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 uncomfortable 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 nutrition 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, Wilmington,
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.
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.
7-16-2008: 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.
6-26-2008: 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 Johnson
6-3-2008: 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
5-1-2008: 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.
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.
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.
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
11-20-2007: PASTOR: I came across your web
site and I am in total agreement with you on the titinng issue. CONN; SBC pastor D. J.
9-1-2007: 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.
8-20-2007; 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;
"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
8-13-2007: 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 C., pastor.
PASTOR: "An eye opener to objective evaluation on a crucial issue in church life." B. F., Evangelical Pastor,
5-9-2007; 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.
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
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
"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.
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,
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, Keith M.
2-20-2007: 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
12-12-06: 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
10-19-2006: PASTOR: "Just what I have been looking for. Thanks." Peter B., S. Africa, Pentecostal
"Great teaching here. It is truth and truth brings life." Richard M., Evangelist
“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
PASTOR: “The critique [of Meyer] has been a real eye-opener.” Australia; Baptist preacher
PASTOR: “Very good!” Bambang B., pastor, Indonesia
8-13-2006; PASTOR: “Accurate answers.” Jerry M.; Texas
3-2006;PASTOR: “Very clear.” Jake M.; Philippines;
pastor, Christ’s Church
1-18-2006: PASTOR: “Sweet. Thanks for helping
me bridge the Melchizedek verses in Hebrews with their sweeping impact ” John B., Baptist pastor, Canada
PASTOR: “Good reading.” James R.; IND.; Baptist preacher
EVANGELIST: “Outstanding work!” Alvin C., SC evangelis
“Excellent book.” Jack K.; pastor 40 years