OMG, I KNOW I get on church leaders' nerves when it comes to the subject of tithes. IT'S NOT SCRIPTURAL. Tithes WERE NEVER MONEY...it was food. Are you a christian who wants to do the right thing, but is STILL confused?? You don't have to be brainwashed and made to feel guilty any longer about NOT tithing....here is a scriptural teaching, told in an easy to understand format-a novice cannot be confused unless he purposefully chooses to be.
Here's an excerpt:
“The Trial of Pastor Enoch
By Yomi from here
I hereby present a court scenario in which the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God stands before the Great Judge of all the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ, on this subject. Enjoy the conversation:
Jesus: Enoch, you have been charged with multiple counts of extortion. Your crime spree covers 20 years and thousands of victims. You have defrauded people out of their money with fear and manipulation, telling them they had to tithe 10% of their income to your church and that God would bless them if they did. You also told them that if they didn’t tithe they would go to hell. How do you plead?
Pastor Enoch: I plead not guilty, sir. I have done nothing wrong. I have only preached what the Bible says. In the Bible Abraham tithed to Melchizedek and God blessed him for his faithful giving. The Bible even says he was rich in silver and gold.
Jesus: Is it not true, Enoch, that in Genesis chapter 13 verse 2 the Bible says Abraham was rich with livestock, silver and gold?
Pastor Enoch: Yes, you are exactly right, that’s what I just told you.
Jesus: Ok, we read about Abraham being a rich man in chapter 13. But it is not until Genesis chapter 14 that we read about Abraham’s tithe to Melchizedek. So Abraham was already a rich man before he tithed to Melchizedek, wasn’t he?
Pastor Enoch: Yes, I suppose you are right.
Jesus: So his riches were not the result of his tithe to Melchizedek?
Pastor Enoch: No.
Jesus: Enoch, you also say God blessed him for his faithful giving. How many times is it recorded that Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek?
Pastor Enoch: Well, just once.
Jesus: So the Bible never said that he gave week after week?
Pastor Enoch: No; it does not.
Jesus: Where did Abraham get the things that he gave to Melchizedek?
Pastor Enoch: Well, the Bible says it was from the plunders of war.
Jesus: So you are telling me that he gave from the plunders of war?
Pastor Enoch: Yes that’s what the Bible says.
Jesus: So he basically took things that were not really his in the first place and gave them as the tithe?
Pastor Enoch: That is what the scripture seems to indicate.
Jesus: Is it recorded that he ever took anything from his own possessions and tithed them to Melchizedek or anyone else?
Pastor Enoch: I guess not
Jesus: You guess not! You pastor one of the largest denominations on the planet and you are only guessing? Is it or is it not written that he ever gave any of his own possessions as a tithe to anyone? Do you want to know the truth?? If yes, then click here for the rest
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And on that note...