What about tithing? Added my notes on the Law of Giving

What about tithing? Added my notes on the Law of Giving

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June 6th, 2017, 2:44 pm #1

Why did Abraham give a tithe to Melchizedek? This was voluntary on Abrahams. Were there ancient customs that required this perhaps? Should a congregation base their "law of tithing" on this example? What about Christ's example of the kings children do not owe this tribute, as they are his sons?
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June 6th, 2017, 6:14 pm #2

The New Testament does not command tithing but commands each one of us to give as we have been prospered, according to 1 Cor. 16:2. Therefore, each person must decide how much he can afford to give. If a person decides that tithing works best for him, that's between him and God.
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June 6th, 2017, 8:41 pm #3

Someone didn't edit her post! That should read "Abraham's part" and "Were instead of Where". Thanks Bill for your reply! I am curious if the "law of giving" was inferred from the Melchizedek example. I was taught the same as you. There was no law taught! If you say something is a law, then there is force implied, which takes choice or from the heart out of the equation. Why would churches bind this on their members, when there is no authority except Christ?
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June 6th, 2017, 9:02 pm #4

The New Testament does not command tithing but commands each one of us to give as we have been prospered, according to 1 Cor. 16:2. Therefore, each person must decide how much he can afford to give. If a person decides that tithing works best for him, that's between him and God.
Tribute, AKA tax, is a different matter. Whereas tithing is one voluntary form of giving of one's means back to God, tribute or tax, as we all know, is a sum levied by the government and must be paid to avoid penalties. The Jews asked Jesus if it was lawful to pay tribute/taxes to "Caesar" (the government):

"Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's" (Luke 20:22-25).


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June 7th, 2017, 1:57 am #5

God had promised a "place" for the Hebrews in Canaan. Because of their fall from Grace because of rejecting God at Mount Sinai they would have to win living space by their own effort.

The land was divided up into tribal tracts with the exception of the Levites. The tribe of Levi had no inheritance and served in many roles which we would call Civil and Military.

The tribe owned the land but was "let" to individuals for 50 years. A family who was given the flock of the defeated. That family paid 10 percent of the INCREASE or profit for the years. If the counter counted 100 sheep at the beginning of the year he took 10 percent of the NET profit. That means that any lambs he ate or sold did not count as profit. He paid this 10 percent RENT directly to the tribe of Levi at best 4 out of 7 years. The other tithes were reserved for the poor in the area which included the tribe of Levi who were destitute. There was no tithe on the 7th year so a preacher claiming the tithe might get hungry because the tithe was for food only as RENT on a flock given to him by the gracious disposed owner. The food-only which was in the storeroom at the temple was at best:

1/10 of 4/7 of the food only from confiscated food producing people as RENT went to the priests only when on rare rotating duty.

The Tithe only from those with RENTED food producing property paid up only ONCE a year.

The Tribe of Levi as the "Civil government tribe" gave only one tenth of the food only to be used AT the Temple when members of the tribe were on rare, rotating duty. Each person in the temple complex got a daily dole of food. When he was not on duty he worked for a living. A tent maker or a weaver did not pay a tithe because the tribe did not give them anything. They might pay the normal taxes on imports, exports or others. The warrior aged males met in "muster" at the three yearly musters and might be called on to fight.

Mal. 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his WAGES, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.


Those with tribal property ROBBED God by refusing to bring the tithe into the Temple 'pantry.' At the same time Amos, Isaiah and others pronounced woes upon engaged in pagan religionism and ROBBED those who worked for a WAGE. Music and food and robbing wives caused the youth to starve to death for lack of the water and food of the WORD.

Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: he references Isaiah 29 and Ezekiel 33 which describes the practices defined by Malachi. They made up their own commandments SO THAT they would not have to teach the commandments of God. At the same time they fleeced the widows ever of her meager income. They still do it insisting even that widows on welfare should tithe.

Even Paul urged giving for the destitute especially on those who PROSPERED and shamed them by the example of the poor being willing.







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June 7th, 2017, 4:26 pm #6

You will remember that Abraham was due a "recovery fee." He gave a tithe of the king of Sodom to the king of Salem. Those who claim the tithe to Melchizedek claim the loot of the king of Babylon. The Levites in the loins of Abraham would take a tithe from THEIR BRETHREN. Modern preachers and especially the "musical performers" claim the role of the Levites. They claim the role forbidden by Jacob in Isaiah 49 and finally imposed because of idolatry at Mount Sinai.

"Only royalty enjoyed the seventh-day rest.
"The Babylonians were forced to serve their gods in worship on the Sabbath.


This included making animal sacrifices. The Shabatum means "rest the heart or mind." However, the Jews abandoned to Babylonianism destroyed the Day of Rest. However, God quarantined the the Jews NOT ABANDONED to their isolated villages to REST. The only thing permitted was to gather to hear the Word PREACHED by being READ. They did not preach, sing, pass the plate or have a 24/7 clergy as did all sacrificial altars.

"Therefore, God demanded that the Sabbath be for the benefit of the people - not Him:
"The Sabbath serves the people and
the people do not serve the Sabbath."
Source: George Barton, Archaeology and the Bible, 7th Edition, p. 309


Rather than a day of worship defined as "hard bondage" God gave the people a day of REST during the labor-intensive periods of agriculture.

The Babylonian religion is also the source of the TRINITY of emerging gods who were often evil:

"The priest-king of each city played the role of a god, usually of Enlil, who was the second figure of the Sumerian pantheon, being the son of the sky god Anu, and represented various forms of natural power and energy. In the role the king performed ceremonies depicting the defeat of Tiamat, the demon of the ocean, and the other monsters who followed her leadership.

Tiamat is Tehum of Genesis. The Babylonish ziggurats or = temples, like the Jerusalem Temple, were the shrines of the Temple-State.

A.H.Sayce tracing the migration of Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, says in his Patriarchal Palestine

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14405

"Now if Babylonian culture and religion had thus spread to the Canaanites, it suggests a reason why the colony of Phoenicians from Tyre, who founded Carthage (say about 900 B.C.) were tithe-payers (see Sacred Tenth, p. 15); and if Melchizedek may be regarded as a Canaanitish priest, then it would be as natural for him in his royal and priestly character to expect tithes from Abram as it was for Abram to pay them. Hence the professor, alluding to this incident, says (Patriarchal Religion, p. 175):

Tyre and Babylon defined "Lucifer the singing and harp-playing prostitute" in the garden of Eden. Lucifer is ZOE and EVE by the pagans and feminists or effeminates. Tyre furnished the pattern and builders for the Jerusalem Temple which enslaved the Jews and caused a civil war. Those whom God had blinded and made deaf use the Jewish-Melchizedek-CARNAL pattern denying Christ Who defanged those He called a Race of Vipers.

Melchizedek was the king of Salem and Priest of the most high god or ELOHIM. Jesuralem captured by David was already operating as a place of worship of Shamash or other Sun Gods like Apollon. This was also the place where God had SUPPLIED the lamb for Sacrifices so that the Jews did what God did not command as Civil-Military-Clergy abandoned "to worship the starry host."
Jesus was a Second Adam and "David"

Jesus was a priest after Melchizedek but ONLY in respect to an "endless reign. The point is that Melchizedek was not part of the tribe of Levi and has no continuing "genealogy." Jesus was out of Judah and NOT Levi. ANYTHING adapted as part of the Law of Moses or the radically changed LAWS of David makes one guilty of all and abandoned to be a CARNAL institution and not spiritual. Spiritual or Rational worship--which does not come with religious observations or lying wonders--but is 100% devoted to THE WORD, the Logos or Regulative Principle: the CARNAL pattern-pieces outlawed include personal opinions, personal experiences, self-authoring rhetoric, singing, poetic expressions, playing instruments, acting or imitating.

Paul in Hebrews shows that to be a CARNAL kingdom and that the work of Jesus has abrogated that tithe or ceremonies,

"This offering of tithes was no new thing. In his Babylonian home Abram must have been familiar with the practice. The cuneiform inscriptions of Babylonia contain frequent references to it. It went back to the pre-Semitic age of Chaldaea,
and the great temples of Babylonia were largely supported
by the esra or tithe which was levied upon prince and peasant alike.


The "senior pastor" or king set over us had a shrine at the top of the towers: He was the Vicar and had a huge Staff Infection of priests, prophets, cooks, exorcists, workers and prostitutes. Scripture calls them wives and concubines.

The Temple in Jerusalem which is illustrated as a ZIGGURAT or tower of Babel.

That the god should receive a tenth of the good things which, it was believed, he had bestowed upon mankind was not considered to be asking too much. There are many tablets in the British Museum which are receipts for the payment of the tithe to the great temple of the sun-god at Sippara, in the time of Nebuchadnezzar and his successors. From one of them we learn that Belshazzar, even at the very moment when the Babylonian empire was falling from his father's hands, nevertheless found an opportunity for paying the tithe due from his sister."

The Jews even called bull calves their god but nothing at Jerusalem called Sodom and the mother of harlots was commanded by Jehovah [YHWH] God [Elohim] other than from a CARNAL or Military-Industrial Complex of which the CLERGY has always been a key Control Agent.
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June 8th, 2017, 5:09 pm #7

Why did Abraham give a tithe to Melchizedek? This was voluntary on Abrahams. Were there ancient customs that required this perhaps? Should a congregation base their "law of tithing" on this example? What about Christ's example of the kings children do not owe this tribute, as they are his sons?
The story of the tithe really begins with Abraham and Melchizedek. Dianna noted to me that preachers claim the Tithe and LAWFUL offerings based on Tithe given by (in the loins of Abraham) and to the LEVITES ONLY by THEIR BRETHREN ONLY while in the LAND OF CANAAN ONLY and to engage in what is well-documented as the Worship of the Starry Host. The Amarna Letters might be a Class at your favorite Ex-Christian College in place of The Song of Solomon which is the Hieros Gamos or sacred marriage or holy sex (ha ha) even if the "bible class students are offended."

1. Melchizedek was the king of Jeru-Salem and the conversation is about.
2. The "god" of Melchizedek is El Elyon
3. As ALWAYS Abraham claimed that he was honoring YHWH-El Elyon
4. Israel had kings and priests of this same HIGH PLACE only after the Instrumental-Trinitarian-Perverted idolatry at Mount Sinai.
5. Melchizedek is compared to Jesus ONLY by not being part of the Jacob-Cursed and God-Abandoned Levites (Gen 49)
6. Dianna and I have discussed Burton Coffman who may be the only modern writer to know or care that God did NOT command king, kingdom, temple, animal slaughter, priests or Levites to make frightening noise.
7. I know of no early Church Scholar (who used Church OF Christ) who did not reject everything but the Prophets as having anything to do with the Church.
8. Alexander Campbell's "Sermon on the Law" is why there has never been any UNION between the Reformed Baptists becoming Churches of Christ and the Disciples-Christian Churches

A. Both Melchizedek at Jerusalem and the Jews at Jerusalem were a CARNAL Civil-Military-Clergy.
------Jesus is King and High Priest over a SPIRITUAL creation.
------Jesus founded a Spiritual Kingdom which does not come with observations and is IN THE SPIRIT.
Modern Religious still use the CARNAL kingdom for priests as Scribes and Pharisees and Levites as their musical exorcists.

James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
James 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

TO THAT END JESUS REMOVED ALL LADED BURDENS (music and taxes) AND BURDEN LADERS (Scribes and Pharisees, hyocrites).

Both tithes and the Sabbath were Babylonian and were imposed on Israel after they fell into Instrumental-Trinitarian-Idolatry. The Jacob-cursed and then God-Abandoned Levites along with priests to operate the Sacrificial System gave only a small fraction of the 4 out of a seven year tithe of the PROFITS from the lands, flocks and orchards they had TAKEN from the owners. Melchizedek is often used as the PATTERN for taking the tithe. However, when Abraham returned the goods stolen from the king of Sodom, he gave HIS earned ten percent to Melchizedek. Jerusalem is also defined as SODOM where the abandoned clergy received a small food allowance while on rare rotating duty.

Jacob in Isaiah 49 cursed Levi and commanded that people not attend their "synagogues" nor enter into covenant with them. Rather, they should wait for SHILOH or REST who would come out of JUDAH.

Jesus was not of the Tribe of Levi and had not "pedigree" to be such a priest in the same sense that Melchizedek was not out of the tribe of Levi.

ALL "progressives" build on the pattern of the Priests and Levites: the Catholics called their small choir LEVITE SINGERS and there was no ccongregational singing until after the Reformation.

And verily they that are of the sons of Levi,
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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: Hebrews 7:5

But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham,
.....and blessed him that had the promises. Hebrews 7:6

And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, paid tithes in Abraham. Hebrews 7:9

For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. Hebrews 7:10


Only the tribe of Levi could receive tithes of THEIR BRETHREN as food-only when slaughter innocent animals which God DID NOT COMMAND.,
Those who claim the office of priest or Levite or take tithes USE enough of the curse of the Law of Moses to get themselves BURNED

Levi PAID tithes to Melchisedek. However, LEVI was not a model of Jesus

If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,)
.....what further need was there that another priest
.....should rise after the order of Melchisedec,
.....and not be called after the order of Aaron? Hebrews 7:11


No, Melchisedec was NOT Jesus of Nazareth: He is used in the same sense that Jesus was our HIGH PRIEST because He was NOT a Levite. Those who are Purpose-Driven are probably FOREORDAINED (Jude) to use the Law of Moses as their PATTERN.

For the priesthood being changed,
.....there is made of necessity a change also of the law. Hebrews 7:12

For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe,
.....of which no man gave attendance at the altar. Hebrews 7:13

For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda;
.....of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. Hebrews 7:14
And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Hebrews 7:15
Who is made, not after the law of a <font size="6">CARNAL commandment,

.....but after the power of an endless life. Hebrews 7:16
Heb. 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Heb. 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling
.....of the commandment going before
.....or the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
Heb. 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect,
.....but the bringing in of a better hope did;
.....by the which we draw nigh unto God.
Heb. 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
Heb. 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath;
.....but this with an oath by him that said unto him,
.....The Lord sware and will not repent,
.....Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
Heb. 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
Heb. 7:23 And they truly were many priests,
.....because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
Heb. 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Heb. 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them
.....to the uttermost that come unto God by HIM,
.....seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Heb. 7:26 For such an high priest became us,
.....who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,
.....and made higher than the heavens;

Hebrews 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice,
.....first for his own sins, and then for the peoples:
.....or this he did once, when he offered up himself.

Heb. 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity;
.....but the word of the oath, which was since the law,
.....maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

Heb. 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum:
.....We have such an high priest,
.....who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Heb. 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle,
.....which the Lord pitched, and not man.</font>

God did not allow Himself to be CALLED into any house build by human hands even of the Worship Team made you that promise.
The true Tabernacle is in heaven or in the SPIRITUAL REALM. That is the only PLACE where one can Worship IN THE SPIRIT as it gives attention to THE TRUTH or THE WORD.</font>
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June 9th, 2017, 7:36 pm #8

Why did Abraham give a tithe to Melchizedek? This was voluntary on Abrahams. Were there ancient customs that required this perhaps? Should a congregation base their "law of tithing" on this example? What about Christ's example of the kings children do not owe this tribute, as they are his sons?
Melchizedek is only used to DEBUNK the Jews who never grasped that God had turned the people over to worship the STARRY HOST. Jerusalem was a Jebusite High place already operating like an Egyptian center of Sun and Star worship. Melchizedek was a Canaanite or Jebusite and was NOT Jesus. The pattern is that Jesus and His role, teaching and worship is SPIRITUAL in the human spirit or mind only and is NOT related to anything physical or CARNAL.

When David sinned beyond redemption for numbering his fighters God sent a plague on the nation: David let God's punishment fall on the innocent. God then gave David a place on Mount Zion for a Tabernacle or Tent. However, Solomon built God a CARNAL house rather than a family on the mountain already set up by Melchizedek and other Canaanites engaged in Sabazianism. Jesus is NOT a Levite which trashes the CARNAL Jewish system which was not the Synagogue or Spiritual place for education and not for slaughtering goats and infants.

Amos and Stephen tell the story and we repeat:



<font face="arial" size="4">This WILL alert the Disciples of Christ to look where Stephen is pointing so they will not fall into the PROGRESSIVES Purpose Driven Pattern to get you burned. This is a picture of what was happening before Hezekiah substituted burning goats to the sound of DAVID'S INSTRUMENTS in 2 Chron 29. ALL of the musical apostates claim that God commanded what the passage clearly says that David Commanded as he carried out the Canaanite or Babylonish sacrificial system TO WHICH GOD ABANDONED them.



<font face="arial" size="4">I am not aware of any "conservative" preacher beside Coffman as Dianna noted who does not agree and say GOD COMMANDED INSTRUMENTS under the Law. They missed Hebrews which marks the Jewish syatem as CARNAL and that is why worship is musical IN THE FLESH with or without LITERAL musical instruments.

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June 16th, 2017, 9:30 pm #9


http://www.piney.com/MuBabylo.html

In Babylon, royalty was the agent of the gods. Therefore,
"Only royalty enjoyed the seventh-day rest.
"The Babylonians were forced to serve their gods in worship on the Sabbath.

This included making animal sacrifices. The Shabatum means "rest the heart or mind."

"Therefore, God demanded that the Sabbath be for the benefit of the people - not Him:

"The Sabbath serves the people and
the people do not serve the Sabbath."
Source: George Barton, Archaeology and the Bible, 7th Edition, p. 309.

The Babylonian religion is also the source of the TRINITY of emerging gods who were often evil:

"The priest-king of each city played the role of a god, usually of Enlil, who was the second figure of the Sumerian pantheon, being the son of the sky god Anu, and represented various forms of natural power and energy. In the role the king performed ceremonies depicting the defeat of Tiamat, the demon of the ocean, and the other monsters who followed her leadership.

"In these festivals, which were state festivals, the human state contributed to the control of nature, to the upholding of the orderly cosmos... Enacting these divine roles in religious dramas, the king became closely asociated with the gods and was sometimes regarded of divine descent...

H. Bamford Parkes observes that:

"In this fashion evey common tribal interest--the recurrence of the seasons, the increase of the food supply, successful hunting--was likely to become embodied in some regularly repeated ceremony, which usually included group dancing, singing, and feasting.

Besides enabling men to express, and thereby to allay, anger and anxiety, such ceremonies also promoted tribal unity and strengthened the loyalty of the individual to tribal traditions, for the emotional excitement they aroused had the effect of breaking down the barriers between individuals and thus fusing all tribesmen into a collective whole. Meanwhile, whole systems of magical devices were gradually elaborated." (Parkes, p. 29)

"Certain members of a tribe, marked out either by unusual skills or by some emotional abnormality, ususally became particularly adept at these operations, and gradually assumed specialized functions.

Released from the duty of hunting, and concentrating on the practice of magic, the shaman, sorcerer, or medicine man was the world's first professional." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, Gods and Men The Origins of Western Culture, p. 29, Knopf).
"The development both of religion and of the arts can be traced back in a continuous line to the hunting era. The group ritual of the primeval tribesmen were the origin not only of all religious ceremonial, but also of the drama and of poetry and music, while magic gave birth to the visual arts." (Parkes, p. 30).

"Awed by the mysteries of his own spirit no less than by those of nature, primitive man was likely to attribute to divine influence any abnormal emotional state, whether above or below the usual level. Medicine men customarily went into states of trance in which they were believed to be in communication with the gods, and many tribes supposed lunatics and sexual deviants to be divinely possessed.

"In Babylon, for example, his status was symbolized in an annual ceremonial in which he was stripped of his royal insignia, smitten in the face by a priest, and made to prostrate himself before the image of the city god Marduk and confess his devotion; then reclothed as a king, he was brought out weeping to show himself to his subjects." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, Gods and Men The Origins of Western Culture, p. 56, Knopf)

These were held in groves which were also replaced with free standing pillars representing phalic power.

"According to the system which Nimrod was the grand instrument in introducing, men were led to believe that a real spiritual change of heart was unnecessary, and that so far as change was needful, they could be regenerated by mere external means.


It is a historical fact that ancient and modern religionism including the "holy eucharist" the acts were vile and murderous AGAINST the "gods." At Mount Sinai the Jews rose up AGAINST God or challenged Him. Moses refutes the notion that God made Adam out of dirt: In the Bablonian pattern the lazy gods made mankind as androids to do all of the work required to operate the Temple State such as towers of the Jerusalem temple.

The king-high priest got tired of the practiced and picked a human to be the Human Sacrifice which sacrifices were rampant among the Jews.

Animals replaced infants, for instance, in Hezekiah's Reform which is the PATTERN for instrumental noise "making the lambs dumb before the slaughter" which was actually performed when the Jews had Jesus executed like a scapegoat.






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June 28th, 2017, 4:14 am #10

Why did Abraham give a tithe to Melchizedek? This was voluntary on Abrahams. Were there ancient customs that required this perhaps? Should a congregation base their "law of tithing" on this example? What about Christ's example of the kings children do not owe this tribute, as they are his sons?
The concept of free will giving to finance a local congregation has well financed most efforts a group decides to carry out: it worked in building the Tabernacle as the only Earthly pattern representing the Spiritual TENT in heaven.

Heb. 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Heb. 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Heb. 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.


God promised to build David a tent
But, Solomon built God a house
But, God does not dwell in houses built by human hand and is not worshipped by the works of human hands.

So, why all of the flailing and fleecing?

Heb. 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Heb. 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Heb. 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Heb. 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?


A holy spirit in Acts 3:27 is A good conscience in 1 Peter 3:21.
BAPTISM SAVES US because baptism is the God-ordained way to REQUEST A holy spirit which one needs to come boldly before the Throne of Grace and READ the Covenant of the Kingdom.

Bruce White was called upon to rescue Madison by threats and promises. However, nothing Christian is for sale and nothing for sale is Christian. Bruce was smart enough to grasp that tithing began in Babylon so it MUST BE GOOD. Tithing and the Sabbath as a day of "worship" began and ends in Babylon.



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