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This time of the year can be frustrating. Documents are gathered. Receipts are gathered and reviewed. It is tax season. It is a complicated system. The government favors or incentivizes certain behavior and business. Can’t we just go to a … Continue reading
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Eight Woes ( Matthew 23)
It had been a day of questions. First, the Pharisees questioned Jesus about paying taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22). Their question was not sincere, but it was designed to “entangle him in his talk” (Matthew 22:15). Then, the Sadducees questioned him … Continue reading
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Ethics: Government and Citizenship (Part 2)
Man living in what John Locke has described as “the State of Nature,” that is man living without earthly government has great freedom. He is amenable to God’s law. He, in certain relationships, is to be in subjection to others: … Continue reading
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Some church members have been duped into believing that Christian principles should be checked at the door of the voting booth. (1) Some have been told that the First Amendment requires this. It does no such thing. All the First … Continue reading
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