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Using your tithe to buy alcohol is not a sin – Reno Omokri says

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Nigerian author and lawyer, Reno Omokri has taken to Twitter to state that people who drink alcohol are not committing sin against God.

The popular writer also noted that it is scriptural for an individual to buy alcohol with his/her tithe.

Going further, the writer maintained that even in heaven, they drink wine, so it is unscriptural for anyone to preach against alchohol.

“Drinking alcohol is no sin. Drunkenness is sin. It is unscriptural to preach against alcohol. Even in heaven they drink wine (Matthew 26:29). Paul encouraged wine drinking (1 Tim 5:23). Scripture allows you use your tithe to buy alcohol (Deu 14:26)”, he wrote.

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  1. Why hasn’t your church taught you this about tithing Are you robbing God? or Is the Church robbing you? Find out what Yeshua really said about Tithing- The Children are Free!! I used to believe in Biblical Tithing then I looked for myself…. Of all the tribes of Israel, the tribe of Levite was designated by God to serve as the Priesthood. Because of the sacrificial duties of this assignment, this tribe was not able to own land, raise crops, or tend to herds and flocks as the other tribes. God therefore instructed Israel: Numbers 18:24-28 “But the TITHES of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the Lord, I have given to the LEVITES to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. Not just anyone could claim to represent God and receive the tithes-only the Levites!! Where did these tithes come from? Leviticus 27:30-33 “And all the TITHE of the LAND, whether of the SEED of the land, or of the FRUIT, of the tree, is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord. And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof. And concerning the TITHE of the HERD, or of the FLOCK, even of whatsoever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the Lord. He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it…” The tithe was from the land, the herds, and the flocks. Not from the air or the sea (fishermen were not required to tithe fish) It was the “seed” or agricultural products from the field that was holy to God and tithable. Products from “trees” were to be tithed. This not only included the fruit, but oils etc. Not your money!! (does anyone see money listed here?) Also, notice, where our churches today instruct us to pay the first tenth to the church- God said ..the tenth one… of the herd or flock that passed under the rod, as they were counting, was to be the tithe!! It was not the first tenth, but rather the tenth tenth that belonged to God If the herdsman only had nine cows… he didn’t have to tithe at all In the old testament, the Day of Atonement revealed the future salvation through Yeshua Once a year, the High Priest would lay his hands on the head of a living goat called the “scapegoat” This act, was to pass all the sins of Israel for that year onto the sacrifice. John the Baptist, through his father Zacharias and his mother Elisabeth, was a descendant of Aaron ther High Priest. He was the last Levite Priest in the line of Aaron; and it was he, who according to the Bible put the sins of the world onto the head of Yeshua at his baptism. Yeshua then proceeded to the cross; shed his blood, and died as if…. for the sins of the world. The Levitical system of sacrifices ended when Christ died on the cross, and the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom. No longer was there anymore a need for the animal sacrifices. No longer was there a need for the sacrificial system. No longer was there a need for the Levite Priesthood No longer was there a need for tithing to the tribe of Levites. No longer was there Tithing!! Notice this remarkable story of the only time the temple tax came up in the ministry of Yeshua Most Christians will never hear an explanation of these verses as long as they live! These verses are highly incriminating to those who teach the tithing of money to the Church: Matt 17: 24-27 “And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Does not your master pay tribute (Greek: ‘pay the double drachma’ which was the exact amount of the annual Temple tax)? He says, Yes (Peter was embarrassed and apparently not honest with his answer). And when he was come into the house, Yeshua prevented him (Greek: prophthano-to get an earlier start of, forestalls or anticipated him) saying, What do you think, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute [taxes]? Of their own children [sons] or of strangers? Peter said unto Him, of strangers. Yeshua said unto him, THEN ARE THE CHILDREN FREE!! Notwithstanding, LEST WE SHOULD OFFEND THEM, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, thou shall find a piece of money that take and give unto them for Me and thee” What an amazing truth!! No wonder most Christians have never heard this Scripture explained. The reason Peter said “yes” to the tribute collector was because it was embarrassing to Him to say, “NO, my master does NOT pay temple tax.” It was such a small amount of money (less than a dollar) But then Peter has to go into the house and give Yeshua an appraisal of what had just happened. Yeshua being merciful to Peter does not reprimand him for not being honest with the tribute collector, but rather, cuts him off (forestalls him) before he can speak and saves Peter the embarrassment. The point is this: Yeshu did not pay temple tax…because Yeshua is the King of the kingdom!! And if the children are free, from such nonsense certainly; the King Himself is free!! THE CHILDREN ARE FREE!! But what about….. Malachi 3:8-12 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. It is obvious from the above text, that God was not at all pleased with the Israelites concerning their tithing practices. Now, all those, who believe …that tithing is valid for the New Testament Church… are correct in believing that the above verses apply to them. If they tithe they may expect blessings, if they don’t, they may expect curses. But what is wrong with the above statement? The “error” comes from the re-definition of two keywords used in the above text; by those who want to present tithing in their own way. The “tithes” are presented to be the tenth portion of your income which is given away and deposited into the “storehouse”. The “storehouse” is presented to be your church’s savings account. BOTH OF THESE TWO DEFINITIONS ARE FALSE. The key to understanding this is in the preceding verse: Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. God is pointing the Israelites (and us) to his “ordinances” concerning tithing. Tithing according to God’s ordinances Deu. 12:17-19 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine… But thou must eat them before the Lord thy God… thou, and thy son and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God… Deu. 14:22-23 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed that the field bringeth forth year by year And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God in the place that he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine… that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always. Deu. 14:24-26 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it… Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shall go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou and thine household. Those were the commandments of God concerning tithing which were given to Moses. I find this verses to be worthy of thought: Deu. 12:8,9 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the Lord your God giveth you So, the Israelites were supposed to take their tithes to the appointed place, and eat them there before the Lord, rejoicing, with their family, their servants and their local Levite who was within their gates. The Levites were to be allocated cities within each tribe (“within your gates”) where they were supposed to live with their families. These Levites were not those who served in the Tabernacle (or, later on, in the temple), but those who have chosen to remain in their cities within each tribal land They would join the Israelites on those special trips to the appointed place of worship, where they would join in the celebrations and consumption of tithes The Israelites were commanded to eat their tithes. The tithes were supposed to be consumed in an atmosphere of celebration, sharing, and communion with fellow Israelites and with God Therefore, this is not the tithe spoken of in Malachi given for the storehouse. Was the temple used as a storehouse? Neh. 10:37-38 And that we should bring… the tithes of our ground unto the Levites that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage (farming community) And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe (10th) of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house Some rooms in the temple were indeed referred to as the “storehouse”, but they were used to store the tithes of the tithes (10th of the tithes) which were called the “heave offerings” that the LEVITES were to give to the priests. Therefore, these rooms in the temple were not the “storehouse” where the ISRAELITES were to bring their tithes. The Levites were to receive their tithes in the places where they lived in their farming communities from which they would give tithes to the priests

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