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Tithes and Offerings

There is much misunderstanding and apprehension, even acrimony, regarding the matter of tithes and offerings as it applies to those professing faith today. There are, however, simple, Biblical, godly answers to all questions and concerns for those who believe. For those who do not believe, the truth has no place to settle and can bring no peace:

“To the pure all things are pure. But to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled” (Titus 1:15 MKJV).

Aside from technical, legalistic argument about whether tithes apply to us today, the essence of the matter is the connection made with God as the Provider of all things in our lives. By the giving of our physical things, we acknowledge and honor Him, transcending theory or lip-service, and are blessed by the opportunity to exercise God-given faith. Tithes are representative of nothing less than the meeting of Heaven and earth and the circuitry that accomplishes the great transformation within as we walk by faith in Christ.

It is the acknowledgement of His Lordship, without which we are all lost and without hope. It is the representation of the fact that our lives, and all that is ours, are from Him and are His. Without such works of honoring and acknowledging God, our faith is dead. If our faith is dead, so are we.

There are some who complain that tithes are used by unscrupulous men to enrich or pay themselves wages. That is undoubtedly true. However, let us not use the false and corrupt example of many to negate or destroy what is true and good. There are many false representations of Christ, yet He is above them all, resplendent in glory, King of kings forever. We must not let liars deprive us of the Truth.

We must also recognize that, as there are unscrupulous men receiving tithes, there are those who give them with impure motives, in hope of carnal rewards and/or acceptance by men. This is not the giving honored by God.

There are some who say that tithes no longer exist, because not spoken of as required in the New Testament. But here is what Paul, who never tossed out the Law of God as some think, referred to from the “Old” Testament as applicable truth:

“For the Scripture says, ‘You shall not muzzle an ox threshing grain,’ and, ‘The worker is worthy of his wages’” (1 Timothy 5:18 EMTV).

Paul did not discard these injunctions because they were “old,” but used them presently to instruct us in what is good. That is because, as he said elsewhere, the Law is good (1 Timothy 1:8). He is not talking about legalism, but the eternal truth of God. Tithes and offerings are no more passé than the Ten Commandments, and are a reflection of their very essence.

What the Lord Has Taught Us About Tithes and Offerings

This question is posed to us by one wondering how the Old Testament Law applies. She is convinced that giving is good, but wants to know where and how one should give. We answer her question.

Victor shares his spiritual beginnings with Lew White, the author of Fossilized Customs, relating also how the Lord taught him to tithe, contrary to Lew’s teaching. Lew explains the reasoning behind his teaching, which Victor effectively answers, showing that the problem is an internal one for Lew, and not with God’s teaching found in the Scriptures.

False Teacher – Russell Earl Kelly: A Taboo Teacher of Tripe

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a Ph.D. Russell Kelly takes on the subject of tithing and has no shame in perverting what the Bible says, because, after all, he is a doctor of theology. It’s his job to explain away what God intended for us to know, believe, and live by.

See how these inventors of anti-Christ and anti-Biblical doctrine try to shine as lights in a counterfeit worship so as to be praised by simpletons whose god is retention and gain of goods.

 

  1. Laurel Curtis June 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I am concerned for your soul. How can you spend so much time debunking and deriding another man’s servant(s)? Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life. There is one man you are commanded to judge and it is yourself. God has never “called” a man to call out other Christian’s shortcomings or faults. Work on yourself, Gal 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

    1. Laurel, you don’t have a clue, yet you open your mouth wide, as many fools do. Why? Because you hate righteous judgment. Why? Because you love your sins, which are many.

      You have no concern whatsoever for my soul. If you did, you would know the Truth and if you knew the Truth, you would then love me because I’m One with The Truth. You would know where I stand. As it is, you’re blind, thrashing in the dark, presuming to do your “Christian” duty before God, whom you think to do service, but fight the Light all the way.

      I’ve been appointed to reprove the darkness and have no fellowship with them. I have been appointed to judge righteous judgment, and YOU, my friend, have been given over to partner with darkness and judge after the appearance, the only way you know.

      Being One with Jesus Christ, I sit on His throne and judge with Him, on His behalf, and rejoice in that which is both my duty and privilege.

      You don’t rightly divide the Word of Truth; you make a mockery of the Lord and cause His Name to be blasphemed. You are no representation of Him in any respect, not one. Hypocrite. First, take the beam out of your eye, and then you’ll be able to see that you have no right, no power, no ability, no knowledge or understanding to judge another, not knowing the difference between good and evil, those who serve God and those who don’t.

      I’m sure that those you criticize me for judging are not Christian, but false brothers, like you, and here I judge you now. That’s why I post this, not merely for your sake but for the sakes of those who can appreciate the Truth.

      You have judged me, a True Servant of the Lord, and here you are, rebuking me for judging servants of God? How dark and foolish you are, Laurel.

      You need to read and read and read at ThePathofTruth and learn. You need to seek God, dive into the Scriptures, fast, pray, and repent of your gods, which are many. But no, because I’m in Christ and speaking by Him, I know you, and you are far from doing what is needful, godly, and right. Laurel, you’re a religious phony, worshipping the Lord with your lips but your heart is far, far from Him.

      Go your way; continue to fellowship with the workers of iniquity; walk in your lawlessness; plead the cause of substitutionary works and perish with them. That is your pleasure and not God and the saints. You have nothing to do with the sons of Heaven. Thus says the Risen Lord Jesus Christ.

      Proverbs 1:24-33 MKJV
      (24) Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out My hand, and no one paid attention;
      (25) but you have despised all My advice and would have none of My warning.
      (26) I also will laugh at your trouble; I will mock when your fear comes;
      (27) when your fear comes as a wasting away, and your ruin comes like a tempest when trouble and pain come upon you.
      (28) Then they shall call upon Me, and I will not answer; they shall seek Me early, but they shall not find Me;
      (29) instead, they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD.
      (30) They would have none of My counsel; they despised all My correction,
      (31) and they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own desires.
      (32) For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them.
      (33) But whoever listens to Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

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