SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING?
3. Genesis 28:22 Jacob's Bargain With God
Should the Church Teach Tithing?
ANSWERING THE "GRACE-GIVING IS ALWAYS GREATER THAN LAW-GIVING" OBJECTION
ANSWERING THE "GRACE-GIVING IS ALWAYS GREATER" OBJECTION
ARTICLES
BAPTIST ERRORS
BLOGSPOT BLOG LIST SINCE 2005
BUY BOOKS AND VIDEO
ENDORSEMENTS
FIRSTFRUITS WERE NEVER TITHES
REBUTTALS OF TITHE-TEACHERS
RUSSELL EARL KELLY, PHD
SEARCH INDEX
THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
INTRODUCTION
1. Origin and Definition of Tithing
2. Genesis 14:20 Abraham, Melchizedek, Arab Custom and Tithing
3. Genesis 28:22 Jacob's Bargain With God
4. Numbers 18: The Obscure Statute/Ordinance of Tithing
5. Leviticus 27:30-34 Tithing and Holy and Most Holy Statutes
6. Tithes Replaced Land Inheritance
7. How Many Tithes? 10%, 20%, or 23 1/3rd%?
8. Deuteronomy 12 and 14: Strange Facts about Tithing
9. The Poor and Jesus Did Not Tithe
10. Kings, Tithes and Taxes: Levites with Political Jobs
11. 2nd Chronicles 31 Explains Malachi
12. Nehemiah 10-13: Historical Context of Malachi
13a. Commentary on Malachi 1 and 2: Cursing the Priests for Stealing
13b. Malachi 3 and 4
14. Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42 Supporting the Old Covenant and Its Interpreters
15. Luke 18:12 A Pharisee's Boast about Tithing
16. Acts 15 and 21: Compromise Divided the Jerusalem Church
17. Hebrews 8; 2nd Corinthians 3; A Better New Covenant; MARTIN LUTHER
18. The Mosaic Law and the "Law" of Christ; MATT 5:17-19
19. Hebrews 7: Extremely Important
20. Ephesians 2:14-16; Colossians 2:13-17: Law Ordinances Ended
21. 1 Peter 2:9-10: Your Priesthood Abolishes Tithing
22. 1 Corinthians 9: Using Christian Liberty to Refuse Christian Rights [2007]
23. 1 Corinthians 16: Principles for Giving to the Needy
24. 1 Timothy 5:17: Worthy of Double Honor
25. Miscellaneous Objections
26. Chafer and Walvoord on New Covenant Giving
27. 2 Corinthians 8 and 9: Principles of Grace Giving
28. Acts 20:16-35: Paul's Sermon is Not Preached
29. Secular History of Tithing
30. Tithing Principles for Tithe-Teaching Churches
31. Spreading the Gospel
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PAGE #
58% of Evangelical Leaders Reject Tithing, April 2011
140 QUESTIONS FOR TITHE ADVOCATES
1873: TITHING FIRST SUGGESTED IN USA
20% OF SBC PASTORS AND 31% OF OTHER PASTORS AGREE
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THIS BOOK
AKIN, DANIEL: TITHING
ALCORN, RANDY: TITHING REBUTTAL
ANTI-TITHING VIDEOS
ASSEMBLY OF GOD TITHING REBUTTAL
BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING, WALL STREET JOURNAL
BAKER, ROBERT A: TITHING; SBC HISTORIAN
BAKER'S EVANGELICAL DICTIONARY: TITHING
BAPTIST TITHING STATEMENTS OF FAITH UNTIL 1963
BARCLAY, WILLIAM: TITHING REBUTTAL
BLACK, DAVID ALAN, TH. D.; SBC THEOLOGIAN: TITHING
BROWN, TOM: WOF MINISTRIES
BURKETT, LARRY AND DAYTON, HOWARD; CROWN MINISTRIES: TITHING
CALVIN, JOHN: TITHING
CAMERON, BARRY: TITHING REBUTTAL
CARSON, D A: TITHING
CARTOON: TITHING
CBS TRANSCRIPT: TO TITHE OR NOT TO TITHE
CHEUNG, VINCENT: TITHING REBUTTAL
CHRISTIAN TODAY, TITHING, 2016
CHRISTIAN TORAH: TITHING
CHURCH OF SCOTLAND: TITHING
CONNER, KEVIN J; TITHING REBUTTAL
COPELAND, KENNETH; TITHING REBUTTAL
CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING
CROTEAU, DAVID, PHD: TITHING
DANA, H E: SOUTHERN BAPTIST HISTORIAN: TITHING
DEJONG, PAUL: TITHING REBUTTAL
DOLLAR, CREFLO: TITHING REBUTTAL
Et essay: Tiende er ikke en kristen lære
Dizimar não é uma doutrina cristã
Un ensayo: el diezmar no es una doctrina cristiana
EVANS, TONY
EZEKIEL'S TEMPLE: NO TITHING
FLOYD, RONNIE: TITHING REBUTTAL
GEORGE, WILLIE; TITHING REBUTTAL
GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION
GRACE-GIVING CHURCHES
GRAHAM, BILLY: TITHING REBUTTAL
GRAHAM, FRANKLIN: SALARY-TITHING
GREIMANN, DEAN ON TITHING REBUTTAL
HAGEE, JOHN: TITHING REBUTTAL
HAYFORD, JACK; TITHING REBUTTAL
HEMPHILL, KENNETH, TITHING; SBC SPOKESMAN
HEMPHILL, KEN BOBBY EKLUND
HENNESSEY, SHAWN, TITHING REBUTTAL
HINN, BENNY: TITHING
HOUSTON, BRIAN: HILLSONG, TITHING REBUTTAL
HOW TO BECOME A PROSPERITY PREACHER
If We Don't Preach Tithing, How Do We Pay the Church Bills?
JAKES, TD; 49 LIES TOLD ABOUT TITHING
JEREMIAH, DAVID: TITHING REBUTTAL
JEWISH TITHING CONCEPTS
JOYNER, RICK: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENDALL, R T: TITHING REBUTTAL
KENNEDY, JAMES, PHD: TITHING
KOSTENBERGER, ANDREAS: 12-4-2007: TITHING
"LAW" IN THE BIBLE
LAWLESS, CHUCK: TITHING REBUTTAL
LETTER TO YOUR PASTOR ABOUT TITHING
LINKS: SITES AND BOOKS
LIST OF TITHING OPPONENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
LIST OF UNSCRIPTURAL BAPTIST TITHING ERRORS
LONDON DEBATE: POINT BY POINT COMMENTS: TITHING
LUTHER, MARTIN REJECTED TITHING: 1525
MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED
MALACHI 3:10: THE TEST-GOD TITHE MYTH
MARINELLI, CHAD: TITHING REBUTTAL
MARTIN, ERNEST L; THE TITHING DILEMMA
MATTHEW 5:17-19
MAXWELL, JOHN C: TITHING REBUTTAL
MELCHIZEDEK: WAS HE A PAGAN GENTILE?
MEYER, ALLAN: TITHING REBUTTAL
MONEY WITH GENTILE IMAGES WAS BANNED
MORRIS, ROBERT: TITHING REBUTTAL
MORMON-LDS TITHING REBUTTAL
NORTH, GARY COVENANTAL TITHE
NORTH, GARY PERSPECTIVES ON TITHING
NORTH, GARY WIKIPEDIA: TITHING
OWEN, JOHN --DID NOT TEACH TITHING
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY: BOOK REVIEW: TITHING
PINK, A W: TITHING REBUTTAL
PIPER, JOHN: TITHING REBUTTAL
PREACHERS, EVANGELISTS AND THEOLOGIANS SPEAK OUT
PRINCE, JOSEPH: TITHING
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: AVANZINI PLUS
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: Jones and Woodbridge
PROSPERITY GOSPEL: TITHING
RAMSEY, DAVE: TITHING REBUTTAL
RHODE ISLAND BAPTISTS: 1638-1770S: TITHING
RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING
ROBERTSON, NORMAN: TITHING REBUTTAL
ROGERS, ADRIAN: Tithing REBUTTAL
ROGERS, ROD: TITHING REBUTTAL
ROSS, CHARLES: TITHING REBUTTAL
SBC CHURCH WANTS YOUR BANK ROUTING NUMBER FOR TITHE
SBC POSITION PAPER FORCES EMPLOYEES TO TEACH TITHING
SBC SCHOLARS: THEOLOGIANS AND HISTORIANS WHO AGREE
SCHREINER, THOMAS R, PHD, SBTS, TITHING
SHAFFER, GLENN: TITHING REBUTTAL
TITHING LIES: SIX MOST COMMON
SOUTHERN BAPTIST ENCYCLOPEDIA: TITHING
SOUTHERN BAPTIST TITHING BROCHURES
SPROUL, R C: TITHING
SPURGEON, CHARLES H
ST PETERSBURG TIMES
STOREHOUSE TITHING
SUBMISSION THEOLOGY: REBUTTAL
SWAZILAND, POVERTY, AND PROSPERITY PREACHERS
SWINDOLL, CHARLES (CHUCK): TITHING
TBN: THE CROUCHES: TITHING REBUTTAL
INDEX TEXT FOR 2007 EDITION
TITHING THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK
TITHE MAPS IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE
TITHES: NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
TITHING ABUSE STORIES
TITHE AND OFFERING SCRIPTURES.COM/LEON
WALL STREET JOURNAL: TITHING, KELLY LETTER
WARREN, RICK : TITHING REBUTTAL
WE ARE NOT ALONE: VERY STRONG SUPPORT
Web Sites Which Discuss This Book and Tithing
WESLEY, JOHN: TITHING
Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
WIDOW'S MITE: TITHING
WOODWARD, GEOFF: TITHING REBUTTAL
WYCLIFFE DICTIONARY OF THEOLOGY; F F BRUCE: TITHING
WYTSMA, KEN: TITHING REBUTTAL
YOUNG, ED: TITHING REBUTTAL

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(Genesis) Gen. 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

Gen. 28:21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace--then shall the LORD be my God,Gen. 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house; and of all that you shall give me, I will surely give the tenth to you.

Jacob’s pre-Law promise to tithe is not an example for the church. This event records the only other pre-Mosaic Law mention of tithing. Also, this is definitely not a spoils-of-war-tithe as in Genesis 14. However, although there may have existed a tradition to help the poor, Jacob, like Abraham, was not responding to a command from Jehovah to tithe to a particular ministry of holy service. The formal law was yet centuries future.

True to his character, Jacob made a rash vow to God. He promised to give God a tenth of all his possessions. However, Jacob’s promised tithe was conditional -- God must first bless him and then bring him back to Isaac’s house in peace. Jacob set the conditions, not God. Jacob made a vow to tithe; God did not ask for it. Although God greatly blessed Jacob in Haran, there is no further mention of tithing in Jacob’s life (or in the book of Genesis).

In all fairness to the subject, we must ask ourselves, "To whom did Jacob give these tithes?" It is not enough just to say that he "gave them to God." God does not reach down from heaven and receive them to himself! Like Abraham, Jacob was surrounded by pagan Canaanite priest-kings. If he gave a tithe to them, he would actually be promoting idolatry, child sacrifices, sex with animals, and worship-prostitution! There was no God-called Levitical priesthood to receive them. Neither was there a temple in Jerusalem as promised and commanded later in Deuteronomy. As head of his own household, Jacob, like all patriarchs from Adam until the Law, was a priest himself and did not require a hierarchy of priesthood. Unless we are willing to accept the extreme liberal contention that Abraham and Jacob are merely mythological traditions written after Bethel had a temple in northern Israel, then my question is valid.

Again, as the head of household before the law, Jacob served as his own priest. He built altars to Yahweh and sacrificed on them (Gen. 35:1, 10). He asked for "food to eat and clothes to wear." He promised to give God "a tenth" "of all that you give me." Was Jacob promising to give God a tenth of food and clothes? How would he do that? We do not know. Perhaps Abraham, Isaac and Jacob built and dedicated shrines to Jehovah (Yahweh). They could then bring food to those shrines for the poor and needy. We know that Jacob did build an altar at Bethel. However, if any commandment to tithe had been involved, there would have been no room for bargaining.

Both Abraham’s tithe and Jacob’s tithe are completely out of context with tithing in the Mosaic Law. However, it must be pointed out that, under the law, Israel would later consider even the dust of the Gentile land as defiling and requiring ceremonial cleansing. Whatever Jacob did tithe, it originated in pagan Haran or (at that time) pagan Canaan and did not meet the exact definition of tithes given under the Law. Perhaps this is why his tithe is not used as an example by Moses. Of course, there is no prohibition against the source of the tithe from a holy land in the book of Genesis.

Again, to whom did Jacob (and Abraham) tithe when they were wandering nomads? Except for the unfounded claims that Melchizedek was a faithful true priest-king serving Yahweh, no similar claim is made for any of the other priest-kings in which territories Jacob and Abraham lived. Like the temple of the moon god in Haran, except for their own shrines, all of the other shrines and priest-kings were clearly pagan.

NOT IN BOOK: From John Owen, Famous Calvinist Apologist’s Commentary on Hebrews, Chapter 7.

Owen: [Genesis 28] And as for the instance of Jacob, who vowed unto God the tenth of all, it is so far from proving that the tenth was due by virtue of any law, that it proves the contrary. For had it been so, it could not have been the matter of an extraordinary vow, whereby he could express his obedience unto God.

 

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