The Truth About Tithing

2/29/2020 19 Comments

The Truth About Tithing

Pastors who want to accumulate lots of money for themselves capitalize on the pronouncement on Malachi 3:10. They make people believe that if they want to be showered with blessings from heaven, they should pay tithes.

That is a clear deception! Why? Because Malachi 3:10 is not a commandment for Christians but for the Israelites.

As written in MALACHI 4:4 (KJV),

Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with statutes and judgments.

Tithing, or the paying of ten percent, is a part of the law of Moses. However, this law is no longer in effect in the Christian dispensation because when the Lord Jesus Christ came, He changed the law; He changed the priesthood. Hence, the change in the priesthood necessitated the change in the law also.

As written in HEBREWS 7:12 (KJV),

For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Unfortunately, this particular verse is not being read by the advocates of tithing. They want their members to pay tithes regularly because it means sure money for them.

It is apparent that those pastors and ministers do not understand that the law on tithing had its efficacy only during the time of the priesthood of Moses. So, its efficacy had expired. What is in effect now is the law of Christ. That is why in the Christian era, the law of Moses should no longer be enforced.

ACTS 13:39 (KJV) says,

And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

The law of Moses had been superseded by the law of Christ. What we have to fulfill now is the law of Christ.

GALATIANS 6:2 (KJV) says,

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

The law of Christ does not require us to pay tithes. We have nothing to pay. We do not owe pastors anything so why do we have to pay them?

Christians are not commanded to pay tithes. The commandment to Christians is explicitly stated by the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the brethren in Corinth.

In 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7 (KJV), it says,

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Every man, every Christian in the era of Christianity does not pay; instead, he gives, contributes, or donates, according to what his heart tells him. The desire to give emanates from his heart, and the amount to be given is likewise dictated by his heart. There is no fixed amount and the giving should be done voluntarily, “not grudgingly” because “God loveth a cheerful giver.” Because of this, the first-century Christians who helped the work of God in the Church did not just give ten percent.

2 CORINTHIANS 8:3 (RSV) says,

For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will,

They gave beyond their means, by their own free will; nobody dictated to them how much they should give. If you’re giving ten percent, it means that you are not giving by your own free will but by the will of your pastor.

Bear in mind that the law on tithing, which was a part of the law of Moses, was the will of God during the time of the Israelites. But the law of Moses had been replaced by the law of Christ. And under the law of Christ, you have to give, not ten percent, but according to what is purposed by your heart.

Please, don’t be deceived!

19 comments:

  1. This is what all people need to know. Thank God for this post.

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  2. Thanks be to God for this blog, i know alot of people being decieved by born again pastors and even catholic like bo sanchez asking tithing.

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  3. Wow. People really read deep into the bible

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  4. What a wonderful topic! Thanks be to God for the clear explanation of why Christians should not follow the law of tithing today in our time.

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  5. Tithing is PAYING 10%. Christians don't pay, they GIVE, CONTRIBUTE, DONATE with their happy hearts. Amen for this wonderful wisdom. To God be the glory!

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  6. For those who'd like to get more information on the topic, here are some YouTube videos:
    - Tagalog: "T259-Batas pa rin ba ang ikapu sa ating panahon?" https://youtu.be/AFggazGaqkM
    - English: "What does the Bible Say About Tithing?" https://youtu.be/49OGYhhXXKY
    - English: "On the Rule of Tithes" https://youtu.be/ZS6RSU-sZ0g

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  7. For God loves a cheerful giver. The law o Mosses has been superceded by the law of Christ.Thanks be to God.

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  8. Many pastors na masiba sa tithing but bro. Eli explanation very clear. Paghindi tunay na iglesia sa dios maraming Mali ang aral at biktima ako noon sa aral nila. Sa salamt sa dios may isang sugo at tinig ng dios na brave enough to exposed them

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  9. Thanks be to God, To God be the Glory.

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  10. I believe what Bro.Eli F. Soriano say's read in the Bible coz it's not not on his will but it's the will of God wrote in the Bible

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  11. many pastors still insist tithing because they have no work and their lazy that's why they want to get the money of those who work hard to earn money, it's like a passive income, someone will work for you to have money,hopefully this blog will enlighten those who pay tithes to their pastors and stop tithing, thanks be to God

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  12. The true doctrines about tithing

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  13. Thanks be to God for this wonderful and clear explanation about tithing.

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  14. What about Mark 12:17 Then Jesus said to them, "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him.

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  15. Honestly since I became a Christian and through my experienced giving Tithes either 10 percent or more.I was more blessed everytime i'm giving faithfully.If unbelievers gives 10 percent of their income in charity.Then how much more if you're a believer.Giving tithes is between you and God.

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  16. i am a born again Christian, nothing is wrong with all the tithings. our church is small. i was once asked my mother about the money kung saan ba mapupunta ang pera na hinulog sa mga boxes. my mother told me. 5 percent na hinulog sa tithes is sa pastor. and the rest is sa church(ibibigay sa kataas taasan ng church every month my bayad sa church walang libre ehhh. pag may mga church na tutulungan doon kukunin.)
    maraming magagawa ang tithes so wag nyo smallin ang tithes na ibibigay ninyo.
    P.S
    yong mga pastor wala silang trabaho, YES wala talaga! they give up they're worldly lives just to Follow Jesus Christ and to spread the good news na hanggang ngayon kunting tao palang ang nakaka-intindi at sumusunod sa utos ng Diyos.

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