As Paul wraps up his letter to the Corinthians, he leaves some instructions through which God tells us a great deal about how we are to lead, give, and relate to one another.
The OT Law NEVER defined the tithe as 1/10 of income. In fact, it was expressly defined as being 1/10 of the crops and livestock produced that year. We are not under the Law, and even if we were, the tithe was NEVER income.
You may have noticed that preachers who promote the tithing heresy will read from Malachi, which never DEFINES the tithe, and then they go on to give their own definition while ignoring how the BIBLE defined it.
When confronted with this, most of you tithe pimps will claim that it was an agrarian society back then with a barter economy and no money. That’s an outright LIE. In Genesis 23:16, 500+ years BEFORE the Law, we are told by the BIBLE that Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah for MONEY.
Thus we must understand that income tithing as it is taught today is a doctrine and commandment of men.
The rationalization that ministry costs money does not justify LYING to God’s people and telling them that they will be cursed if they do not obey a command which God never gave to us even under the Law.
So give freely, but don’t let anyone tell you that you HAVE to tithe.
Prophets, have you been telling people that THIS is the year of breakthrough for decades while the only people getting a ‘breakthrough’ are you, by way of the larger offerings excited (and gullible) people give?
Come on, folks. Wise up. You’re still broke, year after year listening to these charlatans. Keep your money and do something useful with it. When Isaac sowed in a time of famine, he sowed into HIS OWN BUSINESS, not into some preacher’s pocket. That’s where YOUR hundred fold increase is, in the stewardship of your own house, not in someone else’s. It’s good to give, and God will bless you for it, but please use better judgment in your giving.
“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.” (Deuteronomy 18:20)