The truth about Tithing
We are often taught so much regarding the commandments and requirements of God. Which is why revealing this information may seem unconventional. However, what I am about to reveal to you may or may not be up to your likening, but it’s the truth. You have been warned.
If you are still reading this, then, you are interested in learning the truth. All of our life we are told that we are obligated to give a tenth of our earning to the church. The scripture that is normally supported by this request is Malachi 3:10 parenthetically says, to bring all of your tithes to the storehouse. The first thing that usually comes to mind when thinking about a storehouse is a warehouse type place full of goods. Also, you can think of a place somewhat like a grocery store. Hopefully, you are seeing where I am going with this. Moving on to verses 8 and 9 of the same chapter, suggesting that you have indeed robed God robbing him in tithes and offering, as a result, the nation is seen to be cursed. Moving further past verses 8, 9, and 10, you’ll see where the bible indicates that giving will yield blessings which is the real reason why many of us give anyway. Everyone wants to be blessed. The issue here, you have been misled to believe that you are indeed required to give a tenth of your earning.
Spiritually, I stumbled on this truth through a journey that was initiative by a conversation I had with one of my students regarding tithing. As I begin to research for myself, I was able to connect the truth through scripture. Initially, tithing was used as a sacrificial way to teach people how to lean and depend on God. Think about during that time, people were living as that wanted without a care in the world. So as a way to discipline the people, they were required to give an offering. In modern times, the need to make a sacrificial offering is no longer necessary. Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice.
Supporting the truth
Back during Abrams time, before he became Abraham, God made a promised to him that he would make him a great nation. Further promising him that he would bless those that blessed him and curse those who cursed him. You’ll find in reading Hebrews 7 that the whole tithing concept started with Abraham. Remembering the promise made to Abram, and those who would tithe were tithing under his covenant which would yield blessing if participated and curses if choose not to. Verse 9 in this same chapter says; and as I may so say, Levi also, who received tithes, paid tithes in Abraham.
Prayerfully, I hope you understand. I not going against the church by no means, I am just giving you the truth about tithing. The bible says that people are perishing due to lack of Knowledge. I am a firm believer in God, and his word. I am not here to change your perspective but to bring out the truth. It’s solely up to you if you choose to receive it or not
12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.
King James Version (KJV)
7 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
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.
9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
After reading this article, do you believe tithing is still necessary?
The Promised King
© 2014 Phelesha Hamilton