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A dozen Key Facts about tithe in the Bible and in the church that you must know:

By: Hartley Edorodion



A dozen Key Facts about tithe in the Bible and in the church that you must know:
 
1. Tithe is another form of indulgence in the church – like purgatory and simony in the 15th century before the reformers.
2. Tithe in the church is extortion. It is a SCAM. We will understand when the market women fall in because they are uneducated and cannot read and understand the Bible. What we do not understand is how the educated ones fall in also, maybe they are bewitched (Galatians 3:1)
3. Tithe in the church is deception from the pit of hell.
4. Tithe is one of the 613 laws (Hebrews 7:5) in the Old Testament that Christians are freed from (Galatians 3:13). Let no one deceives you that tithe is not one of the laws. Jesus also refers to tithe as one of the laws in Matthew 23:23 when He was talking to the scribes and the Pharisees who are under the law (1 Corinthians 9:20) about their religion. But Christ had redeemed us from the curse of the laws (Galatians 3:13) and that includes Malachi 3:9. And Let no one deceives you with Genesis 14:20. Abraham did not give a tenth of money. Abraham did not give a tenth of his personal wealth though he had so much wealth. Abraham gave a tenth only once in a lifetime. Abraham only gave a tenth of spoils from war once in a lifetime to Melchizedek. It was never a regular practice as the brethren are told today in those churches. So, the tenth Abraham gave is different from the tithe in the church today. The tithe in the church today is what we are talking about and not the tenth of Abraham.
5. Tithe brings condemnation to those Christians that tithe because it brings them under the law. The law brings condemnation and that is the reason Jesus came to become the end of the law for us that believeth (Romans 10:3-4). And it is freedom from the laws that gave us adoption as sons (Galatians 4:5).
6. Those Christians that tithe are actually the ones under the curse of the law because they cannot continue in all the laws to do them (Galatians 3:10).
7. Tithe contradicts the work of Christ as a gift. It makes salvation not free anymore. Common sense, do you not know that when an obligatory percentage is attached to an appreciation for a gift, it becomes a payment. That so-called gift is not a gift anymore. But salvation is a gift, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). And Jesus says it is finished in John 19:30. So, if it is a gift and it is finished, nothing of yours is needed. And Colossians 2:10 says we are complete in Jesus.
8. Tithe was never done with money in the Bible. It was only done with farm produce. You should agree with me that no one should have the right to change the Bible (Revelation 22:18-19). So, if people should tithe, they should use farm produce and not money. God warned against the use of money for tithing in Deuteronomy 14:22-29. Let no one deceives you that that time was an agricultural economy, and this time is a money economy. Money was first mentioned in the Bible as far as Genesis chapter 17.
9. Tithe brings a lack of commitment. It makes the tither thinks and concludes that he has done so much by bringing 10 per cent. What is 10 per cent? You will agree with me that 10 per cent is not any commitment. 10 per cent is too small for Christians to give. People sacrifice their lives for the gospel in the New Testament. The tithers are bragging over 10 per cent. What is 10 per cent compared to what Christ did for you? What is 10 per cent compared to eternity with Christ? Try 20 per cent. Try 50 per cent. Try 100 per cent. But freely.
10. Tithe brings greed and false churches like what we see today. Remove tithe and see the true churches of Jesus. Remove tithe and see the true men of God.
11. It is the gospel of mammon, the gospel of money. It takes people attention from God and brings it towards money. Have you not heard the testimony of the tither before, how all the glory is giving to their effort and their money? Because they are tithing – that simply implies because of their 10 per cent, because of their money, because of their effort. What about the mercy of God? What about God? The reality is that tithe does not make any tither richer. If it makes them richer, Dangote, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Page, and Jack Ma Yun of Alibaba should have been their house boys. Maybe Dangote, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Page, and Jack Ma Yun of Alibaba do not even tithe. If Dangote, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gate, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Page, and Jack Ma Yun of Alibaba do not tithe and they are as rich as they are today, meaning the God of the tither is unfair or he is weak. The tither ends up working for the unbelievers. Tithe only makes the receiver or the collector richer. I do not want to mention names. You know them. They build schools that your children cannot attend except the children of occult men and politicians. Apostle Paul called the tither foolish in Galatians 3:1-3 because they have gone back again to the law after being set freed by the Lord Jesus Christ.
12. Jesus did not preach tithe and none of the early apostles did. Jesus did not collect a tithe from anyone and none of the early apostles did. Let no one deceives you with Matthew 23:23. You are neither a scribe nor a pharisee. You are not a hypocrite. Jesus was talking to the scribes and the Pharisees - who are under the laws (1 Corinthians 9:20) - about their religion (Judaism) and Jesus says woe to them. Jesus was not talking to the Christians. Jesus would have faced Peter, James, John, and His other disciples if He was talking to the Christians. Jesus says in Luke 18:10-14 that the publican who does not tithe goes home justified instead of the Pharisee that tithe. The Pharisee tithes in their religion but the Christians do not tithe instead we look up to Jesus who is the author and the finisher of our faith and accept His righteousness by faith. The Pharisees are ignorant of God's righteousness, and they go about establishing their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God (Romans 10:3). But Jesus Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to we Christians that believeth (Romans 10:4). Christians only give free will offering (Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Matthew 10:8; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; Malachi 1:11).

 

Serious Note:
Tithe contradicts the New Testament in Every way and as such every true church of Jesus Christ must remove tithe from the church. If you are a preacher or a pastor and you are reading this message, do not be afraid and do not be greedy and do not get angry and do not be bitter. Do not fight God. Read history, the Catholic church enjoyed indulgence like purgatory and simony for nearly 1000 years. God changed the situation when the time was ripe – even with the same Catholic priest like Martin Luther, John Huss, John Knox, John Calvin, and so many other reformers.

 

God being silent this while does not mean He likes it. The Pentecostal pastors and preachers have enjoyed tithe for so long, but heaven is angry and weeping over it. God is about changing this now. Do not fight God. The earlier you repent and change the better it will be for you and your congregation. And never you think how you will sponsor the church. Jesus must sponsor His church. If we are going well, you will go well as well. We do not collect tithe and we are going well.

 

The problem is not 10 per cent, it is very alright if 10 per cent or more percentage is brought to the church every month as a free offering. The problem is that word or that law “tithe”. Tithe brings the children (Christians) whom the Son (Jesus) hath set free under the law again. Tithe brings the Christians under restriction and limitation. You remember the words of Jesus, "Freely ye have received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8). There should be no restriction nor limitation to brethren again under the New Testament.

 

Now, the conclusion is, look up to Jesus who is the author and the finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2). Jesus is the end of the law for us (Romans 10:4). Do not be ignorant of God's righteousness and do not go about establishing your own righteousness which is of the law (Romans 10:3). Let us submit ourselves unto the righteousness of God (Romans 10:3).
Disclaimer:

 

This article is not for anyone to give less to the kingdom of God (2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Luke 6:38). It is not for anyone to be selfish towards God. It is not for anyone to be hostile towards God. It is for everyone to give even more to God but freely and not with the fear and condemnation of curse with a curse. Christians are free from every curse (Galatians 3:13).


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