James 3:1 Do not be many of you teachers, my brethren, knowing that we (teachers) shall receive heavier judgment.
“D” was focusing more on communion yesterday when talking about Gen. 14, then talked about the tithing aspect. Melchisedek brought out the bread and wine when meeting with Abram, so “D” said that was like communion. I don’t see how he came to that, but whatever. I need to add that he did say that we’re not under the law to tithe in the NT now, but he made it a point to say that Abram gave ALL because he had faith that his God would provide. So now the 10% went to ALL.
<because he questioned them> I do believe that they now understand that tithing is not biblical, but they’re doing damage control to still make people believe they have to give. For example, in the service that I sent you from 1/31, “T” starts out that we don’t have to tithe, but if a person has a problem giving 10% to God, then I have concern for their soul.
Why pick 10% out of the air when that was never taught by the apostles or given to any church in the epistles or Acts?
Why didn’t Abram record a tithe on his wealth in the context of Genesis 13?
(2) "Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold".
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you. Live where it pleases thee. 16 And ... he said, Behold, I have given <Abraham> a thousand pieces of silver. (silver and gold is money)
Exodus 30:13 This they shall give, every one that passes among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) a half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. 15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering to the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
So when they try to impose a 10% “measure”, they cannot go to the apostles who wrote Christ’s commands, they must refer to the covenant that was “disannulled” at the cross (Heb. 7), the “ordinances blotted out” (Col 3, Eph. 2:15).
33 I have desired no one’s silver or gold or clothing.
34 You yourselves know that >>>these hands of mine provided for my needs and the needs of those with me.
35 By all these things, I have shown you that by WORKING IN THIS WAY *WE* (ministers) must help the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, >>> ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts 4:36 Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Act 4:37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.
1Co 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.
"Transubstantiation" the act of a Catholic priest in magically turning the "host" into the actual body and blood of Christ.
"all are saved, nobody goes to hell",
"ye are gods": men become god-like.