People make gods of all sorts of things, saith the Lord: their husband, their wife, their children, their loved ones, their houses, their money. Especially money. Money is a monstrous mistress, and a demanding goddess of deception. She cries, love me more, MORE! Sell your soul, and love me the most, Money cries to those she has taken captive in her cruel snare of satan.
Ever wonder why preachers persist in promoting profitable doctrines which are clearly condemned by My Word? Why they’ll turn the food of the poor into tithe money for the privileged rich? Why they’ll turn the animal sacrifice offering of Malachi into dead dollars or pounds which cannot be blind, lame or sick in a literal sense? Instead these BLIND LEADERS OF THE BLIND make up lame excuses for inserting bad doctrine into My Holy Word and they’ll make their hearers spiritually sick by feeding them a load of dung disguised as devotion to that dear Savior Who had nowhere to lay His head.
You could cite hundreds or even thousands of reasons why tithing teachers are wrong, but so long as THEIR little kingdom of Mammon is at risk, they will NEVER agree with My Word. They’ll just either try to change it to suit themselves, or stonewall away the truth, the easier to ram vain traditions OF MEN down the throats of those powerless to resist.
A baby will put just anything into its mouth. A baby enjoys the same status as a son or daughter as an older adult child who has had time to learn the ways of wisdom, and has learned to discern truth from error. Tithing tyrants feed off the flesh of babes in My flock. They eat the bread of the poor and demand more in the form of sacrificial vows and offerings.
Any decent Shepherd will raise up His voice in protest when He sees wolves with long sharp fangs devouring His flock right in the middle of the sheepcote. Well, I shall deal severely with these hirelings. I will take My rod and chase them straight out of My Kingdom into outer darkness where they belong.