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The life of Jesus should be an example to us on giving. If He collected tithes, perhaps, a minister could make a reasonable argument for collecting the tithes, but He did not. 2 Cor. 8:9 “Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” Matt. 10:8 “Freely have ye received, freely give.”
Your church will also teach that since Jesus is the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, and since Abraham offered him tithes, they should receive tithes because they, being a part of Christ, are part of that priesthood. Sounds good but cannot hold water.
As mentioned before, Abraham tithed only the spoils of war and he did not keep the rest. He gave it all away, much of it to the king Sodom. Christian ministers today cannot be called a Melchizedek priest because this priesthood is “unchangeable.” Meaning “a priesthood which cannot pass from one to another.” There can be no successor to Melchizedek. Jesus Christ was the only One Who can fill that position.
The Old Covenant had Levites and priests, the New Covenant has apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. The New Covenant has “gifts of men.” (Eph. 4:8) It also gave through the Holy Spirit gifts to men. Now if the Holy Spirit divides the gifts as He wills, then different members of the body do different things and are equipped differently to do their job.
There are those who are specifically given the “gift of giving.” What if God blesses a man in a business venture that makes that man a billionaire? What if God has given him the gift of giving and he is to give away 99 per cent of what he earns? But when he is taught that if you are a tither you are doing great, he will not actually give the full amount of what God called him to give! The man then ends up boasting in giving his ten per cent. He is then nominated to be treasurer of the church, yet is not giving the full gift he was told to give to bless the body of Christ and the world.
Remember the parables about the talents distributed unevenly among people?
I believe there have been men and women in the body of Christ who should have given billions of dollars away but, because of this false teaching on tithing, have fallen short in fulfilling their giving.
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