Reconnect One: TaxesApril 14, 2019
It’s tax time again!
Taxes are, by their very nature, taxing.
If someone tells you Christians don’t have to pay taxes, they’re misinformed. Peter asks directly and Jesus answers that we are to render unto Caesar the government’s due and render unto God His due as well. So tithe, then pay taxes, then render the rest unto God because it’s ALL His.
Christ frees us from the penalty of sin in death and the power of sin in life but He does not free us from death, taxes, hardship, disease or difficulty.
From Paul to Peter to James to John to the author of Hebrews to the very words of Jesus Himself in the Gospels, the New Testament speak with one voice: Those who belong to Christ will have trouble in this world. We face trials of various kinds and we should expect the world to misunderstand, misinterpret, malign and even persecute us because of Christ.
But in this we rejoice: Christ has overcome the world and all that taxes us about it!