A false interpretation 

A web of deception they have used to tie us with tithing is a false interpretation of this verse
Hebrews 7:8

“And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.”
They say the men that die is the house of Levi, which is true 
But they now say “he receiveth them” is talking about Jesus, because it the phrase “he liveth.” 
But the context shows that the person being referred to was Melchizedek, as a way to show the superiority of the New Covenant, and not as a adoption of tithing into the New. 
It was made clear that since Levi paid tithe in the loins of Abraham to Melchizedek, and Melchizedek blessed him, it is clear that Melchizedek is superior to Levi. 
So “there he receiveth it” is talking historically about the tithe Melchizedek received from Abraham. Not Jesus receiving tithe. 
The point is to show that Jesus is superior, not that Jesus is a copy of Levi. Jesus does not receive tithe. 
“Jesus is a priest in the order of Melchizedek” does not mean Jesus is a copy and paste of Melchizedek. It is an establishment of his superiority to the Levi, so that you don’t think his not coming from the house of Levi disqualifies him from being our true high priest. 
His priesthood is not involved in collecting your money, the money you should use to buy clothes and food. 
The phrase “he liveth” just meant that Melchizedek was a valid historical figure from the evidence of scriptures and not a myth. It is not more than that. 
These people’s stupidity is contagious. We need to recover our sound minds.


Author: Kayode Crown

Bible teacher, Christian blogger, writer, journalist

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