Doctrine Via Dialectic: Examining Biblical truths by means of fictitious conversations.
This conversation is inspired by Gateway Church’s lead pastor Robert Morris, based on his false and dangerous tithing doctrine.
For a more thorough analysis of the heresy, I recommend Chris Rosebrough’s review on his radio show Fighting for the Faith.
Blogger: Do you realize your tithing doctrine is being called heresy?
Robert: God’s prophets have always been persecuted for speaking hard truths.
Blogger: Don’t you find it odd that your tithing doctrine is based upon an exposition of the Mosaic Law?
Robert: What is odd about that? It is God’s word.
Blogger: It’s odd because Christians are members of the New Covenant. Don’t you know the difference between the Mosaic Covenant and the New Covenant?
Robert: Of course I know the difference.
Blogger: So you don’t have a problem with teaching the compulsory tithe of Moses to New Covenant Christians?
Robert: Obviously I don’t, or I wouldn’t teach it or have written The Blessed Life.
Blogger: Are you aware of Paul’s instruction to the Corinthians regarding financial giving, which completely contradicts you? For he says
Robert: Of course I am aware of Paul’s words. I am a pastor, after all.
Blogger: So you have no problem teaching a compulsory tithe, while at the same time knowing that Paul instructed giving should be based on what the Christian has purposed in their heart?
Robert: No, I don’t.
Blogger: I don’t know what to say, other than given this obvious double-mindedness, it is no wonder Mark Driscoll sought counsel from you in the final days of his Mars Hill ministry. The proverb seems to be true – birds of a feather flock together.