In this short video, I continue my detailed examination of money in the Old Testament. One of the tasks I embarked upon before putting together my initial power point tithing study was to study all the Bible references to money. Most people assume that free will givers are against helping the church but this is far from the truth. Setting a ten percent standard for money based on Old Testament theocratic legislation in opposition to what the Scripture says cannot be justified by saying Israel’s food was their income and money is our income, so we tithe. God never converted the food tithe to money. If he did, He would have had to commute the food tithe to money in the New Covenant under the Priesthood of Yeshua. But He did not because we as believers are a holy priesthood. Believers in Christ are now the temple and we are all priests. A royal priesthood and a holy nation. The high priests in the Old Testament did not tithe to anyone. So in the New Covenant, we don’t tithe either. As priests, we do not tithe but give money from the heart to support good works with a willing heart moved by God’s spirit. A tithe is always and forever eatable products from the land (cattle, herds, flocks and crops). Do your word study to discover the truth and you will be set free to give like Paul instructed in 1 Cor. 8:12, “For if there be first a willing mind, it is acceptable according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.” The New Testament does not specify percentages. Paul simply instructs, “Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, nor of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.” Tithing is law giving no matter how you twist the Scripture. When you set a percentage at 10 percent, you are now giving by necessity which Paul forbids in 2 Cor 9:7″
That’s why it’s important to make sure you study every verse in the Bible that references money. This short video will give you a place to begin studying money in the Bible. One of the chapters of my upcoming book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God? has a chapter in it called, Show Me the Money. my book will not cover all 140 verses but will give you an overview of how Isreal handled money. I went through 140 Bible verses concerning money and what I discovered was astounding. Not one instance where the Scripture mentions money does God ever command anyone, Hebrew or non-Hebrew, to tithe ten percent to the Old Testament temple and neither in the first century or the following centuries. Because people believe that Isreal operated in a full-fledged agricultural economy, it is important to point out that the Bible disagrees with that interpretation. I can tell you from my lengthy study on money, I could not find one verse where a person tithed money. Take a look at these two power point slides from my original work to see what you think. Did an antiquated banking system exist among Hebrew Israelites and in Egypt? Studying is the only way to find the truth.
Here’s a video discussing whether the tithe is food or money. The video goes into some doctrinal teaching but what you should focus on is the scriptural references on what money was used for and it was never a tithe. The video also covers some aspects of what my book Kleptomaniac will cover. Let’s get to the whole truth and nothing but the truth by studying the Scripture. Looking for your feedback. Was the Tithe Food or Money?
The source for some of the material on these two slides comes from two very informative books:
Here’s a short snippet from Chapter 5, Show Me the Money, of my upcoming book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God?
This chapter examines many Old Testament scriptures with the word money. In fact, there are 140 verses in the Bible that use the word money. Believers should research every Scripture to discover how biblical people have historically handled money. Money was vital in the Bible; however, some argue that Israel and secular nations did not use money in a significant way. Some believers think Israel’s entire economy was agricultural. However, if money was not an important commodity of that time, why are there 140 money verses as opposed to only 38 references to tithe/tithes in the Scripture? While I cannot cover all 140 biblical references in this chapter, I will highlight some of them to give you insight into Israel’s money practices.
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