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Why the Spiritual Tithe is Necessary

tithing and God's word




Spiritual Tithing is Needed !



Very few Christians realize just how complex the Word of God is!


People do not generally grasp that much of their Christian understanding
comes from either:

          1) The obsolete teachings of the Old Covenant
          
       or 2) The perverted traditional teachings of men.


The warning of Christ to the Jews, also applies to us,

    Matt  15:9   And in vain they worship Me, teaching as
                 doctrines the commandments of men.



Failure within the Christian community to carefully examine the bible
has led to teachings being taught in the name of Christ, which upon
careful examination can not be supported.


The bible itself warns its readers to be very diligent in its study,
for it is a book designed to trap and deceive the unwary.


    Isa   28:9   Whom will he teach knowledge?
                 And whom will he make to understand the message?
                 Those just weaned from milk?
                 Those just drawn from the breasts? [The answer is No!]
                 For precept must be upon precept,
                     precept upon precept,
                     line upon line,
                     line upon line,
                     here a little,
                     there a little.
    Heb    5:13  For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled
                 in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

    Isa   28:13  But the word of the LORD was to them,
                    "precept upon precept,
                     precept upon precept,
                     line upon line,
                     line upon line,
                     here a little,
                     there a little,"
                 That they might go and fall backward, and be broken
                 and snared and caught.



Some take the approach, 'the Old Covenant was deceptive, however the
New Testament is quite plain'. Many who think this is the case should
try proving the ministry of Christ lasted 3.5 years without referring
to a text book. Or even worse try to understand the book of Revelation.
If we struggle over these points why are people so sure they have a
good grasp of doctrine! The bible doesn't suddenly become easier just
because the topic changes to doctrine.


It goes without saying that if one can not understand doctrine, how
does one know if one is pleasing God.


How much of what 'Christianity' currently understands is wrong?


One will never know unless one studies.

        Isa

29:11  The whole vision has become to you like the
       words of a book that is sealed, which men
       deliver to one who is literate, saying,
       "Read this, please"; and he says,
       "I cannot, for it is sealed".
  :12  Then the book is delivered to one who is
       illiterate, saying, "Read this, please";
       and he says, "I am not literate".
  :13  Therefore the LORD said:
         "Inasmuch as these people draw near to
          Me with their mouths and honor Me with
          lips, but have removed their hearts far
          from Me, and their fear toward Me is
          taught by the commandment of men,
  :14     Therefore, behold, I will again do a
          marvelous work among this people, ...
          for the wisdom of their wise men shall
          perish, and the understanding of their
          prudent men shall be hidden." 


The hard truth is that by failing to diligently struggle to understand
the Word, churches and people show their true inner disrespect.


It is precisely because of the complexity of the Word of God that there
exists a need for all to contribute to the spiritual storehouse.


It is easy to see how spiritual tithing could quickly increase the
level of spiritual food in God's storehouse.



What then prevents this from taking full effect today?


Pride, greed and laziness!


    - Pride, this shows itself in how quickly one church group
      will unjustly undermine another.


    - Greed, this prevents the removal of non-scriptural teachings
      due to a fear of a resulting loss of members and income.


    - Laziness, results in people failing to earnestly ponder the
      word of God, creating dependence upon a minister, church or
      church founder in place of dependence upon the word of God.
      (This provides ample scope for long-term deception and stunted
      spiritual growth.)



These factors have been so successful that after nearly two thousand
years of Christianity, Christians still barely grasp even the most
basic of the teachings of God.


In summary as physical tithing was essential to the proper operation
of Israel, so spiritual tithing is essential to the proper operation
of Christianity today!



Introduction
Tithing
Tithe
Tithing
in the New
Testament
Prophetic
Teaching on
Tithing
New Testament
Spiritual
Tithe



Financing
the
Work
Tithing
in
Genesis
Old Covenant
- Tithing
System
Old Covenant
- No 2nd or
3rd Tithe
Old Covenant
- A Tithe
of Animals?

SUMMARY



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