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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“a disannulling of a foregoing commandment" and the tithe.


Answering a pastor’s question  "Where does it say not to tithe?!"

He thought he had me, but lo and behold, God anticipated the straw man argument.

Let’s look at a passage used to teach tithing from the New Testament.
He quoted from the passage "indeed men here receive tithes". And then he shouted "Show me where they are taken out!" 

The answer was right there in the very passage he used.
It is in Hebrews 7, and the verse says:

 Heb. 7:18 For there is a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and un-profitableness.
WHAT  WAS THE "FOREGOING COMMANDMENT” only a few verses before?

7:5  And they indeed of the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law

That was where tithes were zeroed out. And he never responded.

I went on to ask how many verses can prove that any of Christ's apostles ever commanded monetary tithes from income, wages, or sales?  Again, ZERO! 

This is why every pastor should repent of this false doctrine and teach people giving by the Holy Spirit and not a law.  ESPECIALLY to the needs of others.

Here is another truth: we are not to add, twist, or diminish from what the apostles wrote, as they delivered the New Covenant. 

A Covenant is a legal document, a contract, and contains the wishes and directives of the Testator. –That is His Will.

And regarding those monetary tithes, they are not established in either Testament as God's commandment, and they are not included in any form in Christ's Testament. If anyone here has a will, you know it gives your directives to those that will inherit your promises. It will stand in court if challenged as it has your expressed terms and conditions for your heirs because you are writing what you want done for your loved ones.

Heb. 9:15... And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament ..

As Testator, Christ never directed the apostles who wrote His Testament to take any form of tithes from anyone and never gave command for his apostles and ministers to take them.

Monetary tithes are therefore *illegal* when imposed on New Testament saints. The New Testament has NO WITNESSES for them. If tithing on income, sales, or wages was apostolic doctrine, has anyone considered none of the apostles commanded, taught, or testified of 10% tithes even once?

In Acts people worked, gave, sold property, and ministered. Where did the disciples in Acts tithe or get them from others?

Pastors are NOT Levite priests and pastors do not have any command to take a dime of tithes from anyone. When God wanted the Levites to get the tithes from the land, it was written for them to get them. But ministers do not have any scripture authority to take any form of tithes from anyone.

Does this resonate? Titus 1:11  Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Here is the percentage Jesus required, see if 10% was His standard:
Luke 14: 33 So therefore whosoever he be of you that does not renounce (i.e. disavows) *** all***  that he has, he cannot be my disciple. ..

There it is my brethren, disavowing ownership of 100% is the measure Jesus gave, and if we do not do THAT, (and it includes our mind and religion) we cannot be HIS disciple...
Let’s seek to be His disciple and no longer a follower of men, creeds, and "Doctrinal Statements of Faith".

The choice is yours. Renounce "all" and become HIS disciple and you won't be looking to man for teaching, you will become a steward of the Lord's goods when you give "ALL".

 Jesus is returning to his temple and chasing out the money changers. 
The changing of an Old Covenant agricultural law and a one time event from Abram’s life into New Testament doctrine is tantamount to "transubstantiation", the RCC doctrine that teaches the cracker and wine are changed into the literal body and blood of Christ in the Catholic Mass.

Changing the lawful tithe into a money tithe from income and calling it an act of worship is extortion when the tithe is subject to:

“a disannulling of a foregoing commandment because of its weakness and un-profitableness. “

Saturday, May 7, 2022

The apostle Paul was a working minister as an example


Overlooked by aspiring ministers, was the example that Paul worked making tents as he ministered until he was older and imprisoned.

Some may be surprised to realize what he taught ministers to work and labor likewise.

God's word show us how the apostle Paul worked in Corinth, Ephesus, and Thessalonica and he told the Ephesian overseersit is more blessed to give than receivein regard to ministry.

Let's look at his teaching.

Acts 18: 2 (Corinth Greece. And Paul found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, ..and he came to them 3 and because he (PAUL) was **of the same trade**, he stayed with them, **and they worked**,  for by their trade they were tentmakers.

Acts 20: 29 Paul to the Ephesian pastors:
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples <to follow> after them.

31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes.

34 You yourselves know that these hands (PAUL'S HANDS)  ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

35 In everything I showed you that **by working** in this manner you (bishops) 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.’” ***

2Corinthians 6:5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults,** in labors**, in sleepless nights, in fastings;

2Corinthians 11:27 in labor and travail, in sleepless nights often


1thess. 2: 9
For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail:
==> working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, <==
we preached to you the gospel of God.

2thess 3: 7
For yourselves know how ye ought to **imitate us**: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
8 ==> neither did we eat bread for nothing at any man's hand
==> but in labor and travail, working night and day,
==> that we might not burden any of you:
9 not because we have not the right,
==> but to make ourselves an example to you,
that ye (ALL the men) should imitate us.
10 For even when we were with you,
==> this we commanded you,
==> If any will not work, neither let him eat.


There you have it. Paul worked and instructed the bishops and men to work and be diligent.. 

He said to "imitate us" in this very thing.... And when you compare him to the glory-hounds and pulpit princes pulling for tithes and offerings... Well, you decide who to support...