Should I pay taxes? | Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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April 14

Q: Should I pay taxes?

A:

Jesus said in Mark 12:17, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” In that day, the coin used to pay taxes was the Roman denarius, and it had Caesar’s picture on it. Since it was a government coin and had a government stamp on it, it belonged to the government. What Jesus was saying was, “The coin is Caesar’s; let him have his own.”

We are in a very similar situation today where our taxes are concerned. We should give to our government the things that are our government’s. God will work through our present system of finance, and He will honor our obedience. When the government requires a certain amount of taxes from its people, Christians have the opportunity to believe God for the money needed. Brother Copeland encourages believers to see taxes as a seed sown toward our government. When we vote and pay taxes, we can trust God our seeds will produce a harvest of righteous leadership in government. We encourage you to study Romans chapter 13 for further insight into a Christian’s role in government.