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There is so much teaching on tithing that it is sometimes hard to keep up with the rhetoric being propagated in pulpits about whether God requires ten percent of a believer’s income. No matter how many times you say tithing is not money, people will override indisputable evidence, biblical scholarship, reason and logic to maintain a belief that Yahweh commands a monetary tithe. It is as if the Bible becomes secondary and the word of the pastor or teacher supersedes the authority of the scriptures. Most tithe proponents are convinced that their buildings which are owned by the bank, will go into bankruptcy if they don’t mandate a tenth of income from pew members. With that kind of fear, I suppose scriptural accuracy is secondary when it comes to financial obligations to financial institutions. When you sign a mortgage with a bank to purchase a building or edifice inaccurately called church, the pastor is thrust into a the role of a constant fundraiser in order to pay the bills to maintain a building. Now I’m not saying anything is wrong with that, but scripture cannot be taken out of context to support a monetary tithe doctrine. New Testament giving principles are clear in the letters of Paul, and he made it clear that every believer should give willing without regard to percentage amounts. It can’t get any clearer than this: So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver (II Cor. 9:7). For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have (II Cor. 8:12).
The question becomes that if a person is obligated to pay ten percent of their income in perpetuity, it becomes a payment of necessity and can turn into grudging giving if they can’t afford to pay ten percent. As a result, their giving didn’t come from what they purposed in their heart, and that cannot be cheerful giving. And Paul continued to explain that giving must be from a willing mind and according to what a person can give. Monetary tithing violates 2 Cor. 9:7 and 2 Cor. 8:12.
It is amazing how the false monetary doctrine has captured the hearts of many unsuspecting believers and pastors, so I’d like to share some information compiled by Terrence Todd on a Facebook discussion with a pastor he had for several weeks: Here is how the conversation begins:
Just a thought…
Yesterday I had a discussion with a Pastor who teaches tithing, and as used by many tithing teachings, he claimed that we should be tithers because, and I quote; “the Bible, our New Covenant, doesn’t tell us to stop tithing.”
My answer was…
“That is not proof that a Christian should be tithing because we were never told to tithe in the first place. How can we continue something we never started, and were never told to start?
Tithing, as God established and organized it, was part of the Law, the Law were the details of a Covenant between the Nation of Israel and God. In that Law, Gentiles were never commanded to tithe.”
The debate abruptly ended at that.
It appears the pastor could not refute the evidence and decided not to engage Todd anymore on the subject. Here’s more from the Terrence Todd about questions. So if you are discussing tithing with hardcore believers in the doctrine ask them these questions:
Question; The tithe(s) was established by God as fruits, vegetables and clean animals grown on the Promise Land. In the Law alone, this is stated 16 times in various scriptures (see examples below). Even in Deut 14, where the tithe was temporarily converted to money for purposes of transportation to the feast where the feast tithe (the second tithe) was given to a Levit Priest and their family, the tither was told to “bind it to their hand,” that is to say, not pay it in the form of money, and then go out and buy wine, strong liqueur, meat, and what ever the tither wanted to buy with the money, and then share the purchased tithable items with a Priest.
Answer: Deuteronomy 14:23-26 “bind up the money in thine hand”
“And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, 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. And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the Lord thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee: Then shalt thou turn it into money, and BIND UP THE MONEY in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,”
Answer: The tithe is “fruits, vegetables, clean animals” (no mention of money, wages, gold, silver, etc.)…
“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. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. 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 27:30-33
“You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.” Deuteronomy 14:22-23
??? When and where did God change the tithe to money, gold, silver, paid on everyone’s income? Please provide chapter and verse where God has now decided that tithes will be paid in money from all incomes from New Testament believers.
Question; Under the Law, which is where God established His tithe, there are clearly THREE TITHES (see scriptures below), not just one that had to be paid, but three. Question; when did God change it to one tithe? Two tithes were paid yearly, on a regular basis, one tithe was paid every thrid year (see scripture below), tithing amounted to about 23 1/3 percent.
>> One tithe paid every third year and it was used to help the poor and needy, and also shared with a Levit Priest (and was also to be kept behind your gates, and paid as you decided to according to the law)…
At the END OF THREE YEARS thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt LAY IT UP WITHIN THY GATES (i.e., keep it under your control in your home): And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.” – Deuteronomy 14:28-29
Answer: Three types of Tithes in Israel:
1. The Levitical, or sacred tithe (Num. 18: 21, 24).
2. The tithe of the feasts (Deut. 14:22-27).
3. The tithe for the poor (Deut. 14:28, 29).
??? Please provide chapter and verse where God has now decided that there will only be ONE tithe paid, and no longer three tithes, and to paid by all New Testament believers.
Here Are a Few Lies Told About the Tithe
“Lies About Tithing.” Here is lie Number One…
Lie – “God required Abraham to tithe in order to make him wealthy, his wealth came from being a tither.”
Truth – There is no scripture verse in the Bible that records God telling Abraham to tithe, or that his wealth accumulation would be the result of tithing. It simply doesn’t exist. Abraham’s one time tithe had nothing to do with his wealth. Also; Abram was already rich prior to tithing.
“Lies About Tithing.” Here is lie Number Two…
Lie – “God required Jacob to tithe, and Jacob’s wealth came to him because he was a tither.”
Truth – There is no scripture verse in the Bible that records God directing Jacob to tithe, or that his wealth accumulation would be the result of tithing. Tithing teachers often claim that “Jacob was anexample of tithing we should follow.” The Bible records no incidence where Jacob actually tithed. Jacob, on his own accord, promised to tithe, but the Bible records NO activity of him ever doing so.
The Bible does, however, record God telling Jacob to keep his vow from 20 years before (which included tithing, among other things), not because God required Jacob to tithe, but because God was holding Jacob to his vow, holding him to his word. But even after that, the Bible still records no time that Jacob tithed. Also; God made Jacob rich before he ever tithed, if he ever did. Tithing had nothing to do with Jacob’s wealth. Jacob was wealthy because of the promises God had made to him. Wealth was not a result of tithing for Jacob.
“Lies About Tithing.” Here is lie Number Three…
Lie – “In Matthew 23:23 (also; Luke 11:42) Jesus was teaching Christians to tithe, saying it is something we ought to do.”
Truth – Jesus was talking to Jews who were still, at that time, under the Law. Jesus had not gone to the cross yet, there was no New Testament where we are taught to be free will givers, not tithers. Additionally; we are not under the Law which required tithing for Israelis living on the Promise Land…
Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
Romans 7:6 – “But now we are DELIVERED FROM THE LAW, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”
We must be careful to not to take scripture out of context; Text taken out of context is a pre-text to deceptive text. Text must not be taken out of textual, historic, situational, or any other context, or it will say what anyone wants it to say. Also, Jesus referred to tithing in Mathew 23:23 as “a matter of the law.” Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, dill, 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.”
Also; if you will notice, the tithing they were doing was vegetables, agricultural items (spices; mint, dill, and cummin) because all tithing under the law was fruits, vegetables and clean animals grown on the promise land, never money. 16 times in the Old Testament God declares…the one and ONLY one who makes the rules and decides what a tithe will be…that the tithe will ONLY be fruits, vegetables and clean animals; never gold, silver or currency…NEVER.
And, nowhere in God’s Word did God transfer the ownership of the tithe to any New Testament pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet, apostle or church, OR ANYONE, for that matter. Money; gold, silver, mites, shekels, a monetary tithe, was never authorized as a tithable item. We are to give freely, not giving under a legalistic tithe system that has passed away and not part of the New Testament…
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.”
Notice the word NOT, which means NO, DO NOT DO. No to what? No to giving grudgingly or under necessity or compulsion. Tithing was necessary and compulsory, it was LAW, laws are compulsory. We are told NOT to give under compulsion.
That, along with many other New Testament scriptures such as Jesus teaching “freely give, because you have freely received.”
“Lies About Tithing.” Here is lie Number Four…
> Lie – “Malachi 3:6-11 is written to New Testament Christians, and is a commandment for us to tithe. It is God’s method to support churches and bring us abundant individual wealth. According to Malachi 3:11, you have an enemy that will steal all your finances, but, when you bring God the whole tithe God will rebuke the enemy for you and wealth is yours.”
> Truth – Malachi 3:6-11 was a promise to the Nation of Israel to bless their food supply with abundance, NOT a promise to any individual to release them of personal debt or make them personally rich. There were other Laws that did that (cancel a person’s debt), such as the Year of Jubilee (every 50 years), which was automatic and did not require a person to be a tither to receive debt cancellation.
Fisherman didn’t tithe, day laborers didn’t tithe, carpenters didn’t tithe, only producers of vegetables, fruits and clean animals on the Promise Land tithed; how did they, non tithers get out of debt?…The year of Jubilee, among other ways, such as paying their debts.
Tithing NEVER released ANYONE from debt. In fact, it was a debt in itself paid to the Levite and the poor and needy.
The “pay tithes and get out of debt while getting rich” nonsense is a lie “word-faith prosperity gospel” ministers, and other tithing teachers, use to compel and trick people into paying a monetary tithe to them. It has no foundation in scripture at all. And, there was no monetary tithe permitted by God. Tithes were to be fruits, vegetables and clean animals grown on the Promise Land ONLY.
Malachi 3:6-10 was a rebuke written to a corrupt priesthood of Malachi’s time. Malachi 2:1 puts Malachi 3:6-10 in proper context…
“And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.”
Notice; FOR YOU. Who YOU? The Priests of Malachi’s day. Who was Malachi talking to and rebuking? The Priests!
And WHO was to bring the tithe into the Storehouse? The Levite, not the common people, not the non- Levite. A comment I posted before…
Tithing has nothing to do with Christians, and was never put in place by God to make an individual rich. Malachi 3:6-11 was talking to the Nation of Israel, and in particular, the Priesthood of Malachi’s day, who were corrupt and stealing the tithe from the Temple Storehouse for personal profit (see Nehemiah chapter 13 for the historical context of the Book of Malachi, especially Malachi chapter three.
The common people NEVER brought any tithes into the Storehouse, that was the responsibility of the Levites…
Nehemiah 10:38 – “And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.”
Numbers 18:26 – “Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the Lord, even a tenth part of the tithe.”
As posted before…
16 times in the Old Testament God declares…the one and ONLY one who makes the rules and decides what a tithe will be…that the tithe will ONLY be fruits, vegetables and clean animals; never gold, silver or currency…NEVER.
Nowhere in God’s Word did God transfer the ownership of the tithe to any New Testament pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet, apostle or church, OR ANYONE, for that matter.
This is the Biblical tithe, there was, and is, no such thing as a monetary tithe…
16 times in the Old Testament God declares…the one and ONLY one who makes the rules and decides what a tithe will be…that the tithe will ONLY be fruits, vegetables and clean animals; never gold, silver or currency…NEVER.
And, nowhere in God’s Word did God transfer the ownership of the tithe to any New Testament pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet, apostle or church, OR ANYONE, for that matter. Money; gold, silver, mites, shekels, a monetary tithe, was never authorized as a tithable item. We are to give freely, not giving under a legalistic tithe system that has passed away and not part of the New Testament.
>> The three different types of tithes are as follows: 1. The Levitical, or sacred tithe (Num. 18: 21, 24). 2. The tithe of the feasts (Deut. 14:22-27).
3. The tithe for the poor (Deut. 14:28, 29).
> THE FIRST TITHE
Leviticus 27:30-33 defines this tithe as a tenth of crops and animals in herds and flocks.
Numbers 18 gives the ordinances, or instructions, for this tithe, and commands this tithe be taken to the Levites.
Purpose of this tithe: to support the Levitical Priesthood.
> SECOND TITHE
Deuteronomy 14:22-27: aka The Festival Tithe – a tenth of crops, plus add to that the firstborn animals, and take to the yearly feasts.
Purpose of this tithe: that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always
> THIRD TITHE
Deuteronomy 14:28-29: aka The Three-Year Tithe aka The Poor Tithe – a tenth of crops, kept at home, and invite the Levites, widows, orphans, stranger to eat.
Purpose of this tithe: to feed the poor.
Which one do you see Christians paying? NOT ONE! They pay, if deceived, into paying a monetary tithe of their income which God has not authorized or commanded in the New Testament.
The ONLY people in the Old Testament that were commanded to tithe were those who INHERITED
THE PROMISED LAND WITH EVERYTHING ON IT. They received the land, houses, animals, crops, etc. ALL FREE AND CLEAR. No mortgage payment or rent to pay. And THEY were commanded to tithe on the crops and animals and take it to the Levites who INHERITED the tithe INSTEAD OF the promised land. No one else tithed. Wage earners did not tithe. Jesus did not tithe as a carpenter. Paul did not tithe as a tent maker. Peter did not tithe as a fisherman.
Footnote; how can your church, ministry or pastor, be “The Storehouse?” Notice; Storehouse, NOT Storehouses (not plural). There was ONE Storehouse, the Temple. Churches are NEVER called Storehouses in the New Testament, neither is any other New Testament ministry. They do not have any claim of a tithe being paid to them as a Storehouse or otherwise.
“Lies About Tithing.” Here is lie Number Five…
Lie – “Tithers (which tithing teachers claim all Christians are required to be) must pay 10% of their paychecks, that is to say monetary income, to God via a church or some ministry.” Some tithing teachers such as “word-faith/prosperity gospel” ministers additionally claim that you MUST tithe off your gross salary, not just the net, or God will not help you with your taxes.
Truth – Under the law (which ALL tithing teachers refer to when teaching tithing), monetary tithing was not permitted. Even if they had to convert their tithe to money (by selling it so they could carry it to the location of the feast), it was to be “bound to their hand” and not given to a Levite/Priest until it was converted back to fruits, vegetables and clean animals.
They were NEVER permitted to tithe money of ANY KIND… > As God states…
“And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, 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.
And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
Then shalt thou turn it into money, and BIND UP THE MONEY IN THINE HAND (do not give it to anyone), and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.” (This is one place, at the feast, the Levite/Priest was tithed to).
– Deu 14:23-27
Notice how the Children of Israel were to “BIND UP THE MONEY IN THINE HAND” and tithe ONLY what was permitted to be tithed on; fruits, vegetables and clean animals grown on the Promise Land. They were NOT permitted to pay their tithe in the form of money.
If monetary tithing was commanded by God, why didn’t they simply pay the Levite/Priest the money?
Next time your Pastor asks for a tithe, ask him to prove he is of the Tribe of Levi. If he can, hand him a Chicken Salad from Israel, if he can’t, call him a thief, and warn him to stop stealing money.
Of course there are hundreds of lies taught about tithing but this short list should give your an idea what is at stake in this teaching. Your financial future is at stake and the more you know the better prepared you will be when facing people who believe and teach tithing as a mandatory practice. In an effort to help your understand how the tithe ended read these steps below to put the nail in the coffin of tithing.
Six Steps That Prove Tithing Ended
Step 1: Hebrews 7:5 And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham; (NKJV).
Hebrews 7:5 confirms that levi received tithes according to the law under the levitical priesthood.
Step 2: Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law (NKJV).
Hebrews 7:12 tells us changing the priesthood will also change the law.
Step 3: Hebrews 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. (KJV)
Hebrews 7:18 verifies that the command to tithe was disannulled. In other words, disannulling of the commandment cancelled the tithe.
Step 4: Ephesian 2:15: Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in the ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; (KJV).
Colossians 2:14: Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross (KJV).
Since tithing was an ordinance of the law it and other ordinances of the law were nailed to the cross. As Christ became the Lamb of God, he in effect was the final perfect type and shadow of the tithe as a sacrificed lamb, which ended tithing on the cross, but the physical tithe ended when the temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 by the Romans.
Step 5: Galatians 4:5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons (KJV).
Galatians 4:5: Tells us that the Messiah redeemed those who were under the law at the Cross.
Step 6: 10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” (NKJV)
There is not curse for not tithing because Galatians 3:13 says, “13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), (NKJV).
Paying Tithes Vs Paying ALMS
How to Refute the Lies of Tithing
It is a fact that the tithe in the Bible was always livestock and crops and never money, and Duet 12:17-18 is the nail in the coffin of monetary tithing which reads: You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain or your new wine or your oil, of the firstborn of your herd or your flock, of any of your offerings which you vow, of your freewill offerings, or of the heave offering of your hand. But you must eat them before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD your God chooses, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all to which you put your hands. It looks like a whole lot of tithe eating took place in the Old Testament. So my question to all the people who practice pay what they think is a tithe, show me the tithe money? And to don’t day that crops and cattle were Israel’s form of money but since we are not an agricultural economy we pay tithe in money. I would respond by saying, show me chapter and verse where God commuted the tithe to income?
But before you start pontificating the merits of monetary tithing, let me show you chapter and verse in Duet 14: 22-29 that God’s tithe was about eatible items not cash.
22 “You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. 23 And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always. 24 But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or if the place where the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the LORD your God has blessed you, 25 then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses. 26 And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. 27 You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you. 28 “At the end of every third year you shall bring out the tithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates. 29 And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Let me present the evidence of what the tithe is according to scripture in Leviticus 27:30-33:
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 to the LORD. 31 If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it. 32 And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD. 33 He shall not inquire whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; and if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.’ ” 34 These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.
As you can see based on exegesis, hermeneutics, context, the tithe consisted of the seed of the field, the fruit of the tree, the herds and flocks. If money was required as a tithe, a form of the Hebrew word for money would have been included in the list. The Hebrew word money is Kesafim, which means that the list would have to include some form a money such as gold, silver. And if you think the term first fruits has anything to do with the tithe or money in any way, let me clear that up for your in 2 Chronicles 31:5-6, which says:
5 As soon as the commandment was circulated, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of grain and wine, oil and honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything. 6 And the children of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah, brought the tithe of oxen and sheep; also the tithe of holy things which were consecrated to the LORD their God they laid in heaps.
This scripture proves that tithes and fruits are not the same thing, so they can never be interchanged because they are distinctly different. The tithe was herds, flocks (oxen and sheep) and produce, the fruits were grain, wine, oil and honey. And as you can see all of these tithe items were goods you eat. So if someone tells you can’t eat your tithe, the answer is you can eat your tithe because God commanded the tithe to be eaten by the Israelites. The tithe will forever be food in the Bible that is eaten and there is no mention of gold, silver, or any form of money being tithe to the Levites or priests. Notice also that the tithe command was only given to Children of Israel and not the New Covenant believers in Leviticus 27:30-33.
And if you want proof that Paul took care of his own needs as an itinerant preacher, read Acts 20:33-34 closely:
33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. 35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak.
Paul worked and preached in the cities where he preached. And he also took care of those who went in preaching journey’s with him. He was clear that he did not covet no one’s money or clothes but worked as a tent maker to earn a living. If this post does not set the record straight about the lies of tithing and giving, then it nothing else will until the blinders are removed from those who have eyes and can’t see and those who have ears and can’t hear.
In my book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway? you will find hundreds of reasons why you should stop tithing and embrace New Covenant Grace Giving that Paul taught in the letters written to the assemblies in the New Testament. If you would like to read more about tithing, click on the links below to read book bubbles from Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway?
- Is the Church the Storehouse for Tithing?
- Did Jesus Collect Tithes?
- Will a Man Rob God?
- Eating Tithes vs. Paying Tithes
- What are First Fruits in the Bible?
- Official Orthodox Biblical Tithing Has Passed Away
- Jesus and his Ministry Never Received Tithes
- Paul Never Taught Believers to Tithe Money
- The Church and Its Money Grab Tactics
- Monetary Tithing is not a Foregone Conclusion
- Money Tithing or Eatible tithing, Which One?
- Arguments Against Tithing Has a Long History
- What Does True Giving Look Like?
- Tithing on Increase
- The Law Does Not Teach Monetary Tithing
- Research Brings Truth
- Understanding Tithing Starts With a Definition
- The Fight Continues
- Did Paul Convert the Tithe to Money?
- How Did God’s Tithe Become Money?
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