By Edwin Christiaan | July 5, 2022
The Bible calls those who keep the Old Testament Law of Moses, which includes the practice of tithing, ‘stupid’ or ‘fools.’
“How can you be so STUPID? Do you think that by yourself you can complete what God’s Spirit started in you? Have you gone through all of this for nothing? Is it all really for nothing? God gives you his Spirit and works miracles in you. But does he do this because you obey the Law of Moses or because you have heard about Christ and have faith in him?”Galatians 3:3-5 CEV
The apostle Paul said this: “I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law.” – which included tithing 10% of his HERBS and SPICES (see Matthew 23:23)! That’s right, the Old Testament law of tithing was NEVER about money, even though the Pharisees were loaded with cash!!!
Furthermore, Paul said: “I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church. And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault. I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.” (See Philippians 3:5-7)
And what did Jesus do?
He brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in His own body on the cross, He broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. HE DID THIS BY ENDING THE SYSTEM OF LAW WITH ITS COMMANDMENTS AND REGULATIONS!!! (See Ephesians 2:14-15)
So now, this same apostle Paul, who was living according to the Old Testament law of tithing, teaches how New Testament born-again Christians should give their money:
“YOU MUST EACH DECIDE IN YOUR HEART HOW MUCH TO GIVE.” (2. Corinthians 9:7 NLT) and “On every Lord’s Day, each of you should put aside SOME AMOUNT OF MONEY in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering.” (1. Corinthians 16:2 NLT)
It is also this same apostle Paul who warned us that; “those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under His curse! (Galatians 3:10 NLT)
Therefore, there is no blessing whatsoever in keeping the law of tithing! You are only fooling yourself! Even Creflo Dollar, a well-known Word of Faith, prosperity (false) preacher came to his senses and recently confessed that his teachings on tithing were all wrong!
Why were his teachings wrong?
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”Romans 6:14 NKJV
Yes, that’s correct! As the Apostle Paul said,
“I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.”Galatians 2:21 NLT