One Mind, you need to learn the difference between a gift freely given and a tax extorted under penalty of law. You also need to learn the difference between being selfish and lying to the Holy Spirit. [I suggest that you reread Acts 5.]
Yes . Also it is odd that the top 10% of folks pay 86% of all taxes and yet are accused of not paying their fair share.
They pay more today in proportion than they once did. The middle class used to pay the largest part, but then the middle started dying, more and more income went to the top, and so you must tax those who are making the money, which is the rich. They pay more because they are making most of the income.
The rich are a defiled group of people in the eyes of God. These so called Christians do not read their own scripture, and are lovers of wealth, when Christ clearly told us it is almost impossible for the rich to get into Heaven. In America today, we worship wealth, and many people desire to be rich, even as Christ railed against it.
The absurdity, the sheer nonsense involved is overwhelming.
Very few humans have ever gotten wealthy without exploiting other people. That is a fact. Only a greedy man gets wealthy. Is greed a sin, or not? Why worship the wealthy when they are so lost in sin? Why put them on pedistil to be looked up to, admired? This is what the world admires, and strives to be just like. But Christians are not supposed to be of the world, are they? The ideals of this world should not be the ideals of Christians. I don't know many genuine Christians, but I know plenty of men who are of this world, yet call themselves Christians.
Why is it almost impossible for a rich man to get into heaven. Have you ever really thought about it?
When God created the earth He also created all of life, flora and fauna, all of the resources that man would need in order to thrive here on this earth. He gave humanity the resources, and enough to care for all of humanity, and then left it up to humanity to see to it that these resources to be distributed to human beings. If He had personally took over the job, he would have given an equal amount to all people, for human beings rely upon the resources for life to continue on. But since He left it up to man, to do this, man being selfish, greedy wanted to hoard more of what God gave to ALL, and so we have always had a few who hoarded wealth they could never spend, as we allowed others to starve to death. And yet some would defend this? It's sheer nonsense.