Governments across the globe are taking more and more from the common folk via taxes.

We are told that our 'elected' officials (most elections are rigged imo) are looking out for us. Are they or are they looking out for themselves 99% of the time?

When asked about taxes, Jesus simply paid them. He didn't argue about them or preach against paying them.

So that's what I do.

24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
Matthew 17

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philipians 4


Anonymous said…
Just wanted to offer two comments to you personally.
One regarding elections and your opinion that all elections are rigged: For some time, especially since 2000, "democracy" has been under major attack, even as it has been "spreading". The legitimacy of elections are questioned, not just in the developing world, but in bastions of "freedom" like the US, Germany, the UK, etc. THis all fits well into the loss of faith in democracy,which will open the door to the acceptance of a "benevolent" leader. "Democracy" has been a useful tool to promote a "man is god" mindset, and it will be cast aside by the new "world order", etc. BTW, democracy is not biblical, but it has been a pretty effective form of human government.
Second, you use the KJV because you don't trust the "new" translations. I encourage you, then, to at least cross ref KJV with The Darby Bible, a KJV-era translation that was not commissioned by the King, and so makes slightly different and enlightening choices in instances where the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic lend themselves to interpretation in the English language.