Monetary tithing has been taught as an undisputed fact for centuries. Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway challenges that assumption and puts many of the modern tithe teachings to the test of scripture. The book examines the Hebrew word for tithe and presents the authentic orthodox meaning of the word based on the land, language and literature of the Hebrew people or churchgoers who are tired of being told they rob God of tithes and offerings every Saturday and Sunday, and that God requires a tenth of their income until death, this new book opens the biblical scroll and shines a light on the truth of Scripture by debunking centuries-old tithe doctrines, which say a tithe is ten percent of a person’s income. The author explains why churchgoers are not the ones who rob God. But exposes who the real God robbers are in this shocking tithe manifesto that dissects the word tithe and places it back in its original scriptural context and explains its orthodox meaning.
The real story of the book is that ten percent of a person’s income does not represent a biblical tithe. The biblical tithe has always been food. A monetary tithe of ten percent represents a tax for religious purposes. A true biblical tithe is narrowly limited to food and clean animals from land inheritance in Israel. Also, true biblical tithing was never extended to crafts, trades, and fish and since Jesus was never a farmer, nor headsman, he was not required to tithe.
Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway is an educational book that tackles a religious taboo subject such as tithing and adds more information to an under-saturated subject in the book world concerning tithing. The book is a scholastic work and should be read by anyone who has felt skepticism about the truth and accuracy of the modern monetary tithe system that is not contained on the pages of the Bible.
KLEPTOMANIAC, Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway, examines the Bible to uncover the untwisted truth about the centuries-old false teachings concerning tithes and offerings. Every page of this book helps the reader become an analyst in getting to the bottom line of what tithing is in the Old and New Testament. The first chapter defines the word tithe and then breaks down the differences between giving and tithing as the Bible instructs. The author exposes what most people believe as fact to help them understand what the Bible teaches about true giving. Are the arguments put forth today about tithing fact or fiction? This book tackles tough questions like, did God ever require a tithe of money? Were the contents of the tithe always money in the Bible? Did God change the tithe at some point in biblical history? Is the tithe food, money or both? Is the church the storehouse? Did Jesus, Paul and the Disciples tithe? Are Christians really cursed for not tithing ten percent of their income? These questions will be answered based on scholarship and the original Biblical people. The book examines the Hebrew word tithe and presents the authentic orthodox meaning based on the land, language and literature of the Hebrew people. The author meticulously examines the word tithe in both the Hebrew and Greek language. To understand every Bible verse that contains the word tithe, the author gives context and definitive definitions for clarity of the text. This book also explains the concept of giving from a New Testament perspective without the mandate of ten percent and explains why the Apostle Paul never mentioned tithing to any of the New Testament congregations.