The false teaching is that Jesus taught tithing in Matthew 23:23 which, they say, is clearly in the New Testament.
The problem here is the arbitrary division of our Bible. The New Covenant did not begin at the birth of Jesus, but at his death. Tithing is not taught to the church after Calvary! When Jesus discussed tithing in Matthew 23:23, he was only commanding obedience to the Old Covenant Law which he endorsed and supported until Calvary. In Matthew 23:2, 3 Jesus told his followers to obey the scribes and Pharisees "because they sit in Moses’ seat." There is not a single New Testament Bible text which teaches tithing after Calvary – period!

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Christians are commanded to give freely, sacrificially, generously, regularly, joyfully and with the motivation of love for God and man. The following New Covenant free-will principles are found in Second Corinthians, chapters 8 and 9: (1) Giving is a "grace.” These chapters use the Greek word for "grace" eight times in reference to helping poor saints. (2) Give yourself to God first (8:5). (3) Give yourself to knowing God’s will (8:5). (4) Give in response to Christ’s gift (8:9; 9:15). (5) Give out of a sincere desire (8:8, 10, 12; 9:7). (6) Do not give because of any commandment (8:8, 10; 9:7). (7) Give beyond your ability (8:3, 11-12). (8) Give to produce equality. This means that those who have more should give more in order to make up for the inability of those who cannot afford to give as much (8:12-14). (9) Give joyfully (8:2). (10) Give because you are growing spiritually (8:3-4, 7). (11) Give because you want to continue growing spiritually (9:8, 10-11). (12) Give because you are hearing the gospel preached (9:13).
Hopefully the scriptures I provided will end this discussion, why do we resist the Word so much and believe a man or woman on TBN! The Bible is CLEAR true religion is to visit the WIDOW and the FATHERLESS! God will judge every preacher that is taking from the church and not GIVING back to the poor!
Bro Mark - God bless you - may your posts go from this board to the saints hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Use God’s Word to define “tithe” and not a secular dictionary! Using a complete Bible concordance you will discover that the definition used by tithe-advocates is wrong. In God’s Word “tithe” does not stand alone. Although money existed before tithing, the source of God's "tithe" over 1500 years was never money. It was the “tithe of food.” True biblical tithes were always only food from the farms and herds of only Israelites who only lived inside God’s Holy Land, the national boundary of Israel. No tithes were accepted from defiled pagan lands. The “increase” was gathered from what God miraculously produced and not from man's craft or ability.



There are 16 verses from 11 chapters and 8 books from Leviticus 27 to Luke 11 which describe the contents of the tithe. And the contents never (I repeat), never included money, silver, gold or anything other than food from inside Israel! Yet the incorrect definition of "tithe" is the greatest error being preached about tithing today! (See Lev. 27:30, 32; Num. 18:27-28; Deut. 12:17; 14:22-23; 26:12; 2 Chron. 31:5-6; Neh. 10:37; 13:5; Mal. 3:10-11; Matt. 23:23; Luke 11: 42).
also true
James

Listen, you can do what you do... and I will stick to what I know the Bible says thanks ;).
Pepper,

If you knew what the word says, then you would listen to ALL it has to say, and not what you just want to see. I am only reasoning with you. If you cannot reason, then something is wrong.
James



I would have to say likewise because you do not believe in tithing isn't that ignoring what the Bible says...becasue by not tithing you are robbing God?.
your just using my words, in a way you strike me as one who only wants to hear what you have to say( is that not prideful)...I dont think you understand what the Bible says, the things you are saying so far thats what the secular people say... are you trying to say that the Bible is old so its irrelevant now are you for real?, your pastors are not God you can't take them on every word they say...and no I am not going on your interpretation you can't make the Bible fit your schema, I dont see you reasoning at all..the only thing I see is when I am pointing something out you completely ignore everything I say and you pick and choose one thing and make that the subject how is that reasoning?...there is something wrong if I cannot reason with one who will not hear the truth..its a waste of time isn't it?
Pepper,

What Pastors do I have? Pastors do not practice Biblical Judaism. Anyways. Would you like to reason tithing starting to where it was first mentioned?
You spoke of researching the scriptures...are you studying Judaism?...why are we going to have this whole conversation end up where it has now?...if not be my guest you start.
Pepper,

Yes I am studying & practicing Biblical Judaism.
James,

Is it a group thing?..are you being mentored?.

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