I AM SO TRYING TO PUT THIS TO REST

THE WORD OF GOD SAYS IF ONE KEEP APART OF THE OLD TESTAMENT LAWS. HE'S GOING TO JUDGE YOU BY THE FULL LAW OF THE OLD TESTAMENT;

 

Apostle James R Winfree Sr, We Only Share The Truth Of God's Holy Biblical Word In Love, The Gospel, That Is Transforming And Building Up Lives Forever!!!

 

( The Tithing In Malachi 3:9-10 Do Not Apply To New Testament Believers Today:)

 

When The Lord Jesus Christ Was On Earth, He Could Never Receive The Old Covenant Law To Aaron And His Sons Only To Bring Before God Alone The Tithe, God Never Commanded Gentiles To Pay Or Receive Hebrews Priests Tithe "

 

I am so trying to put this to rest: Malachi 3:9-10 is often used to teach the need for Christians to tithe to local Gentiles churches today. That passage reads, “You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you ( Israel ). Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. And thereby put Me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” Does this teaching apply to Christians today? Prove that the old tithe covenant Hebrews law works for the New Covenant believers.

 

First, the context of this passage concerns the Leviticus Priests not bringing the Hebrews tithes and offerings to the temple. Because of their disobedience, God had judged them with a small harvest. The Lord challenged them to bring the “full tithe” of grain sacrifices ( Leviticus 6:14-23 ) and see that He would bless them with an abundance of future crops. The “storehouse,” mentioned in verse 10, is a place to store grain in the temple. We do not have storehouses today and Religious building is Not God's houses, Christ Church is His Believers and Followers, the living temple.

 

Second, this passage teaches that the Jews were to give a tithe as part of the temple worship, but it does not teach that Christians are to give Old Covenant Tithes to Gentiles churches or Gentiles Ministers. Malachi was written more than 400 years before the start of the first church in Jerusalem. Applying its command of Temple giving to the local church takes these verses out of their original context. When The Old Testament commanded Hebrews to pay or give a tithe is had Nothing to do with one's paycheck or just a dine off each dollar, it had to do with everything they had and received. Who the Jesus Apostle and His Prophets calls God's house or temple or church?

 

Are New Testament Christians commanded to tithe or not? To be clear, a tithe is literally a “tenth,” or 10 percent of everything you had, even your first born child. Abraham gave a tenth of All he had to the priest of Salem in Genesis 14:20. Later, the Mosaic Law included commands to give a tenth for tabernacle worship. Tithing is mentioned 18 times in the Law, as the people were to share their produce and livestock to support the Levites, the caretakers of the tabernacle. This same system of tithing would later be applied to the temple ( 2 Chronicles 31:5 ).

 

Jesus rebuked the religious leaders of His day, saying ( And remember Jesus was born under the Law ), “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others” ( Luke 11:42 ). These Pharisees obeyed the Law of Moses in that they tithed scrupulously, yet did not truly love God. They were challenged to do both if they were going to live in the old ways.

 

The Law was fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:17 Our blessed Savior Paid the All Old Testament Debts). When the church began to grow beyond the Jewish people and reach Gentiles, leaders struggled with whether or not to command these new believers to follow the Mosaic Law. In the end, only a few instructions were given for the sake of peace, but tithing was not among them ( Acts 15:19-21 ). Preachers and their members who try to obey or follow the Law or Old Covenant will be judged by God, and No person can be saved by the Old Testament, Old Covenant Laws. Period.

 

The truth in the New Testament is to give voluntarily to support the needs of others ( Acts 2:45; ) ( Romans 15:25-27 ), support Christian workers ( 1 Corinthians 9:11-12; ) ( 1 Timothy 5:18 ) and expand Christian outreach ( Philippians 4:15-16 ). No specific amount is ever commanded, and no percentage is suggested in the New Testament or New Covenant. While a tithe or tenth of one’s finances is Not a good standard to use for Christian giving it is under the curse of the Law, it is clear the early church did not focus on a specific amount but rather on meeting needs. This sometimes included giving much more than a tenth, as some believers sold homes or land to meet the needs that existed in the church ( Acts 4:34-37 ). What happened to the Church that Jesus Christ Himself birth and built and is building? They gave to the Apostles and the Apostles gave to the needs of the Christians Believers, ( All Things Common ) Period & Amen Church.

 

We Are Leading One And All To The Only Way, The Only Truth, The Only Life And The Only Light, The Lord God Jesus Christ.

 

Allow us to love on you, and keep you in our heartfelt prayers, and we grow together in the faith of Jesus Christ, and support each other in times of needs.

 

God The Spiritual Heavenly Loving Father Of Us All, Loves Cheerful Givers, Be One!

 

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