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  • Is Abraham's tithe to Melchizedek authority for modern tithing?
    • Dianna Howell (Login Ken.Sublett)
      Posted Jun 1, 2017 10:21 PM

      Dianna: I am reading Coffmans comm., and he is discussing the tithe that Abraham paid to Melchizedek.

      I wonder if this is part of the reason that a tithe is being taught in churches now. Was this the start of tithes in history? Of course this is all voluntary on Abrahams part. Do you have any comments or info to offer?

      When the good people at Madison began to vote with their "tithes and offerings" before they were forced to vote with their feed,

      C. Bruce White, Madison Marcher wrote: Jesus did not repeal the Law of Moses on Tithing for the Tribe of Levi. Therefore, "the Hebrew writer did not repeal it, he affirmed it (Hebrew 7:4-8). Bruce White uses the rainbow to prove that TITHING is still God's Law. However, the rainbow pledges rain for the good, the bad and the ugly. God does not bring a curse upon those who do not tithe but upon those who usurp the role of priests but who refuse to teach the Word as it has been taught. Listen, 1st Corinthians 6:10, "There'll be no thieves ... to inherit the kingdom of God [passage not audible, KJV by d.c.]."

      Now, "tithing" is referred to in the Bible about 50 times, and "tithe" 13 times, "tithes" (plural) 13 times, and a "tenth" 45 times. The New Testament refers to tithing in the likes of Jesus in Luke 15:12, with the Pharisees in Matthew 23:23, and with Abraham in Hebrews 7 and verse 2.

      So Abraham was tithing long before Moses gave the Law. And ... and ... and so tithing has been a thing with God all along.

      Now, someone may think that, say, "Well, I don't tithe; I don't believe in tithing because we're not under the Law and [uh] we're not under the Old Testament; that's the Old Testament."

      Again, a common claim!

      "What is tithing? A spiritual law and principle proclaimed by the Supreme Being to which there are two parts. First Fruits is the beginning steps on the golden road to tithing. Take a look around you and observe all the things you own on a material level. You might take inventory of a house, money in the bank, stocks, furniture, vehicles, jewelry - the list can go on and on. Write down the value of all these items as accurately as you can. You may be amazed at how many "possessions" are on your list.

      "After you have totaled the amount of everything you own, take ten to thirty percent of the accumulated value and bring it to the person/place who has revealed the law of tithing to you. After all, you don't give your rent check to the Supermarket! You give to the one who has opened your spiritual eyes and ears to this principle ?

      We will respond to Dianna's question. If Paul in Hebrews DENIES the tithe what are we gonna do with those who go beyond that which is written and commanded if there is NO law of laying by in store?

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