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Are You Cursed if You Don’t Tithe?

 
 

Will a man rob God? Yet YOU have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.

Well my goodness! I certainly don’t want to be guilty of Robbing the Creator!

But What does the Bible say about Tithing?

There are those who are not religious and don’t tithe, and therefore may chose to sit this one out. But I do urge all to consider this material, because it shows how institutionalized ideologies can affect our way of life. Though we have all been told something all our lives, things are not always what they seem.

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Originally posted 2007-12-15 18:21:37.

47Comments on “Are You Cursed if You Don’t Tithe?”
  1. D.C. Williams 28th October 2009 11:21 pm

    Very well said. I had known about this subject for some time. It is sad that most believers don’t read for themselves and depend on misinterpretation of scriptures. Hopefully, more believers will realize the information in your article and practice the facts instead of the traditions of men.

  2. Robert Lytle 28th October 2009 11:22 pm

    I sent this article to my small e-mail list before I even read it, because after reading “the 72 rule” and other of your oeuvre, I have confidence that what you’ll say will be informative as well as high in quality & integrity. It isn’t necessary for me to agree totally with a man to be able to just enjoy the privilege of his thoughts and how he arrived at them.I have been a student of Scripture for 41 years & 39 under the teaching of our late prophet, William Marrion Branham of Jeffersonville,IN & Tucson,AZ.(Just google his name and see how many violently disagree with him)!Worse even is giving to the likes of those mentioned by Paul:IICor11:20 and reproaching himself,too, later,chap12:13-18.GOD is in His Word!Heb13:8 Maranatha

  3. Larry Gary 28th October 2009 11:28 pm

    Ok Luke 6:38 tells us to give and it will be given unto you; good measured, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. That sounds like not having enough room to recieve. (running over)So I guess you are going to say Jesus was talking about something else.

    For those of you all that beleive that the Old Testament does not apply to us today really need to pray that God gives you wisdom and revelation. How can we allow a child of Satan (those who has not confessed Christ as there Lord and saviour) to give us financial advice concerning the church.

    You have to understand that those people were an agraiain society they needed rain and also needed to their plants to grow. So that is where you get the analogy of farming.

    You say that there are a lot of people giving donations to churches, and that may be true, but why should or why would unsaved people who cannot perceive or receive the things of God finance the Kingdom of God?

    The writer of this article is like a theology teacher, all he know is history. He is not empowered by the Holy Spirit who reveals the mysteries and deep things of God. I am going to keep on tithing!!

  4. Free Your Mind 28th October 2009 11:31 pm

    Larry,

    Let me address your post point by point.

    First, Luke 6:38 doesn’t have anything to do with telling people that they are “cursed” if they don’t tithe. If a preacher believes in this verse, then he should preach it. But telling a congregation that the Bible requires it’s members to give 10% of their money, or anything else (which it does not) is coercion.

    Second. No one said that the Old Testament does not apply to us today. My commentary was on the Mosaic Law. But since you believe in the Old Testament so strongly, then let us look at what it says.

    The Old Testament CLEARLY states (as I gave reference) that the nation consumed their own tithes! They SHARED their tithes with the priests. They only GAVE tithes in the THIRD year. This point stands, whether or not the society was agrarian (WHICH IS NOT EVEN TRUE) or not. So if you were going by the Old Testament (that you say applies to us), then you would share your tithe with the pastor/priest/preacher and would only GIVE your tithes in the third year.

    If YOU want to give it every year, that is YOUR choice, but the Bible didn’t REQUIRE it (show me where I’m wrong). It is not a preachers place to pick and choose “certain” scriptures in the Bible to teach. So once again, to tell someone they are cursed for not doing so is dishonest. A Child of Satan is dishonest. A Child of God exposes dishonesty.

    Third, I never said that unsaved people have to finance the church. Saved people can donate to a church, just as well as unsaved can. Also, if we look in the New Testament as I referenced in Acts… No one in the land lacked. Why? Because the people sold their possessions and divided the money up evenly amongst everyone. So therefore the people who were poor “received” money from those that had abundance. Is this the picture of the church today?

    It seems as if you went through my entire article, and picked out 2 or 3 points you wanted to rebuttal and left the rest.

    But with that being said, I am always open to learning. So if you are “empowered by the Holy Spirit” please shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    I asked the question “Are You Cursed If You Don’t Tithe?”

    It doesn’t say so in the scripture (that I can find). Can you or someone else, reveal this “mystery” and “deep thing” of God to us?

  5. Ellen 28th October 2009 11:33 pm

    Hi. My church is an independent church and does not receive any support from other groups or organisations or outside individuals. It stands by faith believing that as long as the Word of God is preached, it will stand by God’s grace. Tithes and offerings has sustained our church simply because it was taught to its members. Taught, not coerced.

    When tithing was preached, I was convicted to obey. Not only because of the curse or the blessing but more so because I love God. You can give without loving but you can not love without giving. How do then do we give? When we feel like giving only? God does not need our tithes and offerings because everything is His anyway. What He wants is our obedience to His words.

    Old testament or New, they are God’s words. I don’t come with scriptures and history, but my words come from the heart. And so far, my obedience has kept me to Him. I’ve finally returned! God bless you!

  6. Free Your Mind 28th October 2009 11:43 pm

    Thank you Robert. I really appreciate you doing that, and I hope you enjoyed the tithe article. I will have to check out William Branham and see what he and his violent opposition are talking about. Thanks for the added scriptures also! Now THAT…. is just truth!

  7. mike elliott 16th December 2009 3:45 am

    I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW SOME TEACHERS AND PASTORS, CAN CALL THEM SELVES THAT.IF THEY DONT STUDY THE TRUTH. THEY JUST KEEP TEACHING WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT.

    THANKS MIKE ELLIOTT,

    COULD YOU PLEASE RESPOND ?

  8. Rod 26th January 2010 4:49 am

    You seem very smart. Got questions. If the priest are the robers as you suggest …. how? the priest didn’t work or farm..or did they? if they did not earn how could they rob?

  9. Free Your Mind 26th January 2010 5:26 pm

    You are correct. The priests didn’t work or farm.

    The farmers would bring their tithes (1/10th of the food set aside) to the priests. The priests would then take the tithe into the storehouse to be stored.

    So the way the priests can rob God is to

    #1. Not bring the FULL tithe into the storehouse… or

    #2. Take tithes out of the storehouse… or allow other people to get the tithes that should have been reserved for just the Levites (as described in Neh. 10: 37-39)

    When God made the statement “Yet ye have robbed me” He was talking to the priests, not the nation. That’s why he said, “bring ye ALL the tithes into the storehouse.” As opposed to just bringing some of them.

    The priests are the only ones who could have been “robbing” God. Remember… Rob means to take something that is already there… it doesn’t mean not to pay back what is owed.

  10. Free Your Mind 26th January 2010 5:31 pm

    Well… they SHOULDN’T be calling themselves teachers, but unfortunately they do.

    Some of them don’t study the truth… they just go along with what has been told (just like most of the congregation does).

    But I’m sure a lot of them DO know the truth about tithing. But they don’t want to lose their money. A lot of Churches would go under if they didn’t have people giving them money for fear of being cursed.

    So… they just keep it a secret and move on.

    But….

    What else could they be hiding? hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  11. fernando 23rd March 2010 5:24 am

    Matt,
    Thank you for posting the truth, Thank you Thank you!

  12. Ron 18th May 2010 11:06 am

    A couple of points to be noted:
    1. Tithing did not begin with the mosaic law, but with Abram & Melchizedek 400 before the law.
    2. Food was brought as the tithe because it was an agrarian society, live stock was of greater value and was actually a true measure of wealth.
    3. The tithe was brought annually and on every third year because crops don’t grow weekly.
    4. Malachi was not written solely to the priests, Malachi 1 begins with “The burden of the word of the Lord TO ISRAEL by Malachi”
    • And if it were the priests who robbed God why would rain, care for their crops, and fruit be of any significance to the Levites, did they make their living through agriculture or was their inheritance the tithe?
    5. What’s your interpretation of this scripture?
    • 1 Corinthians 9:13-14 “13Don’t you know that those who work in the temple get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? 14In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.”
    6. Lastly why is it fine for those who work in every other field to make money commensurate to the work they do to support their families and to live comfortably, but not for Pastors?
    • Pastors work beyond 40hrs, 5 days a week
    • They are always at the beck & call of congregants
    • They spend countless hours with countless people
    7. Those spoken of as “robbing God” are those who benefit from God and the work of the priests yet don’t bring anything into the temple – comparable to a congregant who wants to come to church and be lead in worship with music, sit in chairs, feel the a/c or heat, be able to see because of lights, call the pastor when they want their house blessed, kids prayed for, visited while in the hospital, marriage officiated, funeral officiated, marriage counseled, spiritual teaching, spiritual advice, baptized, baby dedicated, and biblical classes taught to them, yet don’t give anything because of bad interpretations and taking scriptures out of context to suit their own continued selfishness. There are a lot of Pastors who abuse finances and have made many look bad and have hurt people. But you can’t twist scripture to mean what you want it to mean and lead people astray.

    Bless you bro.

  13. Free Your Mind 18th May 2010 7:42 pm

    I will address your comment point by point

    1. I am aware of this. But the first time tithing was made a LAW was the mosaic LAW. So that is what I addressed in my article. Abram giving a tithe to Melchizedek does not require people today to do so under penalty of being cursed. Keep in mind Ron, that what Abram gave Melchizedek was Not Even From His Own Goods! They were the goods recovered from Sodom. So that doesn’t even apply to a person giving from their own income.

    2. A. No it wasn’t. Check the link that I provided earlier in my response to Larry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6PG-K_l7Q
    B. Even it it was, the tithe (food or money) was shared with the priests. (as outlined in my article) So when you tithe… do you share your tithe with the preacher as clearly outlined in the Bible?

    3. If the tithe was brought annually, don’t you think it would be a little redundant to also say that it was brought every third year? Please allow me.

    The tithe was “set aside” every year annually by the people in the nation and was eaten (and shared with the priests) in a place chosen by God. In the THIRD year (the year of tithing) the tithe (food set aside) was given to the priests. This is clearly outlined in Deut. 14:22-29. and Deuteronomy 26:11-13. You can’t escape that fact. If tithe was given every year, why would the scripture explicitly state that the tithe is to be given in the 3rd year?

    4. :) The scripture says the BURDEN OF THE WORD OF THE LORD to Israel. The scripture does not say THE WORD OF THE LORD TO ISRAEL. Those 2 don’t mean the same. And if you read the rest of Malachi, you will see that because of the Priests actions of disobeying the Lord’s Words, those very words became a burden to the Nation.

    Once again, you can’t escape this. You can’t take Malachi 1:1 and try to juxtapose it over the whole book and “cancel out” the other chapters and verses. Malachi 1:6-7 and Malachi 2:1, which came AFTER Malachi 1:1 CLEARLY show that God was talking to the priests. Can you show me where in the book that it indicates that God stopped talking to the priests and started talking to the nation?

    You asked the question about the Levites, “did they make their living through agriculture or was their inheritance the tithe?” The tithe WAS agriculture so I’m not sure how to answer that.

    Now rain, care for their crops, and fruit should have be a concern for everybody. Because without crops everyone starves (whether the society is agrarian or not).

    5. My interpretation is that a anyone (including a preacher) should make a living in the field that they work in. This is why I don’t have a problem with wealthy preachers who make an abundant living selling tapes, CD’s, DVD and whatever else. However… I do have a problem with preachers “bearing false witness” to their congregation by telling them to give 10 percent of their money to a church to keep from being cursed and getting rich from it.

    6. This question should be addressed to someone who claims that it is wrong for preachers to make money commensurate to the work they do to support their families and to live comfortably.

    7. Ron… what Biblical documentation do you have that, “Those spoken of as “robbing God” are those who benefit from God and the work of the priests yet don’t bring anything into the temple”???

    As for all of the rest of the stuff that you are talking about, it is pretty bad. But I don’t see how it applies to my article, nor do I see how it applies to a person who actually reads the scriptures and “Studies to shew themselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth” as opposed to just going along with what they are being told out of ignorance and fear.

    I hope that I have answered all of your points. Please let me know if I have missed anything and I look forward to your answer to my questions.

  14. Gary Arnold 31st October 2010 8:30 pm

    First, we are not under the curse of Malachi. Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…”

    There were actually 3 tithes.

    First Tithe: Leviticus 27:30-33, Numbers 18. This was a yearly tithe. A tenth of crops and animals in herds and flocks, to be taken to the Levites.

    Second Tithe: Deuteronomy 14:22-27 – The Festival Tithe. This was a tenth of the crops. Add to this tenth was the firstborn animals (but not a tenth).

    Third Tithe: Deuteronomy 14:28-29 – The Three-Year Tithe aka The Poor Tithe. Every three years a tenth of the crops was to remain at their home (or within the gates of the city). No mention of animals in this tithe.

    Three different tithes, each with different requirements.

    Those who use Malachi 3 always want to start with verse 8. But verse 7 is extremely important. That is where God is referring to His ordinances. Those ordinances were nailed to the cross; therefore, the part of Malachi referring to robbing God of tithes and offerings has no bearing to Christians.

    Many say that in Biblical times they didn’t have money and that the economy was based on bartering of goods and services. That is not so. The Bible shows they not only had money, but that money was used as a common way of doing business.

    According to the International Bible Encyclopedia, the days of mere bartering ended before the days of Abraham.

    Here are just a few examples from The Word to show they did, in fact, use money in Biblical times.

    The tithing law itself proves they had both money and a marketing system for buying and selling their crops and animals (Deuteronomy 14:24-26).

    THE PURCHASE OF LAND BY ABRAHAM – Genesis 23:15-16

    THE PURCHASE OF LAND BY JACOB – Genesis 33:19

    JOSEPH WAS SOLD TO THE ISHMEELITES – Genesis 37:28

    A MONEY OFFERING TO BE USED FOR THE SERVICE OF THE TABERNACLE – Exodus 30:14-16,

    USING SHEKEL OF SILVER TO VALUE A RAM – Leviticus 5:15

    THE FOLLOWING VERSES REFER TO WAGES: Genesis 29:15, Genesis 30:28, Genesis 31:7-8, Genesis 31:41, Exodus 2:9, Leviticus 19:13, Malachi 3:5, etc.

    THEY HAD A MONEY STANDARD

    There are several places in Scripture indicating that scales were used to weigh metals and other items. The Law of Moses, for example, commands Jews not to use dishonest standards, but instead, to use honest scales and honest weights. (See also Deut. 25:13-15; Job 6:2-3; 31:6; Psa. 62:9; Prov. 11:1; 16:11; 20:10, 23; Isa. 40:12; 46:6; and Jer. 32:10).

    Tithing ended when the Levitical priesthood ended, at Calvary, per Hebrews 7:5,12,18.

  15. Del 5th November 2010 8:18 am

    Wow, Amen to that Ellen. God bless you.

  16. Denise 20th February 2012 4:39 pm

    I’ve learned to pratice the Bible based facts, so I started reading the Bible. Proverbs 4:4-7. Wisdom is the principal thing.

  17. Carolyn Blue 3rd April 2012 9:08 pm

    Very good article, this is what TBN evangelist need to start preaching, so that they can turn their ears away from fables. I would love to read your article about seed faith believers, I honestly don’t believe if I give to a ministry a 100 dollars God will give me back a hundredfold. My Heavenly Father has taught me, that He knows the things I have need of before I even ask Him, thus I trust in Him, for He will provide all my needs.

  18. Olin Reiswig 1st August 2012 8:12 pm

    Keep up the superb work, I read few posts on this web site and I believe that your site is real interesting and has lots of good info.

  19. Donald 14th August 2012 5:32 pm

    Hi I just read your article and I must say it was well done, very informative and understandable, keep up the good work and God bless

  20. Tonye TAMUNO 10th September 2012 6:49 am

    You cannot be cursed for not paying tithe as a truly born again christian but you will not get blessed. Also I strongly advise that you don’t mislead people with a mystery just like tax which your forefathers have been paying all the way. Please do more research especially in the new testament and you will find out tithe is more than what you see in the Law of Moses. Please don’t mislead people and also try to get revelation from the Word of God, not just the letter. Tithe in the kingdom is like elementary maths as stated by Jesus in the New Testament and this is not to be contested. Please my prayer for you is that the veil will be taken off our eyes; I once didn’t agree that we should still be tithing now, but thank God, the Almighty God opened my spiritual understanding and today am a free man. By the way your company and government take their share of taxes first before giving you the remainder, hahaha. So please let’s do more research in God’s Word. Thank you.

  21. Free Your Mind 11th September 2012 3:28 pm

    Tonye,

    My article is full of research. The scriptures are documented all through the article. You haven’t refuted any of them. As a matter of fact, based on your first statement which started off, “You cannot be cursed for not paying tithe as a truly born again christian” you actually agree with me!

    Also, when you say, “Also I strongly advise that you don’t mislead people with a mystery just like tax which your forefathers have been paying all the way.” YOU are in fact misleading people. The forefathers where not paying tax all the way. Federal income tax was not paid until 1862. That is a fact. Unless you have other info to bring to the table.

    Your opinion seems to be right along with that of Larry Gary (earlier commenter), which is:

    “Well… sure, the Bible’s words support your point… but… if you had the Holy Spirit, then you would realize the “MYSTERY” behind the scripture. Sure, the Bible says one thing… but once we get spiritual understanding, we will realize that we should do another.”

    Well hey… if you all are so spiritual, that it overrides the scriptures that you all claim to believe in, then more power to you. The only purpose of my article was to point out that the scriptures don’t support what is being told to the masses. I can’t argue against your “spiritual understanding.”

  22. Athena 17th September 2012 12:24 am

    I went to church this morning and the pastor said if you don’t tithe you are stiff necked, walking in rebellion, and under a curse. This upset me so much and I believe God had me read this article. I believe these are heresies pushed by greedy pastors.

  23. Joel 29th September 2012 5:26 pm

    You have done some good research but it is all broken up (or in pieces). Some would suggest you maybe trying to twist the word. But you good insight into detail of the bible.

    Anyway I would like to present a few comments to your article right off the top of my head.

    1. If one had to tithe I believe it is harder to tithe every three years than tithing every one year. The proportion after three years is much, much, more greater than one years worth.
    2. Even if Malachi was refering the Levites or priests; the priests has to have tithes in order to robbed god and the nation. Thus is the responsibility of the nation to provide the tithes; regardless let god have his vengence not take it to your own hands I believe god is better at it.
    3. The government take alot more taxes than tithes but since we are labeled citizens we bear them; even though most of us complain. But there are paid whether we like it or not.
    4. I am with you I am not of the old but of the new (Jesus). The new did not replace the old but was built off of the old. Ex: The two greatest commandments incorporates the ten commandaments. In other words if you follow the two; you implicitly end up following the ten commandments.
    5. I am no isrealite since I am not born in Isreal but am ok with being the gentile that I am. We all have been granted salvation in Jesus Christ and that all that matters.
    6. Now come back on ways the church can support it self through non profit and government aids. But this also increases the taxes along with welfare which is constantly hurting the middleclass since the government got to have funding for this too.
    7. You do not believe you are cursed for not tithing (unless you vowed to do so and reneged) but it is always a blessing to blessed others. Although food helps but money goes alot further with the church and in this world and does not have an expiration date.

    Regards,

  24. Free Your Mind 29th September 2012 11:57 pm

    Hello Joel,

    Thanks for your comment.

    To address your points. It isn’t harder to tithe every three years than one, unless you are tithing for all three years. Remember, the tithe was food. Now, I seriously doubt that people were preserving their food 3 years at the time to give to a the priests.

    Also, I demonstrated that Malachi was in fact referring to the priests. So the point is, if a preacher tells you that the nation was cursed because THEY didn’t tithe, and therefore YOU must tithe, it is not Biblical.

    Also, are you suggesting that we allow the church to have our tithe even if it’s not biblically required because the Church is our government? The church (while it’s an extension of government control nowadays) is not going to throw you in jail if you don’t pay what they claim is a tithe. So these are two seperate issues.

    As I explained in my articles, many churches bring in millions of dollars every year (even outside of tithes). A Christian can’t tell me on one hand that they believe that Jesus fed 5000 people with five barley loaves, and two small fishes, yet on the other hand say that they don’t believe a church full of people can survive unless their congregation is tricked into giving away 10% of their money in direct contradiction to what the Bible says. The bottom line is… either you believe in the Bible or you don’t.

    And according to the scriptures contained within, you are not cursed if you don’t tithe.

  25. laurence jones 2nd July 2013 1:17 pm

    My dear friend, I have teaching and preaching this truth for years and am called things that would make WWE wrestlers plush. I pray one day that others like myself and those faithful believers who understand and embrace this truth will come together to disband Satans hold on the minds of many, some unknowingly, other uncaringly. The tithe (modern) is a sanctioned form of religious extortion as taught by most preachers who threaten people with a now defunct curse never intended for the Chruch that Jesus Christ established. May the Lord continually smile upon you.

  26. Free Your Mind 8th July 2013 3:37 pm

    Thanks Laurence,

    “Religious Extortion” That is the best way to articulate the modern day tithe. I do appreciate your comment, and may the Lord continually smile on you also.

  27. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:01 am

    It tells me two things when bible illiterate Christians think they can be cursed with a curse from the Old Testament under a different covenant. They have never read Galatians chapter three verse thirteen Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, which includes the tithe law. Secondly Christ did not praise the tithing Pharisees in Matthew 23;23 and they were under the Old Covenant law. He also said tithing was the least of the (Old Covenant) Laws, before mercy and faith.
    Furthermore, you cannot rob God since Romans 8:32 declares God because of His Son freely gives us all things. Read your entire bibles and figure out what Covenant redeemed Gentiles are under my gosh.

  28. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:06 am

    You must not have read Romans 10:4 Christ is the END of the law for righteousness for all who believe. Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law,
    Galatians 3:13 pretty much voids the curse in Malachi.
    You can’t talk out of both sides of your mouth. If the Old Covenant and Old Testament applied to Christians they would be stoned to death for not keeping the Saturday Sabbath, Jewish Pass Over and male circumcision law.

  29. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:12 am

    You miss the point. Christians need to understand who God and Jesus were speaking to and what Covenant they are under. If they fail to understand what Covenant they are under they miss out on God’s grace and can fall backwards into legalism which they are freed from
    Read Acts. 13:39, Galatians 3:13, Galatians 5:4, Romans 10:4 Romans 8:3

  30. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:13 am

    If every Christian read their entire bibles cover to cover they would know what Covenant they are under and what Paid in full means.

  31. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:16 am

    I don’t know what churches you have experienced but I never saw a Pastor at the average pew sitters beck and call,e esp. in Mega-churches of course unless they are huge tithe payers.

  32. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:18 am

    Hey spoon fed folks with a bad case of bible illiteracy. There is no way and I mean NOOOOOOO WAY to rob God since Romans 8:32 declares God with his SON FREELY GIVES US ALL THINGS.

  33. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:25 am

    All they had to do was read Galatians 3:13 to know Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.. this includes the tithe law.
    And it is there fault for not reading their entire bibles word for word to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Romans 10:4 Christ is the END of the law for all who believe.
    We now have the Holy Spirit which has replaced the Leviticus law, to lead and guide us into all truth which is better than the external Old Covenant Mosaic law.
    2nd Corinthians 3:6
    He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life.
    The Old Covenant ended in death of countless animals and folks being stoned to death for not keeping the Saturday Sabbath or being keeping the male circumcision law. Keeping the Pass Over was commanded by God to do forever, but not one redeemed Gentile Christian was under those laws or given that commandment.

  34. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:29 am

    What do you mean you will not get blessed if you don’t tithe? It is just the opposite if you tithe to try to earn your righteousness.

    Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”

    The bible says falling backward to the law is rejecting grace and brings a curse. Galatians 5:4 says you have fallen from grace

    James 2:10 says if you try to keep one law and neglect the others you void all your blessings.

  35. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:33 am

    Take a look at the Forbes list of billionaires not many or Christians let alone tithers. What do you mean by you will not be blessed if you don’t tithe. That is a myth. 2nd Corinthians 9:7 said everyone can give as they decide or purpose. God loves a cheerful giver but the word is giver not tither. In Matthew 23:23 Jesus did not even praise the tithing Pharisees and this was way before he said Paid in full as in zero balance, zero balance means nothing owed.

  36. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:38 am

    I would not sit under any so-called Pastor who does not know the meaning of Jesus words on the cross Paid in full, or what covenant he is under. You might want to send him the bible verse Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law and Romans 8:32 Since God did not spare His Own Son but gave him up for us how surely he will also with Him (the Son) FREEEEEEELY GIVE US ALL THINGS.
    Note the Freely give us all things so it is not possible to rob God since he freely gives us all things. I do support giving just not a dead law abolished at the Cross. Romans 10:4 Christ is the END OF THE LAW for all who believe. We have the Holy Spirit as our guide if these bible illiterate Pastors would let Him to his guiding and leading.

  37. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:43 am

    Tithing is tantamount to being their sacred cow because they are counting on bible illiteracy and spoon-fed pew sitters too lazy to read their entire bibles cover to cover Genesis to Revelation. They need a better way to fund-raise or collect their pay other than throwing redeemed from the curse Christians under a curse that never applied to them in the first place.

  38. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:47 am

    Please someone tell us how these tithe legalist Grace robbers are any different from the Legalist Paul rebuked in Galatians chapter five verses one thru five?

  39. Grace for real 21st August 2013 7:58 am

    Also reading the entire bible cover to cover will cut down on being tricked with misquotes and verses out of context along with failing to understand the differences in the Old vs New Covenant. It is just shocking how many Christians take everything God said in the Old Testament as something he intends for us under a completely different different covenant.
    The Old Covenant= Performance and law keeping for your blessings and justification with God
    The New Covenant = Is an unconditional covenant Based on Jesus alone and the payment he made for us.

    Ephesians 2:9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
    Romans 10:4 Christ is the END of the law for righteousness for all who believe.
    Redeemed Christians have Jesus and the Holy Spirit to guide us internally. This is far better than the external laws in Leviticus under the Old Covenant.

  40. Grace for real 21st August 2013 8:02 am

    Romans 8:32 declares that God with His Son freely gives us all things so that is a myth that you must tithe to be blessed as if we have to pay God to bless us. Did we pay him to send Jesus to save us…? Heck NO.

  41. Grace for real 21st August 2013 8:10 am

    Galatians 4:24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to slaves; she is Hagar.

    Do these grace robbers get the above scripture, Hagar represents slavery and the law.

    Now read Galatians 4:30 Cast out the slave woman and her son.
    When they figure this out it will be a joyous day for redeemed Christians everywhere.

    If I sound too harsh pray for me, I’m just fed up with spiritual abuse and curses over God’s redeemed from the curse saved people. Those who would call me harsh have no problems with curses declared over them and all kinds of manipulation and guilt trips from these grace robbers.

  42. Grace for real 21st August 2013 8:17 am

    Fat chance of their giving up their sacred cash cow the tithes and tithing for dollars. The Prosperity Gospel has made many of them filthy rich and now watch Pastors of L.A.(Los Angeles. It is a Reality Show soon to come out this Sept. These Mega Pastors look like worldly movie stars. Look up the preview online and see their sunglasses, playing golf and mansions and expensive cars.

  43. Grace for real 21st August 2013 8:24 am

    If you tithe and break the other laws you are under a curse

    Galatians 3:10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”

    James 2;10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

    Good you on going to keep on tithing but the Jews had 613 laws goggle them by typing into your search box 613 Commandments or read Leviticus. If you are blogging on Saturday you would be stoned to death according to the Mosaic law that is not keeping the Sabbath rest.

  44. Grace for real 21st August 2013 8:29 am

    I meant good you keep the tithe law but if you do this to earn your right-standing with God and do not keep all the other laws in Leviticus (Mosaic laws) the bible says in Galatians 3:10 you are putting yourself under a curse by neglecting grace. Galatians 5:4 pretty much says the same thing! Beware of losing your grace in favor of your trying to own righteousness. if that was possible we would not need our Savior to say Paid in full for us.

  45. Grace for real 21st August 2013 8:36 am

    No one is good enough to earn their own way to God. Your tithe payments will not buy you salvation or daily grace because it is paid in full by Jesus. If you could pay your way by tithing Jesus would not have had to do it for us by dying a brutal death to bring us to God.

    Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

    Romans 10:3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.

    Romans 10:4 Christ is the END (END END ENd) of the law for righteousness for all who believe

  46. Cornelius 10th October 2014 11:34 pm

    I think we should not be causing controversies among believers. We should not claim to hear from God based on our view on Biblical subject. No one is cursed by God whether he/she gives tithe or not. To say that one is cursed if he/she gives tithe is not taught in the Bible. Jesus alluded to tithes but did not discuss it as obligation or that it will be done away with. Paul’s major problem with the Judaizers was about circumcision. The early Church did not discuss any issue about tithe or no tithe. The issue never came up. All were expecting Christ return. The mission was to preach the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They have no Cathedral or formal house of worship. Most Christian meetings were in somebody’s house. We should focus on important matter. Preach the gospel. We know we need money to build house of worship. The Apostles did not teach that we should do or not do. When Paul spoke about giving according to one’s ability, he was not laying down a new law of giving under grace. He was quoting from Deuteronomy. If you call your giving tithe or proportion, you are talking in technical term. $10 out of $100 is either 10%(tithe)or 10:100 (proportion).

  47. Cornelius 10th October 2014 11:45 pm

    Moreover, tithe or no tithe, proportion or no proportion does not lead to the Kingdom. Let us nurture God’s people and not tear each other apart. I am just tired of all accusation against each other in Christianity. No wonder, we do not gain new converts like Muslims, unbelievers, atheists, but we draw members from one congregation to another by convincing them they are not hearing the truth from their preachers about giving in the Church or one Church is traditional Church, one is modern. The only issue is that preachers should not manipulate members about giving money but teach how to give without manipulating God either by saying if you give $1 God is going to give you $100. God gives more than we expected. Let us stop these mess in the body of Christ. They do not bring anyone to Christ but confused those who do not believe.

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