3-18-2012 SUBJECT - TAXES


ROMANS 13: 1-7 = 

(1) LET EVERY SOUL BE SUBJECT TO THE HIGHER POWERS. FOR THERE IS NO POWER, BUT OF GOD: THE POWERS THAT BE, ARE ORDAINED BY GOD.

(2) WHOSOEVER THEREFORE, RESISTS THE POWER, RESISTS THE ORDINANCES OF GOD: AND THEY THAT RESIST, SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES, DAMNATION.

(3) FOR RULERS ARE NOT A TERROR TO GOOD WORKS BUT TO EVIL. WILL YOU THEN NOT BE AFRAID OF THE POWER? DO THAT WHICH IS GOOD AND YOU SHALL HAVE PRAISE OF THE SAME:

(4) FOR HE IS THE SERVANT OF GOD FOR YOUR GOOD. BUT IF YOU DO THAT WHICH IS EVIL, BE AFRAID; FOR HE BEARS THE SWORD NOT IN VAIN: FOR HE IS THE SERVANT, OF GOD, A REVENGER TO EXECUTE WRATH, ON HIM THAT DOES EVIL.

(5) WHEREFORE YOU MUST NEEDS BE SUBJECT, NOT ONLY FOR WRATH'S SAKE BUT ALSO FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE.

(6) FOR THIS REASON, PAY YOUR TAXES ALSO:  FOR THEY ARE GODS SERVANTS, ATTENDING CONTINUALLY UPON THIS VERY THING.

(7) RENDER THEREFORE TO ALL THEIR DUES(FEES): TAXES TO WHOM TAXES ARE DUE; CUSTOM TO WHOM CUSTOM; FEAR TO WHOM FEAR; HONOR TO WHOM HONOR.


"REMARKS"

IT IS OUR DUTY TO FOLLOW THE LAWS OF THE NATION YOU LIVE IN. GOD ORDAINED THESE THINGS, SO PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SOME SEMBLANCE OF ORDER AND LAW, TO KEEP THE PEOPLE IN ORDER.

FOR THIS REASON GOD, YAH'WEH, EXPECTS US, THOUGH WE ARE PILGRIMS AND STRANGERS PASSING THROUGH, WE STILL HAVE TO OBEY THE LAW OF THE LAND.