by Providence Crowder
The Apostle Paul said, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing” (Rom. 13:1, 6). Taxes do serve their purpose and through paying them, governments may properly function in governing.
Taxation in America was never meant to redistribute the wealth of its citizens. Taxpayer payments to the poor is a recent phenomenon in American history. For over 100 years, the citizens of this nation saved, invested, spent, and donated their own earnings as they deemed necessary to sustain themselves, their families, and their communities. And because of it, America became and is now the wealthiest and most generous nation on earth. Yet, the communist and socialist practices that has plagued most of the world have taken root in America and threaten to undermine the freedoms that were established by those who came before us, and those who fought and died to keep us prosperous and free. (more…)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in a sermon: “Communism and Christianity are fundamentally incompatible. A true Christian cannot be a true Communist, for the two philosophies are antithetical and all the dialectics of the logicians cannot reconcile them.”
He goes on to say, “Yet, something in the spirit and threat of Communism challenges us. The late Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple, referred to Communism as a Christian heresy. He meant that Communism had laid hold on certain truths that are essential parts of the Christian view of things, although bound to them are theories and practices that no Christian could ever accept.” (more…)