Tithing Under Law vs Giving Under Grace

Via a comment left on the video link posted below:

Ed Young Goes After Access to Bank Accounts of Church Member

Get a concordance and look up the word tithe and tithes. You will see clearly spelled out in the books of the law that it was a feast, that it was food – you ate your tithe and on the third year you shared it with those in need.

In the seventh year their was to be no tithe because the land was to lie fallow. Tell me why the tithe is not law! “You who want to be justified by law have cut yourselves off from grace.” Galatians 5:8

You say Abraham tithed before the law. He was also circumcised before the law and offered animal sacrifices before the law. He gave a tenth of the spoils of war to a king as was customary.

Search History for yourself. How can we use Abraham’s one tithe to say we must all tithe everything? Was Abraham a regular tither? We annul the commandments of God for the sake of our tradition. Such as “let no one give under compulsion.” Ask a church historian and you will see that it was hundreds of years before the church ever started asking for a tithe. Colossians. 2:16  “let no one judge you with regard to a feast day.” Colossians 2:8 “see to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy that depends on human tradition and the basic principals of the world rather than on Christ.”

Galatians and Colossians 2 speak really directly to this issue. To say you get the blessing of Abraham by tithing is a different Gospel which is really no gospel at all.

If you try to get God’s blessing by tithing, you cut yourself off from Christ. (If) it is more blessed to give than to receive, (then) giving and receiving are blessings and giving is a greater blessing. I want to give because giving in itself is a blessing and because I am already blessed because of what Christ has done, not so I can get a blessing or avoid a curse.

I’m not under the blessings and curses of the law, Galatians says if I try to be justified by one part, I am obligated to obey the entire law, and I am under a curse. Don’t try to tell me I can be justified and cursed at the same time.

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