Suffering Can't help but think God is using this to prepare me (us) for something big. Thanks for studying, preparing and sharing each week. Week after week. Year after year. Eventual we should get it.
Mike wrote: "Aided by a little sophistry on the words 'general welfare,' [the federal branch claim] a right to do not only the acts to effect that which are specifically enumerated and permitted, but whatsoever they think or pretend will be for the general welfare." Thomas Jefferson, 1825 It's an authority thing, not a taxation issue.
R. K. Borill wrote: In order to redistribute wealth, the government must steal from one to give to another. This is a violation of the commandment, "Thou shalt not steal". There is no exception to this law nor exclusion for government officials to skim off the top in the transfer.
There is no Bible prohibition against taxation.
Your sermons must be a real hoot with exegesis like that!