2Ti 4:2 Preach
the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
(Reprove: Tell a fault, rebuke).
(Hypocrisy: deceit, wickedness, Godlessness)
Titus; 1:10-11: For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially
they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not,
for filthy lucre's sake.
Is tithing a command
for the Born-again believer.
First I would like to say that my monetary contributions to the churches I have been a
member of (2) during my twenty-one years in Christendom have been almost always above and beyond 10% of my gross income on
a yearly basis. This was due first of all to the teaching I received that it was God’s command for the born again
believer to tithe in order to be blessed and not cursed. Secondly, I willfully wanted to give to the things I believed
would help advance the kingdom of God, and win people to the Lord Jesus Christ. Later
after seeing so much hypocrisy (deceit, wickedness, Godlessness), and inequality throughout Christendom I earnestly embarked on searching the scriptures as the Bereans did (Acts 17:11) to see whether all the things that
were said, concerning money and tithing were so.
For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye
burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: As it is written,
He that had gathered much
had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
The Apostle Paul stirs up the Corinthians saints to make free will offerings for the saints
in Jerusalem who through war, lack, famine, and persecution have become poor, and some was poor when they first embraced Christianity;
for Christ said, “The poor receive the gospel.” The churches in Macedonia, Rom_15:26 relieved the saints also so that there would be equality. In today’s
Christendom it’s hard to find this type of equality practiced and I believe the main reason is because of the love of
1 Tim 6:10:
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with
- Coveted: Desire after.
- Erred: lead astray, from truth.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful
for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith, which was once delivered unto the saints.
1) Conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting
man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith
and joined with it
1a) Relating to God
1a1) the conviction that God exists and is the creator
and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
1b) relating to Christ
1b1) a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus
is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
1c) the religious beliefs of Christians
1d) belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence)
whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
2) fidelity, faithfulness
2a) the character of one who can be relied on
Points to consider:
1.From all the monies collected in the church (under the banner of tithing and special
offerings) is there equality among the saints. Are there saints coming to church lacking and leaving the same way. How in
the world can the “church” take care of the poor, the lame, the blind, the hungry, the homeless, the starving,
the naked, and the thirsty, when it won’t first take care of its own.
Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
2. How many more buildings do we the church need? (Not one). If the church of Jesus Christ
utilize some of the resources that we already have (buildings) we will not have to spend another penny to built another new
building. We can go about our Father’s business preaching the kingdom of God and be fishers of men building them for
3.When men err from the faith they begin to build their own faith kingdom.
Lo and behold after studying scriptures in its rightful context and allowing scripture
to interpret scripture (2Pe
1:20 Knowing this first,
that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation). The scriptures plainly, state that the born again believer
led by the Spirit of God are not under the law but a new covenant.
Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the
Now let scripture interpret scripture and expose the pulpit
lie that tithing is for the twenty-first century born-again believer in Jesus Christ.
The first mention of tithes in the scriptures is recorded
in Gen 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which
hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. (Note:
This is approximately 500 years before Moses received tithing as a command from God at Mt. Sinai we will come back to this
point). Now back to Melchizedek and Abram. Abram was just returning from war
defeating the kings who enslaved Lot, and was returning from the battle with the spoils of war. Melchizedek was bearing gifts to give to Abram.
king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. Abram gave
Melchizedek a tenth of the spoils (not of his personnel increase) but spoils of war. This
is the one and only time we read in the scriptures were Abram ever gave a tenth. This tenth of the spoils was of his gratitude
to God for victory in battle (not a lawful tithe). What Abram did was give an
offering. This example by Abram offering unto the Lord (Melchizedek) cannot and must not be used as a pattern for todays born
again believers to be a lawful requirement to tithe. Offerings are free will.
Then Abram gave the king of Sodom the
remaining spoils (90%).
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and
earth, That I will not take from
a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
Next mention of a tenth (tithe) is in
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that
I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall
the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth
We see Jacob who vowed to give God a tenth (tithe) of all that God would give him, If God would be with him, If God would keep him in his journey, If
God would give him bread to eat, and If God would give him raiment to put on. This is surely not the type of tithing preached from the pulpit today. Jacob did keep his vow of
the tenth (tithe) to God after approximately twenty (20) years later when he returned to his father house and God gave him
all he asked for. Have you ever heard preach from the pulpit to tithe like Jacob tithe? The answer is no. Why, because
it won’t fit into lie of tithing that is preached from the pulpit today. Jacob gave the vow of a tenth only after God gave him ALL he asked
If the scriptures are the inspired word of
God, which they are:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
And scripture is of no private interpretation:
Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Then we can say that if we find one scripture that would cast doubt on a person teaching,
that is scripture read in its proper context and understanding
of a scriptural topic or subject then we would have to declare the teaching and the person beliefs impure or misleading. This
is what meant by applying the principle scriptures interpret scriptures. (You cannot take scriptures that do not agree with
your belief or teaching and ignore it or should I say cut it out of the bible).
The tithe becomes a lawful requirement of the Lord (Mosaic Law) There were 613 laws.
Lev 27:34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
Lev 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passeth under the rod,
the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD. (Note: if the person increase was less
then a tenth there were no tithes required, God would not have his people who are obedient to Him lacking or burdensome with
giving a lawful requirement to their hurt).
Num 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for
an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Num 18:24 But the tithes of the children
of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the
children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
Note: What was done with the tithe, after
you read the following scriptures there are a few important items I will briefly expound on.
Deu 14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he
shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings
of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
Deu 14:24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it;
or if the place be
too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
Deu 14:25 Then shalt thou turn [it] into money,
and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
Deu 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever
thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
Deu 14:27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance
Deu 14:28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all
the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:
Deu 14:29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and
the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may
bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
1. The tithe was eaten.
2. If the place was too far were the Lord chose for them to come and (fear) reverence him
the tithe was to be turned into money and when they arrived they brought whatsoever they desired to eat. (Very important note: money was available at this time), but God did not what or need there
flocks, herds, corn, oil, or money. God what’s reverence:
rev´ẽr-ens: In the Old Testament, “reverence” occurs as the translation
of two Hebrew words, yārē' and shāḥāh. The root idea of the former is “fear.”
It is used to express the attitude toward God Himself, as in Psa_89:7 the King James Version; or toward His sanctuary, as in Lev_19:30; Lev_26:2. So the group of ideas there would
be “fear,” “awe,” “reverence.” The root idea of the second is “falling down,”
as prostration of the body. It is used to express the bearing toward another who is considered superior, as in 2Sa_9:6 the King James Version; 1Ki_1:31 the King James Version; Est_3:2, Est_3:5. The
group of ideas here, therefore, is “honor,” “obeisance,” “reverence.”
3. Every three years All the tithes of the increase
for the full year was distributed to the Levities, the strangers, the fatherless, and the widows so that they would be taken
care of. And that the Lord could bless those who did so.
4. Why has this third year tithing been left out of today’s preaching from the pulpit?
I haven’t even mentioned yet the seventh-year where there were no tithes required at all.
Yes, these requirements are part of the law and Christ Jesus fulfill the law:
Mat 5:17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Heb 7:12: For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change
also of the law.
From the Mosaic Law to Grace:
I encourage you to read the book of Galatians in its entirety it is only six chapters and let
the Holy Spirit reveal the truth of the grace of God to you.
The apostle Paul who was inspired by the Holy spirit to write the majority of the new testament
not once mentioned tithes, tithing or tenth to the born-again believers throughout his writings
(Nor did any of Jesus disciples). In the book of Galatians he did have a lot to say in regards to grace liberty, and faith.
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ
unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him
be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law,
but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ,
and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build
again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might
live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which
I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate
the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before
whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
For as many as are of the works of the law
are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are
written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by
faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse
of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might
come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
(Note: There were 613 laws and tithing was one of them)
Will a man Rob God?
This is a familiar portion of a verse that is used to promote tithing as used mainly by those in the pulpit. As we
read this portion of scripture in it’s proper context in the book of Malachi with its surrounding scriptures you will
plainly see that God through Malachi was speaking to the priesthood and those who lived under the law and not to the born-again
believer in Jesus Christ. Please read the entire four (4) chapters of this book for yourself.
Mal 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
(The word of the Lord to Israel who was under the Mosaic
Law, this law was abolished at the cross).
Col 2:14: Blotting out the handwriting
of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
1. Blotting out: wipe away, obliterate, erase.
2. The handwriting: something handwritten (in
this case the Mosaic laws), manuscript, legal document.
3. Ordinances: A law (civil, ceremonial or ecclesiastical)
In Malachi 1:6-8, 10.
The Lord God is speaking through Malachi to the priests who have despised His name by offering
polluted offerings (blind, lame and sick sacrifices) unacceptable to God. The Lord said He had no pleasure in them (priest)
and He didn’t accept there offering.
Mal 2:1: And now, O ye priests, this
commandment is for
(The Lord curses the priest). Read complete chapter.
Mal 3:7: 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?
(God was speaking to the priests in chapter 1, 2, and
He is again speaking to the priest in Chapter 3. It is the Levites who are robbing God.
Mal 3:8-10: Will a man rob God? Yet
ye have robbed me. But ye say, (Levites speaking here as they also replied in Malachi 1:6) Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have
robbed me, even this
whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith,
saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
The tithes as we learned in earlier scriptures were always in the form of food.
God wanted His storehouse (temple) full for the purpose as stated in scripture that the widows, fatherless, strangers, and
poor would be able to be fed and understand that the God of the Israelites was the true God, and God would receive All the
The priests were not only offering to God polluted sacrifices, but they had corrupted the
temple and covenant ways. They were robbing God of an opportunity to bless them
and the people.
Deu 28:1-2 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice
of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all
these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
It is a lie to say that God requires the born-again believer in Jesus Christ to keep one
of the laws of the Old Testament (tithing law) and not keep the other 612 laws.
Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Points to consider:
1. Old testament tithing was never in the form of money and money was available. (Deu 14:25).
2. The personal tithe was eaten before the Lord. Deu. 14:26
3. If tithing is a today’s requirement the entire third year tithe is to go directly
to the Levite, widows, fatherless, and strangers. As stated in Deu. 14:23.
4. The commandment on tithing states that on the seventh year there is to be no tithe. (Lev.
Tithe is mentioned just seven (7) times in the New Testament and never
to, for, or about the born-again believer.
Mat 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint
and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave
the other undone.
Luke 11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! For ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of
herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. (Pharisee in a parable).
Heb 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the
priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though
they come out of the loins of Abraham:
Heb 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
Heb 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
Heb 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
One of the scriptures that pulpit heretics and others quote stating that tithing is for
the today’s born-again believer in Jesus Christ is Matt 23:23 (Read it above). But this is not true. Jesus was speaking
to those that was born under the law (The law would not pass away, not one jot or tittle, until all things be fulfilled).
Jesus fulfilled the law by offering up His blood in heaven, which was after His resurrection. Prior to that, the Old Covenant,
and the Levitical Priesthood was still in effect. After Jesus fulfilled the law, All 613 commands of the law was abolished
(Tithing was included in the 613).
Let me not forget the heretic teachers by ignorance or just deceiving ministers
(2 Cor 11:13-15, please read) also attach the following scripture (out of contexts) to Matthew 23:23 to try and prove their
Mat 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
They even go as far as saying if you don’t tithe you will not only be cursed with
a curse but that you will go to Hell. Well the scriptures do say that our righteousness
has to exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. Our righteousness exceeds the scribes and Pharisees righteousness
through faith in Christ Jesus alone.
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness
which is of God by faith:
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.
Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life,
verily righteousness should have been by the law.
which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness,
have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
When men erred from the faith and covet after treasures in the earth instead of heavenly
treasures. They pierce themselves through with grief by forfeiting eternal life.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of
the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy
whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for
either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God
and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for
your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Have you ever heard statements contrary to
scriptures such as these?
1. Give until it hurts. The scriptures plainly state that you are
to give where it is not a burden to you. 2Co 8:12-13: For if there be first a willing
mind, it is accepted according
to that a man hath, and not
according to that he hath not. For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
2. Seed Faith / If you have a need sow a seed and the biggest seed you can. First
I would like to say, you cannot bribe God. I can write numerous pages refuting the scriptures that have been taken out
of context and twisted to promote this give to get false doctrine, but instead I will point out one in order to get you started
studying to show yourselves approved unto God. Luke 6:38: 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. When
this scripture is read in context (with surrounding scripture) you will understand that Jesus is speaking here and His focus
is not on money. Please read verses 27-38. He is speaking about rules of Kingdom
living on earth beginning at verse 27 He states, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, give to every man that asketh of thee (this is not tithes and offerings), love your enemies, be ye therefore merciful, judge not,
and forgive. He concludes this with verse thirty-eight stating that if you give these things they will 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.
The pulpiteers who twist scriptures to their selfish benefits have coveted after money and erred from the faith.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose
end shall be according to their works.
Read what Jesus had to say to the religious leaders who had erred from the truth.
John 8:41-44: Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born
of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither
came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will
do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a
lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Read what Jesus had to say to His disciples concerning man made traditions.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind
lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
(Please read Matthew chapter 15 in its entirety).
What does the scriptures say about the born-again believer in Jesus Christ giving in this
dispensation of Grace.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful
giver. 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: (As it is written, He hath
dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 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;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness,
which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
Give according to your grateful heart. Once a truly born-again believer in
Jesus Christ recognizes that his life is not his own and he lives this totally new life being a doer of the word for Jesus
sake. He will give all for the advancement of the kingdom and glory of God. And the rewards
and promise of Eternal Life.
The foundational and overall general teachings of Jesus Christ should not be compromised
in any point. Read what Jesus said to his disciples and religious leaders.
Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the
Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, it is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them O ye of little faith, why reason
ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five
thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine (teachings)
of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers,
and blind followers), hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte (a new convert), and when he
is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
That’s right Jesus said make him (the new convert that is sincerely seeking Jesus
and eternal life) twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Not only is
the heresy that is taught from the pulpit dangerous to those that teach it but also to the new converts (read again Mat 15:14).
Judgment shall begin in the house of the Lord:
But I say unto you, that every idle word (useless saying) that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy
name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke (expose) them sharply (false teachers),
that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of
men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
In the days when our Lord Jesus Christ walked this earth proclaiming the kingdom of God,
and in the beginning of the Christian Church era (beginning in acts chapter 2) there were hundreds of heresies being proclaimed
1 Cor. 11:19, 2 Peter 2:1. Today in the twenty-first century there are thousands.
In the words of Apostle Paul examine yourselves.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove
your own selves. Know
ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not
that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. For we can do nothing
against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. Therefore I write
these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power, which the Lord hath given me
to edification, and not to destruction.
In conclusion I pray you would honestly continue
to study the scriptures and search your hearts after reading this and take up your cross and follow Jesus.
Prove all things.
Bondservant of the Lord Jesus
William Taylor Sr.