Exposing the Tithe Lie

There are 7 articles in the original “Tithe” series, written between 2000-2002 and posted to my former web site Lord, You Are (dot) com, now defunct. This article consolidates the  7 articles in the order they were published. Exposing the falsehood of the modern tithe doctrine was one of the instruments God used to set me free from man’s dead Laodicean church system. As always, I pray the Lord will use them to set you free from false teaching and guilt-based giving. 

To Tithe or not to Tithe: the $earch for Truth

Though I’ve always struggled with the tithe, I still shook my head in disgust when I heard about the preacher who’s congregation quietly left the church during the prayer following a long sermon on tithing. He said “Amen”, looked up and cried out “half my church is gone!” I laughed saying “they must have fled the conviction of the Holy Spirit”.

donottithe8What the Lord said took me completely by surprise: “They fled from error and guilt-based giving”. “What?!?” I’ve heard more sermons on the tithe than on any other topic except perhaps our need of Jesus for eternal life! After I picked up my jaw from the floor, the Lord prompted me to study tithing and giving.

Throughout the Bible study I prayed for His guidance and in the end I reached the inescapable conclusion that the “tithe” is to the modern church what the issue of “circumcision” was to the church in Paul’s time.

NOTE: Nothing in this article is intended as an excuse to stop giving as the Lord leads you to give.

The verse most often cited in support of the tithe is from the Old Testament, found in Malachi 3:8-10: Continue reading

Name That Wineskin

Let’s play Name that Wineskin.

And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will
burst the skins and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new
wine is for fresh wineskins. (
Mark 2:22 ESV)

Which is the OLD wineskin, which is the NEW?

  • An ordained priest conducts a weekly religious service in a man made temple.
  • Every believer a priest, ad hoc assemblies, a life of service, every believer a temple.

burstwineskinWhich is the OLD wine, which is the NEW?

  • The Gospel.
  • The Law of Moses.

How will this wineskin fare?

  • Wineskin: An ordained priest conducts a weekly religious service in a man made temple.
  • Wine: The Gospel.

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