10-27-2007: "I thank the Lord for giving you wisdom
to write this book. ... I personally believe that wrong teaching about the subject of tithes has contributed immensely
to make people go out of the church ... How come somebody living in poverty (ie Ghana) and coming into his father's house
can be met with things that will burden him and make him regret having entered the church?" Joseph A., Ghana.
10-25-2007: "This information is the greatest I have found from those who do not believe
in tithing. I have earnestly searched for scriptural truth on this subject all over the net. Thank God I got to this site.
... I shall however continue giving as recommended in the NT." Moses M., Uganda.
10-25-2007: "Excellent stuff. It profoundly rocks the system of traditional belief
in mainstream Pentecostal churches in the current church era." Jona S., Fiji
10-24-2007: "I think this book will help me a lot on how to live a better Christian
life." Mashudu, S. Africa.
10-24-2007: "Wow! Your tithing teaching has blown me away. The Bible says he rewards
those who seek him. I came across your teaching after reading about 15 others. I think you are the most thorough. Thank you
and well done.!" Jimmy B.
10-23-2007: "Thank you for your book on tithing. It is very detailed and well researched
and I always appreciate scholarship. Tithing ... has hurt many people and our witness of Christ. Larry A. , Illinois
10-22-2007: "Wow! Everything you said ... Thank you for your knowledge and having the
courage to tell the truth. R. G., Atlanta
10-11-2007 "Thank you Jesus for godly theologians prepared to stand up and confront
false teaching wherever they encounter (and do the hard work this takes)." Chris S.
10-10-2007: ""God gave you the bravery of a lion and I prayed that God give you more
courage. Thank you for accepting to be used of God. The peddlers of this heresy know that what they are teaching is unscriptural
but know that if they stop teaching the heresy their empires will fall." Mujuru
10-8-2007: "Thank you for answering a long-time lingering question for me. I
was saved by grace, not by the law so I never really understood how God uses tithing as a NT principles of grace." Kay B.
10-7-2007: "I just wanted you to know that your work is helping others. I teach at
a small Bible school in northern California. .. I cite you and your book in my class several times. You did a really good job. ... Your book is needed."
9-28-2007: "I have just read your essay on tithing. What great writing! .. Your essay
was encouraging. I suspect you are not an invited speaker in many Baptist churches are you? It takes courage to write what
you do and I commend you." Jekabs B.
9-16-2007: "I would like to thank you for the time and effort you have spent studying
the topic of tithing. About a year ago I debated the tithe issue with a former pastor of mine. At the end of the debate he
agreed that under the New Covenant we are no longer required to tithe. However, he [wants to justify teaching it anyway].
9-10-2007: "I had a conversation with a young seminarian who was grossly misguided
about tithing last semester at seminary. He met me this semester with a smile, looked deep into my eyes and bear-hugged me.
His words were 'Thank you.' 'You blessed me.' 'I was wrong.' 'I've been wrong all of the time.'" Name Withheld.
9-8-2007: "I thank God for men like you and because of such teachings I have gathered
courage to say goodbye to these mainline churches which take tithes and now fellowship in small congregations where the concern
is Christian fellowship and not getting rich and not trying to buy God by giving to the so-called men of God. Here in
Africa the oppression of believers by pastors is shocking.
Believers don't worship in freedom but in fear that if you stand against tithing the men of God will curse you or your are
"touching the anointed." The Pentecostals like too much to intimidate believers by using "touch not." I wonder which
God they are worshipping who can be used as a tool for intimidation of believers." M. M., S. Africa.
9-7-2007: "I found myself not being able to put it down. I now have my wife reading
it." Reg Look.
9-6-2007: "Only God knows how your book, essay and video truly embodies the truth
that is evident in the Bible about tithing and Christian giving ... I believe any Christian or pastor who is incorrigible
after exposure to this tithing truth and continues to espouse that doctrine for his church is just being greedy and faithless
to trust the Holy Spirit." Charles A., Toronto,
9-1-2007: "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.
8-30-2007: "I wanted to thank you personally for the effort, time, prayer and hard
work you put into your book. The Lord used this book to open my eyes to the truth about tithing." Patrick W.
8-27-2007: "I know all too well the abuse of this corrupt doctrine of tithing. I have
been ejected and severely rebuked. ... I'm very pleased to see others take up this fight as we have been telling the truth
for many years." Lee. K., Montana
8-21-2007: "I agree with the statement concerning freewill offerings, not tithing.
I have recently spoken with one of our pastors and they come back with statements that it is dangerous [to question
tithing]. I have felt this way concerning tithing for 25 years but pastors do not want to know." Albert D., Australia
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; Baptist preacher.
8-20-2007: 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
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.
8-8-2007: PASTOR: "An eye opener to objective evaluation on a crucial issue in church
life." B. F., Evangelical Pastor, Nigeria
7-26-2007: "I am so thrilled to read your articles concerning the truth about tithing.
The Holy Spirit also revealed this to me several years back but not as the in-depth study that you have received from the
Lord. I tried to reveal this truth about tithing to people in the church and I was quickly shunned and persecuted to the point
that I had to leave for speaking the truth. ... Thank you for your time and love of the truth and I praise God for the blessing
he has bestowed upon you." Sharon I.
7-10-2007: "First I praise God for your in-depth knowledge of the subject of tithing.
I've been literally set free from the guilt associated with tithing. For years I've been a strong proponent of tithing. Year
after year, week after week, I stood before the congregation encouraging people to tithe. Although I've never berated people
to tithe I certainly embraced the idea that tithing was God's plan for Christians and that a curse was attached to non-tithers.
.. For the last five weeks I've been doing an exhaustive study of this issue using your website as the foundation. I'm
so excited about this level of study." NC; Ron H.
7-9-2007: Thank you for your confirmation because I thought that I was alone in this
way of thinking. ... You are a blessing from Jesus. I thank Him for speaking through you to me." D.
7-3-2007: "I think you have put it together extremely well. ... I am learning a lot
from the great depths to which you address the subject. I really appreciated the sections on Malachi and Nehemiah and also
the bit about King David using the Levites as public servants. I would also commend you on the attitude with which you write."
6-26-2007: "Your tithing articles hit the nail on the head. Thank you for being forthright
about the issue. In South Africa it is still a great taboo to speak against the guilt that the tithing law is putting on God's children."
S. Africa, S. M.
6-26-2007; "God bless you brother. I did read and study your book about tithing.
It set me free from the bondage of the institutional church from 20 years of living in fear and curses under the lie or teaching
or tithing. Even the so-called pastor of my church just cursed the congregation and preached poverty if we the sheep do not
tithe." Julio R.
6-26-2007; "Your work stands as a definite accomplishment in the spreading of the
gospel and you can rest assured that those who have an ear to hear are hearing." Atlanta, Ga; U. S.
6-19-2007: Site of the week. Posted by GW staff on June 19th, 2007 http://www.shouldthechurchteachtithing.com/
A very impressive site dedicated to the historical
and scriptural requirements of Tithing past and present.
Christian Freedom Ministries
of Florida http://cfmin.wordpress.com/ Gary W.
6-15-2007: "I was totally blown away by your web site."
Mike D. ; Florida
6-4-2007; "Is there a Pro-Tithe PHD thesis or a Biblical
Per Review on tithing? ...I really don't expect there to be one becasue any research student even at the degree level would
be a disgrace if they put forth such tenuous Scriptures as proof of this false doctrine." Michale M.
6-3-2007; "After fasting and praying for a week I found your site and was truly refreshed
by what I read. .. I looked up most of the Scriptures myself also in various versions. What a treat." G. Williams
5-23-2007: "I am treated as though I have the plague or something when I try to discuss
this subject with anyone. It's nice to know that there are others out there that want to speak the truth on this subject."
5-22-2007: "Great info and your web site is very extensive. I am a businessman and
teach real estate and investment seminars for both church and non-church audiences." Todd S.
5-19-2007; "Thanks for the research. I am no more calling it tithing but still support
the church." Jonathan U.
5-15-2007; My pastor was defenseless when I explained
this to him., G. D.
5-14-2007; "Yours is by far the most scholarly treatment of the subject. I want to
be prepared in every way to approach the pastor and other church leaders." LA, CPA, Lewis D.
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.
5-7-2007: Ohio; "Tired of being misled."; Gwen D.
5-7-2007; Guyana, "I can now be truly led by the
Spirit." Pentecostal; Sharon D.
5-7-2007; "What a great work! Many stimulating discussions since studying the scriptures
with helps like yours and others." OK, Randy P.
5-6-2007; "Set free from this false doctrine." London, UK; Michael M.
5-5-2007; Elder told congregation that tithing was unscriptural." New Guinea, Frank C.
5-5-2007; "Biblical hermeneutics is not applied when dealing with this issue and
good men who are far greater scholars than I have either ignored this topic or just accept the authority of someone else."
Don F., VA, Baptist SS Teacher
5-5-2007: "After more than a year of research and prayer I took the pulpit and told
all the congregation in the amazement of the (other) pastors that tithing at this time is unscriptural." Frank C., New Guinea,
4-24-2007 "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,
4-16-2007; This book is like a breath of fresh air after I've been drowning. It's
like an oasis after spending many years in the desert. ... It has opened up my eyes to what all was truly accomplished on
the cross." Michael F., Dallas-Ft Worth, Texas
4-14-2007; Hawaii, "Thorough scholarly research."
attorney, Pat L.
4-9-2007; 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
4-4-2007; "Your essays brought me to a 3 hour study in the Bible. It was so awesome to spend time in His word and
see the truth on this issue. " Linda H., Calif, AOG
3-28-07: "Excellent book.
... I appreciate your research. Thank you for using the basic principles of context and not giving a bunch of false/pretext
like most tithing books do." Rick M.
3-28-07: PASTOR: "I never saw such a well-prepared document. It cannot
be refuted. Thank you for this tremendous amount of work." Pastor L., Corsica, France
3-20-2007; "I don't understand how anyone who takes the time to study the issue can
believe it is appropriate for today. I believe most people just take their preacher's word for it." Tom U
3-14-2007; "I am a 3rd year BTH student and the more I study the more I see that the
churches are incorporating Moses into Christianity. It has become obvious to me that tithing is a lie." S Africa Mike G.
3-12-07: 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." "My wife was
blown away by the scholarly work you did on the subject. It is time for the truth to come out." 3-12-7, Bob D., former pastor.
3-08-2007: "I can't believe God led me to your site." NC, Kelly P.
3-05-07: "Thank you for taking the time to research this topic in depth. I had been
floundering around on my own for a while trying to confirm through scripture what I already knew in my heart." A. W.
3-02-07: "Offering your book for free speaks volumes about your true heart,
especially as it relates to money., Marcia M.
3-01-2007: PASTOR: kevinbussey.wordpress.com
blog posted 3-1-2007 Matthew, Now I’m
a word-by-word, beginning to end sort of reader, and I FIRMLY believe in establishing the full context for all scriptural
references (I usually at least try to read the entire chapter when scripture is used as proof of ANY concept). Also, I believe
it is just as important to identify “to whom” a particular scripture is directed as it is to identify the proper
meaning and context. So it took me a while to finish Mr. Kelly’s book, since I examined each of his scriptural references
thoroughly. I have to say that this book not only proved to me
that while giving liberally to God’s work is most definitely a Biblical principal that is still in force, and that tithing
is not scriptural under the New Covenant, this book also brought me back into a closer relationship with my Lord…and
for that I thank you Mr. Kelly….God bless you for you work.
2-27-2007: "I find your research excellent and it really does amaze me that the church
today can take some old testament laws and bring them into the new covenant." Sheila C.
2-16-2007; "What a blessing to find those who respect our God-given desires to freely
give out of love alone." Tim O., Alaska
2-20-2007: "Awesome book. Very thorough treatment of the scriptures." Jared B.; Alabama
2-20-2007: PASTOR: "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
2-08-07: "In my eyes you are a champion of truth." Kevin B.
1-30-07: "I just want to know more about tithing which has made pastors into millionaires
instead of feeding the sheep. I will be glad to hear from the author of this wonderful book." Fred, Soouthglamorgan, UK
1-30-07: "You are so so so right." Nigel G.
1-29-2007: "I commend you for writing such an excellent book on this subject of tithing.
I had been reading different materials and after accidentally coming across your book I knew I need go no further. In my estimation
you left no stone unturned. ... While reading your book I became angry, cried and also rejoiced." Sandra R.
1-6-07: "You have done a wonderful work of scholarship which should be required
reading in every Bible college and seminary. Your exposition of Malachi is incredible." Eric H., Atlanta, Ga
12-20-2006: PASTOR: "My mind was opened up... Now I am persecuted by many pastors and
leaders..." Pastor H..; AOG
12-12-06: "I praise God for your scholarship and integrity. I am an evangelist and
bi-vocational pastor." "I was led of God to this site and have an overwhelming sense of confirmation seeing what I have contended
in my Spirit and study so wonderfully validated!!" "You are a modern day remedy for this tragic exposition!!!" Michael
W. (business owner)
12-12-06: "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
12-5-06: "I want to personally thank you for your excellent research on the subject
of tithing." "It was very thorough." "Thanks for a fine piece of work." Steve N.; Fl
11-2006: "My big question is, have pastors knowing refused to know about this? And,
if so, are they not afraid they are grieving God? How can they live with their conscience? .. It is all pretense. There
is more they know than they are letting on. It is sad. .. Right in our midst is perhaps the greatest lie of our generation.
It is extortion." David K., Maine
10-26-2006; "I have to say that this book not only
proved to me that while giving liberally to God’s work is most definitely a Biblical principal that is still in force,
and that tithing is not scriptural under the New Covenant, this book also brought me back into a closer relationship with
my Lord…and for that I thank you Mr. Kelly….God bless you for you work." Michael M., the final word on
10-26-2006; "You have challenged me to research even more." Steve H., Florida
10-19-2006: PASTOR: "Just what I have been looking for. Thanks." Peter B., S. Africa, Pentecostal
10-17-2006; The way that you have taken the time
to give insight into the OT scriptures helps make better sense of what we are reading.” Della C.
9-2006: "I have your book, Should the Church Teach Tithing, downloaded [free] on my computer, Thank you for your generosity in
making it so available. I absolutely love how you have taught this subject in light of the whole counsel of God concerning
tithing. You have demonstrated integrity in presenting the scriptures truthfully and honestly. In addition to sound biblical
teaching concerning tithing, your book also allows the reader to glean insights into other areas increasing their understanding
of the Bible as a whole, i.e., the Levite cites, Nehemiah, and Malachi, etc. It is truly a blessing to me." Michael B.; Georgia
9-2006: PASTOR: "Great teaching here. It is
truth and truth brings life." Richard M., Evangelist
9-11-2006: “I was surprised to find such a study about tithing.” Ron W.;
9-10-2006; “It’s good to know that some others in the body of Christ are
not afraid to tell the truth.” Casey; MD
9-10-2006: 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: “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
8-2006: PASTOR: Vineyard pastor agrees; H., Michigan
8-30-2006; “A lot of questions were answered.” Marie F.
8-21-2006; “This news is wonderful.” Gerald M.; pastor, home church
8-21-2006; “The poor and needy are ignored.” J. L.; Texas Methodist
8-13-2006: PASTOR: “Accurate answers.” Jerry M.; Texas Baptist pastor
8-9-2006; “By far the best book on tithing [out of 4 read]. Amen and Amen.”
Philip L.; lawyer
7-2006; “Nice discussion; congratulations.”
7-31-2006; “Someone who actually teaches truth.” David C.; NZ; Pentecostal
7-3-2006; “Questioning my vicar.” Phil G.; Church of Engl elected member
7-1-2006; “Superior Biblical Studies. Awesome. Rare Solid Bible Teaching. Extremely bold. Pleasing to God.
The truth must be unbiased and doctrinally sound.” Timothy D., PA.; Holiness
7-1-2006; “I fully appreciated your article.” Stephen B.
6-2006: PASTOR: “Opened my eyes.” Peter R.; Australia; AOG
6-27-2006; “Wonderfully refreshed.” Patrick W.; FLA; Baptist
6-25-2006: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” “Thank you 77
million times…” “God led me to your site…” Donna
6-25-2006; “Very comprehensive truth.” Eliezer H.; Indonesia
6-25-2006; "L850 in debt financing tithe; chose between eating and tithing; enough
is enough,” C. H.. England
4-25-2006; “Refreshing. So well laid out and documented.” Glynis P.
4-18-2006; “I couldn’t put it down.” Wayne; Crown Ministries’
4-17-2006: “Great contribution in research!” Dr. PC B., S. Africa
4-13-2006: PASTOR: “Encouraging and enriching.” Yuni Y.; Indonesia; pastor
4-10-2006; “In depth and sensible.” Alan M.; Malaysia; Pentecostal
4-4-2006; “Very helpful.” Gary M.; Arkansas
3-2006: “A lot of sense.” Rukesh; Africa
3-2006: “Thorough and scholarly; successful defense.” Larry S.; ORE
3-2006; “Very clear.” Jake M.; Philippines;
pastor, Christ’s Church
3-2006; “Thanks for making it clear.” Rod C., Texas Baptist
3-28-2006; “Good on you, mate.” Bill P.; Australia
2-2006; “Liked Nehemiah; excellent book.”
Cary C., ILL.
2-2006; “Very conclusive.” Peter M.
2-2006; “Thank God for you.” David C., Singapore
2-2006; “Enlightened; thanks; I was just outdone; fresh air”; L. J.;
2-2006; “Excited.” Brenda D.; Canada; Pentecostal
2-7-2006; “Hallelujah.” E. W.; GA; Baptist
1-18-2006: 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
12-2005; “Very excellent.” Martins; Buford, Ga
11-2005; “Amazing.!” Aaron C.; Arizona
11-2005: “Very impressive.” Warren R.
9-2005; “Truth shall prevail.” Hoppe; Germany
8-2005: “Very insightful. Read book twice.”
Phil P.; SC
5-19-2005; “Most clear word.” Barry
4-2005: PASTOR: “Outstanding work!” Alvin C., SC evangelist, Ph. D.
4-2005: “Outstanding articles.” Yancey
1-2005: PASTOR: “Excellent book.” Jack
K.; pastor 40 years
2-2005; “Blessed by in depth study.”
10-2002; “Wonderful resource.” Paul H.
3-2002; “I am all over your work.” Phil
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