The Wonders of God’s Grace
by Ronald W Robey
Luke 5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
Luke 5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
Luke 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
In the above passage, Jesus was demonstrating the fact that Law and Grace CANNOT mix. The Ol
God never commanded anyone in His Word to tithe money to Tabernacle, Temple, Synagogue or Church. Yet, so many In churches around the world today are lied to every time the offering plate is passed. “God requires you to tithe your money” is spoken from the pulpit. “If you don’t tithe, you are a God-robber! You are cursed!” Is often shouted to put the laity in a state of guilt and condemnation. Relax Saints of God… Fear not. God never authorized that pastor to speak those deceitful and unk
God doesn't expect us to operate under the guidelines of the Mosaic/Levitic Law.
We have been brought into a new Covenant with God. The old is no more. Hebrews 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
So many pastors and teachers today attempt to keep their congregations under the guidelines of the Mosaic/Levitic Law, when that is not God's plan for the Church at all.
God has given us His direction conc
A person once posed the question, "If we did a bloodline test, and it proved my pastor is a descendant of Levi, is he eligible to receive tithes?"
Bloodline test, DNA, genealogy,... any other evidence that would prove your pastor in "yourcity, planet Earth", is a Levite still would not excuse him from preaching the lie that God requires tithes of money.
There is not one single command in the Word of God for money to be tithed. If your pastor IS a Levite, the only tithe he would have been qu
Did JacOB really promise to give God a tenth of all his belongings?
JacOB made a vow, saying, "Of all thou shalt give me, I will surely give a tenth."
Interesting vow, which was not fulfilled by JacOB himself, but by his offspring. God promised to give JacOB the land JacOB was on.
Genesis 28:13-15 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed s
Proverbs 22:22-23 ROB not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me,
And there was war in Heaven: God opposed the Holy Spirit.
Wait a minute!! What Bible are you reading from? Where is that found in the Bible?
Now that I've got your attention, ...
The answer my friends, is it is found, not in the Bible, but rather it is found in the pulpits of many Churches around the world today.
Oh, the preacher may not use those exact words. But he might as well use them. Those words are no different than than the words he speaks when he tells his congregation that
Malachi 3:8-12 Will a man rOB God? Yet ye have rOBbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we rOBbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have rOBbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your
It is a Biblical fact that we have Scripture that commands tithing to Levites, but not one single Scripture that states one is to tithe to a pastor, elder, or bishop of a New Testament Church.
Hebrews 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
Here, men that die receive tithes. Who are the men that die that receive tithes? The sons of Levi…
Hebrews 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of th
There is a doctrine being circulated today amongst Christians that Melchizedek of Genesis chapter 14 was actually a Christophany. That is, a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ.
Many base this doctrine on a passage in Hebrews that states Hebrews 7:2-3 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of d
1 Peter 4:1-4 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they thi
When teaching tithes , many teachers like to point out that tithing was mentioned before the Law.
But when teaching the tithe, many fail to teach the Scripture's account of the tithe. Instead, they teach an account that was invented by man in the late 8th Century A.D..
There was a tithe prior to the Mosaic/Levitic Law, but Hebrews records that there was a changing of the Law.
What was that change? Well, Melchizedek received tithes in Abram's day. But when the Law was handed down to Mo
It has been argued, by those who would deceitfully teach that we are to tithe our money, that the reason God expected agricultural tithes of the children of Israel is because money was scarce and the Israelites used their crops and livestock as money.
That nonsensical claim is easily shot down with the Word of God.
Deuteronomy 14:22-27 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place wh
God does not want you to neglect your family's needs, or a neighbor's needs to put more money in the coffers of an already wealthy Church.
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
But I will say further. God does not want the saved to place themselves under the Mosaic/Levitic Law! That's right. He does not want the saved to be bound by the Mosaic/Levitic Law.
in Acts 15, the Law is described as a yo
“Indeed!” Exclaimed the King, casting a keen glance at his son. “Are you becoming interested in politics then; or is there some grievous breach of court etiquette which has attracted your attention?”
“I know little of politics and less of the court, Sire,” replied Lilimond; “it is the distress of the people that worries me.”
“The people? Of a surety, Prince, you are better posted than am I, since of the people and their affairs I know nothing at all. I have appointed officers to look after
Many today hear their pastors preach from the pulpits that the Word of God requires them to tithe their money to the Church. As proof-text, pastors will have them turn to the book of Malachi and read the scathing indictment that was leveled at the priests in Malachi's day, the accusation that they were "rOBbing God" by not bringing tithes and offerings into the Temple storehouse.
Pastors will generally take their flock into the twenty-seventh chapter of Leviticus to show them that "The tithe i
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
The above tithe was a gift… Abram “gave” tithes, he did not “pay” tithes. There was no requirement to tithe, otherwise Abram would have been paying them. The fact that Abram gave the tithe shows it was not something God required, but that it was voluntarily bestowed to Melchizedek.
Also, that tithe Abram gave was not of Abram's own property... it was of property t
1 Corinthians 9:13-14 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
Many pastors like to use this verse as a means to justify extracting financial support from their congregations. The pastors who do this are wrong. This passage is not speaking of stationary pastors of Churches. Rather, it is s
Many today feel that they shouldn’t have to work a second jOB while serving as pastor of a Church. They seem to want the Church to provide for their every need. House payments, car payments, utilities, medical, vacations, etc..
Does the Bible allow for pastors to take a salary from the Church? Let us look, shall we?...
Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were wi
Nehemiah 10:37-38 And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage. And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our
What is the purpose of the Church?
Are we to attend it because we have wants? or are we to attend because we have needs? What does the Word of God tell us?
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
1 Peter 5:1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of
In the last half century, an increasing number of professing Christians have been teaching and embracing a doctrine that is not supported by the Word of God. That doctrine is the teaching that one does not have to repent of one’s sins in order to receive Salvation. The fact is, the Word of God does teach repentance of sin. In the book of Ezekiel, we read: Ezekiel 18:21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful a