The MYTH of Tithing


“Tithe” is 7 times in the NT, never is it mentioned in context to anything other than OT law and ritual traditions. The myth that tithing is a divine mandatory expectation ordained by God for members of the congregation to uphold, and that it must precede the act of godly free-will giving that the NT teaches is the undermining of a cheerful giver. False manipulative teachings are used to support tithing, some churches have whole sermons built around this myth with either invisible scripture or twisted out of context scripture, "used" as a foundation for this false doctrine.. But what does God's word really say concerning this matter?

The first century church seemed to regularly provide food for the poor and truly needy among their membership, as opposed to the community poor, which seems to be the church’s focus today. Today many churches seem willing to help the unchurched and unsaved, but their own poor are encouraged to trust in God to supply their needs, not the church’s coffers. The Tithe is nothing more than a means of the Church Hierarchy obtaining wealth through manipulative witchcraft by the art of deception, therefore framing the law in mischief. And of course they are not freely giving the treasures of the gospel, but rather dispensing the mark of the beast upon their congregations while fleecing them at the same time. Such as these already have their reward said Jesus. The Tithe-Monster has become an out of control beast.

Free-will giving existed long before todays perverted tithing principles. The fruits of free will giving (a cheerful giver) found in 2 Corinthians:8 & 9 are mightier in power than tithing. In Acts 15, the church had a major conference at the first summit in Jerusalem, and they made important decisions regarding what the church was to practice. Do you know what they said about tithing? –absolutely nothing! Not one ordinance for tithing was given to the churches. Unlike the modern lords of darkness who teach whole sermons on the merits of tithing and its blessings, we have the apostle Paul who never once testified of the great blessing of tithing.

What commended Cornelius, a Roman Centurion to God, in Acts 10? It was not his tithing, but rather it was his freewill giving of “alms” to the poor that were brought up as a memorial before God. The book of the Acts of the apostles never once instructed the commandment or made a suggestion of tithing, and not only that, but the actual tithing according to the scripture was meat and produce of which I will cover as we move on in this teaching. Who was it that transferred the 10% offerinmg into money? You guessed it, the merchandising money changers of the temple.

Tithing is a long held bedrock tradition of men, built upon power and the lust for mammon. Most church goers are too busy to question and search out religious practices and mythical sacraments for themselves, being socially engineered not to challenge conventional thinking (don’t rock the boat, for we are all in this together they perceive to themselves). To know that we are free in Christ brings me so much comfort and joy to those who come out of the harlot system.

I have even seen the feeble twisting of Paul’s writings> in 1 Timothy 5- 17 “Let the elders that oversee well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine”. > to then justify that hirelings are deserving of tithing for the means of an income an perks, not to mention that they do not labour in the word to start with.

1 Timothy 5-17 “Let the elders that oversee well be counted worthy of double honour”,,,,,Some will insist that you do not muzzle the ox. Give that ox his reward….food/grain. The elder that teaches well deserved double honor…… Does that mean a double pay check? Of course not. What if you have 5 honorable teachers/elders in a fellowship of 15 people?  The Greek for honor is ‘tee-may‘. It means respect, appreciation.  The Greek word  for wages is ‘opsonion’. Why wasn’t this the word used if it meant wages? Because money was not the issue, and monetary gain wasn’t what Paul was speaking of in 1 Timothy 5-17. In all of Paul’s teaching along with the others, it never mentions tithing as a law upon the believers in the new covenant. Yet they say folks are going to hell right and left for ‘robbing God’. Then they double-speak OSAS, and say no one can lose their salvation anyway??? One has to ask; how is it they can lose their salvation for not tithing? Is it the unpardonable sin? Nothing they say makes any sense.

They use a darkened “labour”atory to reconstruct the word. This would be a more accurate assessment of the whole picture. Not to mention that none of the apostles were Levites. In the OT law the tithes of food were to go to the Levites only and the servants in their house only…Tithing is just another “works doctrine” of the law and is not of grace, having no power, and was ended at the cross like all the rest of the laws of Moses..

Mark 11:15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves

Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

Changing the edible 10% token into money and calling it an act of divine offering, of the which has corrupted many church leaders. God said the tithe was food, men say the tithe is money.

Many gave into Christ’s Ministry, yet did you ever read of Jesus keeping the righteousness of the law paying HIS tithe? He offered up fruits and meats (the word of God) that the Father sent HIM to do. There is not a single verse instructing churches or saints to tithe, neither money nor produce, yet there are multiple verses instructing us to meet the needs of the poor and needy. Paul never reminded the churches to tithe, but he did remind them to care for others. Giving is a by-product of “grace.” The power of God to “ a saving faith working by love”. This grace is used 8 times in 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 (the joyful giver) in reference to helping poor saints. The servants of God should understand why giving is encouraged and necessary.

It must be explained to them from the scriptures, so them being as good Bereans can learn of themselves why we do it and why it is encouraged among those who have experienced God’s gift of salvation . And so, why do we Christians give? As believers in the NT church were are inspired of the Spirit to give in order to help other Christians who were and are in need. This is quite clear in passages found in this study of 2 Corinthians 8 & 9, where Paul encouraged the Corinthian brethren to excel in the grace of giving in order to help the churches in need like the church at Jerusalem (1 Cor. 16:1-3). Paul also in writing to Timothy instructed the latter to give proper attention in helping the widows in the church by supporting their needs (1 Tim. 5:3-16). The primary reasons we give is to help the brothers/sisters who are in need, this is that which is pleasing to God, in the which Jesus expresses in the judgment of the sheep and the goats in Matthew ch. 25,.

2 Cor.8-2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
Be a joyful giver.

8-5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God. Giving of yourselves to God and the brethren first, this is the will of God. Giving yourself to knowing God’s will first and foremost.

8-3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 7 Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
Give because you are growing spiritually

8-9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
8-15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

Give in response to Christ’s gift and His pouring out of himself to the church of them that should believe..

8-8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. 9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. 11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.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.

Give out of a sincere readiness and desire of the heart (Cornelius Acts ch.10, who’s alms came up as a memorial before God) Faith  proven by deeds of sincerity that worketh love, not by commands or ordinances of man and his greedy customs, but rather by charity of the heart.

8-8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. 10 And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

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.3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;


8-3 Not grudgingly of by man commands, 8-11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

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. 13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

according to that he hath not. 13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

Give beyond your ability give from the heart with compassion to produce equality as needed Acts 2-41-47. This means that those who have more should desire to give more in to make up for the inability of those who cannot afford to give as much (8:12-14). This is by no means social forced equality seeking to put on the appearance of righteousness, by taking from others to give while seeking to accomplish Acts ch. 2 outwardly in the flesh, (forced unjust and ungodly socialisation programs of the government etc.) while seeking to legislate righteousness and morality.

9- 13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

Give for the helping of the needy because you are hearing the gospel preached, this doesn’t necessarily mean money as in all the examples listed above. Matthew 10, freely receive and freely give…Freely with a good heart of faith by passing along the good news of the gospel, supplying spiritual food, giving the gospel to others in need…(the widows and the fatherless James 1-27 (true charity keeps itself unspotted of the world).

OT tithes
as always, when discerning any doctrine, properly use God’s word in the scriptures to define what a “tithe” is. Not dictionaries and definitions of uninspired men.. Although money existed before tithing, the original source of God’s “tithe” was never money. It was the “tithe of food.” This is very important, because today we as disciples can give the tithe of spiritual food, the word, as well as helping in the temporal with supplying the needs of the poor. True biblical tithes were always animals from the farms and herds of only Israelites of the 12 tribes who only lived inside God’s Holy Land, (the national boundary of Israel). Today the land in the temporal encompasses the whole world wherein Gods asymmetrical church resides. The increase was gathered from what God produced and not from man’s craft or ability.

There are 15 verses from 11 chapters and 8 books from Leviticus 27 to Luke 11 which describe the contents of the tithe. And the contents never included money, silver, gold or anything other than food from inside Israel! Yet the very definition of “tithe” is one of the greatest errors being preached about tithing today!

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. 31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. 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
The people about to give the tenth part to the Lord, stood by the door of the shoot with a rod in his hand, and as they passed through the owner stood with his rod over them, and counted out and marked the tenth one passing though under his rod of countenance.
Numbers 18-27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress. 28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD’s heave offering to Aaron the priest.
Voluntary transfer Lev. 1-3…….our tithes today are spiritual sacrifices offered up to God, the works of the Spirit..

Deut. 12-17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:…… {voluntary and ungrudging transfer of the good works and deeds proven by the Spirit}

Deut. 14-22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year, 23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, {the book of life} the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always. {Spiritual sacrifices unto God by loving thy neighbor, the good Samaritan}.

The increase of the seed today is the result of the planted word in the spiritual land of our hearts that produces good fruit, then going forth with the gospel during the great harvest as God gives us the increase to do so>working in the field as laborers in the word,{ planting and watering are spiritual tithes unto the Lord}. It promotes good will, cheerful giving, and to feed the poor in spirit with the abundant word of God. If we thus serve God, and do that which is good with what we have, by sharing the gospel and providing for the needy, it is promised that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land, that we may learn to fear the Lord thy God always; which is such a continual necessary virtue in the Christian believer.

Deut. 26-12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

They did share their meat {spiritually, the word} continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart Acts ch 2 41-47

2 Chronicles 31-5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly. 6 And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.

Whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD Lev.27-32the 10th part passing under the rod of countenance..
Nehemiah 10-37 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

Nehemiah 13-5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

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

Another deception put forth by the pastor is manifest when the pastor says that “to the storehouse” means “to the church.” Friends, the storehouse that God was speaking of in the Malachi passage was not the church… it was a storehouse within the Temple at Jerusalem. God never moved that storehouse to any location. Nor did He give Gentile churches authority to set up their own “storehouses” all over the world. There is not one instance in the post-crucifixion epistles that instruct Bishops, Elders or Pastors to set up storehouses and require monetary tithes of their flocks.

Matthew 23-23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone
The scribes and Pharisees paid food tithes but omitted the weightier matters of the law, they would strain at a gnat and then swallow a camel.

Luke 11-42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone

Noticed there is nothing mentioned in regard to “money” in any of the “tithe” passages so far. There are 18 passages mentioning the word “tithe”, there are another 15 more verses which speak of “tithes”, plural. NONE of them mention money! None of these listed were under law to pay tithes> the fishermen, potters, carpenters, metal workers, tentmakers etc.? Paul knew the law and scriptures better than anyone.. NONE of them were ordered to pay tithes on their increase.

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‘Actually, tithe means tenth, not 10%. If your flock increased by 9 lambs in one year, you were not required to tithe 10% of 9 lambs that year. The tenth lamb belonged to GOD. If there were 11 animals, 1 would be tithed. If there were 19, only 1 animal would be tithed. If there were 20 animals, 2 would be tithed’.

Animals were not the only things the Israelite’s were required to tithe on, though. Tithes were also done on grain and fruit (Lev 27:30), new wine, and olive oil(Duet 12:17). In those cases, my opinion is that it was probably more literally 10% “.

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And every tithe of oxen, and of sheep, and whatsoever may come in numbering under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the Lord. Thou shalt not change a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; and if thou shouldest at all change it, its equivalent also shall be holy, it shall not be redeemed. Leviticus 27:32-33

Confession from and observer who spent 50 years in the Institutionalized Church

When I was in the institutional church, (approximately fifty years of my life) I heard the argument that “God requires you to tithe ten percent of your money” more times than I can count. Offertory time was always prefaced with the words, “It’s time to return the Lord’s tithes and offerings.” Multiply that by fifty-two times a year, (every Sunday) paired with the preacher’s sermon on tithing, (sometimes two or three times a year) visiting preachers touching on “the importance of tithing” in Revival meetings and/or Missionary Conferences, and it is easy to see how church members who are spiritually weak and don’t study the Bible for themselves get beaten down quickly.

It is my belief that people do not just “choose to give ten percent.” I believe they hear the phrase “tithes and offerings” so often that they are brainwashed into sub-consciously believing that God requires it.

It is a lie of the devil when one says that one must tithe money in order to receive certain blessings. There is no Scriptural support for withholding of blessings for not tithing money. However, the Word of God does state that God gives to us all things freely. This means that there is no price tag on the blessings of God,… they are free of charge. He does not withhold blessings from anyone for not tithing their money. He never commanded a tithe of money be given to Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church. So He will not withhold from one for not obeying a command He never authorized. Leviticus 10:1-2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

If you tithe on anything other than farm produce or animals, you are breaking God’s command. Funny how the smartest guys in the church, the pastors, so called, don’t know this.(or is it maybe they do?).

Are we to tithe on the Gross or net? It’s both. Tithing IS a GROSS distortion of scripture and a complete departure from the NT instructions for giving and it brings people under a curse, a snare, and bondage, thus entanglement in a NET.

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In the above text, two of Aaron’s sons were struck dead because they offered “strange fire” to God upon the altar of the Lord. What exactly was this “strange fire” that they offered that so displeased the Lord? We are not told. But we are given a special insight as to how precise God wants our offerings to Him be. Nadab and Abihu had offered something that God had not commanded.

Now, one would think, “Hey, at least they were offering something to God. What wrong can be in that?” But God said they offered something that was not commanded.

In other passages we do find “money” mentioned MANY tines, here are a list of some of them Deuteronomy 14:26>Deuteronomy 23:19>2 Chronicles 34:14>2nd Chronicles 31:6>2nd Chronicles 31:6>Nehemiah 10:38>Nehemiah 13:12>Malachi 3:10>Matthew 23:23>Luke 11:42

Can you find the word “tithe” or “tithes” in any of these verses listed above? Look back into the “tithe” scriptures, and keep In remembrance , when they quote from Malachi 3, understand God was rebuking the corrupt Levi priesthood who KNEW the tithe law from the scripture. One flimsy argument to support non-food tithing is that money was not universally available and barter for food, therefore it must have been an alternative source for most transactions they claim. This argument, if examined in the light of scripture is not applicable. The book of Genesis contains the word “money” in 32 texts and the word occurs 44 times before the word tithe is even first came to mention in Leviticus 27. The word shekel also appears often from Genesis to Deuteronomy.

Since the “Christian tithing” nonsense has been publicly proven wrong, they are now trying to push an unbiblical new twist called “tithing under grace,” or “we don’t tithe because of the Law, we tithe because we love God.” That “tithe because we love God” nonsense is their latest propaganda and deception in an attempt to keep the “tithe money” coming in. Their old teachings have utterly failed them, although some tithing teachers still try to use it……Ad Mark

Abrahams Tithe…another example in the text used to justify tithing is the false teaching proclaiming that Abraham freely gave tithes because it was God’s will. Genesis 14-20 cannot be used as a tithing example. 20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. Scripture does not declare that Abraham “freely” gave this tithe. Abraham’s gift was not a holy tithe from God’s holy land gathered by God’s holy people under God’s holy Old Covenant. Abraham’s tithe was only gathered from pagan spoils of war and was required in many nations. In the book of Numbers chapter 31, God only required 1% of the spoils of war. Abraham’s tithe to Melchizedek was a one-time recorded event and he kept nothing for himself; he gave everything back. Abraham’s tithe is not quoted anywhere in the text endorsing tithing to Israel or to the church.

Genesis 14, 21, is the key text to examine. 21 “And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself”.Most commentaries will discern verse 21 as an example of pagan Arab tradition; it is contradictory and double-minded seeking to explain that the 90% of verse 21 is pagan, while then insisting that the 10% of verse 20 was God’s will. If Abraham is an example for Christians { as we are Abrahams seed by faith} to give 10% to God to support a false doctrine of tithing in the church, then he should also be an example for Christians to give the other 90% to Satan, or to the king of Sodom! It appears to me, being that, neither Abraham nor Jacob had a Levitical priesthood to support; they probably left the food for the poor at their altars.
Just because “It is Holy unto the LORD” Doesn’t make tithing an eternal moral principle taught in the NT.

The false teaching is that > Lev. 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. He shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. 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.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”.>….This proves that the tithe is an “eternal moral principle” because they teach that “it is holy to the LORD.” The terms “it is HOLY unto the LORD” and “it is MOST HOLY unto the LORD” are very common place in the book of Leviticus as many things in the Levitical law of Moses were to be “separated” unto the Lord. However, almost every other use of these same two phrases “it is holy unto the Lord” in Leviticus has long ago been discarded by Christians and considered OT law of Moses that was done away with at the cross. Yet they insist to hold on to legalism  by picking and choosing what they want.

These terms are used to describe all of the festivals, the sacrificial offerings, the clean food, the old covenant priests and the old covenant sanctuary, which were all types and shadows pointing to the fulfillment of these sacraments in the person of Jesus Christ. Especially read verses 28 and 29 in the same chapter.> 28 “Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death. Of what the Levites received, the tithe which the Levites received was only “one tenth” and not the “best” Lev. 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. 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”.

Tithing wasn’t a minimum required from all Old Covenant Israelites. The myth in the pulpits of darkness today falsely preach as follows; that everybody was to begin their giving level at 10% .

Fact is; only those Israelites who garnished a living from farming and herding inside Israel were required to tithe under the Mosaic Law. Because their increase came from God’s hand. Those whose increase came from their own crafts and skills were not required to tithe products and money. The poor and needy who did not tithe and received from the tithe gave freewill offerings when they could, quite a different story than the posers seeking mammon would have you believe. First-fruits are not the same as tithes. The false assumption is that tithes are first-fruits; Jesus Himself was the first fruits unto the Lord when HE rose on the 3rd day of the feast of unleavened bread. We as believers having purged out the old leaven that it be a new lump and are taking part in His Resurrection, being resurrected fruits of the Spirit, offering up our lives as living sacrifices, as joyful givers (the good Samaritan)…This is quite the opposite of mandatory tithing to hireling shepherds for the maintaining of the corporate whore business structure.

The first-fruit was a very small amount of the first crop harvest and the first-born was the first offspring of animals. The first-fruit was small enough to fit into a hand-held basket (Deut. 26:1-4, 10; Lev. 23:17; Num. 18:13-17; 2 Chron 31:5a). First-fruit and first-born offerings went directly to the Temple and were required to be totally consumed by ministering priests only inside the Temple (Neh. 10:35-37a; Ex. 23:19; 34:26; Deut. 18:4).

The whole Levitical tithe went to the Levite cities 1st. and an amount or quantity went to the Temple to feed both Levites and priests who were ministering there in a perpetual on going rotation (Neh. 10:37b-39; 12:27-29, 44-47; Num. 18:21-28; 2 Chron 31:5b). While the Levites ate the tithe, the priests could also eat from the first-fruit, first-born offerings and other offerings. First-tithes were received by Servants to the Priests. The false teaching is that the Old Testament priests received the whole of the first tithe. Which is yet another unbiblical myth!

The “whole” tithe, the first tithe, did not go to the priests at all. According to Numbers 18:21-24 and Nehemiah 10:37b, it went to the servants of the priests, the Levites. And according to Numbers 18:25-28 and Nehemiah 10:38, the Levites gave the best “tenth of this tithe” (1%) which they received to the priests who ministered the sin sacrifices and served inside the holy places. Priests did not tithe. It is also important to know, that in exchange for receiving these tithes, both Levites and priests forfeited all rights to permanent to inheritance of land inside Israel, (the church), all was for bidden for them to own land. (Numb. 18:20-26; Deut. 12:12; 14:27, 29; 18:1, 2; Josh. 13:14, 33; 14:3; 18:7; Ezek. 44:28].

Matt 23:23” Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

No money mentioned in that verse. But look at Mark 12

Mark 12:41-44

41 And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned,all she had to live on.”

Jesus said nothing about a tithe here.

The widow was NOT BLESSED by the system. She was robbed illegally by the wolves in religious robes. Read the previous chapter. This was one continuing lesson concerning the plundering of widows. Context is everything. I know your ‘pastor’ told you that this was an example of true ‘giving’, to give everything you have, a real act of faith. It was NOT. Pastors, so called, will lie to get the big bucks.

Jesus was talking about the ‘devouring of widows houses’, then the perfect example presented itself. A poor woman casting in all that she had. Jesus was not endorsing the giving of all that we have to wolves.

Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considers the plight of the poor, but the wicked nary gives it a thought.

Christians have been brainwashed in believing that this poor woman did the right thing, yet much of scripture tells us a different message about the poor. Naomi, in the book of Ruth is a good example.  We are to care for them, not take from them to fill our bank accounts like pastors do today.

The folks tithe today because they don’t know any better. They don’t study the word. They put all their confidence in an exalted man, with a special religious title that doesn’t want to work, that he is teaching truth. Very dangerous. The results are in. Stagnant spiritual life. Few prayers answered, few deliverances and a pocket book being defrauded. Now Christians will tell you that Reverend Wonderful has so much on his plate that he can’t work a factory job. He’s just so busy ‘working the ministry’. What I have observed in 40 years that the pastors I know are living on easy street. A perpetual vacation year round. News flash. We are all suppose to work ministries, not pay one man to do it for us. And we are ALL suppose to work. That’s bible.

The exalted ones tell the folks that if they don’t tithe they’ll be cursed. They get this from an old covenant book called Malachi. It was talking to the corrupt priests. Oops! They leave that part out….I wonder why?! Manipulation, deceit, promises, threats, equals WITCHCRAFT! 

Ive asked this before. Nobody has ever answered it. Who would have seen that coming?
If i quit my day job, get a card made saying Reverend Devon on it, rent a building, put my name on a marquee outside, get a 501c3 tax status, get a Cadillac, do i then get to tell people if they don’t give me 10% of their paycheck, on the gross, that they are robbing God and may end up in hell?

They stand by it until someone grows some guts to question it then in perfect timing they’ll hit the switch and you’re suddenly in Abrams world where he paid a ten percent spoils of war tax on items that weren’t even his! Of course the religious leaders of today leave out that part of the story, (oops! They did again) claiming rather ‘See….tithe paying was before the law even….gotcha….(sucker)’. Of course they don’t say sucker, they say (brother) in a Jesus loving way.

Abraham paid tithe on war booty, not earned income. None of it originally belonged to him either

When Jesus spoke about tithing in the NT, he mentioned things that grew, not money. When he spoke of “putting in”, he then mentioned money. But he did not call it a tithe.

The richness of the topological foreshadowing is of the grace and  gift of salvation for past sins. In this manner, Jesus Christ is the spiritual Promised Land just as Canaan was the natural Promised Land.

I saw this rebuttal to tithes by someone who understood the farce very well.

God’s command was for the tithe to go to the storehouse they say.

What storehouse? The storehouse in Jerusalem.

There is not one Church in this world that is the storehouse. Not one person is obeying God concerning the tithe. They can’t. The Temple storehouse where God’s Word said the tithe was to go to is no longer standing. And He never commanded tithes to go anywhere else.

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

We have all been lied to, to believe that one man gets to quit his day job, contrary to Acts 20, exalt himself above God’s heritage, contrary to 1Peter 5:3 and Matt. 20:20-28, put an honorific title in front of his name, contrary to Matt. 23:7-12, and tell every one else that they owe him ten percent of their gross, contrary to Mark 7:13, plus all the covetousness and filthy lucre warnings. The people are hurting for being ‘under the law’ according to Galatians 3:10 and throughout that book. Under a curse. Again, traditions of men make null and void His word, His promises. This false cleric system is contrary to the scriptures………Yet

Will

Responses

  1. Even if the law of tithing applied to the born again Christian, which it does not, it would only require tithing food just as they did in the Old Testament.
    Look it up.

  2. Funny how some just will not see the TRUTH so clearly presented in this article

    Jesus FUFILLED THE LAW on the cross…it is FINISHED (John 19:30)

    The Law of tithing only ever applied to ISRAEL.. (Lev 27:34)

    The Law NEVER APPLIED TO GENTILES (Acts 15)

    Rom 3:28
    28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. NKJV

    Col 2:14-15
    14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. NKJV

    Rom 10:4
    4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
    NKJV

    Eph 2:14-15
    15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, NKJV

    Heb 7:18-19

    18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, 19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God. NKJV

    Heb 10:8-10

    8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. NKJV

    These are what the bible teaches …not out of context proof texts that are being bandied around to put God’s children into BONDAGE

    Stand up for your FREEDOM children of God (Gal; 5:1-4)

  3. Greetings David

    Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law (((through faith)))? God forbid: yea, (((we establish the law))).

    The true believers in covenant with the Lord do not make void the law, but rather (faith “establishes” the law) in those who walk after the Spirit, In other words; those walking in covenant with God “are the law”; because the law is fulfilled in them..”Whosoever is born of God “doth not” commit sin”1 John 3-9. Those who walk after the flesh are “under the law”…peace bill

  4. Jesus did not end the “Laws of Moses”, because moses didn’t give the laws God did. Jesus said “I didn’t come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it”, “Not one thing will perish from the law”. “Heaven and earth will pass away,but my Word(which is law) will not pass away. The only laws that Jesus did away with are the sacrificial laws. The priesthood and sacrifices. Moral law will never be done away with and we are still obligated to obey. Moral laws are the very character of God.


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