Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine — "Tithing, today, is reaching the levels of a modern scandal"

“Tithing, today, is reaching the levels,
I believe, of a modern scandal.”

– Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.

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This is a slam-dunk, you all. Praise God!
And bless you, Russell Kelly!!!
May we be obedient and get it right — finally.
Phew!

I wrote the above right after I first saw Russell’s video. I was so excited because in this one presentation, Russell Kelly completely demolishes this “love of money” doctrine that is keeping so many from being led by the Holy Spirit.
Tithing is a big part of what is keeping the church from being alive truly in Christ!
And here, Russell shows us that the old covenant believers mostly didn’t even give 10% of their money to the Levitical priesthood.
What we’ve been taught about tithing is a falsehood. It’s a doctrine of demons that is “the love of money” driven.
Russell doesn’t talk about some of my conclusions [The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit], but he totally proves that tithing is a false doctrine that should never be mentioned again as even some kind of a benchmark.
We’re supposed to be led by the Holy Spirit now, determining in our hearts what to give, according to Paul.
Russell’s entire book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine, can be downloaded for free as a pdf HERE.

May we be ONE in Christ — not led by the law; though, tithing wasn’t really even practiced the way tithing teachers teach it.

Jeff : )

Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine

Uploaded by on Apr 26, 2011

A 2 hour video of the 19 point essay “Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine” The video is showing me, Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D. with no material displayed. Every statement has something important and challenging. Novice editing makes it choppy in a few places. It is far from perfect but well worth the view.

Friends, I am not opposed to financially supporting churches and the advancement of God’s kingdom. However I am opposed to supporting churches using the false doctrine of NT tithing instead of better New Covenant freewill offering principles.

You can get this video on DVD from my website:
http://www.tithing-russkelly.com

There you can also find the book:
Tithing: Should the Church teach tithing? – A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you,
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.

Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.
Auther: Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.

From: About the Author

Although legally blind since 1989, Russell subsequently completed a Th. M.. and a Ph. D. at independent Baptist-oriented Covington Theological Seminary in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia in August 2000. His dissertation was on the subject of tithing. From that dissertation came his first book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine.

Russell lists all 19 points here (scroll down for article)
From: Russell Kelly’s Articles on Tithing

1873: TITHING FIRST SUGGESTED IN THE U.S.A.

BOOK REVIEWS ON AMAZON.COM

BUY THIS BOOK AND 2-HOUR $10.00 DVD

CBS NEWS TRANSCRIPT ON TITHING

CHARLES (CHUCK) SWINDOLL

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH TITHING CONCEPT

CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING

MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED; RNS

OPPOSITION TO TITHING GROWS; RNS

POEMS BY H. K. POWELL

PREACHERS SPEAK OUT FOR GRACE-GIVING ONLY

RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING

SEARCHING FOR A GRACE-GIVING CHURCH

SIX MOST QUOTED PRO-TITHING LIES

TEXT INDEX FOR 2007 EDITION

THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK

TITHING PRINCIPLES FOR TITHE-TEACHING CHURCHES

WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING

WALL STREET JOURNAL; RUSSELL EARL KELLY

WEB SITES WHICH DISCUSS THIS BOOK

WIDOW’S MITE NOT TITHING EXAMPLE

Related:
The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit
[My Dream] Tithing? “No, it’s a Holy Spirit thing!!”
Many Pastors Still Teach Old Covenant, Pre-Pentecost Tithing—Not Spirit-Led Giving
Tithing or the Carriage Driver?
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?
Russell Kelly: REASONS TO OPPOSE N.T. TITHING
Russell Kelly: TITHERS’ MATTHEW 5:17 PROBLEM
Russell Kelly, Ph.D.: Reply to Jim Feeney, Ph.D. on Tithing

Rebuttal of Rick Warren on Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Rebuttal of Jack Hayford on Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Tithing or the Carriage Driver? [From the Let Us Be ONE prophecy]
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Creflo Dollar: “Pay Tithes or get SHOT!”
David Bercot CD teaching: What The Early Christians Believed About Tithing and Fasting? “You might be surprised to know…”
Teaching tithing keeps the little (and the big) children from coming to Jesus where they can have life!
Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it was PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”
All of my Tithing or Spirit-led posts

Ed Young: "Just Lust"—Dealing with Lust

Here is half of Ed Young’s topically important, six-part, video series.
I would like to add that lust is absolutely a salvation issue. We must overcome no matter what! At least Ed presents some of the truth here. Praise God! I think America has fallen into the trap of worshiping the creation instead of the creator (Rom. 1:24, 25).
Also not mentioned: lust is a demon overcoming issue. Demons drive lust—once we have let them in by lusting even just a little bit. 0%, cold turkey is where freedom reigns—a rest that can be tangibly felt! There should only be one ‘painter’ inside: the Holy Spirit (referring to what Ed says in message 6: “Leaving Lust Vegas”). We should be free.
Submit to God; resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOVF850tu1Y]Preview

 

I. Honest to God
Identifying lust

 

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=2725734339011237637]II. Bug Eyes
Temptation Strategies

 

III. Just this Once
The lure of lust

 

IV. Language of Lust
Dealing with lust day-by-day

 

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-9119320270923844030]Prime V. Time Porn
Escaping the grips of pornography

 

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=8668953591075041106]Leaving VI. Lust Vegas
Leaving lust Behind

 

Source

“Just Lust” Series DVD

 

Why don’t most ‘pastors’ teach messages about overcoming lust?

Hmmm?

“An elder must be blameless….” (Titus 1:6)

We must overcome and be free!

Jeff Fenske

 

[video] Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America

Dumitru Duduman was a Romanian pastor that smuggled bible into Russia. He was captured and tortured by the electric chair. When he was close to death Gabriel the archangel came to him and ministered to him and by the grace of God he was expelled out of Romania.
When he moved to America Dumitru Duduman received a vision from the Lord and Gabriel showed him all of Californian, Las Vegas, New York, Nevada, and Florida and was told that these cities were as Sodom and Gomorrah and that in one day it would burn. He was told that Revelation 17,18 and Ezekiel 38,39 talks of the Russian invasion of America Mystery Babylon and in one day it will burn. (source)
Related: Hand of Help Ministries
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Continue reading “ Dumitru Duduman: Wake Up America”

[music video] U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name

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Elevation tour, Boston 2001

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Arizona – Rattle & Hum [low volume, wide;
Best if you can TURN IT UP!]
A taste of heaven!!!!!!!

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Arizona – Rattle & Hum [louder but swirly volume, cropped]

Related: U2 — ‘Magnificent’ Live on Letterman!!!!!!! “Till we die, you and I will magnify The Magnificent”

[music video] Bob Dylan – Gotta Serve Somebody – Gospel Songs of

 

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Bob Dylan- Gotta Serve Somebody – Gospel Songs of[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AWgnsYECLo]

 

About This Video
Gold Medal for Excellence
Audience Choice for Best Music Documentary
2006 PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL
GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY:THE GOSPEL SONGS OF BOB DYLAN
http://www.gottaservesomebody.com
http://dylangospel.blogspot.com/
The best African-American covers of Dylan songs since Jimi Hendrix. –International Herald Tribune
“This DVD overflows with interest, and, more importantly, with music.” -Michael Gray, author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan.
Interviews with Dylan musicians: Jim Keltner, Spooner Oldham, Regina McCrary, Fred Tackett, Terry Young, Mona Lisa Young, and producer Jerry Wexler
Participating artists: Bob Dylan, Shirley Caesar, Chicago Mass Choir, Dottie Peoples, Aaron Neville, Sounds of Blackness, Helen Baylor, The Fairfield Four, Great Day Chorale, Arlethia Lindsey, Mighty Clouds of Joy, and Rance Allen.
Commentary by: Paul Williams and Alan Light
This musical documentary premieres 1980 footage of Bob Dylan performing “When He Returns,” the first archival performance released from this important era.
Related: Book Excerpts of Dylan’s Tarzana Vineyard Days

Video: Otters Holding Hands – Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!!!

 [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=epUk3T2Kfno]Otters holding hands

Uploaded on Mar 19, 2007

Vancouver Aquarium: two sea otters float around, napping, holding hands. SO CUTE!

 Related:

Cute – Otters Holding Hands II!

Christian the Lion—How Our Heart Should Be
Video: Lion Hugs Rescuer – So Cool!!!
[Awesome WONDERFUL video!!!] Elephants Shirley and Jenny reunite after a 22-year separation — The bonding was immediate, intense and unforgettable!!!!!!!

[music video] Barry McGuire – “Eve of Destruction”

Barry McGuire at approximately age-70, belting out his classic, “Eve of Destruction,” with Don & Wendy Francisco–Boston, July 2004.
[Volume is a bit soft until the song starts]

 

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The newer, last verse is especially descriptive of today:
“We can…hate our next door neighbor but don’t forget to say grace.”