Remember the wall in Germany and the division between East Berlin and West Berlin? East Berlin was so prosperous, why? Because of their freedom. Along with their freedom they had more responsibility. That’s what I am trying to say with tithing. Although the NT covenant promotes freedom there is still more responsibility than the other side of the wall, which is the OT covenant. In order to open up the minds of those being burdened under OT commands, then you have to tear down that wall. That wall is tithing. Tithing is like a security blanket. As long as ministers can hold on to that for financial security then the more control they have. Although the wall had no power in and of itself, it dictated what the people did. Yes, people could migrate east and west, but overall that wall had mind control and limited the boundaries of the heart and mind. The law of tithing allows people to migrate over to the other side of freewill giving by giving offerings, but overall it will dictate and minimize the minds of the people. Yes, you can create equality through the tithe, just as communism and West Berlin created equality with communism. Through all that time, the people of West Berlin had the power to overcome the burden that the wall and communism had on them. But over time the wall minimized the minds of the people. It took a free person living outside the walls of West Germany to help tear down that wall. The people inside West Germany could only see what was inside and had no vision of beyond that wall.
That is what I present to you. Tear down the wall. It’s a dictator that only acts as a curtain and a security blanket. Maybe you see beyond the wall in your own life, because you’ve migrated to the free side with the offerings you give, but it is not so for others, whether you like it or not.
The Holy Spirit gave you this article! The stronghold of the circumcision law of Paul’s day has been replaced the tithe law. Same strategy of the devil with a different label.
Many Christians are no longer trusting in Jesus and the payment he made but are being taught to replace his payment with their tithe payments! Jesus has been robbed alright but of his credit for the payment he made to freely give us all things..Romans 8:32 Guilt, fear of a curse for not tithing must be displeasing to God, esp. since Galatians 3:13 said Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
They can’t find one bible verse that mandates the tithe law or any of the 613 Mosaic laws for favor from God after Jesus died on his cross and said Paid in full. Notice he died not say Paid but Paid in full as in It is Finished.
Romans 3:20 “Therefore by deeds of the law no one shall be justified for by law is the knowledge of sin.
Romans 10:4 Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for every believer
Beloved of God the purpose of the law was to point us to the one who would save us because we are born sinners with a inclination to break the law. Ex: you are going 10 miles over the speed limit then you see a a posted sign that tells you that you are breaking the speed limit law but you keep on speeding. The law showed you your guilt but it did nothing to give you the inner desire to change. Jesus paid in full for our favor and right-standing with God and by his power of the Holy Spirit that he sent us guide and teaches us and leads us into all truth. The Old Covenant was inferior to the New because they had the tablets of the law but not the Holy Spirit indwelling them.
Galatians 2:16 by works of the law no one will be justified in his sight…..
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law
14 Christians read Gal.3:14 this is how the Gentiles have the favor of God by faith in the promise. The one mention Jesus made to tithe (it was food and spices they were tithing)
but this was before he died on the cross and fulfilled the law.
Thank you An,
A seeker of truth and a true folllower of Christ and the freedom he gives . May I add to your comments , Jesus said that tithing was is included in the Mosaic law in Mathew 23:23 but some pastors and christians totaly ignore that part of the verse .
Peace and Grace to you
Other key scriptures that the Law has been fulfilled by Christ and we are not bound by the Old Covenant of law but have been given Grace (unmerited favor).
Col. 2:14 he nailed the law that was against us to the cross
By clicking on the above bible verses the whole scripture will appear. These are New Testament Scriptures when they demand you keep the tithe law they refer to the Old Covenant as if Jesus never said Paid in full and canceled the law that was against us
according to Col.2:14 he took it out of the way and nailed it to his cross.