By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin
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Tithe paying started under the dispensation of Promise not under the law. Genesis chapter 14, verse 20. Our father Abraham paid tithes and we are the children of Abraham. (John chapter 8, verse 39) Jesus answered those Jews that proclaimed to be the children of Abraham: "If you were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham." Tithes paying is a work of faith and started by Abraham, the father of faith under the dispensation of Promise. In Galatians, chapter 3, verse 16, "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ." (Verse 17) And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect."
Now, you see, since tithes paying started under Promise, the Law was not able to disannul it. Tithes paying came through the Law over into Grace which came by Jesus Christ. The Law was a schoolmaster, Galatians 3rd chapter, verse 24. "But before faith came, (verse 23) we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed." (verse 25) "But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." Which is the law. But don't forget, we are still the children of Abraham by faith in Jesus Christ which was given under the dispensation of Promise under Abraham. Verse 29, "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Now you can read Hebrews, chapter 7, verses 4 through 10. You can see what I have explained and blended together with these scriptures. You can read also Malachi, chapter 3, verses 1 through 4, also read the 8th to the 10th verse.
Now read Matthew chapter 23, verse 23. Notice here Jesus told these scribes and Pharisees, "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."
Notice here, Jesus told these Pharisees that they paid tithes of mint, anise and cummin. These you ought to have done. Which meant they ought to have paid tithes and not to leave the others undone, which was judgment, mercy and faith.
May God bless you and open your understanding to the Whole Bible Truth. Whosoever refuses to pay tithes is refusing the blessings promised to the human family by God himself and is bringing upon themselves a curse and cannot be saved by doing so.
I, Bishop Randolph Goodwin, am ready to face and stand before the whole religious world on this subject in defense of the Whole Bible Truth Gospel.
(Genesis 28:20) "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, (verse 21) So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: (verse 22) 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 unto thee."
God's house is now the church, read I Timothy chapter 3, verse 15. All God-fearing, honest-hearted believers who want to be right in the eyes of God will pay tithes, a tenth of their gross earnings. (Psalms chapter 11 verses 2 through 7)
(PSALM 11:4) "The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (verse 5) The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. (verse 6) Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. (verse 7) For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright."
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