The reality is simple: To live in any country you must pay the owners/rulers of that country income tax.
Depending on the country, the tax varies, some are 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% or even more. You can complain all you want about the rates but you must pay, if you don’t like it, you have three options:
1. Avoid paying with the risk of getting caught, then charged, then put in prison.
2. Move countries
3. Stop complaining & just pay anyways
If i’m not mistaken, I believe there is not a single country in the world where you can live and not have to pay tax. The whole idea of tax makes sense anyways, that country that you live in has to be maintained by the people in power, and where else are they going to get the money to keep it maintained?
No one moves to a country that they know is not maintain and ruled in a half decent way, unless your nuts. It’s the people in power responsibility to keep the country on point and to help make sure the citizen are comfortable in the country.
NOW! How many people in this world, claim to be citizens of Heaven/children of God, yet they don’t pay their tax(Tithe) to Him?
“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. Malachi 3:8 NKJV
In the same way that those who are not paying the tax of the country they live in, are robbing the country & are therefore thiefs, those who claim to be Christians but yet they don’t pay their tithe, they are also thiefs.
God said it, not me. God established the idea of tithe from the beginning in Genesis. Those who want to following Him, have to pay their tithe. If you don’t want to following Him, then by all means, you are not obliged to pay the tax.
Interestingly enough, God’s tax is only that of 10%, that aint even a lot. In addition to that, He has a great promise for those who are faithful in their tithe:
Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts; “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:10-12 NKJV
P.S. For those who say, “We don’t have to Tithe, that’s a part of the old testament.” Have a look what the Lord Jesus said in the new testament:
What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things. Matthew 23:23 NLT
Jesus said it, not me =]
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