Wednesday, December 7, 2016

TITHE HOAX: ④ Bring FOODSTUFF as tithe and I will protect your AGRICULTURAL CROPS! (Mal 3:10, 11)

Dear in Christ,

This is the fourth article in this series. Ensure that you have read the previous posts by clicking on these links: , , .

Most of the tithe fleecing pastors underplay the significance of the word food mentioned in Mal 3:10. The purpose of bringing tithes is explicitly mentioned in the verse:
Mal 3:10 "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat (food) in mine house ...”
Pastors claim that anything could be tithe, but, the passage is about foodstuff (agricultural produce) that could be eaten. You can't boil wads of money and eat it. You can't buy food for money, if the city is besieged by enemies, as it happened many a times with Jerusalem.

Tithe was always meant to be eaten by poor, and not to be swallowed by pastors!

Deu 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
(Levites were counted among other destitute because they were not given inheritance with rest of the tribes)

In return for bringing foodstuff, Jehovah offered them:

  • Rains: I will open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing.
  • Protection from insects that attack crops  ( I will rebuke the devourer) Mal 3:11
  • Protection from fruit drop (premature shedding of fruits - neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field) Mal 3:11
If you are familiar with the Law, the greatest sin under it was not taking care of the poor widows. Orphans, strangers and Levites. Jehovah's punishment for such offense was to stop the rain (1Kin 8, Lev 26).

Here in Mal 3:10-11, Jehovah is offering crop protection in return for the compassion shown to the poor.
Pro 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Pastor John Doe, the passage is about feeding the poor, not about funding your dream villa or private jet. Now that there are no temples approved of God, I can feed the poor on the footpaths and be blessed, though I don't have any crop that needs protection.

... to be continued in Part #5, Did Jesus endorse tithing?

In Christ,
Tomsan Kattackal