Sunday, May 24, 2020

Melchizedek and the Most High God

Melchizedek and Most High God

The argument against Christian tithing is based on several facts: (1) holy tithing was always only food from inside Israel. (2) According to Numbers 18:10-28 and Nehemiah 10:37-38 holy tithes only supported non-priestly Levite servants and priests only received 1% of the holy tithe. (3) God never commanded Gentiles to observe the Old Covenant law and tithing. (4) Early Jewish-Christians still tithed to their temple priests 30 years after Calvary in Acts 21:20-21. (5) The post-Calvary church taught sacrificial offerings. (6) The Roman Catholic church did not attempt to teach tithing until the 6th century and failed. (7) Baptists originally opposed hireling pastors and failed to establish tithing in 1895.

Concerning tithing, my conclusions about Melchizedek do not depend upon how one understands it. Read everything I wrote about Genesis 14 and Hebrews 7. My conclusions about Melchizedek and Most High God were gleaned from Wycliffe Bible Commentary (p18), New Bible Commentary (p18), Matthew Henry Commentary (p18), Unger’s Bible Dictionary (p19), Fausset’s Bible Dictionary (P20), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (p21), Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (p22) and many others.