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Render unto Ceasar

The story of Christ saying “Render unto Caesar” is a great example of people taking a comment out of context. Those wishing to push the State over the Individual in support of ever greater taxes tend to be those that pervert this story. I ask them a few questions when I point out that Christ is not advocating for taxes but is rather avoiding a rhetoric trap and delivering a back handed slap at Caesar at the same time.

  1. Who is asking Christ the Question that he is answering
  2. Why are they asking Christ this Question?
  3. What was Christ’s full answer. Not just the three words they have taken out of context.
  4. Why did Christ answer the way he did?

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