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Suppose you are a young adult male who works for a company that has a CEO and a superintendent over you. One day, the CEO tells you that you are no longer to come to work on Tuesdays; that only females are allowed to work that day. Later that day, the superintendent calls you into his office and tells you you are expected to work for four hours every Tuesday. Who do you OBey? Would you not go to the CEO to get the confusion straightened out? Well, look at God as the CEO and the pastor as the Superintendent. God's Word says that His tithe is to go to Jerusalem. He gives no other location that it must go. He also says it is to be agricultural in nature. He gives no other options. The pastor says, "Tithe to the Church where you are fed," and "Tithe money." Uh-oh... conflict of interest. LOL So what do we do? We go to God for the answer. We ought to OBey God rather than men. So if we are going to tithe. it's best to do it in the manner that God prescribed, is it not? Otherwise, it is not OBedience to God, it is OBedience to man who is teaching something contradictory to what God says. Thankfully, God does not hold us to the Law of the tithe. In Romans 7 we are told that if the saved go to the house of the Law, it is an act of adultery. Let us strive to be faithful to Christ and not be guilty of going to the house of the Law while married to the One who was raised from the dead. RWR