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  • Re: Tithing vs. Tribute
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      Posted Jun 6, 2017 9:57 PM

      God had promised a "place" for the Hebrews in Canaan. Because of their fall from Grace because of rejecting God at Mount Sinai they would have to win living space by their own effort.

      The land was divided up into tribal tracts with the exception of the Levites. The tribe of Levi had no inheritance and served in many roles which we would call Civil and Military.

      The tribe owned the land but was "let" to individuals for 50 years. A family who was given the flock of the defeated. That family paid 10 percent of the INCREASE or profit for the years. If the counter counted 100 sheep at the beginning of the year he took 10 percent of the NET profit. That means that any lambs he ate or sold did not count as profit. He paid this 10 percent RENT directly to the tribe of Levi at best 4 out of 7 years. The other tithes were reserved for the poor in the area which included the tribe of Levi who were destitute. There was no tithe on the 7th year so a preacher claiming the tithe might get hungry because the tithe was for food only as RENT on a flock given to him by the gracious disposed owner. The food-only which was in the storeroom at the temple was at best:

      1/10 of 4/7 of the food only from confiscated food producing people as RENT went to the priests only when on rare rotating duty.

      The Tithe only from those with RENTED food producing property paid up only ONCE a year.

      The Tribe of Levi as the "Civil government tribe" gave only one tenth of the food only to be used AT the Temple when members of the tribe were on rare, rotating duty. Each person in the temple complex got a daily dole of food. When he was not on duty he worked for a living. A tent maker or a weaver did not pay a tithe because the tribe did not give them anything. They might pay the normal taxes on imports, exports or others. The warrior aged males met in "muster" at the three yearly musters and might be called on to fight.

      Mal. 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his WAGES, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

      Those with tribal property ROBBED God by refusing to bring the tithe into the Temple 'pantry.' At the same time Amos, Isaiah and others pronounced woes upon engaged in pagan religionism and ROBBED those who worked for a WAGE. Music and food and robbing wives caused the youth to starve to death for lack of the water and food of the WORD.

      Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: he references Isaiah 29 and Ezekiel 33 which describes the practices defined by Malachi. They made up their own commandments SO THAT they would not have to teach the commandments of God. At the same time they fleeced the widows ever of her meager income. They still do it insisting even that widows on welfare should tithe.

      Even Paul urged giving for the destitute especially on those who PROSPERED and shamed them by the example of the poor being willing.

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