Pay your taxes or go to Hell
2020-01-03 at 2:46 PM UTCSocial conditioning for government desired outcomes or a Holy Book?
Romans 13:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
Submission to the Authorities
13 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Titus 3:1 English Standard Version (ESV)
Be Ready for Every Good Work
3 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
2020-01-03 at 3:40 PM UTCNo
2020-01-03 at 4:12 PM UTCI think it's more about Paul not wanting his people to get pogrom'd than anything else
2020-01-03 at 4:21 PM UTCThis is old testament.
In the new testament I believe Paul states to not involve yourself with government because all governments are under the influence of Satan and to not be a part of that system.
This is why Jehovah's witnesses don't vote. And why the government investigates them as subversives.
2020-01-03 at 4:24 PM UTCSorry there is no old testament quoted there. I'll go find the missing part.
2020-01-03 at 4:25 PM UTCThey'll be paid what they're owed, alright. With interest.
2020-01-03 at 4:36 PM UTCDammit I can't google it I can only find the parts that say that Satan is the influencer of all global cultures and has them blindly working towards his grand plan, and how all rulers and kings are doing the bidding of Satan and to not be a part of this world.