When the support of a doctrine consists of a pattern of biased and falsely represented information that no fully informed reasonable person would likely consider for more than a minute, let alone believe, you know it is time to implement 1Corinthians 6:5 “I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?”
This concept lines up with 3John 1:9-11, where John identifies a church leader as being evil.
So though we are expected to cut each other some slack due to our imperfections, there comes a time when we need to commit the unpopular act of calling a spade a spade, a lie a lie, and evil, evil. The fact that frauds are so commonplace, even among our own circle of acquaintences, is no excuse to shy away from the impolite act of identifying them. Instead it is a call to start cleaning house as to who you associate with, and who has an influence on your life and character.
I hate to have an accusatory tone throughout this book, but if the pro-tithe faction wants to promote a belief or doctrine, particularly one that benefits themselves at the expense of others, they really should have a plausible, readily understood, yea even iron -clad defense for that position based on clearly worded scripture before accepting money in God’s name and under false pretexts.
The facts indicate that the pro-tithers do not; they are nowhere even close. Instead they are more accurately described by Jude 1:11 “Woe unto them! for they
have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.”
Like Cain, the priority of some preachers is worldliness, and like Balaam (who was actually a bona-fide prophet of God), the preachers who could have been true men of God, have instead sold out for the money and comforts of the world.