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Old 10-14-2009, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by future pather View Post
Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."

What this means to me is that God does intend for us to honor whoever provides our roads, schools, police force, etc.
Hmmm, sorry but I don't see it that way. Simplified reasoning would conclude that Jesus meant precisely what he said, which was to give Caesar what was his (the coins bearing his image), and to give God what God expects (worship, prayer, etc.).

Do you think that the government is the great provider who provides all the things you mentioned? Not so. It is we, the taxpayers, who provide these things, and the purpose of the government is to serve the people by administering these and other items as we see fit. Giving honor should be reserved for those who have earned our respect, served our country with dignity, and upheld the ideals of the founding fathers. Corrupt politicians and government officials, and the big money bankers who control them, certainly do not deserve to be honored. You may remember that the only occurrence in the Bible of Jesus becoming enraged and acting violently was when he overturned the tables of the moneychangers. - Matthew 21:12 By actively seeking to expose and cast out the modern day moneychangers, are we not following in Christ's footsteps and learning from his example?

Rick
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