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American Family Radio and Today's Issues: Immutably Mute

American Family Radio and Today's Issues: Immutably Mute

As a night time delivery man, I listen specifically to "Today's Issues" daily. Most of what I hear I can appreciate, but I always have to remember who these men are who are disseminating information to me. I am hearing the "Good Old Boy Gospel" from a distinctly 'Murica perspective.

The mission statement of their home company, American Family Association, as dated Feb 14, 2017 reads as follows: "The mission of the American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission." I find they do not do this whatsoever.

They seek to (do things) to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture. Well I hear some of that on "Today's Issues" but not a lot. And I certainly almost never hear about (doing things) to fulfill the great commission. What I do hear is semi-moral talk about The Left, The Alt-Left, Democrats, LGBTQ, Feminists, and Non-Conservatives. It's mostly politicking and it's mostly shameful.

The majority of the views bumper-rails are set by the President of AFA and AFR, Tim Wildmon. Without a doubt, this under-educated and seemingly deaf spokesman coughs and "huh"s his way thru the show interrupting and belittling his co-hosts with sarcasm and dimwitted humor. I say this respectfully, because you can tell he really is trying to keep up with some of the sharper minds in the room, but woefully lags behind on most days.

But at least he doesn't desire to carpet bomb the entire Levant, like co-host Fred Jackson. Fred Jackson, warmonger preaches a fiery devastation from the Prince of Peace like the world has never seen. This man is better suited for the military than on a "Christian" radio network. I have never heard so much vitriol from a "Man of God" than I have from his mouth. Muslims are people too, but according to Fred, they are better off dead.

Tim's son, Walker is fair, but I fear for the entire radio network if this man is to take over the office of President when his father leaves. At least Tim gives you the Andy Griffith vibe, where Walker is seen more of a "They're out to get us" closet conspiracy theorist. The Lord would bless us all if Tim's other son, Wesley were to take the helm and leave Walker at the news desk... Maybe.

The only high points in the show are with J.J. Jasper, Jeremy Wiggins, Alexander Hamilton III, and Alex Macfarland, and also, the well loved, Ray Pritchard. These guests (including Ray, who is a sometimes Co-host) are the gems in the mud. J.J. is (to my knowledge) only heard on the Friday call in show but he is very entertaining and lovable. Jeremy is always exciting and full of life and intelligence, Alexander Hamilton III is probably the most intelligent of the entire group and is a repository of gold, and who can't help love the ever loving Alex Macfarland?

There are a couple more people that I could go on about... Kendra White, Steve Jordahl, and even Brent Kreely do such a good job in their humble attitudes when on the show. They almost make up for the awful voice of Chad Groaning and the miserable cadence of Chris Woodward.

I recommend this show to those who know that God is love and already have a firm footing in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. I would not recommend this show to anyone in the information, media or entertainment industry or anyone who has a reasonably high level of intelligence; i also would not recommend this show to anyone who is new in the faith. They need some firm footing, otherwise, they will sell all they have and follow Fred Jackson over to the middle east and shoot people for being the wrong color.

That being said...

I don't think boycotting Target will do anything productive, I don't think "In God We Trust" propaganda will do anything productive, I don't think that standing behind Republicans (pick whatever faction you desire) will do anything productive to "inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture."

Either change your mission statement or change your behavior

-Pauly Hart

Michigan City Cars Dealers Break The Law

This guy.


Michigan City Motors Dealer.

Where the evil dwell.


He goes up my ass on the freeway and stays there.

I can't shake him.

He's pushing me.

I can't even see his hood he's so close.

So I do a little brake tap.

I think he spills his drink cause I see something flying around and then once he recovers he gets closer.

Oh? I'm the asshole here?

Because he floors it.

And then taps his brakes.


"How do you like it?"

And I laugh because he's doing 70 in a 55.

But then it's not funny.

Because he's doing 70 in a 45.

Then he's doing 65 in a 35.

And then a truck with a trailer pulls out in front of him.

And he has to stop.

While I leisurely pull up behind him.

Laugh and take this photo.

Michigan City Motors.

Slow Down.

Write an apology.

And I will redact this story.

- Pauly Hart

#MCityMotors #MichiganCityMotors #MCityCars #MichiganCityJeep

Francisco d'Aconia speech

Is money evil?
An exploration thru the writings of Ayn Rand's: Atlas Shrugged
Pauly Hart

Below are three section from Atlas Shrugged, where she talks about money. The fist is speech which Francisco d'Aconia, one of the anti-contagonists, speaks at a party. It is one of the most highly decorated concepts in all of Ayn Rand's philosophies. I've been highly criticized for believing the below section. But to understand it you have to first of all understand some basic concepts:

1) Christ said: "The love of money is the root of various kinds of evil." He never said money was evil. This is the chief misunderstanding and (I believe) led Ayn to write this speech in the first place.

2) Money is vastly different from fiat currency. Money is backed by physical substances, namely, precious metal and never participates in fractional reserve lending.

3) Money lenders, money changers, and bankers (when practicing fractional reserve lending) demolish the power of money, usually always turning it into fiat currency.

4) Fiat currency is essentially, worthless. It is often less valuable than the raw resource of paper and ink it is made from. The only power it has is from the agreement that the buyer makes with the seller.

5) One of the discussions in this book deals with the "Makers vs. Looters," a concept in which the book boils down all humanity to two types of men. Those who loot take everything from those who make and those who make create wealth themselves from raw resources.

6) Money, a great system of demanding value upon a predetermined amount of work, can be likened to a calorie: The amount of energy needed to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree C. Money is a set weight that values your labor.

7) Inflation is caused by many factors, chiefly among them in the United States is the production of more currency. If we each only had $1.00 and suddenly the Federal Reserve Bank gave us all another $1.00, then our first dollar would be worth (at or very close to) $.50. The goods and services haven't changed, but the power of the currency has been halved.

8) Would actual money be something else than a receipt for the phycial product it represents? Yes. Ayn makes that clear in the book and I have placed two quotes about the "dollar bill" vs. "The Dollar." Many economists believe that physical money is the only way to show actual money value. That we should have coinage that represented monies as money itself. That gold would become, not decorative in primary use, but money in primary use and decorative if only we could afford it.

     "So you think that money is the root of all evil?" said Francisco d'Aconia. "Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

      "When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor – your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?

      "Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions – and you'll learn that man's mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

      "But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made – before it can be looted or mooched – made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

      "To trade by means of money is the code of the men of good will. Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort. Money allows no power to prescribe the value of your effort except by the voluntary choice of the man who is willing to trade you his effort in return. Money permits you to obtain for your goods and your labor that which they are worth to the men who buy them, but no more. Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgment of the traders. Money demands of you the recognition that men must work for their own benefit, not for their own injury, for their gain, not their loss – the recognition that they are not beasts of burden, born to carry the weight of your misery – that you must offer them values, not wounds – that the common bond among men is not the exchange of suffering, but the exchange of goods. Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason; it demands that you buy, not the shoddiest they offer, but the best your money can find. And when men live by trade – with reason, not force, as their final arbiter – it is the best product that wins, the best performance, then man of best judgment and highest ability – and the degree of a man's productiveness is the degree of his reward. This is the code of existence whose tool and symbol is money. Is this what you consider evil?

      "But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires. Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality – the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the products of the mind.

      "Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants; money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

      "Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth – the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve that mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?

      "Money is your means of survival. The verdict which you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

      "Money will always remain an effect and refuse to replace you as the cause. Money is the product of virtue, but it will not give you virtue and it will not redeem your vices. Money will not give you the unearned, neither in matter nor in spirit. Is this the root of your hatred of money?

      "Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love its nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. It's the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is the loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money – and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. They know they are able to deserve it.

      "Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

      "Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another – their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.

      "But money demands of you the highest virtues, if you wish to make it or to keep it. Men who have no courage, pride, or self-esteem, men who have no moral sense of their right to their money and are not willing to defend it as they defend their life, men who apologize for being rich – will not remain rich for long. They are the natural bait for the swarms of looters that stay under rocks for centuries, but come crawling out at the first smell of a man who begs to be forgiven for the guilt of owning wealth. They will hasten to relieve him of the guilt – and of his life, as he deserves.

      "Then you will see the rise of the double standard – the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money – the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law – men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims – then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.

      "Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.

      "Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it becomes, marked: 'Account overdrawn.'

      "When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are.

      "You stand in the midst of the greatest achievements of the greatest productive civilization and you wonder why it's crumbling around you, while you're damning its life-blood – money. You look upon money as the savages did before you, and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities. Throughout men's history, money was always seized by looters of one brand or another, but whose method remained the same: to seize wealth by force and to keep the producers bound, demeaned, defamed, deprived of honor. That phrase about the evil of money, which you mouth with such righteous recklessness, comes from a time when wealth was produced by the labor of slaves – slaves who repeated the motions once discovered by somebody's mind and left unimproved for centuries. So long as production was ruled by force, and wealth was obtained by conquest, there was little to conquer. Yet through all the centuries of stagnation and starvation, men exalted the looters, as aristocrats of the sword, as aristocrats of birth, as aristocrats of the bureau, and despised the producers, as slaves, as traders, as shopkeepers – as industrialists.

      "To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money – and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man's mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being – the self-made man – the American industrialist.

      "If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose – because it contains all the others – the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money'. No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity – to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted, or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. The words 'to make money' hold the essence of human morality.

      "Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents. Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt. The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide – as, I think, he will.

      "Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns – or dollars. Take your choice – there is no other – and your time is running out."

Atlas Shrugged, Part 2 Section 2, Ayn Rand

The idea of money is mentioned a couple more times.

Dagny Taggart, the protagonist talks to another of the books anti-contagonists: Owen Kellogg.

“I know that this stands for something.”

“The dollar sign? For a great deal. It stands on the vest of every fat, piglike figure in every cartoon, for the purpose of denoting a crook, a grafter, a scoundrel—as the one sure-fire brand of evil. It stands—as the money of a free country—for achievement, for success, for ability, for man’s creative power—and, precisely for these reasons, it is used as a brand of infamy…. Incidentally, do you know where that sign comes from? It stands for the initials of the United States.

“[This] was the only country in history where wealth was not acquired by looting, but by production, not by force, but by trade, the only country whose money was the symbol of man’s right to his own mind, to his work, to his life, to his happiness, to himself. If this is evil, by the present standards of the world, if this is the reason for damning us, then we—we, the dollar chasers and makers—accept it and choose to be damned by that world. We choose to wear the sign of the dollar on our foreheads, proudly, as our badge of nobility—the badge we are willing to live for and, if need be, to die.”

Later, closer to the end in the book, we see true money emerge. It's not a counterfeit receipt, but actual gold.

[He] reached into his pocket and dropped two small coins into the palm of her hand. They were miniature disks of shining gold, smaller than pennies, the kind that had not been in circulation since the days of Nat Taggart; they bore the head of the Statue of Liberty on one side, the words “United States of America—One Dollar” on the other, but the dates stamped upon them were of the past two years.

“That’s the money we use here,” he said. “It’s minted by [banker] Midas Mulligan.”

“But…on whose authority?”

“That’s stated on the coin—on both sides of it.”

I hope this explains something of the matter to you. For as I see it, thru her viewpoint, money is good and men are evil.

Uncle Pauly's Birthday Dash Game

This is a little game I created with drawings from my niece and nephews... Hilarious fun.

This was the inspiration:

New book soon

I have been working on my next flat earth book, entitled: "My Flat Earth." It will be featured here. It will feature my testimony, along with proofs of God's wonderful flat plane earth. It will also feature short testimonies from:

Adam Gray
Brad Pubwaite
Brengle JC Lalhimpuia
Chris Bowen
Dallas Quinley
Dan'ial Amatyahu
Gary Dubhda
Jamison Deguc
Jessica Loewen Mason
Mallory Freedom
Mark Fruci
Thomas Thompson
Travis Seidenstriker

I hope to see this complete soon. It's a labor of love.

The Last Time

Pauly Hart
The Last Time
28th May, 2017

I can honestly say it wasn’t the last time. It was the time before that really. I work at a third shift job. Actually... It’s the chronological first shift really, because I start after midnight. It’s an easy job and it pays well, and I’m always done by six in the morning. So Sundays is no exception. And it’s like kind of a boring morning. There’s nobody out and about and I have the whole world to myself. So on Sunday’s I would head over to the church where I was in attendance for seventeen years and police the lot. Sometimes the pastor’s truck would be there, but more often than not it wasn’t. I had done it for a month and was really neat. I would walk around, picking up litter and whatnot and pray. It was peaceful and serene.

I had gotten out of the habit of attending church because of our move out of town. My wife wasn’t a morning person and it just never seemed to happen that our schedules coincided with one another. I would be sleeping when she was up. She would be sleeping when I got home. When her weekend was just beginning, for me it was like a Monday. Truth be told, she didn’t like that church. I had been in attendance off and on for so long and had never bothered with her opinion. Anyway, after I would get off work, I began not even bothering to invite her. She wasn’t interested in “worshiping” in a building on the day after the Sabbath. So I let her sleep. But I went, I went early, I went often, and I went happily to serve.

Well I got bored of doing lot policing, so I gradually began to dust spider webs with my broom (I always carry a broom with me, oddly enough). And that was more fulfilling than just picking up gum wrappers. I would hit spider webs and take out stink bugs and generally make the entrance a little more lovely for the early morning patrons. It was dirty, it needed to be done, no one else was doing it, and I was bored. And, look, even if they were doing it, they were doing it on an off day where no one would notice. As a former professional janitor, I can tell you that it only takes one night for some pretty crazy buildup to accumulate on your exterior windows.

I can trace back the beginning of the downfall to the time before the last time. I had policed, prayed, picked up, dusted, and still the outside doors were locked. I really wanted to take a good wipe to the window ledges but didn’t have any washing fluid handy. So, when the time came, the lady who unlocked the doors and I fell into a quick conversation about me just going over the ledges really quickly.  “Really quickly” was what I had thought. It was already eight and the first service started in thirty minutes. I had been patiently waiting for quite some time. I had to hurry before people started showing up. I had no desire to be seen by men. “To be seen by men” was a no-no in my book. I just wanted to get the job done, make it look pretty, and move on.

Well here she comes with a broom and a hand-towel and some windex and begins to tell me that she had to find it and get permission. “Get permission” sort of threw me for a loop, but, whatever. I got to work and twelve minutes later was finished. I gave her back the supplies and said: “Thanks.” Later that service the associate pastor told me thank you for doing that. I replied with: “Oh? I didn’t know you knew about that.” And that was all I really was aware of. Nothing more. Not until “the last time” as I began the story or, “next week” as we are here now in the telling. So, I show up, just like normal around two and a half hours early before service. The associate pastor’s car isn’t here but maybe that’s the pastor’s truck I see. Sure. No problem. He’s been here before with no problem. So I police the lot. Find some rocks that should be back over where the rocks go, put those all back. Find some litter, and pray. So I go to my back door on my car and, well... My broom is missing. That’s weird. The good news is, I still have my awesome telescoping window cleaning brush. It even has a pivoting head. I set to work on the windows. It’s actually much better than my broom! Wow! Who knew this thing would be so handy!

Well, there I go, off to work on these filthy window ledges, when along comes the pastor to unlock the doors. Clickity-click and they’re unlocked. He smiles at me and goes back inside. So that’s nice. I’m three quarters of the way done with the whole job and he reappears. He tells me that what I’m doing is stupid. He tells me that if I really want to help I need to come when there is proper authority to supervise me and that I should submit to his authority. I’m stunned. I tell him my goal is not to be seen by men. He responds with it’s his job to ensure the overseeing of the facility and that the building costs a lot of money and God made him the steward of it and how people can’t just come and do stuff without his permission or knowledge. So then I ask him if I can at least pray inside. He says I can go into the sanctuary and pray but to leave the windows alone.

I go back to the car and put up my weapon of destruction, (the miniature windshield broom) and sit in the car to think this over.

Well. I came to clean and pray and I won’t be deterred from doing the praying. No man can command my prayer life. But I guess, this is “his building” and if he wants dirty ledges, he can have them. The whole point of cleaning them right before service on Sunday is to have them be the most presentable when the greatest amount of people are there anyway. And wait. I wouldn’t tell him how to milk a cow, why would he tell me how to clean? Oh well. I get over my immediate knee-jerk reactions quietly, get my bible and go inside. The sanctuary is locked. He told me I could pray inside the sanctuary and now it’s locked. Whatever. Either he forgot or he didn’t unlock them on purpose because suddenly I am a nefarious thief who only wants to destroy the building.

So I pray in the foyer. And man, do I pray. I pray for him and for the building and for the people and mostly I pray that a spirit of humility and love would overtake him. Well when it’s all over around eight twenty and people are coming in and the sanctuary is finally unlocked, I go in and sit down and the service eventually gets going. The pastor is walking around and shaking people’s hands and he sees me and comes over and says: “Bless you.” Now his demeanor is really, really different. Is it repentance? Or is it the public fa├žade? I reckon it is somewhat of a little bit of both. Maybe he heard God, maybe he heard my prayers, maybe he heard the clock and it was time to shift pastoral gears. Meh. I say: “Thanks.”

And that’s the last time I was there. It will be the last time I ever go there as well. And it’s not from a heart of hardness. It’s not from an unwillingness to submit to authority. It’s the principle of the matter.

If any possession comes between you and love, then that possession has control over you. A man cannot serve two masters, he will love one and hate the other. This pastor may be really good (and he is, trust me) at holding large conferences, and at doing business deals... But he is no “good shepherd” as the Bible commands him to be. So, see you in heaven dude, God bless you and be in peace, but I desire to see in you more of the fruits of the Spirit, and less of a land-baron.

You see, in the New Testament, we have a view of the body of Christ who worships in homes and at free venues. When the body (the biblical word is “ecclesia” which means: “assembly”) came together, they met at the temple, in an area called Solomon’s Porch. It was a large walkway that surrounded the Gentile Court. It was a free venue. They met at the local synagogues, they met in the school of Tyrannus, and they met in their homes. Hey, they even met in the streets when they couldn’t find another spot.

Why is it today that we build buildings and call them “The Church” when the only real “church” is people? Why is it that we get loans from the bank to repair these buildings? Why have these buildings at all? Wouldn’t it be wiser, better, smarter, more Godly to not do this? Would following the example from the bible guarantee us a better track with our faith? What is the guarantee that having a roof over our head to call our own makes us more holy? Is there a benefit to this practice? I say no. I say that it is a left-over relic from the cult of Catholicism that has tricked us into thinking that having a building makes us more acceptable to God. When the Catholics splintered away from the Orthodox, they became to themselves, a self-righteous and pungent odor before God. In the early days of the ecclesia, they met in houses. It wasn’t until after The Great Muddying, thanks to Constantine, that we saw buildings starting to go up in the name of the new (now legal) faith.

What Constantine did, to “restore the universal ecclesia of the Christians in all cities” both helped and hindered it. He gave land back, made ministers agents of the state, tied together the structure of the religious form of universal Christianity to the state of Rome, and in effect, pompously declared himself as the ruler of the religion under “The Deity.” He never really understood the power of Christ, and often referred to God as “The Divine Power.” Statues of Mars suddenly were Saint Peter. Lucky coins of Mithras were now Jesus Christ. Columbia, (or Libertas) was now “Virgin Mary.” Pantheistic study buildings became monasteries. Constantine never really relinquished his hold of his foreign gods of Helios (the sun) and Selene (the moon) and demanded that Christianity be set to worship on the first day of the week on the Sun Day... Sunday. Even after the schism of the Roman Catholic cult from the Orthodox, hundreds of years later, the Roman Catholics still worship the Sun. They build their buildings long and tall and ignore the teachings of the Bible.

So. What are the consequences of our “churches?” Do they help us or hinder us in our walk with Jesus Christ? Do they help us pray? Do they allow us to connect with God in a more meaningful way? Are they good? Are they holy? The answer is no to all of the above. Every dollar that you spend to build the steeple taller, or to revarnish the pews, or to redo the youth group basketball court is one dollar that is stolen from the true purpose of the Ecclesia. The true value and the true purpose of the body of Christ is to minister to people. To show people the good news of salvation, to preach the word and to proclaim the acceptable day of God. Not to build buildings and call people stupid.

what is poep

what is poep
stream of consciousness
writing exercise
wednesday, 24, may, 2017

a lean time
forsaken lust
i've forgotten
how to cope

today lists
tomorrow hopes
jungle apathy
lying in wait

wanton creeps
deciding naught
juxtaposed listen
i will tell you

i have everything
i have nothing
i am lying
telling to truth

tight white shirt
bound collar
striped tie
gold death

give me a desert
give me a stream
give me a mountain
let me believe

i am nothing
i am naught
every liar
will get caught

fret my love
sick as blood
teams of doves
droves of hugs

bound corrosive
letting off steam
goats on the left
sheep to believe


i looked down at the body
it was bruised and bloated
yellow purple spots lumpy
where the hypocrisy slumped

truthers and haters
and little boys hate Jesus
when their uncle rapes them
but Christ loves them anyway

do you seem to drown
in a lifeboat all your own
do the waves take you
does the sea shake you

i am not my own
i am bought with a price
i am the bride of
the Lord Jesus Christ

together listen
killing you means nothing
you were judged to be guilty
and i do my job with patience

the glistening dew
butterflies steal nectar
i am the spider
i wait i wait i wait

morning has come
like the lord to the manor
servants and workers shake
for the work is not ready

beeping and chirping
the old jeep rumbled 
up into the forest 
full of bibles and medicine

and i woke from the dream
with shaking and sheets
stained from withholding
for the monthly coming came

forlorn and alone
on the mountaintop
you left me for him
you left me for good

ice cream cake and candles
a stained photograph
i remember being sick
sugar coma of cheer

an empty refrigerator
a bounced check
the trouble at school
the heart of regret

jumping out jumping in
lingering not wanting
to tell you anything about me
that would give you reason

i strive the mean stream
get bet a hard start
string things with deep peeps
heart chart my real deal

what is poep
said the class
jelly sat in the corner
dunce cap quavering

hunter hunting
the hunters hunt
prey is praying
the penitent prayer

shaken broken
pining trying
listen chasten
roofers trouble

i told her no
i told her again
again and again
pools of blood now

like the only time
like the first time
like one time
like never

i write nothing
i write nothing
i write because
i have to write

there is a lot on my head
my mind is full of ideas
but where do they go if i quit
the practice of remembering

poep poep i don't know
take a tiger by it's toe
tiger, tiger burning slow
holy holy is the Lord

rub it in
take my

but there were only dreams
that were worth remembering
and the three that have just left
tease the fourth with whips

i am not alone
i am never alone
there is always with me
the moon, sun, and wind

and i cannot willnot shallnot
become more than what i am
for in the am that i am is within
whatever scope of dreams that is

and yet she persisted
there were only two blades
the one in her hand
and the one in her side

the lemon
the lemon
the lemon
is a lie

the old man stirs the batter
pouring it out with care
it is time to make the pitas
his daughter will soon be there

i save the document so carefully
i do not want to lose the poetry
and yet it is a created thing
how can it ever become lost now

he drained the bathtub with regret
it was cold now. the soap was stale
the air was crisp. needle sharp.
the blood and water flowed... soon

awful tasting creeping nausea
hearing loss and the slow tilt
the world was on end
he vomited in bed again

there was no one else in the room
the flies circled around
he could tell she was lonely
by her petulant pencil tapping

they came into the prairie
two by two with blankets
on chestnut draw horses
it was time for the great choosing

she looked into the tree
and it stared back at her
she never spoke of it again
to anyone ever

doing by day
trying by night
we have fretful plans
no one is our guide

the arm hair stood up
the neck was chilled
the pen moved my itself
their camera was on

agag's head rolled to his feet
picking it up, he noticed the sneer
the bleating of sheep
still off in the distance

his ring and his cloak
were in her hands
she was the whore
he had met last week

hezekiah moved his lips
gad and nathan weren't there
it was growing late but
the sun moved anyway

what will it take
to get you to leave
i am tired of advances
i just need to sleep

timmy and alura
and all of the kids
we made our bed
she left me alone

the most planning we could do
would not stop me from plastering
all of those fliers around downtown
kim and pj were so mad at me

purple sweaty bangs dripped
weathered beaten hands dipped
cigarette smoke and drugs slipped
my heart broken, my life ripped

i alone will take you
i alone will make you
you alone will fake me
you alone will rape me

for if ever i kept subject
to the things that you offer
reasons come destitute
plying their wares asundried

up jumps the sun
down splashes moon
the garden of the ocean
the playful happy sea

red and spiny thoughtless love
june was the day that i kept hope
alive and spring fed
harpies circle above me

NAS and Damian Marley - Patience = Flat Earth?

Here is a song that makes fun of flat earthers, yet flat earthers think that it's a flat earth song.

"The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
Now the Earth is round if the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh"

He is saying that it was flat until "science" came along and now we "know" the earth is a ball and if you want to say that it is flat again, people would laugh at you.

And later he mentions the planet earth.

"And what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it"

Something is amiss when those who look for truth too hard find fake truth in fake sentences that prove the opposite point they are trying to make. Are we that brainwashed into looking for flat earth evidence everywhere that we think that someone who is against you is actually for you?

We need to wake up from waking up and use our brain to comprehend the language.

Yankee breakfast

Yankee breakfast - Why is it all sugar, bread, and pig? I eat soup for breakfast. Screw the T.V. who taught me otherwise.

Why I don't celebrate Christ Mass.

Is Pauly a Scrooge or a Grinch? The answer is neither. While inside the lens of Christmas, both of these men have their negative connotations. However, outside the lens of that holiday, both can be seen as just really mean people. Inside and outside the lens of Christmas, I am neither a people hating miser like Scrooge, nor a sociopathic thief like Grinch. It goes without saying that these two typify two of the largest sins of humanity: lust for power and greed for gold... The third one being sex, but that's another topic.

I do however think that Christmas is silly; And it goes back to being a follower of Jesus Christ for me. I want to serve him with everything that is in me so the older I get, the more and more I realize that I was raised in what would be a twin to a Godly home, but without the recognition of the full God of the Bible, in reality. Sort of a mixture of New Covenant and New America.

How can i keep Torah and the New Covenant at the same time? Easy. Yeshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph) fulfilled the Old Covenants thru his manifestation of righteousness and obedience unto death and resurrection. Now, since there are no Levites serving in the Temple (and no temple or even tabernacle), a lot of these laws, called  Mizvot is null... Most specifically because it was carried out in the body of the messiah. Which parts of the law should you keep as a follower of Jesus? As much as you can silly. The obvious 10 commandments, and the resst of the 603 as well. Don't have sex with donkeys, pray over your food after you eat it, etc...

But there are a couple of ones that I try to keep specifically as a follower of Him that interfere with much of the society that I live in. Exodus 23:14 says that there's only three holidays that I am to celebrate, and in other verses, a rebuke is given to people that observe social holidays that are not prescribed in Torah. And I can't find "Christmas" anywhere in there. So, is the "mass of christ" a holiday I should worship as a follower of "Christ". Specifically as it pertains to obeying the Bible, absolutely not. And there are many reasons why I believe that the holiday is nothing more than a pagan ritual set up over you thru poor intentions, but I will not get into them here.

So I have done away with Belsnickle and Black Pete and the Krampus in my house. No longer will Kris Kringle darken the door of my imagination or life. I celebrated the 24th this year because it fell on Sabbath (on my calendar), but that is just because I want to only fulfill HIS laws and not the societal constructs of mankind in the North Americas.

So I exhort you. Fulfill God's laws and not your uncle's. Follow after a pure heart devoted to Him and not to your mothers. And, if you do partake in fellowship with your family, don't be a poop about it all, but rather, worship Him thru loving them. Love covers a multitude of sins.

don't shop sears black friday

shopping at sears on black friday? read this.

sales associates work off of commission. they will be happy to sell you everything.
don't talk to the ones who hang out with each other though...
look for the guy who is by himself and is very busy. he's the guy to talk to.

don't shop sears for your tools. i worked there for years. don't buy craftsman tools especially. only a few wrenches are even forged in the u.s.a. anymore and mostly from inferior foundries if they can beat chinese contracts for sub-par metal forging. don't do it. don't.

since sears is losing their battle with reality, craftsman value has plummeted. you can now buy a craftsman tool at an ace hardware, but beware, the lifetime guarantee is void. not to mention craftsman evolv, which is just made from melted down cars.

their forever warranties on things like sump-pumps have been discontinued and turned into three year warranties.

but if you have to, you really really have to, then i have some great information for you -

always buy the purchase protect if it's available, cause you can get a new tool every year and nine months guaranteed. imagine a cordless screwdriver always being new... forever... just keep buying that purchase protect and you're golden. i will talk more about this at the bottom, but first here's a little something you need to know about the "guarantees" that you get when you buy anything there.

so basically there's three types... basically
full warranty - most solid metal objects with no moving parts - forever warranty
limited warranty - moving parts - one year
limited lawn and garden warranty - two years

let me break it down for you. don't hold me to this... sometimes you get an awful manager and you're screwed. ask the cashier (not a sales associate) who the nicest manager is and have them come up there if there's any issues with the associate.

"hand tool full warranty"
defects only. not rust, not fire damage, not melted, not frozen ratchets... HOWEVER - try to get in good with an associate and they will usually do it for you when the manager isn't around. includes tap and die as well as hammers, tubing cutters, and the odd beam torque wrench... also, hacksaws and snips... but not hacksaw blades of course.

"craftsman limited warranty"
usually covers anything with moving parts. power tools usually come with it. normal wear and tear doesn't qualify for this warranty. keep your receipt!

"craftsman limited warranty"
bench top, stationary and compressors - one year
heat guns, vices, staplers, stud finders, laser, pneumatic tools, wet vacs, flashlights, electrical, air hoses, electrical diagnostics tools... to name a few.

"craftsman limited warranty"
most torque wrenches - 90 days

try it. i dare you.

"craftsman evolv hand tool limited lifetime warranty"
evolve hand tools are replaced free of charge WITH A RECEIPT!!!

"craftsman evolv limited warranty"
one year with proof of purchase. MUST HAVE proof.

"NO WARRANTY" (from the website)
Warranty coverage is not offered on consumable or novelty items, including but not limited to the following: Bits, bulbs, replacement blades, alkaline batteries, filters, sandpaper, taps, dies, screw extractors, bolt-outs, safety glasses, gloves or other textile or leather products, plastic or metal hand boxes and outdoor grilling utensils.

here are some options that you can pay for

"purchase protect"
guarantees work done on your machine for two years. hand and bench and freestanding tools as well as lawn and garden.

do this!

buy the product
get the service protection warranty
it's usually two years long
whatever the condition of the product at 1 year and 9 months...
return it
get a new tool
buy the new purchase protect for the new tool

"repair protection agreement"
this is for the big stuff...

repairs are paid for, except cosmetic, which is 3 years. replacement is at their discretion. do yourself a favor, when you take it in and they call you to come get it back, TEST IT before you leave the store. if you're not satisfied, give it back to them and have them FIX IT AGAIN or replace it.

"master protection agreement"
mostly the same as the RPA

if you don't have the receipt, never tell them if you bought it at an ace or anywhere else. also, don't give them a phone number to look up your account. this is important as they track your sales.

purchase protect customer care - 1-800-573-1088
warranty customer service 1-888-331-4569

real quick also, no matter where you are, don't buy anything from pink box. it's garbage... here's their warranty information


Olpec - A Short Story

Dear Sirs and/or Madams, 

     I sit alone on the first day of the week at my empty garage sale. I've been open since seven but got so bored that I decided to write a short story as an exercise to keep me sharp. It is good to stay sharp as a writer, especially if one plans to continue to be a writer. Writing is good but it is a never ending exercise.

     This story didn't go the direction that I thought it would go, but ended up better than I had planned. I had first intended for our protagonist to do "this" but as I wrote the story, "that" happened instead. A spin in "this" direction from me, led me in "that" direction. In the end, I would have never been able to write this story the way I wrote it, had I known the ending. Such is the way with practice writing... One never ends up with what one sets out to have.




A short story
Pauly Hart
Sept 18, 2016

     It was the end, the last of Olpec's job. There was nothing else to do but wait on the coordinator. The air smelt of burned hair and garbage. Plastic littered the battlefield and Olpec's cannon was smoldering. The broken arms of spider tanks lay around... Or were they legs? The broken tendrils of spider tanks lay around him still twitching with residual programming. They were little beasts, to be sure. Although his twenty foot frame gave him plenty of room to maneuver, he had nothing on those little critters. They were only a foot high, but carried a .44 magnum mid sized barrel that packed quite the wallop. He was dented, and in some cases the armor piercing rounds had gotten through his skin but he was still mostly functional. 88% was a pretty good number considering his odds.

     There was an explosion off to his left. He swiveled in the direction and was disappointed to realize that it was only one of the tankers that had brought the miniature tanks. Another explosion behind it, and another. Then four more all at once and then nothing. Had they been on a timer of sorts or... He scooped up one of the critters with his left lower arm and examined it. He popped the top off with a satisfying kerwoosh. Oooh, he got it now. Each spider tank had an antenna built inside the top casing that was in communication with the tankers. There was no communication now obviously, but he reckoned that the tankers were programmed to detonate in case their army had been wiped out.

     It made sense tactically. If it were his army, he wouldn't want his tech to fall into the hands of the enemy. There wasn't anything to steal intellectually. The coordinators had taken all of the Russian's tech long ago and found out everything there was to know. Well now, except for the antenna. Oooh, he got it. He didn't need to know about the communication, so they hadn't told him of course. He had only been programmed with the needs of the battle at hand. That made sense. It also made him feel a little hurt. They had trusted him enough to go out alone onto the field, but they hadn't told him about their antenna. What else hadn't they told him about?

     He was curious now. He still had the spider tank in one of his hands so he popped open his scanpad from his lower torso and set the critter down on it. He would have to take his optics off-line but that wouldn't be a big deal. He still had his radar and motion-sensors active just in case. He ran a full scan and opened the results all at once. His CPU had 18 Terraflop of RAM so it could handle just about anything. The results were very interesting. The programming was simple enough, there were even options for air and sea tactics and strategy, but this model wasn't equipped with that hardware. This was land model 5.3 - assault build. The most versatile unit he supposed. But why would they send these guys to battle him? Oooh, he got it now. They didn't know what they would be up against.

     That was a shame. The battle hadn't been difficult in the least. Tedious to be sure but not difficult. Most of his time he just walked around strategically trying to squash as many as he could with each step. The rest of the time he was scraping them off of his legs or shooting off mortars. He had used his static-field only twice when a couple of them got on his head, but mostly he had been too quick for them. It had been too easy. The model on his scanpad had a “name” too but it wasn't a name a caring coordinator would give. 0583733-CLTY-522. Oooh, he got it now. There were so many of them that proper names would be too confusing. How sad. Were there more than 583,000 of them? Or was he 522 of the assault force? Most probably both. He decided that 0583733-CLTY-522 needed a better name. The most obvious choice would be to use the middle alpha characters. The consonants determined that he should add a vowel between the “C” and the “L.” He chose “O” for Colty. Hello little Colty. Nice to meet you.

     Olpec had never met anyone before. Of course Colty was dead, so maybe it didn't count. The coordinators were just implanted memories of course. And they didn't use actual voices, they had just spelled out the battle plan and told him about how the Russians were bad and they were going to try and kill him and he needed to stop them. Of course he would stop them. That was his purpose. That was his mission. Stop the Russians. And he had. He was a good soldier.

     He turned his optics back on and looked down at Colty. He didn't look so bad now that he was dead. As a matter of fact, even if Colty was alive he couldn't harm him because there was just one of him. All the other spider tanks with all of their guns hadn't stopped him, so how could Colty? He decided that he would repair him so he could say hello in person. Colty had been one of the many that had been crushed under Olpec's large feet. They were gloriously large indeed. Four feet in diameter with a toe on each of the four sides. He had three of them unlike Colty's eight. Reattaching Colty's wires and circuits was very difficult because several of them had been crushed beyond repair. He was forced to scavenge among Colty's brothers to find the correct pieces.

     When Colty came to life he shot him. He had tried to at least. Click click click went his gun. He scrambled up and down Olpecs frame clicking away angrily. He clicked fourty-two times. Even though Olpec had emptied out his chamber, He knew Colty would run the programming that he was programmed to run.

     “Hello Colty,” Olpec said, “Nice to meet you.”

     Colty did not care to meet Olpec evidently, for when it finally realized it was out of rounds, it scrambled up on top of Olpec's head and tried to pry his helmet off.

     “That won't work Colty,” Olpec said, “Not even ten of you could take that off.”

     Again, Colty did not care, and after several minutes when it realized it would not succeed, he exploded.

     This did not damage Olpec, but instead, horrified him. He had seen the cross-wires that connected the servo-manipulator to the power core, and he had even seen the self-destruct code in the programming, but he had not reasoned that Colty would actually do it, even though he was programmed to. The sheer thought that anyone would self-destruct was so foreign to him that he had dismissed it into the realm of the impossible. Was it really in the code? He checked his own code. Then he wondered: If you live too long, do you gain the desire to self-destruct? Did he have that code? He checked again. No. He didn't have that code. But he checked again. His code had changed. Before where there was nothing about self-destruction, now there were questions. And now there were even questions about those questions. Oooh, he got it now, it was because he was an artificial intelligence.

     Olpec had born yesterday. That was a long time wasn't it? How old was Colty? Does the desire to self destruct come with age or is it just programmed into you? He didn't know and the thought of it all really depressed him. He folded up his arms and went into power-down mode until the coordinators called.

Charcoal man

Often, I write my dreams in a non-traditional fashion and later craft stories from them. Here is an example that I wrote an hour ago. I am giving it to you as I tried to suss it out, sitting down in my chair from my bed. It's jarring, and seemingly hapless... However, I have to write it backwards as I am recalling the dream. It's super difficult to do and often I am jumping up and down with anticipation waiting for the computer to turn on because I know that if I have to urinate I will lose the dream entirely.

Enjoy this stream-of-consciousness horror story.

"Charcoal man"
By Pauly Hart
A story transcribed from a dream, moments after waking
21/8/16 15:12

It was on a middle floor maybe.
One long hallway and a bedroom near the end that I was on.
At the other end was a doorway with a door that came up from the floor that led a stairway down.
She was in stairway.
Black hair and gray dress.
And he was in the bedroom, at my end of the hall.
Tied to the bed.
Not tied so much maybe.
His left arm had a large metal hinged spike thru it.
She would turn the hinge and he would scream
But he cut off the arm above the elbow, nearer to the bicep so the door would crush her.
I didn’t think she was the evil one until too late.
But earlier he had me cut off his pinky on his right hand so she could fight the evils on the lower floor.
And I had begged him not to make me.
But the more you inflicted pain upon the man...
The more power she had to defeat the evils on the lower floor.
And he had already sawed off his own legs.
And when she would leave him she would do so in the name of love and go down the hallway to fight.
Fight monsters.
And the door would go into the floor.
And she would turn with a blank and hesitant look, over her left shoulder.
And tell him that she loved all of him.
But I had to be there now.
For he had no one left to cut him.
So he drew me and made me.
The charcoal man.
He had summoned me from the floor to cut him.
She would return.
Blood up to her elbows.
And she would walk the hall.
Hair distraught.
Arms painted red.
Dripping in the hallway.
And she would wash there, in the sink in the room of the man on the bed.
A large metal sink without a counter.
The kind that butchers have.
She says that she knows that he is anxious.
His black hair and dark eyes.
And his mouth sewed shut.
She knows that I am there but says nothing.
She knows that he has summoned me.
Summoned me to cut off his left arm.
For he cannot.
Be strong , she tells him, the battle is almost won.
And then it is loose.
And she folds the skin over and stops the flow.
And takes the arm and places it into the floor where the teeth are.
And breathes deep and goes back down the hallway to the door on the end she came from.
It slides down and lets her in.
You must take my eyes while she is gone, he tells me.
I cannot do this thing. His eyes are all he has left. He lost his ears long ago.
But she needed me to see everything, he tells me.
Now that my arm is gone, I understand, he tells me.
Now that you are here, I understand, he tells me.
Take my eyes quickly, and I dig in, black ash hands crumbling.
Take the scoop, he says.
There on the side of the metal bed, a scoop.
And I dig into his eye like he’s asked.
Place it in the floor where the woman placed me, he says.
The teeth, yellow and hungry, take the eye.
The woman screams down the hall.
What are you doing? She calls down the hall.
But the door is sliding up, catching her.
She cannot move now, she is pinned to the ceiling.
The dirty yellow wallpaper shakes as she screams.
Quick the other one, he tells me.
But I am hesitant.
It is the only thing left of him.
Do it, he says.
Do it not, she screams.
The other eye comes out easier than the first.
It goes into the mouth...
With it still in hand, I look out the doorway of the man’s room, down the hallway.
Her face is downcast, but it is dripping blood.
The same eye that I took from the man is now missing in her head.
She sees me and laughs.
I did not feed the man’s other eye into the mouth.
She lifts her hand and the eye from my hand is in the air.
It moves on its own.
I reach out and grab it.
But her hand, there with her stuck on the ceiling, calls to it and it tries to leave me.
I know you can hear me bitch! The man cries.
You shall never have all of me! He cries.
But suddenly she laughs.
The eye has broken through my hand and now floats to her with my ash fingers still clutching it.
And she brushes my fingers away and places it in her head where the other eye had been removed.
And pushes the door back down, full of new found strength.
She floats so slowly down the hall.
Now all that remains is to feed my children, she says.
And the door at my end of the hallway opens.
Not the room I am in, the door at the end.
It too, slides from the top downward.
And as her children feed on the man, he might have been saved.
But he had no legs or arms or tongue.

And I am all that is left of him.

66 Reasons Tithing is Wrong Today

These are truths about tithing you won't hear in churches that teach money tithes.

Tithing and Abraham

1. His tithe was a one time tithe from the chief spoils of war, not his own wealth. Gen. 14:20-Heb. 7:4)
2. He gave back the other 90%. Gen. 14:21-23. Tithe teachers seem to miss that detail as they seek to justify money tithes from followers.
3. There is no scripture he ever tithed again from his own wealth, or from captured war booty.
4. Before he met Melchizedek, Abram was rich in cattle, silver, and gold, but paid no tithes on his own wealth in scripture. Genesis (13:2 )
5. Nowhere did the apostles command churches to tithe like Abraham, as a continuing practice.
6. Abraham lived before Moses who delivered the Old Testament laws. But God's own law never gave Abraham as an example for paying tithes from income, money, or produce.
7. Abraham never made a tithe covenant. After tithing once to Melchizedek, Abraham did not tithe from the goods and money given to him from Abimelech. Gen. 20:14-16
8. Abraham and God did make a continuing covenant including circumcision. -but not one for tithing. (Gen. 17:10-12)
9. His son Isaac never tithed in scripture.
10. His grandson Jacob pledged to tithe, but the Bible never says if he gave one or who he gave it to, and God never commanded him to do so.

Israel and the tithe

11. The law of Moses defined the ordinance of tithing. (Lev. 27:30, Numbers 16, Deut. 14:23, Mal 3:7. The ordinances were specific in what was to be tithed. The law itself stated nobody was to change, add or take away from what the law itself said, under a strong curse penalty.
Deut 27:26 Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. ..
12. God defined the tithe in ordinances and commands under law, as farm products!
Leviticus.27:30-31 And all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lords: it is holy to the Lord.
Deuteronomy 14:23 And you will eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose, … the tithe of grain, of new wine, of oil, and the first of your herd and flock; .... and the law was not to be altered.

13. The lawful tithe was FOOD from both farm products and clean animals from inside the holy land of Israel.
Zech 2:12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.) Produce from outside the land of Israel was unclean and unacceptable for tithes.
14. Strangers, foreigners, fishermen, wage earners and tradesmen, had no command to tithe.
(Numbers 18:28 Thus also offer a heave-offering to the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel;)
Never were non-Jews told to tithe anything.

15. The tithe was to provide food for the Levite priests, sojourners, widows, orphans.
Deuteronomy 26:12 When you make an end of tithing all the tithe of the increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the sojourner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled.
Numbers 20:21 and to the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service, the service of the tent of meeting.

16. The (edible) tithe was also brought into the temple storehouse and was eaten and used by the priests, ministers, porters, and singers.
The Levite priests were to give and distribute the tithes to others, which was a tithe of the tithe. (1/10th of 1/10th).
Nehemiah 10:38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers, in the treasure-house.

Neh. 13:5 and had prepared a great room, where before they laid the meal-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings for the priests.

-do churches who teach tithes pay singers and doorkeepers?

17. The tithe was never for the benefit of one man.
18. The Levite Priests that had the command to receive tithes could not own land, thus they could not grow food.
Deuteronomy 18:2 And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: The LORD is their inheritance, as he hath spoken to them.

NOTE: Even if and when a farmer SOLD crops or livestock, he did not pay monetary tithes on that which was sold. God never required monetary tithes from anyone.

The Tithe In Malachi:

19. In Malachi it was the Levite priests that God rebuked over robbing tithes and offerings.
Mal. 2:1 O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
20. In Malachi the prophet rebukes the priests, the religious leaders, for not providing for the "the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless...."
21. The hireling and his wages were not commanded to tithe.
22. In Malachi 3:7-10, the passage often used to gather church tithes, "ordinances" are referenced, the priests rebuked for not correctly tithing and offering.
(7) From the days of your fathers you have turned away from my ordinances, and not kept them. Verse 9 states the Levites were "robbing God" in tithes defined in the ordinances!
23. Neither tithes or offerings as commanded and defined by God in the law and were monetary or from income.
Tithes: Lev. 27:30, offerings: Exodus 29.
24. Malachi 3:9 therefore is not a reference to tithing from income.
25. Malachi 3:9 is never quoted in the New Testament to any church or given as an ordinance to the churches as in Acts 15 when the apostles and elders ruled on what law they were or were not to observe..

The seed tithe

26. The "seed tithe" was a yearly and third year tithe. It was seed, not money. Deut. 14:22)
27. The "seed" tithe could be changed "IN TO money", and taken to the feast.
28. The tithe exchanged into money could buy "whatever thy soul desires" - for the tither and his family.
Deut. 14:26 and thou shall use the money for whatever your soul desires, for cattle, sheep, or for wine, for strong drink, or whatever… you shall eat before the LORD and rejoice, you and your household.
29. The every "third year" tithe of seed was commanded for the benefit of the Levite, stranger, orphans, and widows, and was not money from income earned.
Deut. 14:28 At the end of every three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of the increase in the same year, and lay it up within thy gates:
29 and the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand.

30. The tithe itself was never defined as money by the Lord, nor were the Old Testament tithes ever re-defined by an apostle or Jesus as 10% of income paid in money.

Tithing in In the New Testament:

31. Jesus affirmed tithing was as defined by God in the law, and was "of the matters of the law".
Matthew 23:23
32. Jesus did not mention Abraham paying tithes before the law.
33. Jesus and the apostles never said paying a tithe from income was blessed but did say "GIVING" is blessed.
34. Jesus did say He required disavowing ownership of all we have,
or we could not be disciples. Luke 14:33
35. Jesus affirmed to Jews under the law, that they were to keep the law as it was written. Mat. 23:23
36. Jesus affirmed the tithe as it was given in the law, and not as 10% of income.
37. At His death, Jesus delivered the New Covenant through His apostles by the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 9:17 a testament is of force where there has been death: for it has no authority while he that made it lives.
(that is why Jesus affirmed tithing, and Moses laws while he lived)

38. At the cross, Jesus annulled, discharged, abolished, blotted out, and canceled the ordinances of the Old Covenant.
Eph. 2:15 Col. 2:914, 2Cor 3:14 Heb 8:15–are some of the verses affirming the passing away of the ordinances. There are many more.

39. The tithe ordinance and command under the law was never changed into a tithe from wages, sales, or paid in money in the New Testament, nor was a church building ever called "the storehouse".

Ministers and Tithes:

40. In Hebrews 7, it was pointed out that men here, the Levites, had a command to take tithes from their brethren, "according to the law". Tithes were defined in the Old Covenant Law.
Heb 7:5 And the sons of Levi that receive the priest's office have commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law.

41. There is no New Testament "office" of a priest and the “foregoing commandment” was CANCELED. Heb. 7: 18 For there is a dis-annulling (canceling) of the foregoing commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness
42. The “foregoing” tithe commandment in Hebrews 7 was not from income, nor was it money. -it was the lawful tithe that was “commanded” for Levite priests to take from their brethren.
43. The tithes in Hebrews 7 were not transformed into money and set aside
for New Testament ministers anywhere in the New Testament.
44. The church assembled in Acts 15 to deal with people that were troubling the churches and Christians, "subverting their souls", in that they were teaching Christians to keep Old Testament law, including the tithe ordinance.

45. The apostles and elders stated "they gave no such command" to observe the Old Covenant ordinanceswhich included tithes, and they forbid the legalists from going beyond the apostles teaching.
46. In no fewer than 30 passages in Acts where money, giving, offerings, work, and alms are mentioned, there is not mention of tithing.
47. In Galatians 1:7 Paul warned of those bringing New Testament Christians back under Old Testament law, which he called "bondage" in Gal.5:1, and was what he warned about: "which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ."
: "pervert" means "to twist or change", as in changing the meaning of a word into something God did not say..
-Such like the agricultural "tithe" was or is from income, or a pastor is the equivalent of a Levite priest..

Giving or Tithing?

48. In none of the New Testament scriptures was "tithe" included in passages regarding "collection"s, gathering, giving, ministering, sacrifice, or offering.
49. Those who command and teach tithing from income are perverting the gospel because tithing as defined in God’s law, and tithing 10% from income are not given to any church or saint.
50. God forbid changing, twisting, adding to, or diminishing from the gospel.
51. No pastor, prophet, apostle, or minister in scripture ever testified of paying or receiving tithes from income.
52. No prophet, pastor, apostle, or minister has a scriptural command to take tithes from their brethren according to Old Testament law, or New Testament command.
53. No teacher, preacher, pastor, apostle, or prophet has authority to pervert the OT tithe into NT doctrine. -Paul warned in 1Cor 4:6 ... "that you learn not to go beyond that which is written that none of you be puffed up... against the other"
54. Paul and the other apostles gave us the New Testament commands of the Lord. There was no command, ordinance, quoting of tithe laws, or reminders to "pay tithes". Their words are the Words of God and the commands to Christians.

Jesus said in Matthew 28:20 make disciples, teaching them to observe all whatever I commanded you ...
and the gospel story continues into Acts 1:
..... :1 concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
(2) until the day he was received up, ==> after that he (Jesus) had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen:

Did you catch that?
The "commandment" to New Testament saints after the resurrection came through Spirit-filled apostles, who would teach what Jesus wanted us to observe.

Then after that, What did the apostles teach?:

55. The church in Acts continued in what the Holy Ghost filled apostles taught.
Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfast in the apostles teaching, fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers.
56. The church received the teaching and commands of the Lord through the apostles. 2nd Peter 3:2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles:
57. The church was told to remember their teaching, and they never taught tithing to the church.
58. The church acknowledged the apostle’s writings as Christ’s commandments.
Since the apostles never commanded tithing, it is not a commandment of the Lord. Cor 14:37 If any man thinks himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him know that the things which I write to you, are the commandment of the Lord.

59. The churches were expected to continue in the apostles commands and not go beyond that.
2Thess 3:4 And we are confident in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we commanded you. NLT
(NIV) We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.

60. The early Jewish church knew what the Lord had commanded we are not to add to His Word, diminish from it, or pervert the meaning of it.
Galatians 1:7 which is not another gospel only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Deuteronomy 16:19 you shall not twist justice: you shall not respect persons; nor take a bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. Yes, money tithes are twisted judgment and bring “respect of persons” toward those that tithe more than others.

61. Since the commands of the Lord given through the apostles do not include tithing from income, those who teach tithing from income are perverting His Word and need to be corrected.
Deuteronomy 12:32 What I command you, observe to do: you shall not add to, or diminish from it.
62. The original church in Acts never mentioned any tithing, rather they "had ALL things common", sharing, and meeting each others need.
Acts 2: 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; (45) and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all according as any man had need. <= Does that sound like tithes to you?

We find it strange how churches teach tithing but in the Book of Acts the disciples worked, gave, supplied each other, sold property, and ministered to the needs of others but not once is any form of tithing attached to any of those actions by the NT writers!

63. NONE of the churches that teach tithing do as they did in Acts 2:44-45.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
64. When Tithes and offerings are recorded for charitable contribution tax deductions by every church organizations and ministry, and as such, are reported to the government for a tax deduction, you have your reward.
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men,
to be seen (observed) of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
65. Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men,
to be seen (observed) of them: or ye have no reward with your Father in heaven.
65. The tax deduction is a reward from man for reported tithing.
The reward comes from man and not from God.
Reported tax-deductible tithing is seen by a church administrator, bank, tax authorities to whom it is reported, and any official that looks at your tax forms.

What the New Testament DOES say:

66. "GIVE and it shall be given..."
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have
Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.
Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands, that he may have to give to him that needs.
Matthew 6:1 Take care not to do your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all are clean unto you

Words used such as “give”, “alms”, “gatherings”, and “collections” are never defined as a 10% tithe in the New Testament. Therefore it is “perverting the gospel” to insert someone’s idea or tithe definition into any of the text’s where those words are used.

If God meant “tenth”, surely at least one of the apostles would have mentioned tithing to someone, but……There is not one single instruction to any church or saint under New Covenant scripture, to pay a tithe to anyone.