I recently received a letter from a brother, who gave me the following postulation about tithing in reply to one of my blogs on the teaching of Tithing. He claims that the practice of tithing was not under the Law of Moses because Abraham gave a tithe to King Melchizedek 400 years before the Law of Moses, so therefore, tithing is not an act under the Law, but a faith act according to a spiritual principle that has the promises of God attached to it.
This brother also claimed that when the Levites were given 10% of the people’s crops in Malachi 3, this principle is now being translated into modern day, by people giving 10% of their income to the church where they receive spiritual food on a regular basis.
Even if the act of tithing was not under the Law of Moses, as he claims, it still doesn’t validate it as a spiritual principle we, as New Testament Believers, should practice. This kind of twisted teaching usually comes from manipulative church leaders, who have purposely misled the congregation for the [...]