This is a true arguments and the pro-tither who use this logic imply to me that, all my queries regarding tithe can be answered with the verse mentioned. And, furthermore quoted the verse below to imply that truly a Christian should always be prepared to answer every man that asketh a reason.
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” 1 Peter 3:15 KJV
- Me: Tithe was never money. Give me a verse that money was a tithable item?
- Pro Tithe: Well this verse; “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’s. It is holy to the LORD.” Leviticus 27:30. You see God created the land, and God said all the tithe of the land. Where does the money came from, where does the raw material came from that made the money? Say, coins, the raw material use to make the coins came from the land and God said all the tithe of the land right? Say, paper money, paper came from the tree, and tree was mentioned in the verse. So, therefore it is also tithable.
- Me: By that logic, well, the raw material that made up guns also came from the land. Drugs are made up of raw material that came from the land. The scrap metals where I work are made up with a raw material coming from the land. My shoes, my cabinet, even the rocks that can be found in my backyard all came or at least the raw material that made it came from the land. So, you mean to say ALL material finished or not finished product, illegal or legal items, since all are made up with raw material that came from the land are all tithable, not just money? Take note also that on the logic you implied, money perhaps is one of the most important thing to a man. But, we are not giving to a man, we are giving to God. And, since God created the land and all things that you can possibly think of on earth is made up from the raw material that comes from the land. Therefore, everything is tithable not just money, some tithe may not have value to a man but for God, everything on earth is holy to Him because everything actually came from the land. Say, you give a tenth of drugs, it maybe harmful to a man but as per your logic, since the raw material that made drugs came from the land, it is therefore holy and tithable to God. Do you see now how you mis-use or anyhow interpret His word?
- Pro Tithe: Well, those who still lives a carnal life and don’t have the holy spirit yet. This things are not revealed to them so, you will not understand it.
A classic example of how thinking is sometimes difficult and the only scapegoat in a loosing argument is to judge