My commentaries on the book of Galatians to bring to light the evil of tithing (part 2)
*my commentary on selected verses is written under the verse in brackets*
1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
3 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
(tithing is about bringing us into bondage, and an attack in the liberty we have in Christ).
5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
(the whole church, like the Galatian church, have have giving place by subjection to their false brethren and the truth of the gospel is compromised in our time)
6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
(If you are a gentile and you do not receive the message of Paul, you have rejected the apostleship of Paul to you and you are in rebellion)
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
(The teaching of major leaders in the church and their practice is to be blamed for the tithing bondage the whole church is in. There was no one like Paul to withstand them. So the damage has been monumental.)
12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
(Many continue to practice tithing because they don’t want people to judge that as being God robbers. They either based on fear of what others will say if they don’t. So they are in bondage to human opinion).
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
(The whole church has been carried away. The best of us, like Barnabas was the best of them, have been carried away in the tithing delusion.)
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
(When you tithe you are walking, but you are NOT walking uprightly in the truth of the gospel. And I say to YOU, on facebook, why do we want to compel Gentiles to live as do the Jews, by your assertions and affirmation.)
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
(We know that a man is NOT justified by the works of the law, justified by tithing. That is a basic truth in Christ. We are justified by faith in Christ, and not the works of the law. By tithing shall NO FLESH be justified.)
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
(But listen to this. If while we SEEK to be justified by Christ <or is that not your priority?> we ourselves found sinners (contradicting the basis of that justification by seeking to be justified by tithing. Is Christ the minister of sin? How can you focus on being justified by Christ and with one hand we also lay hands on tithing with another hand? Are we not confused? And is Christ a confusionist?)
18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
(Christ is the one who has destroyed the law, would he build it again via tithing? Is Christ a minister of sin? A transgressor?)
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
(If you are not dead to tithing, you cannot live unto God)
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
(To tithe is to frustrate the grace of God: is being right with God in any way cokes via tithing, then Christ died in vain.)