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THE TITHE LIE
Tithing is Old Testament! The Apostles Never Gave
The tithe lie.
Their is no command in the New Testament
Bible to give tithes to a pastor or to his church.
It's true! A collection can
be made to "share" with other church members.
It is 100% unbiblical for tithe money to be taken by pastors to enrich
himself or to build church buildings, give to charities, etc. Wake up!
You are being fleeced and your tithe will bear no fruit in God's eyes.
The Bible reveals the truth and you need to read it, especially how the
Early Church is ordained to function.
Your pastor is violating the rules more than you know!
Invest your tithe to purchase Gospel tracts to reach the lost and go
leave them around town in your daily travels! -
James Russell excerpt from, The Apostasy Devotional book.
It is shocking to learn this, but if you read your New Testament
Bible you will never, ever read or even imagine a hint of any of the
Apostles giving tithes to pastors or hear of them giving tithes to the
enemies of Christ "The Pharisees." Think about it!
Pastors are tricking millions of believers to obey an Old Testament law
and yet teach them to disregard all the other Old Testament laws. They
pull this tithe requirement out of their hat to enslave the churchgoers so
they can steal money from God and from God's flock. The pastors are
robbing God and getting the tithe givers to do it too!
I gave tithes faithfully for many years, until I learned what pastors
are really doing. They are distorting the Bible. They even have the
nerve to say their church is equivalent to the Old Testament Temple of God.
There is a fabulous book you need to read,
Great Dream and Apostasy of Christendom Described".
It is authored by a protestant PASTOR that tells the truth
and exposes false pastors and the apostate churches in great detail.
Note: We do not publish this book, but it is so good we must help
promote this book as it exposes apostasy in a very powerful manner.
The Great Dream... Read This Book!
The book does not only talk about tithing, not at all. This book
is huge and explains many details how an apostate church operates and
how the modern pastor-Pharisees lie, distort, cheat, trick and create a false
Gospel. A lot is covered! Enough to let you see the truth that
Jesus was talking about.
Be aware that most all church-goers are attending apostate churches!
You need to know about this so you can escape from the false end-time
church. You think your church is true to the Bible and to the Gospel
of Jesus of Nazareth, but when you study apostasy
you will learn and understand just how this sneaky this system of bold-face lies
and Biblical distortion is used to enslave you to the pastor and his
man-made church. Yes, it is scary!
You hear pastors proclaiming their church is the house of God, yet the
Bible is very clear that God does not live in houses made by man's hands.
Yet you choose to believe your pastor and call God a liar? Make your
decision or have you already sided with your pastor? Most churchgoers
are obeying their pastor, not Jesus!
The Bible reveals that the Early Church never demanded the giving
of tithes. They made collections of money to share with the flock to
help believers in need. Does your pastor return the money to you? No,
he takes it all and gives himself 90% or more of every dime and a tiny
portion goes to some worthy cause of some sort to make it look okay, but the
Early Church never did this.
The collections of money the Early Church performed was never formulated
on the 10% tithe Old Testament. The Apostle said to give from your
heart a measure that you feel comfortable with, but pastors pound into your
head to give 10% to him! This is not Biblical. In fact, the
Early Church never gave money to pastors like Christians are doing today!
They never built church buildings, schools, etc. Your pastor is not a
priest and he has no temple so he has no Biblical (or
moral) right to collect a tithe.
The apostate system is designed to confiscate money from believers so
they can not operate their own individual outreach ministries to share the
Gospel with the lost (The Great Commission ordered by Jesus). The
pastors even destroy the desire to obey Jesus' command to go share the
Gospel. That's why 99.999% of all Christians do not actively share the
Gospel of Jesus on a daily basis. They won't even place a Gospel tract
daily. They do nothing for the Lord, bear no good fruit and they don't
care. The churchgoer thinks by giving money to their pastor's church they
are serving God, but they are bearing unacceptable fruit that is a stench to
the nostrils of the Lord. Yes, you can bear fruit, but it had better
be "much good fruit pleasing to the Lord's will" or your fruit is vain in
God's eyes only to be thrown away from His presence.
Every verse in the Bible telling people to tithe is "Old
Testament" not New Testament and that means God was speaking to Jews, not
Christians. If you properly divide the Word of God you will see this
is true. When Jesus spoke of a tithe he was speaking to a Pharisee who
was under law to tithe. He was not speaking to Christians who are not
under this law, he was speaking to a Jew. We are being tricked and
robbed by denominations crying for tithe money which they spend on
themselves and do not give any of the money back to the church members in
need. Pastors are actually earning lavish salaries on tithe money they
are not supposed to be taking. The truth will set you free, if you
dare to believe the truth. If tithing was important to God, he would
have told Christians to tithe and he would have given pastors authority to
take tithes. He did not do any of this. There is no tithe for
The Bible never, not once, ever authorizes a pastor to
collect, keep or manage tithe money. He is not a Levite and he will
never be a Levite. And, only a Levite is authorized to take tithe money.
That is God's instructions in His Word the Bible. A pastor has no Biblical
right or authority to ask or take any tithe money from any of God's
children. The pastor who takes tithe money is robbing you and God.
He is stealing God's money. He will even tell you that you are robbing
God for not giving him your money, but it is he who is taking Old Testament
and tricking you to believe it is Christian New Testament Biblical commands.
Read the New Testament one more time. You will see the Apostles never
took any tithes or told anyone to pay tithes. Many Christians are
being duped by these lying pastors. I was duped and lost thousands of
dollars before I came to the truth and was set free from the tithe lie.
Here's the Bible Verses churches and pastors use to entice
you to give them 10% tithe payments they are not authorized to do! I
challenge you to read these verses "one more time" and you will see the
absolute truth. Remember, Old Testament is for the Jews, not
Christians. You will see this truth as the tithe was given to the
Levites who are Jews, not pastors! Read on.
Psalm 50: 9-12 (This is Old Testament and for the Jews,
not New Testament Christians and there is no mention of tithes at all in
Hag. 2:8 (again, Old Testament and it does not apply to
New Testament Christians). This is only two pages in the Bible and it
speaks of building a Jewish temple, not a pastor controlled church building.
Read the entire chapter of Haggai and you will see a pastor is not
mentioned, a church is not mentioned and nowhere does it authorize a pastor
to take any money from saints.
Deut. 8:18 (Old Testament). No mention of tithing at
Heb. 7:1,2 (New Testament but speaking of the Old
Testament). Read it. It says Abraham gave a Jewish priest 10%
tithe. This in no way says New Testament saints are to give pastors
God's tithe money. Where does it say the word pastor or church?
It does not exist. Stop believing your pastor and start believing the
Word of God the Holy Bible. The Lord wants to set you free from the
harsh yoke of bondage your pastor has placed upon you.
Genesis 28:20-22 (Old Testament). It said Jacob
vowed to give God a tenth. Jacob is a Jew, not a Christian and nowhere
does it say Christians are to vow to God to give him 10% and God does not
ever command a Christian to give Him a 10% tithe. You won't find it in
the Bible. You will only find your pastor yelling in your ear lies,
twisting Holy Scriptures in the Bible to make you think what he says is
Numbers 18:20, 21 (Old Testament). Read this and you
will see God is directing the people to give money to Aaron and the Levites,
pastors are not Jews and they are not Levites! Also the word "blood"
and "altar" is mentioned which pastors don't perform sacrifices or even have
an altar in verse 17. Pastors don't give heave offerings in verse 19,
right? They don't. And pastors are not the "seed" of Jewish Levite
decent. Read verse 21 and you'll see that pastors are not the children
of Levi. In verse 23 it says, "but the Levites all the tenth of Israel
for an inheritance..." not pastors! In verse 24 pastors do not offer
or perform a heave offerings so they don't get a tithe or inheritance from
the people! Verse 26 God speaks to the Levites, not pastors. And
pastors don't tithe on their heave offering do they? No, they don't!
So they don't qualify to take tithe money. Verse 28 God lays the law
down telling the Jews to give the tithe to the Levite, Aaron the priest.
A pastor is not a priest and never will or can be a priest, so they do not
qualify to take tithe money! You need to read the Bible. One
more thing. There is curse upon pastors for robbing God and it is in
verse 32. Read it. Pastors don't heave their tithe money they
take so they sin and they will die for robbing God of His money. There
is no possible way when you read the Bible modern day pastors can justify
taking God's tithe money. You have been fooled because you don't read
the Bible. You listen to pastors and believe what they say without
question. That's how you get deceived!
Lev. 27:30-33 (Old Testament). Read this verse and
you will see how your pastor has lied right in your face. God is
speaking to the Jews, not Christians. And there is one little verse
your pastor does not want you to read. It's verse 34 and it says,
"These are the commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses for the children
of Israel in mount Si-nai." God was speaking to Moses and the
Jews! He was not speaking to New Testament saints and you will notice
the Lord is not saying to give money to pastors. So why is your pastor
quoting this verse to convince you to give him money? He's an outlaw
thief stealing God's tithe money and the saints money to boot.
Malachi 3:10 (Old Testament). This is the big verse
pastors base their privilege to take God's tithe money, but the verse does
not speak of pastors at all. Read Malachi 3:6 first and you will see
God is talking to who? The sons of Jacob, the Jews not Christians!
And now read verse 12 and God is speaking of the Jews again, "And all
nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, saith
the Lord of hosts." Read it. All nations will call
Christians blessed? No, the Jews, Israel, not your church. And
the land? It's Israel, not your church. Do you not see how
pastors are lying to you? God is not even speaking to Christians
whatsoever in Malachi. And don't forget. If God wanted you to
tithe, then certainly He would have mentioned it at least once or twice in
the New Testament and tell us who to give the tithe to. He doesn't.
Why? Because there is no 10% tithe to give! But your pastor has
his hand out and shamelessly takes your money telling you it is God's will
and commandment, but he is a liar and a deceiver. Christian, you are
being robbed by your sweet-talking pastor.
Matthew 23:23 But Jesus was talking to who? Jews!
Not Christians! The Old Testament was still in effect. When Jesus rose
from the dead the New Testament did away with the Old Testament. The
rules changed. You need to read the Bible in proper context.
Rightfully divide the Word of God. Note also, that Jesus never said
for his disciples to take tithe money or to act as Levites. You won't
find any command by the Lord for pastors to take tithe money or a command
for saints to give pastors tithe money. It's not in the New Testament
Bible. Tithing to pastors is a fabricated lie by pastors that rob God.
1 Cor. 9-13, 14 Pastors use this verse to justify they can
take tithe money, wrong, dead wrong! Read the verses and right away
you will see the word "temple" and again "altar" in verse 13 just like we
read in Numbers 18 above. Do pastors have a temple and an altar?
No! But don't stop here, read on and you will see an amazing thing.
Paul was simply speaking as an example of how the Jews took money from the
people and that he could have, but he chose not to do so. Read it
again! He chose not to take money from the people! It's in verse
18. That is the example Paul is giving pastors too, but pastors twist
this verse and they instead "take the money" and that is dead wrong!
Remember, pastors are talking tithes here, but Paul is talking about
offerings, not a 10% tithe.
There is some points you need to understand. Jesus
and the Apostles were not tongue tied. If they wanted the saints to
tithe they would have clearly said so, but they never did. Also, when
Paul spoke about giving as you feel is right for you no 10% of your income
was spoken of, so tithing was never a subject in the New Testament.
Never! And, if a collection of money was taken (not a tithe) it was
for two purposes 1) to send a minister to go preach the Gospel and 2) the
money was to be returned to the saints as needed by them. The money
was never used to build church buildings, feed the homeless, give aid and
comfort to sinners or other charities. No! Read your Bible.
In fact, the Bible never authorizes a pastor to take any money from the
people, period! A pastor is not authorized to take money and he is not
authorized to spend it as he feels fit. That money belongs to the
saints to help them pay for their hardship bills, etc. So, the pastor
not only steals tithe money from God, he steals it from the saints.
Read your Bible and you will see the truth! The Bible does not lie and
it does not try to mislead you. Now, ask yourself where's the money?
What is your pastor doing with the money he is taking from the saints and
where is your share? And who authorized the pastor to be the money
handler? Show me, in the Bible where God gives a pastor such
authority. It's not in the Bible. It's another fabricated lie
pastors use to take your money.
Many people are being defrauded not just by pastors taking
tithe money. Pastors are now advising, directing and convincing the
saints to invest their money in "kingdom work" projects and investment
companies and saints are going broke as these ponzi schemes are being
unfolded. Billions of dollars have been lost. Christianity Today
Magazine in the June 2009 issue says the average churchgoer lost $150,000 of
their savings! No small change. And why is this happening?
People are trusting their pastors and not doubting them. Jesus warned
that it would be the "ministers" that will
deceive you. Take heed of the Lord's warning or you will be next.
If you are paying tithes? You are already being deceived.
I want you all to know. I too gave thousands of
dollars in tithes to support many ministries and I was duped. But the
Lord showed me something was wrong with the church system and He is still
revealing to me horrific abominations taking place in the established
churches run and controlled by pastors. He also wants us to come out
from these church systems. Remember, the early church met in
individual's homes, not church buildings and they were never "controlled" by
pastors like what is happening today. They have become "masters" to be
served. Wake up Christian and tell others about what is going on!
And don't fall for your pastor's lie when he say's his
church is "the house of the Lord" because he is a liar. The Bible says
God does not live in temples made by man. So who are you going to
believe? God or your pastor? Who is lying to you? Hint:
God does not lie. Your pastor is deceived and he is going about
deceiving you and others. And these pastors get deceived by the
seminary schools they attend and that is how the church system gets
The Tithe Lie
- Here's just some of what you will learn when reading just one small chapter in
Great Dream and Apostasy of Christendom Described"
book. The below listings are subjects you will find in the book written by
a pastor that sees the great apostasy in the church today. We do not
publish this book.
Most of us have been duped by lying pastors with
the tithe lie. We have been duped by
false teachings 1.)
The Mosaic Law never demanded
10% of everything you earned 2.)
Tithing was never commanded, instructed
or observed by the early church New Testament 2 Cor. 9:7, and the Apostles never
asked for a tithe, 3.) The Israelites never gave all of their tithe to the
Temple. Yet your pastor wants it all
for himself. He has absolutely zero
Biblical right to any tithe 4.)
There is no Temple and the early church never wanted or built one and never told
pastors to collect tithe money or to build a physical church of any sort and
dare call it substitute temple or
"house of God" Acts 17:24-25, Acts 7:48,
5.) New Testament never demands you
to pay tithe to any pastor, bishop, church, etc.
The tithe is Old Law works
6.) Israelites paid tithes once per
year on their "'increase" not 10% each payday and they never gave 10% on all
they earned, just the increased gain at the end of the year read Deut. 14:22,
7.) There was no tithe on inheritance!
The Israelite earned money all year each day and never had to pay a tithe
on his daily, weekly or monthly income 9.) Pastors
demand the working man pay 10% on his gross income, but businessmen may deduct
expenses and pay only his increase. Still, the pastor robs both as tithing is
not required at all . This hypocrite
pastor oppresses the poor in his church for his financial gain 10.)
Your church is not a Temple and it is not
the house of God and it never shall or will be 11.) Your pastor has twisted the
scriptures to create another Gospel and the great tithe lie finances the great
false apostate churches running wild stealing money from the deceived.
Wolves have taken over to devour all 12.)
Matt. 23:34 Jesus was addressing
His enemies the Pharisees who were under the Law, not His disciples.
Tithing is never taught or instructed in the New Testament, but today
pastors do it to cheat, steal, lie and kill Godly prosperity, plus tithes are
not spent to save the lost anyway.
They mismanage the money 13.)
Collections of money were taken to be shared to those in the church in need.
Your pastor takes the money for himself, all of it, yet he has no right
to a thin dime! Read your Bible!
Stop following and believing your pastor!
The truth will set you free!
Author's Closing Statement: I still give God money,
but I certainly give not a penny to a pastor who will not use money for God's
kingdom, but only to build the pastor's kingdom. I create books and gospel
tracts and that money is being used to proclaim the Gospel to the lost by my own
hand. Now I know where the money is going and it is going to God's work.
I was duped by pastors and television ministers who bilked me with their lies of
thousands of dollars only to discover them living in mansions. But
remember they said, "Please tuck in a little love gift to share the gospel with
the lost." Well, one television show ministry owns over 250 homes and two
mansions in Southern California and Florida. The family drives expensive
cars, and live in expensive homes in the Hollywood Hills, etc. My money
did not go to save the lost, it went into their pockets.
I was robbed,
cheated, embezzled by these pastors and ministers. It's like this in the
small churches too. The money is taken and mismanaged and the saints in
the church suffer hardships and never see the money again. Clearly this is
not New Testament Early Church examples being followed. My advice is for
you to read your King James Version Bible and then get out of your church and
go to work directly
with the Lord to share the Gospel with the lost. Start your own ministry
and self-fund it. Bear good fruit and sound the alarm of warning to expose
these wolves in sheep clothing robbing God and His people. God does not
want your money, pastors want it and they have distorted the Bible to create the
tithe lie. God wants you to go save the lost, pastors don't want you to
have your own ministry.
Read your Bible one more time
and see that what I am telling you is way more true than what your pastor
is telling you. God's Word is true. Your pastor's word is untrue!
You too will thank God for being set free from pastoral
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