Christians do not Tithe

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“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit

offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works

to serve the living God”   {Hebrews 9 v 14}.

 

We read in the book of Hebrews chapter 7, and Genesis chapter 14, of a priest of God called Melchisedec, priest of the Most High God who met Abraham when he was returning from his victory over Chedorlaomer and the kings which he slaughtered in the valley of Shaveh.

 

 

 Now this Melchisedec also known as king of Salem gave bread and wine to Abraham, just like Jesus gave bread and wine to His disciples. And ministered the blessing in the name of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth.

 

Then he raised his voice to God and blessed the Most High God which gave Abraham the victory over his enemies. Melchisedec did not ask Abraham for any money, Abraham decided to give to the priest of the Most High God of his own free will a tenth of his spoils in war. {Hebrews 7 v 4}.

 

 

Note Abraham gave a tenth out of his spoils, not out of his vast wealth which he used to support his family and his many servants. The Bible also says specifically that he “was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold”. {Genesis 13 v 2}. Yet he did not tithe from this wealth that God gave him but out his extras, yes this is a good example for us.

 

 

 Abraham’s heart was touched when Melchisedec blessed him, now so it is with Jesus our High Priest who is made after the order of Melchisedec. “Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec” {Hebrews 7 v 21}. Jesus also makes no demand upon us for money, not like the Levitical priesthood that took a tenth of all the people’s income. That priesthood represented the law, but Melchisedec represented the grace, that Christ would bring.

 

 

So, when we give to God we are to give out of our extra’s which God has given to us, because He wants us to always first to support our families and pay our bills, then we can give to Him cheerfully, just like Abraham did.  We read in St Luke 12 v 42, that Jesus highly exalts the faithful and wise Steward who runs his house wisely. The Lord gave him, His blessing for his good stewardship so let us be good Stewards by serving Christ.

 

 

  Let us always remember that we are not under the law but under grace. And this freedom from the law was bought at a very great cost, for it was paid for in His Blood at Calvary, yes Christ is our high priest and it is Him that we must serve, for He will purge our consciences from dead works to serve the living God.

 

 

 

There is a joy in serving Jesus, As I journey on my way, Joy that fills the heart with praises, Every hour and every day, There is a joy in serving Jesus, Joy amid the darkest night,

 For I’ve learned the wondrous secret, And I’m walking in the light.

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Published on October 17, 2008 at 11:42 am  Comments (5)  

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  1. This is a very good point – to give from what is extra. Leaders are always teaching to give 10% of everything you have and earn. People neglect their families and bills, and pay the church first.

    • Yes Marianne, For we have learned the wondrous secret, Jesus will purge our consciences from dead works to serve the only one and true living God YHWH.

  2. Tithe was a part of the Old Covenant–a covenant of death. We are a part of the New Covenant of Life. Read:
    Galatians 4:22-end
    30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

    We are free from the bondage of tithing. Thank you for writing this article.

    • Indeed, this article about Tithe releives me from my guilty feeling whenever I was not tietheing. Everytime I used to give tithe under burden of bills. I have received the insight and now I can give the tieth from my spare. Thanks for your article.

      • I am so glad you were blessed by this Gospel letter Jeevan.


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