The more you know the more you don’t know is true only if in relation to tithing discussion you references something that is not actually mentioned in the bible. Ironic that, while the bible says that we’re not supposed to add or subtract on the word of God, with this particular topic, the rules of not changing the word of God does not seem to apply.
The following are tithing relating argument that actually not mentioned in the bible:
- Tithing was given first to Abraham– Actually, no one instructed Abraham to tithe hence, who give the instruction for Abraham to tithe cannot be answered with a biblical reference.
- Melchizedek is a mortal- this actually contradicts Hebrew 7 where it says that he has no beginning nor end of life. It’s only assumed that he must have died but, there is no biblical proof to it just an assumption.
- Abraham tithed not only once– again, this is an assumption only. The bible recorded only once from a spoil of war.
- Jacob tithed. Jacob vows to tithe only but was not able to fulfill the vow while Jacob was still alive. It was fulfilled through his descendant which is called Israel another name of Jacob.
- Mal 3:10 say we ought to tithe otherwise we rob God– Actually, since tithe means 10% or the 10th part, if you read Mal 3:10 and replace the “tithe” word with its numerical value, you’ll realise that the verse in itself did not say what is that 10% or tithe. Surely, when someone ask you to give a 10% or 20%, you’ll ask what 10% shall I give? What is the 10% or tithe in Mal 3:10 was determined in other verse (Lev 27:30) which found out to be not money when money was already in used as early as Abraham time. So, you cannot be robbing God when in the first place you are not complying on the 10% that Mal. 3:10 requires.
- Jesus tithed– An assumption only. No record that Jesus tithed according to the law.
- Apostles tithed and receive tithes– There is no record that apostles tithed nor they receive 10% from their follower. Jesus even instructed them to give freely as it was freely given and, even apostles said that, though they have the right to receive something, they prefer not to accept anything but rather they work so as not to be a burden to anybody and so that, their follower will follow their example. Thessalonians 3:8-9
May I remind about the below verse:
Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God’s law by transgression or neglect–being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).” 1 John 3:4 AMP
Changing or adding something that the word of God did not say is breaking the law of God hence, a SIN.