PREACHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST
[Note: This is a
very small portion of all endorsements. I have stopped adding to it. See the ENDORSEMENTS section for others.
1-15-2010: PASTOR: I appreciate your essay
on the error of tithing. i have a MDIV from Southwestern Seminary and pastored for 15 years with the last few as an independent
charismatic. A few years ago I began to grow increasingly uncomfortble on the subject of tithing. I've seen so many
abuses in this area. I'm no longer pastoring. Michael H.
12-21-2909: PASTOR: Thank you so much for
the excellent work you have done concerning tithing. I have quoted from you extensively and some are hearing the truth of
what the scriptures really do teach. ... It's like there are binders on people's eyes and things get twisted away from the
heart of God. ... I left a paid position of pastoring ... These days I provide nutritdion to orphans around the world and
make money doing this. I am also working with churches and para church ministries to help them increase their finances while
helping children. David Grant
12-19-2009: PASTOR: Nice to see others teaching
the truth about what the Bible really says. I look forward to reading the entire book. God bless. Pastor David Heuring, Wilmnington,
09-13-2009: CHAPLAIN-PASTOR: You personally
gave me a copy of your book in 2004 when I was a chaplain where you worked. You inscribed "May you get a blessing from this
is my prayer."Over the years I have tried many times to read your book. Satan and my preconceived ideas prevented me. Last
month tithing came up in a conversationl and the first thing that came to mind was your book. ... This time God in his infinite
wisdom allowed me to get into the book. ... Your prayer is being answered. I am getting a blessing from the book. Jack G.
7-01-2009: EX-PASTOR: Thank you so much for offering your book as a free download. I've read the first chapter and the
chapter on 1st Timothy 5 and it's amazing so far. I really enjoy that you allow Scripture to interpret Scripture. Matt B.
6-23-2009: PASTOR: Thank you for the material
I have found on your website. It has helped me in putting my sermons together for our home church service.
6-18-2009: PASTOR: God began to open
my eyes and spirit in teaching the truth to set the captives free. I came to the subject of kingdom economics and noticed
that tithing was not God's will for his sons. Materials you have written have been of great help to me. Stanley K. Kenya.
Note: He was so excited that he called me on the phone from Kenya. I am sending him a free book at DVD.
11-11-2008: PASTOR: Praise God! I am sooooo
happy that there are a few of us teachers of the Gospel that are not afraid to address this issue. ... I ran across the 5
volume commentary by J. Vernon McGee and was immediately liberated and set free from the bondage of misleading doctrine. Herbert
Pollard Jr, Tabernacle of Truth, Sandstdon, VA.
PASTOR: "In my country, Sri Lanka, there are many missionaries, mainly from the USA, who teach tithing very forcibly and make
the Christian religion a materialistic enterprise while enriching themselves. ... Please help to preserve our cultural values
and save us from Amereican Christian" merchantilism." Bishop Kenneth F.
PASTOR: I thank our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for you and for the insight the Holy Spirit has given you. I have completed
an extensive research concerning "tithe" using the material gathered throughout years with your material as well. There were
some things I could not answer until I read your material. I believe in the rightly divided Word of God. If the Word
is not rightly divided there is a serious chance for the spirit of error. We now have a television ministry and I preach this
truth ... It seems to me the tradition is being broken with the truth. Gainesville, Ga, Feed My Sheep Church, Bishop Eric
PASTOR: "You sent me a copy of your book over five years ago. I have read and re-read its pages. Thank you for being another
voice calling people back to the fullness of God's grace. As you know tithing is one of the most asked about subjects on our
radio broadcast. So many Christians live in fear of God's punishment because they do not or cannot tithe. What a horrible
way to live and certainly the polar opposite of the freedom God has called us to. Again thank you for brinig clarity
to a confusing subject." Bob Christopher, People to People Ministries
PASTOR: Thanks for the article you gave all of us. I am going to take your advice and incorporate more writing in the area
of tithing. I have just been asked to leave my congregation because of my web site on tithes. I really appreciate you and
your advanced knowledge in this area. Edward F.
12-12-2007:PASTOR: I find it very well thought out and useful. Idid
a two-part Bible study for my small group at --- Community Church in Colorado on the subject of the tithe. The goal was to
review the historical nature of the tithe and if it applied to the Chrstian Church. I think it went well and spurred lots
of dicussion. COLO, Steve S.
PASTOR: I have taken some time to read your book on tithing. I want toapologize. As a pastor I have lived on tithes
for some good time. It was a sermon I made at lest every quarter. You have made me change my mind and approach. If my church
was fully independent I would vgoroursly teach as you have done. Uganda, D. N.
11-25-2007: PASTOR: [paraphrased] When I told my church that I no longer thought that tithng was biblical
for Chrsitisns the elders asked me to step down and threatened to close the church. When I asked to explain
the issues to the congregation first they changed their mind. Now no mention of tithign is made in my church." Mac
11-23-2007: PASTOR: After 25 years leading Union Missionary
Baptist Church in Chesapeake,
Ohio, the Rev. Bob Barbour stopped preaching about tithing a few years ago. He now promotes
what he calls "grace giving" -- a voluntary, unspecified amount -- because, he says, it squares better with Scripture. The
church still receives enough to cover expenses, he says. And if it falls short, so be it: "You can't beat people over the
heads." Robert Barbour: http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119576921737201375.html
PASTOR: I came across your web site and I am in total agreement with you on the titinng issue. CONN; SBC pastor D. J.
PASTOR: "I am a former pastor who also used to preach tithing. In the early nineties I began a lengthy re-study both historically
and scripturally on the subject of NT tithing. In the end I was absolutely convinced NT tithing was an error foisted upon
Christians. After that my wife and I started to give in accordance with NT passages. We have never regretted that decision
and the Lord has continued to bless us." K. McMahon, Calif.
PASTOR: "Very good and needs to be read by many Baptist preachers of our day along with others. Thank you for presenting truth
from God's Word. ... Your information was very helpful to me. I decided a long time ago tithing was not NT church giving and
with your book you gave me more of what I needed when talking to others about the subject. Thank you and God bless you and
your work." George H., Kansas; Baptist preacher.
PASTOR: "I am blown away with your research. This contradicts everything I have ever heard preached about tithing
and explains why it never sat quite right with me." ... "I am thinking that the area of emphasis of my dissertation will
be legalism. I have been thoroughly refreshed reading your material. ... The very people who would argue that we are not under law would
place themselves under this one. ... I must be true to His Word and not fear what any may think. God bless you for your
stand as I know it will not be favorable to most but know that I will stand with you." C. E., SBC pastor
PASTOR:I am convinced that we have been erroneously taught... I'd like your advice on how to approach many of my fellow ministers...
This certainly is a Pandora’s box but I am willing to take the heat in order to proclaim the truth.... "Tithes and offerings"
in Malachi have nothing to do with the tithing system that is implemented in our churches today. ... I can certainly see the
controversy it will cause but I am looking for the truth and not popularity.. I certainly respect the depth and breadth of
your work." C. Richardson, Pentecostal preacher, Virginia.
8-11-2007: PASTOR: "Very nice study. Many things that need to be said but I rarely hear. Thanks for the work." Albert
8-8-2007: PASTOR: "An eye opener to objective evaluation on a crucial issue in church life." B. F., Evangelical
PASTOR: "I agree with you and the other scholars you have cited. This is indeed a taboo topic. It is a sacred golden
calf." Seminary PHD; C. S.
PASTOR:"Your website is just splendid. ... Tithing in the OT has nothing to do with giving 10% of one's income. Your satire
page proves this marvelously! ... Are we supposed to meet the church's needs by teaching unscriptural crap or by telling the
truth and believe God to provide for our needs? ... Tithing leads to manipulation. ... There is a conflict of interests that
would render any politician who did the same corrupt." Peter. L. , evangelical pastor, Belgium
PASTOR: S. Africa; [In a 3 day vision in 2005] "I was fully convinced by the Holy Spirit (not man)
that tithing was done away at Calvary. And not only was I convinced but I was told to release the church I was pastoring at the time from the tithe on Sunday.
At the beginning I was scared because my salary was depending on it. But soon we started receiving the freedom of giving and
also God's riches blessing upon our lives. ... Going online and seeing that I am not alone is really refreshing and encouraging."
Heinrich Neil Ministries
PASTOR: "Thank you for your wonderful and very thorough book." "You have done an incredible and very thorough job." "I hope
that the church will get into the grace of giving and stay away from legalism of any kind." Bob D., former pastor; 12-4-6, "My wife was blown away by the scholarly work you did on the subject. It
is time for the truth to come out." , Bob D., former pastor.
"In the past few weeks I have found the truth about not tithing. I have been a minister for 23 years and have pastored for
10 of those years. I regret to say I was deceived and deceived others, but no more. I had been searching for truth on tithing
for years." TN, Church
of God, Keith M.
3-6-2007; PASTOR:"In the past few weeks I have found the truth about not tithing. I have been
a minister for 23 years and have pastored for 10 of those years. I regret to say I was deceived and deceived others, but no
more. I had been searching for truth on tithing for years." TN, Church of God,
PREACHER: "I really appreciated your book for the thoroughness in which you treated tithing. ... I am a lay Roman Catholic
and the Church does not depend on tithing but on freewill offerings which your book has fully emphasized and documented as
the way for Christians." Isabello A., Philippines' radio preacher
PASTOR: "Thank you for your awesome missive on tithing. I only pray that the many deceived (or deceiving) pastors who promote
tithing will read it." David O., ThM
PASTOR: "Just what I have been looking for. Thanks." Peter B., S. Africa, Pentecostal pastor
9-2006 EVANGELIST: "Great teaching here. It is truth and truth brings life." Richard
PASTOR: “We really appreciate your article and agree wholeheartedly. Be encouraged that your work is having an impact….”
Denise B. husband/wife pastor team
9-10-2006: PASTOR: “Interesting indeed.” Eugene S.; LA; pastor, home church
9-7-2006; PASTOR: “The critique [of Meyer] has been a real eye-opener.” Australia; Baptist preacher
9-1-2006: PASTOR: “Very good!” Bambang B., pastor, Indonesia
8-13-2006; PASTOR: “Accurate answers.” Jerry M.; Texas Baptist pastor
3-2006;PASTOR: “Very clear.” Jake M.;
Philippines; pastor, Christ’s Church
PASTOR: “Sweet. Thanks for helping me bridge the Melchizedek verses in Hebrews with their sweeping impact ”
John B., Baptist pastor, Canada
12-2005: PASTOR: “Good reading.” James R.; IND.; Baptist preacher
EVANGELIST: “Outstanding work!” Alvin C., SC evangelist, Ph. D.
1-2005; PASTOR: “Excellent book.” Jack
K.; pastor 40 years