Tithe By Faith:
Tithe by faith – you must have heard some explain how Abraham gave tithes by faith.
First and foremost, Abraham, tithe, and faith are not written anywhere in the same context in scriptures
You have Abraham, Christ, faith and righteousness, but not alongside tithe
It’s likely an interpolation of scriptures
It’s a conjecture…
It falls flat as a gross misinterpretation of scripture
Abraham and faith in the book of Hebrews…
Hebrews 2:16 KJV For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Christ’s humanity found in Abraham’s genealogy
Hebrews 6:13-15 KJV For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,  Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
God Gave Him A Promise:
Hebrews 7:6-7 KJV But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.  And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
When Melchizedek blessed him, which means to commend and speak well of,
Abraham obviously honored the Priest.
Faith isn’t mentioned here at all
Abraham already had the promise!!!!!
As an aside, spoils of war, meant it could have included shedding of human blood or injury, I’m not sure it was a game he won; he won a war with armed men
Genesis 14:14-15 KJV And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.  And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
All he did was honor a priest with stuff that wasn’t his…
Tithe By Faith War Gains Not Included:
A culture renown amongst Hebrews. It’s like saying, so and so prostrated for a king.
The writer was not envisaging a day will come when it would be used for a faith action in giving.
Hebrews 7:8 KJV And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
“Here”, refers to the law, “there” refers to the Abraham’s account.
Received them is italics, not original.
The writer was not teaching faith. As Melchizedek was a symbol.
He mentions Abraham’s faith again, for the promise
Hebrews 11:9,17-19 KJV By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:  By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,  Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:  Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
His faith was for the Promise of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection
Hebrews 11:1-2 KJV Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Faith Must Have An Expectation:
To say Abraham gave tithes by faith means, he bought the justification.
So, had he not given the tithe to Melchizedek, would he have been “de-justified”? His hope of Christ’s work denied him
Abraham’s faith was defined and mustn’t be varied into all, he did!
You must weigh implications of doctrinal position.
Abraham didn’t give tithe by faith
His faith was for justification and consummated when Christ’s rose!
Hence in its promissory state, it awaited Christ, and all weren’t perfect …
Hebrews 11:39-40 KJV And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:  God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Tithing by faith is gross error of interpretation.
Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek.
It is honor to an earthy king and priest, and who fore shadows Christ.
Abraham’s faith was for Christ’s promise of redemption.
It’s noteworthy the writer of Hebrews taught giving at least three times and it didn’t connote tithe
Hebrews 6:10 KJV For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Ministering to needs, work and labour of love.
Hebrews 13:1-3 KJV  Let brotherly love continue.  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Abraham’s Act Is Generosity Not Tithe By Faith:
Hebrews 13:16 KJV But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
So, if you desire an advocate for tithing amongst the apostles, this fellow isn’t your friend
He explained giving clearly and didn’t relate to Abraham, Melchizedek.
Tithes and faith are too incompatible and incongruous
It’s worthy of note again that church history records tithe was only instituted and re introduced almost 500 years after all the epistles had been written. Arguably Synod of Macon 585
This was helped by the Church in Rome, not Paul, Peter, James, John or Jude.
About The Author:
Pastor Chris Segun Onayinka is a Nigerian Pastor and a profound teacher of the word of God who teaches explicitly, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the New Creation realities. A Nigerian lawyer by profession, He is the founder and senior Pastor of The Saints Community Church.