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The Three Tithes

The Three Tithes

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The History of the Tithe
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Published by: Steve Simpson on Feb 26, 2009
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THE THREE TITHES
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
CHAPTER 1 - The Three Gifts to God
 
CHAPTER 2  The Three Tithes
 
CHAPTER 3  Israels Tithes
 
CHAPTER 4 - Getting Practical
 
CHAPTER 5  What Christians Say
 
CHAPTER 6  What Would Jesus Do?
 
CHAPTER 7  How Shall We Give
 
CHAPTER 8  EPILOGUE
 
INTRODUCTION
 
The last hundred years have witnessed an emergence of erroneousteachings regarding biblical views of money, particularly the tithe. Most of what is taught from todays pulpits is a re-teaching of what has been re-taught time and again over the last century, requiring both ministers andcongregations to disregard historical fact and accept embedded traditionas truth, thereby maintaining conformity with the current church culture.For the last half century, 4000 years of documented, accessible, historicallyaccepted truth regarding the tithe has been ignored and ridiculed, whilethe same Judaizing which the apostles rebuked is modernized and fitted toreplace the foundation of sound Christian giving.
 
Just as the Romanized church persecuted and excommunicated thosewho questioned its authority hundreds of years ago, todays self servingcharismatic/evangelical doctrines of submission keep many Christians infear of simply questioning their leaders when the pulpits precepts dontline up with the entirety of scripture. Instead, most continue to moveahead and do as they are taught, ignoring the fact that they do not knowwhy they do what they do. They are taught that submission to currentchurch affiliation and doctrine has greater value than enforcing God-ordained scriptural stewardship. While the fullness of Christ includes divinehealth and prosperity, todays teaching of prosperity has been a blatantlyamateur and naïve application of scripture.
 
The goals of this book are threefold. First, to remove the context of modern Christianity and bring the reader to an accurate understanding of what the tithe actually was to the nation of Israel and early Christianity.This book presents facts accepted and known for thousands of years. It isnot a new revelation, but simply the facts that are both passively ignoredand creatively spun upon by todays ministries. Secondly, this book willgive a clear understanding of correct and incorrect Christian giving as the
 
 
Bible, Christ, and past saints have taught. Finally and most importantly, it iswritten to encourage Christians that they are called and enabled to givewell beyond any tithe or financial offering. To limit their giving to a tithe orMosaic offering also limits Gods acting in their lives. The goal of this bookis not to eliminate a tithe or support to ministers, the goal is provideproper teaching on Christian giving.S.M. Simpson.
 
CHAPTER 1
 
THE THREE GIFTS TO GOD
 
The difference in opinions regarding how Christians are actuallysupposed to give and the different ways one can read scripture to supportprejudiced views is surprising. Few have (in recent times) taken the time toreview the whole word of God for a complete understanding of Christiangiving. Many operate on the premise that if one or two Bible verses (orwitnesses) can be found that support certain beliefs, they may brush off the audience of 30-40 verses shouting against their convictions. Theteaching on Christian giving over the last half century is the teaching of ateaching of a teaching, which at its core ignores many scriptures thatoppose it- it resembles the photocopy of a photocopy several times over.
 
To begin, there were 3 classes of Holy gifts, or Corbanim, offered byIsrael.
 
1)Sanctuary Maintenance- Property, Gold. Animals
 
The first class of gifts, known as the dedication gifts, furnished andmaintained Jehovahs sanctuary. Property, gold, and animals used in thedaily sacrifices were included. Several verses in the book of Numbers giveexamples of this first type of Corbanim.
 
Numbers 7:3, 11-13, 77, 31:50-
And they brought their offering before Jehovah, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them before thetabernacle And Jehovah said to Moshe, They shall offer their offering,

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