giving tithes to the Levites

One has to add to the word of God to preach that the Book of Hebrews teaches that the saved in Christ are required to tithe their money to the religious institution they attend or are members of. A very unwise and dangerous doctrine.

Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

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.

The Tithe of the Land
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 20, 2021)

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.

In many church assemblies around the world today, church leaders will use the text of Leviticus 27:30 as “proof-text” that Christians are required by God to tithe their money to the local church. However, rightly dividing the word of truth will reveal that Leviticus 27:30 is neither speaking of church assemblies around the world, nor of money.

The “land” referred to in Leviticus 27:30 is not speaking of the entire land mass of the planet Earth. Rather, it is speaking of the land of Canaan.

Notice who the command to tithe was given to in Leviticus 27…

Leviticus 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

Not once in the text of Leviticus 27:30-34 are Christians mentioned. The command to tithe was given solely to the biological bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Jacob. Now 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 shall ye 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:

The place the children of Israel were to take their tithes was in the land of Israel…not in the wilderness that they were wandering in when God told them that they were to tithe. There was no place for them to tithe while in the wilderness. We know this because of further reading of the word of God…

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 might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

God had not named a place for them to take their tithes while they were in the wilderness. He just told them that the tithes were His. They did not begin to tithe until four hundred fifty years AFTER they entered the land of Canaan to live there and they were not warring against their enemies.

The command to tithe was not a command that God expected people to be observed all over the world…

…it was a command that God expected of the owners of the land of Canaan. If you are not an owner of a portion of the land of Canaan, (known as Israel today) then the command to tithe does not apply to you at all.

And Leviticus 27:30-34 is speaking of agricultural tithes, not monetary tithes. It says that God’s holy tithe is to be “the seed of the land; (fruit, vegetables, and grain) the fruit of the tree; (fruits, wine, and oils) and every tenth animal to pass under the rod.” (cattle, sheep, and goats)

A Multi-faceted Contradiction
by Ronald W Robey
(written August 18, 2021)

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Since all Scripture is for correction, the Holy Spirit will never contradict the written word of God.


The monetary tithe requirement doctrine is a multi-faceted contradiction to the written word of God.

1. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that God’s commanded tithe is to be agriculture and agricultural food by-products.

2. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that God said the command to tithe was given to the Israelites.

3. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that the place that His tithe is to be observed is in the land of Canaan.

4. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that God said the congregation is not even to go near the House of God with their tithes.

5. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that only the tithe of the tithe was to be given to the House of God.

6. It contradicts the fact that the written word of God reveals that only thre tribe of Levi was commanded by God to take tithes to the House of God.

7. It contradicts the fact that Malachi was speaking to Levite Priests when he said to bring the tithes into the storehouse.

8. It contradicts the fact that the storehouse for God’s tithe was a structure in Jerusalem.

Since the monetary tithe requirement contradicts the word of God, this can mean only one of two things…

a) either the written word of God is lying about God’s commanded tithe
or
b) pastors are lying about God’s commanded tithe

Amos 3:3 asks the question:

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

How can pastors be walking with God, when they don’t agree with His written word?

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.