Why Tithing Is a Big Scam in Christianity

 Why Tithing Is a Big Scam in Christianity

Warning: Don’t read only the headline, and in your typical attention deficit disorder, you rush to comment on what you have not read because of your religious programming. 

This Is Why The Levites And ONLY The Levites Were To Receive Tithes: The greatest attraction of people into Evangelical and Pentecostal ministry is tithe. It has attracted so many people who see it as a means of financial gain. If you try to teach Evangelicals and Pentecostals the truth of what Scripture says, they will cite Malachi 3:10:

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.”

But notice that that verse says, “That there may be food in My house.” It does not say that there may be money. 

Tithes are a strictly agricultural tax. And the only time Yeshua Hamasiach (Jesus Christ) mentions tithes, He mentioned them strictly in agricultural terms and only to the Pharisees who were under the law. We see this in Matthew 23:23:

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law–justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.”

There is no single instance of paying monetary tithes in Scripture. 

The only alternative to agricultural produce was alcoholic beverages. We see this in Deuteronomy 14:24-26:

“But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the LORD your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the LORD will choose to put his Name is so far away), then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose. Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.”

Why did God require the ancient Israelites to pay tithes of their farm produce? 

Joshua 13:14 gives the answer. 

“But to the tribe of Levi, he gave no inheritance, since the food offerings presented to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as he promised them.”

When the Israelites got to the Promised Land, God instructed Joshua not to apportion any land to the Levites. And because they had no land by which they could farm, God asked all the other tribes to bring a tithe of their agricultural harvest to the House of God so that the Levites could eat food and also perform the grain, meat, oil and wine sacrifices. 

That is why Malachi 3:10 uses the term “That there may be food in My house”. 

But you may ask, what about Abraham? Abraham did not tithe his income or his farm harvest. Abraham tithed ONCE. And he only tithed from military plunder, also called spoils of war, and we see this in Hebrews 7:4:

“Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!”

The disciples and the early Christians never collected tithes. They took free will offerings-Acts 2:44-45. Not one person in the New Testament is recorded as paying tithes. 

If a pastor justifies tithing using the Old Testament, ask them why they do not also justify polygamy since the Old Testament allows it-2 Samuel 12:8, or slavery-Deuteronomy 20:11, or other extreme forms of punishment for sexual offences-Leviticus 20:13. 

Finally, stop saying, ‘This Christianity is confusing’ or ‘I am just confused’. You are not confused. You are lazy. The reason why is because you listen to different pastors and prophets and men of God, but you do not read Scripture. As a result, you are “tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”-Ephesians 4:14.

Following the teachings of Yeshua is very easy. Pick up Scripture and read it for yourself. And then do what it says, no matter what anyone, whether Archbishop, Bishop, GO, or pastor, tells you to the contrary, using philosophy or some special spiritual insight God told them. 

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The worst thing anyone can tell you about Christianity is, ‘Do as your spirit leads’. If a spirit is asking you to do what Scripture and the Bible did not tell you, then what type of spirit is that? God gave us Scripture as a complete and thorough guide. Thst is what 2 Timothy 3:16 says. Any spirit telling you to do what Scripture did not tell you to do is suspicious. And God is not the Author of suspicion or confusion. 

By Reno Omokri

Gospeller. Business Insider Magazine’s Business Influencer of the Year, 2022. Deep Thinker. #1 Bestselling author of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years. Avid traveller. Hollywood Magazine Film Festival Humanitarian of the Year, 2019.

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