Introduction

 

Introduction

With the gospel of success and prosperity spreading like a plague of locusts, the Charismatic Movement is in serious trouble. I can see why Jesus said, “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8). In other words, will he find true and accurate faith? Perhaps, because the truth is not something most people want to hear. They want to be fed candy doctrines.

The intent of this book is to expose one of the most abominable doctrines ever invented, and to lead people into the truth. This book will analyze the prosperity gospel which is being taught as Biblical truth, but is in fact a horrible distortion, and some teachers are actually telling boldfaced lies. I will show how and why the teachings of the prosperity gospel are false by examining every verse they use to support that doctrine. We will learn what those verses really say.

I am not anti-Charismatic; I attended an old fashioned Pentecostal church while growing up, and despite the warnings, I became a Charismatic as an adult. I read all the books by the big names in the movement and believed the prosperity gospel, and became ministry partners with large ministries that were reaching lots of people. But I was never able to send in my monthly pledges for more than a few months after joining; because I became unemployed, sometimes I even used a credit card to keep my pledge. After this happened several times I began to question, why is it that I am actually becoming poorer every time I start sending money to large TV ministries? Is God trying to tell me something? (I also tithed.) Finally, after twenty years of this, while still poor and unemployed, I felt called to research the prosperity gospel, to investigate the teaching.

I decided to write down every verse in the Bible that was being used to teach prosperity, and examine each one in-depth to arrive at the most accurate understanding possible. I used commentaries, Greek and Hebrew lexicons, word-studies, etc. What I discovered proves beyond any doubt that the prosperity gospel is totally false, and a horrible sin. Other books that have been written on this subject make a theological argument against the prosperity gospel, but I believe the root cause is inaccurately interpreting the Scriptures. We need to get back to what the Bible says, not what a denomination says, or what a well-known preacher says, but what the Scriptures actually say.

Most people assume that the big-name preachers on TV with large followings know more than the rest of us, that they are experts; but what we will learn is that they are only “experts in greed” (2 Peter 2:14); and that they are actually stupid, because they lack the good sense to properly understand the Scriptures.

When I was 20, God called me to preach, but because I am not an eloquent speaker, rather than preach, I focused on in-depth study of Scripture. The research skills I gained after years of Scripture exposition were further developed obtaining a B.A. in journalism with a minor in history. I also have a God-given ability to figure things out.

We must study the Bible and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us. What is taught in one part of the Bible cannot be contradicted by another part. So we must look at everything the Bible teaches to determine accurate doctrine. We must discover the truth and then follow it.

All of Christendom needs genuine revival, but especially within the Charismatic Movement we need a revival of truth. We delude ourselves if we think that all we need is the presence and power of God, or the anointing; without truth we will end up with spiritism, divination, and witchcraft. The Holy Spirit is not enough by itself. If you want a spiritual experience but reject sound doctrine, you will be led into error as quickly as those who reject any spiritual experience and accept only human reason.

Paul said there was a time when God overlooked ignorance of the truth (Acts 17:30); but he now requires people to turn from sin and accept the truth. This applies even more so in these last days.

Jesus said “the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth” (John 4:23) (NIV). So it is possible to have the Spirit but not the truth. Some people only seek after a spiritual experience but don’t want to dwell on doctrines because they say it causes divisions. “Just wait until we get to heaven and we will sort it all out then.” But Jesus and all the writers of the New Testament considered truth important and attempted to correct false beliefs. Your doctrines can keep you out of heaven, so right doctrines are important.

Jesus said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) (NIV) and “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32) (NIV). Anointing is not enough. To follow The Way of Christ you must know the truth. Some people believe that only “line upon line” of human analysis will arrive at correct doctrine, but that is not true either. Jesus also said, “you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition” (Matthew 15:6) (NIV). Church doctrine itself has obscured much truth. You must be able to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in your study or you will never understand Scripture. The Holy Spirit can give us the understanding.

The truth is in the Bible, but because it does not fit with what people want to be true, they cannot see what it actually says. So preachers twist the Scriptures and make them say what they do not say. The truth of the Christian faith is not hard to understand, it is just hard to accept by American Christians who have been raised to pursue the American Dream. So they have become blinded by materialism, which is why the Charismatic Movement is spreading like a wild fire, but what is being taught is not the truth. And because of the popularity of some of the Prosperity Preachers on TV, the false gospel is spreading outside the Charismatic and Pentecostal segment of the Church:

Given its departure from the historical, orthodox message of the church, one would think that most Bible-believing Christians would reject the prosperity gospel. However, this is not the case. The prosperity gospel is spreading beyond the confines of the charismatic movement, where it has been traditionally strong, and is taking root in the larger evangelical church. A recent survey found that in the United States, 46 percent of self-proclaimed Christians agree with the idea that God will grant material riches to all believers who have enough faith. Why is this so? The prosperity gospel has an appealing but fatal message: accept God and He will bless you– because you deserve it. (Health, Wealth and Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ? by David W. Jones and Russell S. Woodbridge, Kregel Publications, 2011, page 15)

Paul predicted that a time will come when people will not want accurate doctrine, but will surround themselves with preachers who tell them what they want to hear (2 Tim. 4:3). The false prophets tell people that God is going to make them rich and successful and happy.

Paul also said that the Holy Spirit spoke, perhaps through a prophecy, or perhaps an unknown tongue with interpretation, that in the last days before the return of Christ, many people will fall away from the faith by following doctrines taught by false prophets who are influenced by demons:

Now the Spirit says clearly that in the last times some people will abandon the faith by following deceitful spirits, the teachings of demons, and the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences have been burned by a hot iron. (1 Tim. 4:1-2) (ISV)

Therefore, God prophesied almost 2000 years ago about the Charismatic Movement as it is today. Of course they are not the only ones teaching false doctrine. There is no lack of churches teaching half-truths, but the Bible specifically speaks out against the desire for wealth, calling it idolatry. In addition to these clear prophecies in the Bible, there are two additional prophecies that say in the later days there will be many famous false prophets spreading a twisted form of Christianity. The Epistle of the Apostles says:

And he said unto us: There shall come forth another doctrine, and a confusion, and because they shall strive after their own advancement, they shall bring forth an unprofitable doctrine. And therein shall be a deadly corruption (of uncleanness), and they shall teach it, and shall turn away them that believe on me from my commandments and cut them off from eternal life. But woe unto them that falsify this my word and commandment, and draw away them that hearken to them from the life of the doctrine and separate themselves from the commandment of life: for together with them they shall come into everlasting judgement. (M. R. James, The Apocryphal New Testament (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1924), p. 503.)

Notice that this teaching is about striving “after their own advancement,” which is the gospel we have today; you can be successful, you can be happy, God has a wonderful plan for your life, etc. I believe the “confusion” refers to the fact that the false prophets teach a different interpretation of the Scriptures, one that is convoluted, or twisted beyond good sense.

Another prophecy, from Book 2 of the Jewish and Christian Sibylline Oracles, takes place during the decades before the coming of the final Antichrist in the last days:

. . . and there will be no consent in doctrines when some deceivers arise in the world with great fame, as prophets, and then shall Belial come, and do many wonders among men. (The Sibylline Oracles; Revised and Updated, by Michael D. Fortner, page 47.)

These Charismatic false prophets are among the most famous false prophets the world has ever known, because their TV programs are broadcast in many nations around the world; and they actually call themselves prophets. The prophecy does not call them prophets, but that they appear as prophets.

The Bible even gives us a description of these almost true, yet false prophets. The Bible also tells us that those who engage in fakery and claim that fake miracles are true miracles from God are in danger of being struck down by God like Nadab and Abihu who faked a miracle. Are ministers falling dead today? Yes, two prominent gold dust fakers both died of cancer less than a year apart, and others have died.

This book includes quotes from the false teachings of the prosperity preachers, but they are not named; except a few who are dead. Even though you may guess the identities of those I quote, they will remain unnamed; I do not name them because I believe I have been directed by God and the Bible against doing so. The angels would not bring an accusation against the devil (Jude 9), and though the apostles spoke out against those who were teaching false doctrine, the apostles did not name them in the writings of the New Testament.

A few wise leaders are openly questioning how long the Charismatic Movement can continue on its present course. The Charismatic Movement needs a reformation, and the first step must be to renounce the prosperity gospel that has infected the movement like a deadly virus.

George Barna has done extensive research on American Christianity for decades. He writes:

For every dollar spent on ministry to the poor, the typical church spends more than five dollars on buildings and maintenance. . .

Consider how we have repositioned spirituality. Faith used to revolve around God and His ordinances and principles; the faith that arrests our attention these days is that which revolves around us. We have demystified God, befriended Jesus, abandoned the Holy Spirit, and forgiven and even warmed up to Satan. Few Americans possess a sense of awe, fear, or trembling related to God. . . . .(The Second Coming of the Church, p. 3, 7)

American Christianity is the church of Laodicea, and God is going to put them through the refiner’s fire. So can we expect to see God’s judgment on America? Yes, it has already begun!

Jesus came to give us life in the here and now, not just life in the here-after, but that does not translate into wealth or chasing the American dream, but merely the removal of poverty while helping others out of poverty.

Some people will want to bring out the “authority” gun by saying that God has no self-appointed prophets or lone-wolf ministers, and they want to question whose authority I am under. This is an argument that has no merit and is used by people who want to silence those who teach things they disagree with. The authority teaching is an example of doctrine being taught as truth when it is actually the opposite of the truth.

The Bible records that the apostles discovered a man who was casting out devils in Jesus’ name, but he was not one of the official disciples. They asked Jesus if they should make him stop, and Jesus said, “Whoever isn’t against us is for us” (Mark 9:40) (GW). So Jesus personally condoned lone wolf preachers! As he should, because he was a lone wolf preacher himself, as was John the Baptist, Martin Luther, and John Wesley who was not allowed to preach in Anglican churches, so he went into the public squares. When William Booth started the Salvation Army without anyone’s permission he was attacked and reviled by Christians who tried to stop his good work. But when he died 40,000 people attended his funeral including the queen, and another 150,000 people walked passed the casket.

There are many more lesser known lone wolf ministers, such as Gladys Aylward (1902-1970) who saved up her salary and bought a one-way train ticket to China because the China Inland Mission agency would not send her. Her life story was made into a movie in 1958 that stared Ingrid Bergman, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Also, Bruce Olsen (1941-), who went to Columbia with his own money and ended up reaching an entire jungle tribe, and later spoke at the United Nations. He wrote a best-selling autobiography in 1986, Bruchko, that is still in print and selling well in later editions.

But they were lone wolf ministers only in the sense that they were not under any human organization. God is the one who calls people into the ministry, not any human organization. Therefore, if God has called them into the ministry, then they are not lone wolves and they have every right to be in the ministry.

There are also Christians fundamentalist attackers who condemn everyone who does not agree with them one-hundred percent on every doctrine. But that is absurd because no one is 100% accurate. If someone holds one doctrine slightly different from them, they condemn them as apostate and going to hell. But no religious organization or church is 100% accurate in all its doctrines. Some may be 90% right, others may be 80% or 70%, but none are 100%. Although right doctrine is important, this shows that you don’t have to be 100% accurate to make heaven, or to be used of God in the ministry.

This means that God uses people who are not 100% accurate in their teachings. It means you can be saved and even healed under the ministry of a false prophet. If we must have 100% accurate doctrine to be saved and go to heaven, then there are very few Christians in the world, if any.

Even so, this book was written to get us closer to that 100% mark. The purpose of this book is to discover as much truth as possible; because the more truth we have the closer we are to God and his perfect will for us as individuals, and as churches. This book is for seekers of truth; it is for those who desire more than what they are getting from the lukewarm, materialistic churches today. This book is for those who want both the Spirit and the truth.

Unlike the fundamentalists, I do not condemn people just because they disagree with me. The reason I say those who teach prosperity are false prophets is because they are guilty of leading people into idolatry.  

There are already several books which are having an impact on many Christians, and are helping us move toward a New Reformation. I hope the information in this book will be able to contribute.

 

 

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  2. ive been to a church that teaches these lies and my own experience abundantly comfirms that the prosperity gosphel is a lie

  3. this is wonderfully true!

  4. The Prosperity teachings are just New Age philosophies with a few Scriptures thrown in to “Christianise” them. Matthew 6:33 tells us all we need to know about prosperity in the Lord.

    • And, the “all these things” does not include luxury homes, luxury cars, etc. But only food, clothing, and shelter.

  5. Let me give YOU ALL some statistics. There are over 24,000,000 millionaires in US, and approx. 1% (300000)are Christians…. 442+ billionaires, 6 are Christians and there are 200-250 million Christians in this courntry.
    You should save your breath the Christian have heard your sermon. ‘God wants THEM poor and most of them since they believe your gospel.
    Do you not realize every penny of their wealth belongs to the God you say you represent. I think if my earthly father had provided a better living for our neighbor’s children rather than us, I would have been mighty upset with him…. Do you think he was a better Father than God?
    if Solomon was alive today, he would be the only trillionaire going to Church and people would condemn for having so many wife.He was appointed by God. God made rich and didn’t take his wives. He could have you know. There many others to numerous to name who walked in God’s prosperity.
    Please put your left hand on the left side of you face and your right hand on the right side of your face and give God a hand clap, that should WAKE YOU UP.
    No matter how you put it, prosperity is of God;
    I thank God for my prosperity.
    A fellow believer was in need of money to get a plane ticket to go on a Job in California. He need to pay motel and eat until he got his first check at end of the month. We were happy to mail him a check because of God prosperity. Please tell others who believe like you do, especially the writers who writer this ‘junk’ we are going to continue giving to God’s Kingdom and we are will continue to prosper as he promise us and you are not going to change that.
    By the way, many preachers and other Christians against the prosperity message, don’t mind asking me to make them a loan or give them some money. I have yet to receive any back from them but I always give according to Luke 6:38 It comes back anyway
    38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
    Luke 6:38 (KJV)
    42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
    Matt 5:42 (KJV)
    Believe it and do it, See how pleasing it is to God.
    I pray for God to bless even if you don’t

    • You seem to think that because you give and you are rich that you are rich because you give. Lots of people give and never get rich. You look up to Solomon, he said:

      Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the LORD?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. (Proverbs 30:7-9) (ESV)

      You did not read my book or you would know that I do not claim Christians should be poor, I claim wealth should be shared with the poor. The only sin mentioned of the rich man who went to hell is that he did not help poor Lazarus. The rich can get to heaven if they give lots of money to the poor. But the main focus of the book is that it proves false the teaching that anyone can get rich just by giving money to a preacher, total falsehood. Paul said, those who desire to be rich have fallen from the faith (1 Tim. 6:3-10).

      The Bible says, we must share our excess with others. If you have 2 coats and see your brother without 1 you MUST give 1 to him. If you are very wealthy, then you are keeping what GOD SAID to give to your poor brothers and sisters in Asia, and Africa.

      The prosperity gospel says, God has blessed me with 2 coats, why has he not bless you with 1, maybe you need to give some money to a TV preacher and God will give you a coat.

      This is the difference in the true gospel and the prosperity gospel.

      • You think something when you don’t know it. I know that why I’m wealthy. There no such thing as the prosperity Gospel.. It’s the gospel and prosperity is a part of it
        2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosper 2 John 2
        Judging from the rest of your commentary you probably should read these scriptures
        But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
        7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
        8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
        9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
        10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
        11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
        12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
        13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
        14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
        15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
        Pay close attention to 7,8,9 especially10
        God loves a cheerful giver.
        Verses11and 12 say our giving causes thanksgiving to GOD.
        15 Paul is even thanking God for our…excuse me for my prosperity,

  6. I for one agree 100% with this article the prosperity gospel is fake, if it were true today there would be no poor Christians. And the other truth is if it was true that once I give money I receive double or 10 folds means that at some point I can stop working I just start giving and live off my my 10 folds which we all know wont happen. Even the preachers themselves who preach it by now would not even need to ask for money because they would have 10 folds of all the millions they have. The truth is there will be some poor Christians and some will be rich but not all. and most of the time the rich Christians hardly make it to heaven Jesus said it and let any rich man disprove him, Jesus said it is much harder for a rich man to make it to heaven than for a camel to go through an eye of a middle now today Christians want to prove Jesus wrong. The devil is a liar and he can also bring you wealth to blind you. now they are some very committed Christians and are very wealthy but they are very few and the Church will never have a million Solomons people like to claim Solomon but when you read Solomon’s life you find that in the end he fell because of his wives. So you can see that too much of everything will cause you to be blind. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to do what he was meant to do. Jesus said that we will do far greater wonders than he has did but I believe the main reason for this not happening yet is the hearts of man are not ready to handle to full power of Christianity so as is evident today with just a little anointing one starts off well then before you know it he has gone the prosperity root. I can tell you this that my calling in life is to unity the Church of Christ because we cant have one Church but so many divisions this one is a Baptist and he thinks his right, this one is Catholic and he thinks his right, this one is charismatic and he thinks his right and the list goes on. If you read your bibles you will find Paul warned against such there is one type of a Christian and thats one who will worship the Father in Spirit and truth. and those of you who still think prosperity gospel is for you read revaluations the time will come when Christians will not be allowed to buy or sell so what use will your money be? those of caught in this will sign your souls to the devil the first day. many have convinced themselves that by then they will not be on earth so they dont care but what about your Children or your Children’s Children which you would have taught that being rich is from God. The misconception is that when the 666 comes it will have a big sign which says 666 over here no it will not the devil will disguise it and many church will preach for it and many Christians will go for it. now dont get me wrong prosperity gospel is just a small snare which is not the 666 but it is one that will setup the downfall of many Christians. Miracles still happen and the Holy Spirit still gives his gifts the problem is those who get it begin to misuse for there own greed and thats why its easy to follow an anointed man when he preaches it. There times when you need a Job got will respond and when you need a house he will respond because he is our provider but not every-time you wake up will you get that dream Job what the Bible teaches is the Spirit of contentment if you have food and clothes and shelter dont cloud year heart with other needs. I am sick of every time I watch TBN a nice service and see Holy Spirit touching people only in the end to be asked for money its like you go to their websites you cant even get any material for free. thats when I began to realize that even an anointed man can fall full of pride and greed owning private Jets like why would the owner of even TBN need a private Jet one might ask even late alone any preacher, so many planes which fly where you going but no you have to fly on your own. There are three big demons that the devil uses “Pride”,”Lust” and “Greed” these demons have destroyed many people of God

  7. Many of the statements you made, in your mind are accurate, but from a spiritual and a biblical point of view they are short on understanding:
    1 There is not a prosperity gospel, The bible teaches only three Gospel: the Gospel of God (Rom 1:1)
    Gospel of Christ (Rom1:16)
    Gospel of The Kingdom Matt:24:14
    With these three Gospels lies prosperity and It is more than money but the article focus on finance so I responded to that. I am not writing defend myself nor the preacher of the Gospel truths. Prosperity is part of salvation and some will believe they are save without it , Who am I to question them. I believe you can be saved with it and I can defend that from biblical standpoint.
    I believe in tithing and gave offerings have done it for 28yrs. And I started because the Spirit lead me to tithe, I confessed faith in Christ and was baptized a second time and I started giving my tithes and offerings. It was 6yrs before I heard a teaching on why we should tithe. by then It was a part of my lifestyle, yes my lifestyle. I taught it to my whole family while they were young and they are grown and they still tithe today.
    I wanted the man( my Pastor) that represented My Heavenly Father to be prosperous, so, I paid my tithes give them cars, suits, money and whatever else they need all under spiritual guidance.
    By the way 29 yrs. ago I was flat broke and could not pay my bills

    The reason should you tithe is simple; I learned this later from these verses

    7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

    A. 7 You separate yourself from GOD when you don’t tithe. You, not GOD. When you tithe He comes to you. Mal.3:7

    8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
    Mal 3:8-9 (KJV)

    B. vs. 8-9 You rob God and then you are curse because you turn your back on God and walked away
    Jesus took away the curse of the law but not the curse that comes from not tithing;
    Note: Tithing came before the Law. Abraham paid tithes. If you are blessed with the blessing of Abraham, then you should tithe.
    Think about

    • I never speak out against tithing. And you are right, the Bible does not teach a prosperity gospel, which is why it is a false gospel.

      If you were to read my book, you would find that I show that Biblical prosperity is the not the same thing as the prosperity gospel. The PG says all Christians should be rich and God will make you rich if you send money to a preacher on TV.

      If you disagree with how I analyze a particular verse, then please do explain it, but I think you will find that I do not say a verse says this or that when it does not. No one has yet sent me an example from my book showing how I mis-understand a passage.

      Please continue reading the other chapters here.

  8. The only persons heard use the term prosperity Gospel are those who are against tithing and giving with a purpose in mind. Those who teach on biblical economics never single out prosperity as a gospel unto itself only those who believe that Jesus was poor and therefore we be like Him poor.
    There are a few minister who beg for money on tv. but they are not in the majority,because if they were there would be more wealthy Christian.
    I gave to some of these ministry along with my tithes. That never stop God from prospering me. Even as I write I given several thousands to those who the spirit directed me to and it was multiplied back to.
    Those against prosperity, as you seem to be, forget God does not punish the giver for the actions of the receiver. I gave as the spirit direct beyond my tithes and offering to my Church.
    Here is a scripture that I hope is in your book.

    6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

    7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

    8 And God is able to make all GRACE ABOUND TOWARD YOU THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVING ALL SUFFICIENCY IN ALL THINGS, may abound to every good work:
    9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

    10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

    11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
    2 Cor 9:6-11 (KJV)

    These are powerful scripture, Study them carefully. They don’t mention nature the status or the qualifications of the recipient, but only the heart of the giver…. as the giver purpose in HIS HEART. To me it doesn’t matter who the receiver is and what they appear to be doing with it. I give as the Spirit directs, not the those who feel like God has appoint overseers of his earth.

    • You have some strange beliefs. By your belief, you could give to one of Satan’s ministers masquerading as a true minister and you would still be blessed. You quoted 2 Cor. 9. But you have to backup and read the previous chapter to find out the context of his statement. Some Christians were suffering financially because of some hardship, like a drought. First, why did that happen if they were following Paul’s get-rich gospel? As you believe it to be, anyway.

      2 Cor. 8 is also used by the wealth getters but they are misusing the text. Paul was not promising that they would get rich by giving to these poor Christians:

      2Co 8:13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

      Here Paul says that people who have surplus should share with those who do not have enough. This is NOT taught in America today, that would be blasphemous, SHARING THE WEALTH? NEVER!

      Paul also does NOT promise wealth, in fact, he says that those who are giving can expect to become in financial NEED in the future, and when they are in need GOD WILL BLESS THEM ABUNDANTLY ? NO! THAT IS NOT WHAT HE SAID! He said that when they become in need in the future, that those who are receiving help from them will in turn help those who are now giving to those who are currently in need.

      This shows the huge error of the false gospel today, which says, God has blessed me with two coats, why has he not blessed you with one? You should give some money to a preacher on TV and GOD WILL GIVE YOU A COAT. But the BIBLE SAYS, if you have two coats YOU are supposed to give to the one who has no coat. YOU DO IT, not tell the poor many to plant a seed and GOD do it. GOD HAS TOLD YOU TO DO IT.

      Do you have more than you need? Then you are not doing as GOD has commanded!

  9. My belief are strange to those who are not familiar with being led by the Spirit . God doesn’t command his children He leads them by his Spirit. I don’t know who you are, but I Know who I am. Because I have given to various TV ministry I’m giving to the devil? Get real .
    Only demonic thing I see is that you believe that God command his children and not lead them by His Spirit. Also you must not be a tither nor give offerings because you said if I have more than enough I’m not following commands. Tithing is a command and as a results of my tithes the windows of heaven are open over me and my family and the blessings are flowing. Are you living under a heaven?
    I mention a tiny drop of my given . I,m not going to boasts about my giving because I give in secret and God blesses me openly. As far as the coats are concerned each winter I give more coats to the needy than you have fingers and toes. And I look forward to it.
    You are a little touched in the head if you think your misunderstanding of the scripture is going to change my lifestyle of giving.
    By way do you need a coat?

    • I am glad that you have enough to give many coats. But the Bible says if you have TWO coats you should give one to your brother who has none. This is why the early church shared everything they had. But rich Americans seem to think it is OK to only share a little of their excess with the poor. Don’t give so much that you cannot afford to drive a Lincoln, no, don’t do that. Don’t follow the example of the early church, heaven forbid. You might not be able to own a Rollex watch.

      I have to make a comment here, where you said, “My belief are strange to those who are not familiar with being led by the Spirit . . . Because I have given to various TV ministry I’m giving to the devil? Get real. Only demonic thing I see is that you believe that God command his children and not lead them by His Spirit.”

      In case someone reads this and thinks I actually said that, I never said God does not lead his people.

      You said, it does not matter the ministry you give to, that God honors the intent of your giving. That is why I said that you must think that God honors it even when you give to the followers of Satan, and will still bless you. There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing on TV. Those who teach that God will make you rich if you send them money, are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

  10. Correction :
    if you are a tither you are living under an open heaven if not, the windows of heaven are close and your blessing s are not flowing over your household. The blessings are more than material things but in the case of the tithe it is. You really don’t need room for nonmaterial thing do you?
    Let me give you some scripture concerning giving and the blessings associated with it.

    . 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
    Luke 6:29-35 (KJV)
    The blessing for all this that you will be the children of the Most High. You can’t give what you don’t have and the Most High don’t ask you to do anything that He does not provide you with the goods or the means to do so.
    if the sprit tell me to give I give because it The Most High owns everything anyway.
    We don’t the person may not be as bad as He appears to be to us. God knows.
    More power to the preacher that have material wealth. Let God be their Judge..
    With all the wealth that the bible talks about that’s in heaven (Rev 21), a wealthy preacher is more of a representative of the heavenly wealth than a poor one, don’t you think?
    Back to scripture:
    38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again
    Luke 6:38 (KJV)
    ANOTHER BLESSING FOR GIVING
    Study Mark 10:17-31 and you ‘ll see the blessing of the hundredfold and I let God determine the amount that constitute hundredfold. I just believe it.
    Have a great day in the Lord.

  11. Just because you have something to give, does not mean you are wealthy. Notice that it says, expecting nothing in return. That goes against the prosperity gospel that teaches to give to get. And Biblical prosperity is not wealth, it is having your needs met.

  12. Excellent article indeed. The prosperity gospel is FALSE it originated with preacher like Kenneth hagin .This distorts pure doctrines of the Bible.Christ taught about gospel of Kingdom of GOD.About the issue of tithing it is not for new testament christmas.The reasons are tithes were for agricultral products to be received by Levitical priests and also there are no records on tithes in new testament church.Jesus,his disciples and Paul didn’t ask for tithes from their hearers. The new testament only teaches on giving voluntary but modern preachers have fabricated the tithing and giving doctrine for prosperity. For details visit http://www.tithingdebate.com also http://www.cultwatch.com

  13. Tithing was under and is under the law with a curse for Christians seeking salvation under the law, Galatians 3:3-13, Malachi 3:1-18. When pastors and priest lie by quoting Malachi 3:1-18,under the law IN OLD COVENANT, how many Christians line up to be served with food when tithes and offering under the law are given? Is the storehouse pastors’ and priests’ house or the Church being the body of Christ? Saved Christians by grace IN NEW COVENANT who are lead and taught by the Holy Spirit are not under law or in curse in the law. Those who simply imply Christians are under curse for not tithing put into question about unfinished work of redemption (SALVATION) by Christ Jesus on cross of Calvary which is bought and maintained continuously in tithes paid to them. Yet Christ is not ashamed to call us brethren whom He has sanctified. Hebrew 2:9-13.We have been redeemed from the curse of the law, Christ being made a curse for us : for it is written, cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree. Galatians 3:8-13. Christians saved by grace are ministers of the new testament born of love with exceeding glory which surpassed the glory that was in law with Moses. We have been redeemed from the curse of the law to adoptions of sons in Royal Priesthood. Pastors ,Priest and Bishops who are servants of God cannot subject sons of God in Royal Priesthood to tithe taxes which absolutely illegal for we are not under the curse of the law, Galatians 5:1, Galatians4:4-5,2 Corinthians 3:1-18. Curses and generation curses under law in the old covenant remained up to death of Jesus Christ on Calvary when He fulfilled the requirements of the law. Salvation under the law one attains it at last breath on earth having done all that pertains to the law which is hard for one to accomplish. Even the tithe which was given by Abraham was under the law of sin and death from the fall of Adam and Eve. Those who lie would like to deceive Christians that tithe was before the law but before which law. When Christ our High Priest was born He was given gifts and not tithes Mathew 2:11-12. Salvation under spiritual law of love by grace is freely given and attained with free miracles from God our Father, Ephesians 2:4 -9, Ephesians 2:13 -20. Under Leviticus priesthood tithes were given to Levites priests for use by the tribe of Levi and tithe of tithe to the high Priest for they shared no land apart from the walled towns they were allocated to stay in for their continuous sacrifice to God, Numbers 18:20 -29.Widows, strangers ,fatherless and orphans benefited from tithes and offerings given to Levites, Deuteronomy 14:22-29. In Christianity widows were asked to be catered by close brethren to ease burden to the Church. There were also tithes of different kinds in Israel. There was also a tithe where a family had to eat all before the Lord, Deutreronomy12:6-7. In Christ Jesus we are saved by grace to adoptions of sons in Royal Priesthood of Christ and not by works of law ,Galatians 3:8-13,Acts13: 38-39, Galatians 4: 4-5, Galatians2:16-21, Galatians 5:18. Sons have direct access to the Father and free common inheritance not bought or worked for from the Father. For servants ( Pastors and Priest) are servants of God worthy all respects and due help.
    IN NEW TESTAMENT two priesthood are compared Hebrew7: 7-28, Hebrew8:6 -13, Hebrew 9:6-9, Hebrew 10:8-23. Leviticus priesthood under the law with tithes, death, discontinuity and its acceptance under glory of law without the great commission was done away in Christ and the Holy Priesthood of Christ without tithes, death and discontinuity with exceeding glory under which Christians are in salvation being a Holy nation and Loyal Priests to preach to the world GOD being their Father in New Covenant Ministry. In that He said, a new covenant He has made the first old. Now that which decays and waxed old is ready to vanish away Hebrew8:-13. God related with Adam and Eve in the garden of Aden under command of not eating from tree of knowledge and evil , Abraham related to God in faith when he was called out of Ur. The Israel related to God under law given to Moses under old the Covenant and we saved Christians relate to God under Spiritual law of love by grace in Jesus Christ in New Covenant where we get our salvation. Tithing weakens the Royal Priesthood of Christians in Christ where Christians are supposed to give themselves as living sacrifice in the mission vision fields. The Christians Royal Priesthood in Christ Jesus is internally weekend from within ,fought and economically drained mostly for indoors ministries under revival of Leviticus priesthood by pastors. The Royal Priesthood is internally spiritually emaciated and trodden upon.2 Corinthians2:1-13, 2Peter 2:5-9. Priesthood involves sacrifices. And since we are Royal Priest ,we have been asked to give ourselves as living sacrifice. The priesthood was changed from the old covenant( Leviticus Priesthood) to the new covenant (Loyal Priesthood of labor in Christ without tithes allocations which is not appreciated) and the law governing it was changed. Christ requested His disciples to give the crowd food to eat , Matthew 14:15-16. Jesus Christ told Peter look after his lambs and later to look after His sheep ( service) in clear shift from Leviticus priesthood which does not apply to Christians, John 21:15-17. JESUS CHRIST our High Priest is the mediator of the better New Covenant established upon better promises. Hebrew8:6-8. Under Leviticus priesthood an animal for sacrifice was alive between the alter of sacrifice and the Levite priest holding the sacrificial knife. Sheep remained alive for a period of time only when they were delivered many animals for sacrifice and the alter could not hold them all for sacrifice .We are dead to sin and alive in Christ who live in us being a living sacrifice to God. Christians saved by grace in love of Christ Jesus in Royal Priesthood within the New Covenant cannot be dragged back to curses enslavement in the law in Leviticus Priesthood in Old Covenant. The Royal Priesthood of labor of service in Christ Jesus is loathed by many clergy who opt for Leviticus Priesthood of waiting at the sanctuary for provision given for altar sacrifices. It is only through concealed falsehood that the clergy merge the Leviticus Priesthood under law in old Covenant, with the Royal Priesthood by grace in Christ love liberated in New Covenant.
    Levite Pastors and Priest are comfortable with brethren who live like dead sacrifice. Levites priests were to labor to sacrifice and not tendering the flocks or do any farming ,Numbers 18:20-32 Joshua7:7.They lived in walled towns .Pastors and Priests who revive the Leviticus priesthood removed by Christ for Christians and meticulously merge it to the Loyal Priesthood of Christ do so for personal gains in mass concealed cheating in tithes allocations. Leviticus priesthood under law remained hostile to the Ministry of Jesus Christ and His disciples who suffered in their hands even after Christ’s death Mathew 27:12-17. Levite priests beat and wanted to kill all disciples of Christ whom they told not to preach in His name. Acts 5:17-42. Let well educated brethren teach the Word of God the same way as learned Doctor Luke and Br. Paul did for spiritual growth of the body of Christ. Let well educated Christians stand for justice like Dr . Gamaliel who was a doctor of law who in his response rescued the apostles from eminent death in the hands of Levite priests Acts;5:17-42. What pastors are not telling the Church (the bride/sons/ ambassadors /advocate and ministers of the new covenant in the Word/children) is the reason Christ had in choosing the twelve disciples ( under new covenant in Grace ) and opted not to use the Levite Priests (in old covenant under law) that were well established and placed had they to be chosen preach to the world. LET PASTORS , BISHOPS AND PRIESTS HONESTLY PURGE THEIR HEARTS AND SPEAK THE TRUTH ON TITHES. CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW IN THE OLD COVENANT. The intrigue of doctrinal falsehood on tithes smartly engineered and flamboyantly taught by them worldwide cannot be justified or be cleansed by their religious social status. Christians should not be for entertainments but for truth preached and taught which is not in contest in numerical strength for acceptance. It quite clear from the Bible that there is no perfection and justification under works of the law. Galatians 2:16- 21, Galatians 3:8-13,Galatians 4;4-5,Galatians 5:1,18. For Christians God has no pleasure for sacrifice and offerings and burnt offerings and offering for sins and for which is offered under law, Hebrew 10;8-9 .Can those who advocate for tithes deny that there were sacrifices and offerings under law not acceptable to God for Christians? Tithes advocates call Christians passionately to tithe un illustration of un-necessary spiritual disconnect to bridge. WHY WOULD THE CLERGY NOT TELL CHRISTIANS TO SACRIFICE FOR THEIR SINS BUT TITHE? Selective preaching and teaching on tithes falsehood cover up still remains. Tithes falsehood taught has remained guarded and guided in shrewd cover up of honored fortune justification hidden in tithes falsehood teaching proliferation. Christians must know the truth to be free and move from being trapped in great justified doctrinal falsehood taught ,Ephesians4:11-14. In law men in old covenant remained the instructors and enforcers of the law. In new covenant the Holy Spirit remains our wonderful teacher and counselor in grace. For sure those who are in bondage of the law have men appreciation at hand but those lead by the Holy Spirit in Liberty within the yoke of Christ in grace have the acceptance of God. Christians should not be held spiritually hostage by unifying falsehoods taught in concealed falsehood out of labor. This would be spiritual blindness and slavery for many Christians hard for some to overcome. Apostles did not teach and preach the Gospel Of Jesus Christ through deceptive greediness but by sound doctrines, 2Peter:1-3. Christians taught for doctrines the commandments of men replace Jesus Christ for men who become their gods. They admire them for their earthly great achievements and they testify much of their stardom. Mathew 15: 5-9. There is the church of men where men teach for doctrines commandments of men and Church of Jesus Christ which cannot be swallowed by institutionalized organized falsehood and greed concealed in martyrdom of false knowledge which is not in the True Word of God. Even those workers of iniquity with miracles shall not cheat and defeat the church of Christ since He holds the Church in His holy hands in due time. Matthew15:8-9. The gates of hell shall not prevail over the Church of Jesus Christ. Mathew16:18. The Church of Christ cannot live by glorious commandments instituted by men standards. Christians must break free and be clean from men commandments enslavement. Christians’ true love and care will then freely flourish. Christians should not feel comfortable for being appreciated for accepting and supporting goals of concealed falsehood taught through feigned words in covetousness to make merchandize of us,2 Peter2:1-3. Christians tethered to tithes by lies need Spiritual rescue. Falsehood clarified and justified in concealed covetousness is hard for many Christians to overcome.
    They are amazed and bitter for we stand for Christ without seeking their favor or consultation on tithes issues without joining the sweeping wave in teaching tithes falsehood benefits acclaimed. The way some have reacted vilely to those who are opposed to tithes as a doctrinal falsehoods for Christians shows well from the comfort of their hearts that they are deeply battered by the truth and have realized they are known on cheating on tithes fortunes acclaimed . It befit us well to be called Christians of low estate with little minds for not supporting tithes teachings for us to fit perfectly in the will of Jesus Christ. We are satisfied with what God has provided us without gains of falsehood. We do not clamor for glamorous wealth of falsehood. They have stood as heroes in championing tithing as a way getting blessings for Christians from God which we have totally disagreed with them which they took as affront to their spiritual dignity. They have degraded the Royal Priesthood of Christ and nullified grace and love of Christ to themselves. We are aware there are spiritual babies on milk and feeble who are tossed to and fro by every kind doctrines who have not come to the full knowledge of truth. It will be unjust to us if do not take spiritual care of them and love them in Christ’s love, Hebrew5: 13-14. Those asking for revelation on tithes are asking for a free room of manipulation to lie. Their theoretical assumption on tithes as the only easy way of meeting Church needs requirements through tithes squash the truth on tithes falsehood taught for Christians saved by grace . Blessing and curses dealt with in tithes in old covenant are clear to those who seek truth in clear knowledge of wisdom. The same is theoretically assumed and taught on Abel offering being accepted because he offered animal sacrifice and burnt fats as sweat savor to God. Cain offering was not accepted just because were seeds and fruits. Abel chose the best and considered the even age of his sacrifice offered to God. No special sacrificial preparation on Cain offering was dedicated to God. He might have offered broken rotten fruits and grains with weevils as a sacrifice to God. God told him if he did well his offering would be accepted. God did not tell Cain to replace his offering with animal sacrifice. He was to do well to his offering for his acceptance and offering. Genesis 4:1–7. Cain offering had no respect for God and He had no regards for it. CEARALS AND FRUITS WERE NOT REMOVED FROM BEING OFFERED IN THE OLD COVENANTT.
    THEY LIE IN WAIT TO DECEIVE MANY UNSUSPECTING BELIEVERS NOT KNOWING WHAT THEIR ARE TAUGHT MANY TIMES HAD BEEN DISCUSSED IN COUNCILS OF MEN FOR UNIFORMITY AND NOT WITH THE HOLLY SPIRIT. IF TITHES WERE TO BE APPLICABLE AND JUSTIFIABLE IN THE NEW COVENANT ,ALL TITHES SHOULD BE SHARED EQUALLY AMONG ALL BRETHREN SINCE WE ARE THE ROYAL PRIESTS MINISTERING THE NEW COVENANT. The tithe burden is not for Christians . Let Bishops ,Pastors, Priests and Church Elders handle the Church of Christ within Christians doctrines established by Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles in the mission field vision. CHRISTIANS MUST FACE AND ADDRESS THE MASS SWEEPING AND SOOTHING FALSEHOOD TAUGHT BY SOME WELL EDUCATED ELITE CHRISTIANS ABOUT TITHES BENEFITS AND BLESSINGS IN A SOBER SPIRITUAL REALITY FACE OUT. Tithes teaching is unexpected real falsehood from those held dearly in trust by many Christians who regard them us spiritual leaders. The situation becomes more murky and tricky when church elders are accomplished in the classic falsehood which puts the church into mental slavery. Irrelevant testimonies are given of blessed Christians even who gave beyond 70% and remained richly blessed to encourage giving beyond 10% for more blessings. Having given 70% and being left with 30% translates to millions of dollars left for their personal use. The same 70% if applied by Christians of minimal income will leave them in the cold without basics needs requirements being meet. They have encouraged Christians even to give beyond the law requirement to appear more spiritual. This is bound to impoverish Christians who will appear to have enmity with God in their old age. When the Government taxation is at 30% and the pastors at 10% without being end of requirement to give, almost 50% income is gone from the Christians who are offered weekly prayers for prosperity and blessings. How committed will these Christians be us Royal Priests to the great commission at grass root levels? Tithing is more emphasized to salaries.
    It is quite easy to justify tithes falsehood based on easily acquired wealth which meet the church needs which operates under Leviticus Priesthood. The Royal Priesthood in grace is quite different from Leviticus Priesthood under the law. Leviticus Priesthood in the old covenant belonged to the Levite tribe among the eleven tribes in Israel but the Royal Priesthood in the new covenant under oppression and suppression belongs to all brethren in the world in Christ Jesus ( the Church / the body of Christ) who are ministers of the new covenant commissioned to preach to the world. The Royal Priesthood is well placed to reach the world more effectively at close quarters in Christ love and glory expected. It is quite unfortunate that Christians unknowingly are victims of systematic unmarked high professional intellectual falsehood commercialization cover up in tithes teaching by learned Christians brethren which is a disservice to the (church) body of Christ. But Christians have been warned not to be fools since for some preaching and teaching falsehood is a smart act energetically engag ed and Christians are openly conned .Ephesians 5:15-16. Tithing under law impoverishes the Royal Priesthood of Christ physically and spiritually which make the Great commission less effective. When all saved Christians are in Royal Priesthood, to whom do you tithe to in the in new covenant? The Royal Priesthood needs to take its place in Christian missions empowered in New Covenant for Christians to work in glory of Christ love intended for the body of Christ. It quite clear from the Bible that there is no perfection and justification under works of the law. Galatians 2:16- 21, Galatians 3:8-13,Galatians 4;4-5, Galatians 5:1,18. Hebrew 10;8-9. Jesus Christ and his twelve disciples did not ask for tithes but only comments were made on tithes under the law. As early church had needs equally relevant to their time and did not ask for tithes ,we too have needs relevant to our time which require solving but no through tithes offerings. Saved Christians ( The Body of Christ /Church/ Royal Priests) are ministers of the new covenant which is not sorely the burden of the clergy as some would like us to believe in their theoretical tithes justification support for the clergy and meeting Church needs requirements.
    A fountain cannot produce sweet and bitter water the same time. James 3:8-18. A new piece of cloth does not patch an old cloth nor do men put new wine in old bottles. Matthew 9:16-17. And with the priesthood changed there was need of changing the law governing it. Our royal priesthood in Christ Jesus is not after law of carnal commandment but after power of endless life Hebrews 7:7-26 .We Christian are saved by GRACE IN CHRIST LOVE(Spiritual Law) for we cannot be subjected to carnal law of sin and death crucified and done away by Christ on cross of Calvary. We are subjected to spiritual law of life in New Covenant in Christ Jesus and ought to have the spiritual understanding of the Word of God in liberty without corrupting the Word of God. Roman 8:1-2, Colossians 1:9-10. As God has blessed us in common inheritance of the saints, we should give sacrificially as we have purposed in our hearts in liberty and in love, Galatians 5:1, 2Corinthians 9;6-7, Galatians 6:6-7, Hebrew6:6-12,Hebrew13:11-16. Christ taught spiritual giving to God and to our parents, Luke 6:8 ,Matthew15:5-9. Paul also taught the same .2Corinthians 9:6-14, Philippians 2:4-5. Aaron was given unto Moses, the Levite priests were given unto Aaron, the eleven tribes of Israel were given unto Levite tribe to serve them but we Christians are purchased through the blood of Christ we are no man servants but servants of Christ 1Corinthians 7:21-2 ,God is our Father and our readily help in times of needs and not men. We are warned not to call any man our father in the spirit. Mathew23:9. Some have made men their fathers and call them fathers turning them their gods on earth. Numbers 3:9-15. No servant can hinder children access to the Father and His blessed inheritance. Are pastors, priest and Bishops in the Royal Priesthood of Christ or are in the Leviticus priesthood? Who coordinate pastors only to work for Christ for a living. Apostles of Christ worked with their own hands for a living and for preaching the Gospel of Christ. All saved Christians are servants of Christ in the Royal Priesthood of Christ. Do we make the spiritual understanding between the Leviticus Priesthood under the law and the Royal Priesthood in grace in the New Covenant or do we mix the two distinctive priesthoods cunningly for selfish gain to eliminate the so called clergy poverty and mess up with the doctrine of salvation in Grace? Christ gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and some teachers for the perfecting of saint in the work of the ministry for edifying the( church) body of Christ so us not to be deceived Ephesians4:11-19. Who set aside and allocated poverty and tithes to the pastors in preaching the Gospel of Christ since those who preach the Gospel (Christians/Royal priests) shall live by the Gospel or who bear the burden of mercy for the clergy to teach and preach falsehood on tithes for them not to be poor? When did they become pastors in poverty for the church to eliminate their poverty? Christians should share their wealth with the clergy willingly in Christ love but not in law. We are saved by Grace in Christ’s love and our sharing should be in love. We saved Christians are not justified by the law. Galatians 2:21. We saved Christians are servants of Christ Jesus in the Royal Priesthood of the Saints. Why do many talk about key poverty of pastors on tithes among the five fold ministry? Where is their care and concerns for the other four ministries for they vouched for tithes not for the benefit of the body of Christ? This has brought a flood gate of preaching entrepreneurship boom diligently anchored by many on salvation under yardstick of tithes. Some have spoken from the pulpit of brethren who don’t allow them eat tithes from their labor. Do they preach and teach for souls to be saved or for economic gains in tithes eating? Are they in Leviticus Priesthood or in Royal Priesthood of Christ? A GENUINE ANSWER IS REQUIRED FOR NON DOUBLE STANDARD DOCTRINAL FAITH. For Christians it should be precepts upon precepts without contradictions.
    Should the pastors ministry overshadow other ministries? All ministries should work as one body in the body of Christ. Foot soldiers who support falsehood on tithes preaching and teaching are calling Christians who do not support tithing to ask for forgiveness in face saving cover up. They have stood as heroes of faith in tithes teachings falsehood. Christians bear no apology to no one for preaching and teaching the truth . Only those who preach and teach falsehoods are hurt by the truth. Christians should not be coaxed by great promises and deadly threats hedged in none doctrinal falsehoods promises taught in guarded personal ego gains. With God, the means justify the end in Jesus Christ. Christians should not be hoodwinked by groaning delivery of falsehoods and the glory associated with the fruits of falsehood benefits . As we speak on the falsehood on the doctrine of tithing for Christians, we have not closed our eyes to the needs of the Church nor have buried our heads in the sand devoid of understanding of our emotions to face the truth. We stand for truth aware of forces against the truth within the Church and outside the Church. We have been asked to ask for forgiveness for not supporting tithing without being told from whom to apply for forgiveness. We do not pursue and preserve justified falsehoods which meet easily the needs of the Church for with God, the means justify the end in Christ. We are told we point an accusing finger to the clergy on issues concerning tithes falsehoods. We are part of the body of Christ and no part of the body accuses other parts. All body parts coordinate in functions and take care of one another when giving our body parts that are not comely more honor .We only pin point doctrinal falsehood taught by clergy thus taking care of the body of Christ spiritually in love. We do not waver in our minds and hearts in our stand on tithes issues. If one is stuck in sticky clay of falsehood, us a Christian one has to owner up and warm up to the truth and shape up to be free in did. We are fully aware of glorious unstable spiritual empires built on quick sand by men through falsehood under threat from the truth. If the empires fall apart there is no loss for Christians to worry about for apology. We are warned of danger of teaching and preaching the truth by exposing ourselves to well organized affluent churches of men. We stand for Christ in life and death. Well organized fruitful falsehoods from those in authority do not translate to truth and righteousness.
    Those under the law are under curse and the law kills 2 Corinthians 3:6. Those lead by the Spirit are not under law and curses Galatians5: 6, Galatians 3:8-13. Christians are redeemed from the curse of the law to adoption of sons . Roman 8:1-17,Galatians4:4- 5. We saved Christians are not under law but under grace Roman6:13-14.Are they telling Christians curses under law are blessings for them or they have powers to remove curses when Christians tithe to them? Christians must remain spiritually alert and be not be spiritually blind, They have directed Christians to deceptive ways of curses for their own benefits and not blessings. The bounty of terror of deceptive covetousness is professionally tactically presented as blessing based on salvation under yard stick of tithes. Many pastors have illegally allocated all tithes to themselves. Tithes were for specifics needs under old covenant for specific people help. Apostles of CHRIST did not use concealed deceptive covetousness to preach the Gospel .1Thessalonians2:3-6.We should renounce hidden things of dishonesty and not walk craftily handling the Word of God deceitfully 2Corithians 4:1-2.
    The body of CHRIST has been subjected to doctrinal mess by Levite priests and Levite pastors. TITHE IS A PURE CLASSIC SLEEK DOCTRINAL FALSEHOOD FOR CHRISTIANS CULTIVATED IN UNMATCHED PERSONAL CONCEALED ZEAL BY PASTORS IN LEADERSHIP FOR PERSONAL INTERESTS AND GAINS WHO UNDERSTAND UNIVERSALLY ON TITHES AND SALVATION AND FAIL TO APPRECIATE THE TIME OF LAW AND THE TIME OF GRACE DISPENSATION. In willful deception by calling themselves the Levites of today who persecuted Christians and plunder Christians pockets today they are able to demand to be given tithes. Levites priests and elders never gave a helping hand to Christians. Christ did not leave His Church under Leviticus Priesthood and no Levite priest was chosen as His Apostle . Leviticus Priesthood is forced on the throats of Christians by pastors for perfectly concealed selfish interests and gains. Do they want to tell us that Christ and Apostles of Christ forgot to ask for tithes during the early formative stage of Christian Ministry. When we take the Word of God out of its content and contest ,we have contempt for the Word of God. He (GOD)who brought tithing under the Old Covenant took it away in His(CHRIST) own Divine rights( after the order of Melchisedec) in the new Covenant Hebrew7: 7-26, Hebrew8:6-13 Hebrew9:1-27 Hebrew10:1-23. Leviticus Priesthood is impressive to many since it involves waiting at the sanctuary for provision and serving only at the altar of sacrifice. The order of Melchisedec was in Melchisedec Himself and existed before any tithe was offered. It is erroneously taught that tithes taught in the Old Covenant and comments made on tithes in the New Covenant in reference to Old Covenant sum up to uphold to tithe for Christians in order of Melchisedec which some teaching made suggest the order of Melchisedec in modelled on tithes. Now where is indicated in the Holly Bible that Abraham redeemed his first born sons Ishmael and Isaac when they were born since he operated in faith in God and not under the law. The law is not of faith. We are saved by grace.
    We can preach the Word of God quoting scriptures like the devil when he tested Jesus or quote the scriptures like CHRIST when He answered satan in time of need. Matthew 4:1-11 . Jesus Christ taught men can teach commandments of men for doctrines. Mathew15:5-9. This addressed falsehood which can come from those in authority in the Church ( bishops, pastors, priest and elders) leadership. We can have a zeal of faith and commitment to establish our own righteousness not according to righteousness of God in the knowledge of his Word. Roman 10:1-4. Pastors and priests calling themselves Levites today have capitalized on low level Christian doctrinal knowledge teachings among Christians. Tithing contradict the doctrine of salvation by GRACE and deprive the Christians in Loyal Priesthood in Christ Jesus the individual empowerment to do the Great Commission. When we are loyal Priests to whom do we tithe to? Is it not even if it were in Natural world for servants to tithe to Loyal Priests? Pastors Priest and Bishops are also in the Loyal Priesthood of Jesus Christ all of us being sons and servants composing the body of Christ unless they exclude themselves. The underlying mystery is to deliver the Church of Christ in concealed form to Leviticus Priesthood for Priests ,Pastor and Bishops to enable them demand tithes. Mathew15:5-9. We can preach the Word of God making the Church a house of merchandise to make merchandise of Christians and those who do so whose God is their belly which made Adam and Eve to fail in their relationship with God .It is a lucrative profitable business based on arithmetic of numbers cunningly preserved with tactical appreciations to the body of Christ and spreading of the Gospel. Are elect Christians deceived out of their wits? Romans 16:17 -19 ,2 Peter 2:1-3, John 2:16, Philppians3:17-19. We can preach Christ out of envy, strife or of good will. Philippians 1:15-17,2Corinthians4:1-2. It is the body of Christ the Church which is sent to preach to the world also as individuals brethren bearing the burden to preach to the world as Apostles of Christ did. The responsibility has not been on shoulders of priests and pastors only. Brethren are the loyal priests and ambassadors of Christ and has committed unto us the Church the word of reconciliation, 2 Corinthians :19-20. THERE WERE NO FENCE SITTINGS AND ARE NO FENCE SITTINGS IN THE NEW COVENANT MINISTRY MEDIATED BY OUR APOSTLE AND THE HIGH PRIEST OF OUR FAITH LORD JESUS CHRIST. Apostles labored with their hand to provide for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christians’ offerings they received were not tithes. No one is specially chosen to be at receiving end of tithes so as to preach the Gospel of Christ. We saved Christians are the Loyal Priests AND Ambassadors of Christ.2 Peter 2:1-9, 2 Corinthians5:14-20. The preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not entirely sorely in the hands of clergy. It is in the hands of the (Church) believers.
    Tithing is a hard topic to teach without spiritual understanding since we have many high profile elite preachers teaching on the same with books written of great hoped promises and condemnation on the same for those who do not tithe, Ephesians 5:6-7, 1Thessalonians 2:3-4. Some well educated elite Christians are involved in deceptive teaching on tithes which is warmly appreciated from the pulpit. They are the magnetizing force with alluring great hoped blessed promises of wealth based on tithes. When will it dawn on them that they teach doctrine of men on tithing for Christians saved by grace. On moving from one church to the church or by taking a flight from one continent to another continent on falsehood mission, lies taught on tithes by them cannot be justified by the sacrificial cost incurred to do so. Only when they uphold the truth and uplift Christ as they decrease and Christians stop earthly social status cult adoration in respect of human beings will truth prevails’. Pharisees and the Scribes were most well educated and Jesus said woe unto them seven times for being stumbling blocks in faith. Mathew 23:9-39. We only need to rightly divide the Word of God and know whether we are Christians seeking salvation under the law or we are Christians saved by grace in Christ through the Spiritual law of love, Corinthians 1:12-16,2 Timothy 2:15 . We redeemed sons of God who are made Kings and priests unto God have a common inheritance in Christ Jesus, Galatians 4:4-5, Colssians1:9-14 ,1Corinthians 2:12-16. Revelation 1;4-6 .Let well educated brethren teach the Word of God the same way as learned Doctor Luke and Br. Paul did for spiritual growth of the body of Christ. Let well educated Christians stand for justice like Dr . Gamaliel who was a doctor of law who in his response rescued the apostles from eminent death in the hands of Levite priests, Acts;5:17-42. We are called spiritual sons of God after salvation not before in fallen state and who are enabled to do the righteousness that was in the law but we are not under the law. The same priests and pastors wreck the spiritual scriptures when they teach fallen Angles are called sons of God who married daughters of men giving offspring of giants , Genesis 6:1-8. God says he has never called any angles his son, Hebrew 1:4-5.When were fallen angles redeemed and sanctified to be called sons? The ownership of increased daughters is unto men before being referred to as sons of God and the lust to polygamous marriage was with men. Are beautiful daughters born today for men? Shall we have another episode of fallen angles marrying daughters of men before the close of age? Many have taught the Word of God outside Biblical doctrines so many are deceived in their teaching and preaching which condemn God as unjust since no judgment is passed to angles they refer to as sons of God. When men dropped further from grace when they practiced polygamous marriage and their life span was reduced to one hundred and twenty years , no judgment is passed to purposed angles they teach us sons of God. The sons of God were men who had done reconciliation to God the same way Abel had done and was accepted by God. The judgment is specifically to mankind and giants born in sin of polygamous marriage do not qualify the sons of God to be angles. Angles are ministering spirits with no reproductive empowerment, Matthew 22:29-32, Hebrew 1:14-14.
    Our relationship to God our Father is in love in our loyal priesthood to the world. Roman 8:14-17. Only those who are not sincere mix teaching under carnal law and spiritual teaching enlightenment under spiritual law. When we study the old covenant it should help us get rooted deeply in the new covenant. The devil uses the nobles, evil and false witness to do his will according to circumstances, Acts 13;50-51 Acts 6: 9-14. Christians must remain wise and not be cheated by devils workers transforming themselves as angles of light which corrupt the Word of God, 2Corinthians2:17, 2Corinthians11: 13-15. Levites Pastor, Priests and some Christians misquote Jesus Christ on judgment. Judge not that you may be not judged . Matthew7:1-5. They say God prohibit judgment which is not true since it is based on taking the scripture out of content and contest on understanding Jesus statement. It has given them a highway of teaching lies without being questioned. They have separated themselves from the body of Christ to ideal entity who cannot be censured. Shall you close your eyes to evils committed that they may not judge you. Do you buy yourself freedom from being judged for not condemning evil or commenting on anything positive or negative. The preaching of the Word of God is based on judgment on sins and righteousness . God requires from us righteous judgment in wisdom and in love which condemn sins which leads man to repentant of sins and redemption. The Word of God in its content and contest states judgment on sins and righteousness. All living beings and organic life are in constant judgment for existent. If we can stop all processes of judgments life will come to a standstill and ultimate death with final judgment of decay. Life and all creation were established in good judgment by God and close of age shall end in judgment to eternal life or eternal death which is eternal life of suffering and separation from God. Genesis 1:1-31, Genesis 2:1-25. Even our bodies judge us out of energy and we hunger for food and thirst for water. All witty discoveries are results of acknowledgment of positive judgments on well active coordinated principals. Christians are encouraged to solve cases in judgment among themselves. 1Corinthians 6:1-7,The Bible encourages us that our love may abound yet more in knowledge and in all Judgment and we judge ourselves dead in Christ, 2 Corinthians5:14 ,Philippians 1:9-12. Life is in active constant judgments and the creation mourns for final judgment which it shall be subjected by God. We relate in evaluation to all things in judgment. What we known and do not know is based on judgment. What we believe right or wrong is based on judgment. Irrespective of any judgment delivered on us we should delivers the Heavenly Kingdom judgment to sins. We saved Christians are counted and judged worthy to suffer tribulations together with Christ when we live Christian life in love ,Revelation Chapter1,2 and3. We thus judge ourselves dead to sin in Christ Jesus.
    There are may be those who preach tithing to saved Christians for lack of spiritual understanding. We should girdle up the loins of our minds as the knowledgeable wise sharers of the Word of God . 1Peter :13-15.Roman 10:1-4. We shall be off the hook of being soothed ,cornered, and been cheated on doctrinal issue in Christianity. God bless us in abundant grace of spiritual revelation and spiritual understanding of His Holy Word, Colssians1:9-14, Ephesians 5:6 -7,1Thessalonians 2:3-6, 2Timothy2:15, 2Timothy 2:24-26 . Amen
    I am happy and blessed to interact with you on spiritual teachings. Hope we shall search more scriptures for our beneficial spiritual growth . Yearning to receive your input on the topic .God bless you.
    The message is freely given purely to the body of JESUS CHRIST worldwide.
    By Br. Robert Munyui Kamunyu

    • Abraham was not under the Law, it was before the Law, and he paid tithes to Melchizedek who was a type of Christ.

  14. Part one

    Tithing was never under the law it was before the law. The purpose of the gift of the tithe , which was the offering of the first fruit under the Law,was for man to have constant relationship with the Most High. When man received an increased in bible early ,it was from the Most High and therefore the receiver was to acknowledge this gift by bring offering of appreciation, Adam was given all the fruit of the Garden as food but one; the tree of the Knowledge of good and evil which belong to the Most High. Adam disobeyed and paid an immediate price.
    Cain and Abel were instructed to bring a first fruit offering. Abel brought the first of his flock and Cain didn’t. You know that story.

    18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
    19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
    20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. because The Most High had help to conquer his enemies.
    This the first time the first fruit offering is identified as the tithe.
    Moses received the law and under the law many offerings was instituted beyond the tithes. There are too many to name, But the most pertinent law the law of repayment, where every seven years all were automatically paid off Lev:25:1-9. If you manage to out smart you borrower and get around the seven years for seven times or forty-nine years on fiftieth year all the wealth in Israel was redistribute among the people and cycle started all over again. This was the jubilee Lev.25:10

    Part 2 later

  15. My wife follows this poisonous prosperity doctrine and I asked her today show me a scripture where Jesus Christ told anyone to go out and share the gospel and get rich because its not there never has been never will I explained to her this gospel is a one way ticket to hell

  16. Actually, God does want us to prosper who are serving Him. But what is actually preached today by the multi-millionaire preachers is a materialistic gospel, which does not give people true prosperity but actually takes it away from them!


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