By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin
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Tithe paying started under the dispensation of Promise not under the law.
Genesis chapter 14, verse 20. Our father Abraham paid tithes and we are the
children of Abraham. (John chapter 8, verse 39) Jesus answered those Jews
that proclaimed to be the children of Abraham: "If you were Abraham's children,
ye would do the works of Abraham." Tithes paying is a work of faith and started
by Abraham, the father of faith under the dispensation of Promise. In Galatians,
chapter 3, verse 16, "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made.
He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which
is Christ." (Verse 17) And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed
before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years
after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect."
Now, you see, since tithes paying started under Promise, the Law was not
able to disannul it. Tithes paying came through the Law over into Grace which
came by Jesus Christ. The Law was a schoolmaster, Galatians 3rd chapter,
verse 24. "But before faith came, (verse 23) we were kept under the law,
shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed." (verse 25) "But
after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." Which is
the law. But don't forget, we are still the children of Abraham by faith
in Jesus Christ which was given under the dispensation of Promise under Abraham.
Verse 29, "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according
to the promise."
Now you can read Hebrews, chapter 7, verses 4 through 10. You can see what
I have explained and blended together with these scriptures. You can read
also Malachi, chapter 3, verses 1 through 4, also read the 8th to the 10th
Now read Matthew chapter 23, verse 23. Notice here Jesus told these scribes
and Pharisees, "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters
of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and
not to leave the other undone."
Notice here, Jesus told these Pharisees that they paid tithes of mint, anise
and cummin. These you ought to have done. Which meant they ought to have
paid tithes and not to leave the others undone, which was judgment, mercy
May God bless you and open your understanding to the Whole Bible Truth. Whosoever
refuses to pay tithes is refusing the blessings promised to the human family
by God himself and is bringing upon themselves a curse and cannot be saved
by doing so.
I, Bishop Randolph Goodwin, am ready to face and stand before the whole religious
world on this subject in defense of the Whole Bible Truth Gospel.
(Genesis 28:20) "And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and
will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment
to put on, (verse 21) So that I come again to my father's house in peace;
then shall the Lord be my God: (verse 22) And this stone, which I have set
for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I
will surely give the tenth unto thee."
God's house is now the church, read I Timothy chapter 3, verse 15. All
God-fearing, honest-hearted believers who want to be right in the eyes of
God will pay tithes, a tenth of their gross earnings. (Psalms chapter 11
verses 2 through 7)
(PSALM 11:4) "The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lords throne is in heaven:
his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. (verse 5) The Lord
trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul
hateth. (verse 6) Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone,
and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. (verse 7)
For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold