6. Christian converts were never asked to tithe anything to the Church.
7. Tithing in the Church first appears centuries after completion of the Bible.
ALL SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES TO TITHING
We will now go through all the Scriptural references in the Bible on tithe, tithes, and
 Gen. 14:20, "And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine
enemies into thy hand. And he [Abram] gave him [Melchizedek king of Salem, the
priest of the most high God, Ver. 18] TITHES of all [all the goods of war, Ver. 16]."
We read again of this same event in the book of Hebrews:
 Heb. 7:1-10, "For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who
meets with Abraham returning from the combat with the kings and blesses him,
to whom Abraham parts a TITHE also, from all... Now, behold how eminent this
one is to whom the patriarch Abraham gives a TITHE also of the best of the booty.
And, indeed, those of the sons of Levi who obtain the priestly office have a
direction to take TITHES from the people according to the law... And here, indeed,
dying men are obtaining TITHES... And so, to say, through Abraham, Levi also,
who is obtaining the TITHES, has been TITHED, for he was still in the loins of his
father when Melchizedek meets with him."
There are a number of things we can learn concerning tithing from this section of
Scriptures. In this, the first mention of tithing in the Bible, Abram gives to Melchizedek (a
priest of God who was also the king of the city of Salem) a tithe of the best of the booty
taken in war. Notice that this was not wheat, corn, wine, oil, or cattle from Abram’s
personal possessions, but rather booty taken from conquered nations.
There is nothing stated here that would cause us to conclude that Abram (later changed
to Abraham) ever tithed on a regular basis on his own person possessions. Although
Abraham gave Melchizedek a tithe of the booty of war, he told the king of Sodom that
he would take none of it for himself.
In this same account recorded in the seventh chapter of Hebrews, we learn that the
priests of Levi, from the family of Aaron (although far inferior to the priestly order of
Melchizedek) also receive tithes from the people according to the law. This tells us little
more about the actual tithes other than they received tithes.
Christian scholars claim that Abraham’s tithing of the spoils of war predated the Law of
Moses, and therefore even if the Law of Moses is done away with, tithing is still binding
on Christians because Abraham predated the Law of Moses. Is this true?
And Christendom teaches that this Scripture is the first proof from the Word of God that
Christians are to tithe ten percent of their salaries to the church. But what have we really
learned from these Scriptures?:
Abraham went to war on behalf of Sodom (SODOM, mind you), to rescue his nephew,
Lot. He then gave 10% of these spoils of war to Melchizedek, and allowed Sodom to
keep 90%, while he himself kept NOTHING!
Now then, is there a Scholar alive anywhere on earth that can explain to us how this
one single unparalleled and never-again-to-be-duplicated event is Scriptural proof that
Christians should give 10% of their annual salaries (not the spoils of war, but their
money, their salaries), not once, but year after year after year, not to Melchizedek, but to