Tithing – God’s Financial Plan

Tithing God's Financial PlanI finished reading this book the other day called, “Tithing – God’s Financial Plan” by Norman Robertson. I just recently wrote about a book called, “This Bull Crap Called Tithing“, and truthfully this book by Norman Robertson should have been titled “bull crap”. This book is nothing but a bunch of hogwash. It’s all about how tithing will do this for you and do that for you. There were so many things in this book that are blatantly wrong.

He directly calls the Old Testament storehouse the symbol of the local church. The storehouse has nothing to do with the body of Christ or the place we worship. The storehouse was where the Levites and priests gathered the food and stored it. The priests didn’t perform any worship services there. Yes, they performed services in the temple, but even if where do we get the notion that the church building or meeting place is the focal point of the storehouse or temple.

Norman Robertson quotes Hebrews 7:8 exactly like this, “Here mortal men receive tithes, but there He (Jesus) receives them of whom it is witnessed that he lives.” He completely took that verse out of context when he inserted Jesus name In parenthesis. Instead the name in the parenthesis should read (Melchizedek). The priesthood of Jesus Christ wasn’t even brought up yet in that passage. That passage in Hebrews has nothing to do with confirming the tithe. Instead it has everything to do with confirming the priesthood of Christ in the order of Melchizedek. In Hebrews 7 it is talking about a change in the law, and only confirms the continuation of the priesthood, not the tithe.

God calls each one of us sons and daughters that are also part of the priesthood. Matthew 17:25,26 says,
“What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?”
Peter said to Him, “From strangers.”
Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free“. . .

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood

God’s financial plan starts with stewardship and the giving amount should be led by the Spirit. Everyone thinks and wants tithing to be the means to end all, but all it does is hinder the communication that we should be having with the Spirit of God. Spirit-led giving is God’s financial plan for his people today.

Galatians 5:18
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Romans 8:14-16
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God

Jared Bartholomew is the author of www.tithing.com. There are over 300 articles written on research and reviews about tithing information.

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4 comments on “Tithing – God’s Financial Plan
  1. Cheryl says:

    Tithing is about obedience not just the act of being led by the Spirit and our relationship will cause us to but led but we have to obey first. When the act of giving was instructed by God in Gen between Cain and Abel, it was about bringing you best offering and the first of you harvest to God, it was about obeying and the Holy Spirit wasn’t even present then. Yes we should be good stewards and led by the Spirit but Tithing should be our act of obeying God and then He (God) will keep the devour form our crop/income, but it’s our offerings and alms that bring in our overflow so we just can’t just think that our tithe will do it alone. I am not agreeing or disagreeing but this is my faith and what I believe.  Sorry I didn’t add any scripture but time did not allow me to.  Thank you and Agape

  2. Anthony Fierro says:

    Malachi 3:8-10…just as true today as it was then.  I know because I’ve tried it.
    May the devourer be rebuked!

  3. miguel says:

    buen argumento Jared Bartolomé

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