~TITHING~ I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on… #ourCOG

#ourCOG ~TITHING~ I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on…

~TITHING~ I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on…

~TITHING~

I don’t really understand the misunderstanding among brethren on biblical tithing but I will make these simple submissions to support that tithing is scriptural.

1. The purpose – (i) ‘that there may be meat in my house’ Malachi 3:10b (ii) For our blessings – Malachi 3:10,
Hebrews 7:6
[6]But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Note: Tithes is not your pastor’s but God’s.

2. The origin: Many claim it originated from the law which is wrong. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob paid tithes all before the time of the law and he wasn’t cursed but blessed.
Notice in these verses how Apostle Paul related the timings:
Hebrews 7:4-8
[4]Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
[5]And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
[6]But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
[7]And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
[8]And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

If Methuselah, a type of Christ received these tithes and blessed him, do you know any where in the scriptures where Christ himself abolished it? If we are part of the blessings of Abraham through our Lord Jesus, shouldn’t we do what he did?

3. Did Jesus condemn tithing?
No! He only said they omitted something.
Matthew 23:23
[23]Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: [these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.]
Jesus would have said the comments in bracket if they showed justice, mercy and faith but neglected payment of thites. They did that so well (needed no correction from Jesus) that they counted it as righteousness in their unrighteousness.

There is no record that any of the Apostles abolished it either.

Why abolish what Christ nor the Apostles didn’t abolish?

Conclusion: God required we give anything give as to Him cheerfully with the understanding that His work should go on.
You can give back all He has given you but the least you can give is your tithe which is for his house. Almsgiving and charities, even in the church should be sorted elsewhere.

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