posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 06:28 PM
I have had a very big problem with this issue for a very long time.. I have observed the people of God being fleeced out of their hard earned cash
week in and week out for years.. But is tithing in the modern sense biblical?
During the time the scriptures were wrote, tithing itself was indeed a required law where at various times of year during the feasts, the tithe would
be taken from the people of Israel and put into the storehouse.. But what was the tithes purpose? And what WAS the tithe? Well, the tithe was not
money for a start! It was food... The Lord said “there shall be FOOD in MY house.”
During the various feasts when the tithe was to be presented, the people had to go to Jerusalem to do that. So instead of carrying a whole lot of food
about with them that would spoil on the journey to Jerusalem, they would sell what they had and carry money which they would then in turn buy the food
when they got there and present that before the Lord... No money was ever used as the tithe itself... The reason for the tithe was twofold.. One was
that this was part of the Levitical inheritance.. The Levites had no land inheritance so would take part of the tithe to live.. It was also for the
POOR... It was meant as a means for the poor to be fed in the house of God.... It was meant for anyone in need.... Hence why it says in Malachi 3:
“Will a man rob God?Yet you have robbed Me!But you say,‘In what way have we robbed You?’In tithes and offerings.9You are cursed with a curse,For
you have robbed Me,Even this whole nation.10Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,That there may be food in My house,
Taking from Gods poor people is the same as taking from God..... Poor people with nothing....
However, the same passage is used to fleece the congregation so that the various pastors can have nice cars.... The tithe then is not going to the
right people... The poor..... How can they justify this is beyond me... But God repays!... I see a big fire in those peoples future....
Examples of what the “modern Tithe” buys;
Jets, several opulent homes, first class lifestyles etc.... Do your own search on the wealth and holding of the top pastors and evangelists and you
will see that the God business seems to be recession proof... One pastor; the self proclaimed “prophetess” Juanita Bynam” even owns a gold
plated Rolls Royce! A few on the list of shame that fleeces the people include;
Creflo Dollar (aptly named)
T D Jakes (oh yes he does!)
Hillsong (revolving door christianity.. Even Darlene left!)
Kenneth Copeland (all about the money)
Peter Poppoff (still waiting for my magical mystery manna)
The list goes on... They twist scripture to one of prosperity where if you have no material stuff or are ill, then you haven't got God.. They even
try to sell something that you could never put a price on.... Salvation... They turn you from the Word to their own word which they sell to you and
treat it as the inspired word... These guys are crooks! Dont give your money to them... These guys try to sell Gods grace to make them richer
Its witchcraft..... Buying grace.... Grace is free and cannot be bought or earned..