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No More Tithes: The Whole Truth.

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Yes you heard right when you read the title of this article. And this article is about to tackle the topic most twisted in the Christian church of today. I am going to tell you exactly what the scriptures say, not an interpretation and not what many pastors are saying. There is and has been a deliberate cover up in many churches around this country, a cover up that has allowed them to place the weight of the Old Covenant Law upon your head by using tithe doctrine that was never for Christians. It’s not a matter of what you think, what I think or what your pastor said. It’s about what God said and rightly diving the Word of Truth so we can rightly apply it.

Over ten years ago I researched every scripture in the entire Bible regarding the tithe. I looked at the context, who was being spoken to, the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek terminology – the original languages of the Bible. I wrote a book elaborating on my findings as a matter of fact, not interpretation or unique revelation. The book went coast to coast around this country but many bookstores and pastors tried to suppress the truth. Pastors needed to buy their jets, build their sanctuaries and control the minds of the people. But they could not hold the truth locked in unrighteousness and many of the people who tried to do so were those who never even read the book. Bookstores hid the hard copy book in bottom Tithing-PeopleBlackbook shelves or in back rooms. They told people the author was deceased and the book was no longer in print. They wanted to keep the lie, the error and even the deception in place. Even if what I said was true, they did not want you to know it. But now you are about to.

There is nothing in the entire Bible that commands New Covenant Christians to pay nor give tithes. Oh no there isn’t. Now I know right about now your mind is recalling all the verses pastor quoted. You are wondering how so many people could think and do something if it is wrong. You are thinking I am in error or deceived. But you are about to read the proof, the hard evidence and I will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that THE BIBLE DOES NOT COMMAND CHRISTIANS TO PAY TITHES NOR TO GIVE TITHES. A misuse or abuse of scripture has taught error or deception to millions of people.

The deception used on you has been a skillful twisting of Malachi 3, the last book of the Old Testament and under the Old Covenant. Malachi was speaking to the nation of Israel, the 12 tribes. But you are not a Jew, you are a Gentile. The book of Romans, specifically chapters 6 and 7, explains clearly that you are under a different covenant, not under the Old Covenant Law. If you read Malachi 3:9, you will see the curse was upon “this whole nation” What nation? The nation of Israel under the law at that time and required to pay tithes. Look at Leviticus 27:1 and you will see God is giving specific instructions to the nation of Israel, again Old Covenant Jews – not Gentile New Covenant Christians. And in Leviticus 27:30 you will see GOD define what the tithe must be – from the fruit of the tree, the seed of the land or the cattle or the herd. Which brings me to my next point.

God defines what the tithe is, not man. GOD NEVER DEFINED THE TITHE AS MONEY – MEN DID! But before you say “they had to use cattle and grain etc. back then because they didn’t have money”, let’s look at the facts. They had money. The Jewish people had the shekel and the drachma, both money. The MONEYCHANGERS were changing money out for cheap sacrifices in the temple. Jesus had a treasury bag with money in it and Judas was stealing money from the bag. It sounds correct to say they didn’t have money back then but that is just not true. And they were never commanded to pay money as a tithe.

So how did pastors twist Malachi 3 to sound so convincing? They quoted that you were “cursed with a curse” and stopped short of where the Bible said who it was speaking to. “This whole nation” did not include Christians, it did not include you.

I cannot give you all the evidence in one article, especially when you have heard and maybe even believed the lie, the error or the deception for so long. And if your pastor said you should pay or give a tithe, he or she is wrong! Let God be true and every man a liar (Romans 3:4). If you refuse to accept this truth or even to read the free Ebook, you want to stay deceived and you want people to keep thinking for you. But you are commanded by God to study for yourself and rightly divide the Word of God.

Here are a few highlights I cover thoroughly in my book free to you. (NO PASTOR HAS EVER BEEEN ABLE TO DISPROVE MY BOOK)

Nowhere In Scripture Did The Apostles Pay or Collect Tithes

Christ Did Not Command Us To Pay Tithes

Paying Tithes and Giving Tithes Are Not The Same Thing (Command vs Choice)

Abraham Did Not Pay Tithes – Abram Did

Abram’s Tithe Was Not From His Wealth (Genesis 14)

Malachi 3 Is Old Testament and Old Covenant

Why The Word “Tithing” Is Man’s Deception

Christ Fulfilling The Law Releases You From The Tithe Requirement of the Law

Jacob Was Neither Commanded To Pay Tithes Nor To Give Tithes (Genesis 28)

New Testament References To The Tithe Are Old Covenant

The New Covenant Guidelines For Giving (Luke 6:38, II Corinthians 9:6-7 etc.)

Who Was Actually Commanded To Pay Tithes (Malachi 3)

Why The Tithe Was Never Money (Leviticus 27)

Why You Did Not Spot The Deceptions of Today

What To Do Now That You Know The Truth

I am making the entire Ebook available to you FREE of charge. Simply send an email request to brainstormonline@yahoo.com. It is easy reading and full of the Bible verses used accurately and properly in context. No pastor has ever been able to contact me and disprove the facts in the book. I do not want any money, I just want you out of bondage and knowing the truth. I have spoken to thousands of people about this topic and I have seen the weight of lies, errors and deception fall from over their heads. You will not be cursed with a curse because you have been redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). You do not have to decide whether to pay your rent or pay your tithe. You do not have to give a tithe then go pray about where the money will come from to pay your bills.

The New Covenant provides guidelines for giving and these guidelines do not place you in bondage. The truth will set you free. You may say “Christ did not come to do away with the law” and that is true. But it is not binding on you because you are under a new and better covenant built on better promises (Hebrews 8:7-12, Romans chapters 6-7). When you share this truth with people, expect them to walk away without ever looking at the Biblical evidence. They will become angry, think you are deceived or walk away because many people find it easier to let someone think for them than to study to show themselves approved as the Bible commands. And finally, here is the million dollar question. If your pastor has taught “tithing” in error or deliberately, what else do you need to examine in his or her understanding of Biblical doctrine?

Free Ebook On The Whole Truth About The Tithe by sending an email request to brainstormonline@yahoo.com.

Staff Writer; Marque-Anthony


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14 Responses to “No More Tithes: The Whole Truth.”
  1. Marque Anthony says:

    Ruth read the book of Romans, specifically chapters 6 and 7. Levitical priests were of the tribe of Levi, one of the 12 tribes. Christians are Gentiles, not Jews.

  2. Ruth says:

    A quote from J. Lee Grady ( “A text without a context is a pretext.” It is a basic hermeneutical principle that, to be properly interpreted, passages must be considered in their immediate context, in their historical context, and in the context of the entirety of Scripture. ) Read ( Numbers 16:1-50 ) Korah and his group found out that God does not like other people usurping the role of his ordained Levitical Priests. Only the Levites were ordained by God to collect the tithes ( all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, the herd or the flock ) God was very specific about what was to give in tithes , it was never money and for preachers and church leaders to change the direction of paying the tithe from that of the Temple to the service of a Christian ministry is to do so without any authority whatever from God. In fact, to use the tithing laws in a manner not sanctioned by the Word of God is to sin against biblical law. And that is what the preachers, priests and evangelists are doing today.

  3. jdgwisd says:

    To those individuals who are under an illusion of tithing as an article of their faith, they should watch, stream, or catch up on the NBC series A.D. It covers the Fall and Rise of Jesus, as well as the exploits of the Apostles and the burgeoning struggle between Judea and Rome. In that series, the Apostles did not ask for a tithe, if anything, they asked people to freely give of what they have under the auspices of the Holy Spirit. But as I began typing I began to correlate how African Americans struggle to be accepted as citizens with the inability to understand the issue of giving. No one wants to truly educate themselves. They are comfortable complaining about the inequities of life versus tackling the issue. So its little wonder some people are so blind about tithing. As a friend of mine points out: “Some people grow up, some people age.”

  4. Marque Anthony says:

    Empress Rosses did you hear anything I said? The Bible says let God be true and every man a liar. When it comes to truth, it does not matter what you or I think. Facts are facts. The tithe was NEVER MONEY in the first place. Go back and read this article. You have been lied to for so long that the truth I am giving you sounds wrong.

  5. Empress Rosses says:

    I think payment tithe is true in the bible. It’s for the congregation to help the church and the Poor in the community but some preacher take advantage of the money.

  6. Marque-Anthony says:

    Flava tithes are/were what God said they were/are.
    Leviticus 27 says what the tithe is and it was never money

  7. Flava says:

    The idea of tithes being collected so someone in the congregation can cash out sounds more like a side hustle. And I’m not throwing shade on religious leaders but around here if you work and make paper on the side, you a hustler. Maybe I would see things differently if 99% of tithes was going to funding not someone’s saving account. Preaching isn’t a second job, it is a calling.

  8. Flava says:

    A friend and I were actually discussing this the other day. We both agreed tithes were spiritual not physical offerings. When God said our body is a temple, literally our bodies aren’t temples. It is an analogy.

  9. Marque-Anthony says:

    James you say the tithe should be viewed as the means by which the Lord finances His church. But James read Leviticus 27 and you will see the tithe was NEEVER MONEY. You are misinterpreting verses and trying to squeeze them into today’s new covenant. Plus nowhere in the New Testament did Jesus say what you just said.

    When the Apostles in the book of Acts came to collect, each person brought all they had. There was no instruction about a tithe, there was no collection of a tithe, there was no commandment of a tithe and there are no verses that say that any Apostle every paid or gave tithes. And before you try to say they automatically knew to do it, you need to know that would be an assumption not based on any biblical evidence.

    You are welcome to email me your phone number and we can discuss each and every verse in context. Malachi is the last book of the OLD testament and clearly references OLD covenant law for the Jews. We are gentiles grafted in and not under the law. Read Romans chapters 6-7.

  10. Marque-Anthony says:

    James Davis:
    You are both wrong and misquoting me. You cannot find one sentence in my article that says we should not support the church. In fact, we are the church – the building is NOT.

    In your second paragraph, you say giving is a subject of debate. But James thee Bible is clear on New Covenant giving. II Corinthians 9:6-7, Luke 6:38, giving to the widows and orphans and the poor, giving as the Holy Spirit leads you, giving to the work of the ministry etc. You need to realize that everyone who says “lord, lord..” is not automatically a child of God. Study how the wheat and the tares have grown up together. You are incorrect yet again.

    Your interpretation of Luke 11 and Mark 14 has nothing to do with the Old Covenant tithe. Furthermore, find where God EVER said it was money. You can’t because He didn’t. You are mixing the tithe with new covenant giving and clearly you do not understand you cannot mix covenants where God does not.

    Like most people who have been deceived, you misunderstand Malachi 3. I suggest you read the verses in context and look at who is being spoken to when he says EVEN THIS WHOLE NATION. I could go line by line and demolish your comments, but that is not what God would have me do because it is neither about you nor me.

    You, like too many believers, have been brainwashed into thinking verses go together which actually do not fit.

  11. Marque-Anthony says:

    To CD Smith, there is no such thing as “tithing”. You will not find that term in the Bible. Saying “tithing” is a failure to distinguish the requirement by God for the 11 tribes of Israel to pay tithes verses the tithe GIVEN by Abram in Genesis 14 and Jacob in Genesis 28. Neither Abram nor Jacob were commanded to do so. We cannot lump giving and paying together because the Bible does not do that. Thus to do so is to wrongly divide the Word of Truth.

    Giving tithes is for who God said it was for – and yet he never said GIVING tithes was for anybody. Paying tithes was for specific groups and to be what God said it was, NOT MONEY!

    While your statement sounds good, there are no scriptures to support that “tithing is for spiritual babies”.

  12. CD Smith says:

    Actually “ALL” that I have is available to GOD.
    The tithe is just a “tudor”, training wheels per se.
    Tithing is for spiritual babies.

    The amount you give is based on your faith and how much you trust God to take care of you..

  13. jdgwisd@aol.com says:

    Marque:
    You are tackling a difficult subject matter that, as you can already see, will subject you to violent condemnation. I don’t talk about religion with people for many lack the mental and spiritual clarity to discuss in openness. They tend to default to defensiveness. I wholeheartedly agree with your assesment. Your basis is sound, and detractors can deflect, but not really refute your assessment. Religious people of many faiths become drunk with the goodness their faith offers while ignoring how predators fleece members financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Even Jesus warned the apostles on becoming too drunk with the Spirit of. God. So while giving is a good thing, no one should forgo their instincts and be blinded by their faith. Jesus said “Therefore, be as innocent as a dove, but as wise as the serpent.”

  14. James Davis says:

    You should be ashamed of yourself, misleading Christians in thinking they should not support churches which expound the Word of God. The Lord our God has always intended that Christians should give to support His church and its doctrines. I agree that the word “tithe” is abused and is not as significant as pastors make it out to be. Nevertheless, giving to support churches and causes that expand the true Word of God is ingrained in scripture.

    Giving is a subject of some debate. The debate centers, not around, should you give, but how much, you should give. King Solomon had no problem with this part of his advice to his son, because he had experienced the generosity of the Lord our God in its fullness. Whether you should give ten percent, or more, or less is not central to giving, because giving as indicated by scripture is a form of thanksgiving, for the blessings we have received. Giving, is an acknowledgement, the Lord our God controls all the resources of the world. Giving is not limited to money. Giving, can also mean, your giving of the first fruits of your time, and your skills, to help the church.

    2 Chronicles 31:5
    31:5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
    31:6 And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of
    holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their God, and laid them by heaps.

    The tithe should be viewed as the means through which the Lord finances his church. In return God gives us blessings. However, to simply give tithes without having a converted heart to the teaching of Jesus Christ and not having a heart to obey the Lord our God’s commandments does not profit the giver. The Lord our God values a believing heart beyond that of giving. If you submit to God your mind and heart, giving of possessions will follow. Christ makes this clear in the following parable. The Pharisees were extreme adherents to the laws of Moses in the day of Jesus. They sought to obey the letter of the Law of Moses without the moral commitment, to the Lord our God. The first line of the following verses explains what the parable is about; the Pharisees “trusted in themselves that they were righteousness.” This Pharisee laid out for himself certain tasks he felt he had to perform. In performing these tasks, he failed in the most important area, and that is, giving his heart and mind to God. The tasks became the object of his worship, rather than God.

    Luke 18:9 states:
    18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that
    they were righteous, and despised others:
    18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
    18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee,
    that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as
    this publican.
    18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
    18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
    18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    Jesus Christ continues in making the point, regarding a need for moral commitment, in the following verses of scripture. He does this by saying in summary to this certain Pharisee, God who made the outside man also made the inside man. Thus, the Lord our God is able to discern hidden motives, as nothing is hidden from God. It is the love for God which is paramount. Love Him and giving automatically follows.

    Luke 11:37
    11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
    11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
    11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
    11:40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
    11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
    11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

    What Jesus is saying in the above verse, the Pharisees and many of us give ritualistically and feel that takes care of our obligation to the Lord our God. God says in essence, hold up, haven’t you forgot to practice as part of your giving, justice and love for Lord our God? Jesus says in verse 11:42, in that last line, “You ought to give, but not leave “judgment” (justice) and the love of God undone”

    When you give, you should give as the Lord has blessed you. Witness what
    Jesus Christ says in regard to a woman whom He said had done what she could having purchased ointment to wash His feet.

    Mark 14:3
    14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard
    very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
    14:4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
    14:5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and
    have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
    14:6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a
    good work on me.
    14:7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
    14:8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
    14:9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

    How many of us in the area of giving do what we actually can do as the woman in the above verses did? We are admonished by God in the following familiar passage in the book of Malachi to give. While He was speaking to the Jewish people specifically, He was speaking to us also, as spiritual believers. You see, we are all connected by way of the Holy Spirit, that is, those who believe in the Lord our God. As believers, we have the Holy Spirit within us. This is the same Holy Spirit that Moses has, that Mary, the mother of Jesus has, and the same Holy Spirit that, “raised up Jesus from the dead.” That’s right. Incredible, is it? This is how we,
    believers in the Lord our God are connected, from the past to the present day, and to each other. If we do not have His Spirit within us, than we do not belong to Him. Let’s take a look at the verses of scripture which affirms this and than we will take a look at the verses of scripture in Malachi.

    Romans 8:9
    8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
    8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit
    is life because of righteousness.
    8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

    So, you see, we believers, all have the Holy Spirit “dwelling” within us, just as our spiritual ancestors like, Moses and Mary. We are told, this is not a different spirit, but the very same Holy Spirit that dwelled in them and that awoke Jesus from the dead. Now, let us look at the verses from the book of Malachi regarding giving, which relates to us also, as we have seen. We are all of the same Spirit.

    Malachi 3:7
    3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto
    you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
    3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
    3:9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
    3:10 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.
    3:11 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.
    3:12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.

    The Lord our God as he always does rewards us for obeying Him. If our
    giving is genuine and God centered, He states above, “He will open the windows of heaven, and pour out a blessing,” to us.

    Finally, to give, to the Lord God as a believer is an act of thanks for all He does for us as believers, for showing us the truth and light of His way. Beyond showing us how to live, the Lord our God additionally promises believers everlasting life. What price can you put on the gift of everlasting life? Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ says it much better in the following verses of scripture.

    2 Corinthians 9:6
    9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and
    he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
    9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
    9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
    9:9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
    9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
    9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth
    through us thanksgiving to God.

    So, how much should you give? The tithe is a good place to start. However, the Lord our God tells us, the woman gave as much as she could. We also know giving does not mean just money. It can include you, yourself, your skills and your time. Remember, what the Apostle Paul said, “As purposed in your heart.” Here is the bottom line though, if you are a believer, you have within you the Holy Spirit. You can depend upon it, as a guiding force in regard giving, if you abide by its guidance. But, remember, when you can, always be “rich toward the Lord our God,” as Luke 12:21 states, for He holds your destiny in the palm of His hands.

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