Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Christians, the IRS, and the Law.

I guess there are some people who have it in their head that they are above the law.

I can't see any Biblical imperative for blatantly disobeying this law, but I can sure think of a good reason to keep it.

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil.
Romans 13:1-3 (NASB)

I mean, I'm an auditor. When the IRS comes after you, they aren't there to play tiddlywinks or patty-cake. There is nothing in the Bible that says a pastor should or must endorse a candidate for political office. The law does not prevent a pastor from preaching the truths of the Bible and if you preach those truths the congregation will know what the Bible says about the issues in an election. You won't have to say "Vote for so-and-so because he is anti-abortion" if you teach from the Bible that it clearly says abortion is wrong.

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