On the very first page:
Tithing, is it really for Christians?
Does the Bible really instruct Christians to tithe? Check out CULTWATCH’s new web site www.TithingDebate.com and discover what the Tithing Teachers don’t want you to know. The following is a sample of the wealth of information you’ll find at TithingDebate.com: You’ll discover that the Tithing Teachers are taking Malachi out of context. That Christians are not under the Mosaic law discussed in Malachi. That the term “storehouse” cannot equal the “local church”. That the pattern of the tithe being taught today (ten percent of your gross income per year) is not found anywhere in the New or Old Testament. Also, Jesus never instructed Christians to tithe, and the early church did not tithe. These and other startling Bible facts revealed at www.TithingDebate.com
On the Tithing Debate, they say:
In our opinion Paul de Jong, unless he can defend his tithing teaching, can no longer be held up as a tithing expert.
Paul de Jong is held up as a defender of Christian Tithing doctrine in Australia and New Zealand. But when his confident assertions on the subject were examined by tithing expert Dr. Russell Kelly they failed to stand up Biblically. And confronted with this in-depth review of his teaching Paul de Jong has, so far, not provided a rebuff to any of Dr. Kelly’s points. Read for yourself Dr. Kelly’s point by point analyst of Mr. de Jong’s teaching. Paul de Jong is pastor of Christian Life Centre in Auckland, New Zealand and a board member of Riverview Church in Perth, Australia. Dr. Russell Kelly is a USA based theologian who earned his doctorate with a thesis on tithing, and is author of the book “Should The Church Teach Tithing?”.
Stay tuned. Paul de Jong has been challenged to provide answers to Dr. Kelly’s rebuttal. If Paul de Jong provides answers then we will publish them.
This is Phil Baker’s church.
So Riverview Church are being monitored by cult-watch eh?