Making Pastors Responsible

January 9, 2008

Should Christians support a church that supports abortion? Should Christians support murder? Should Christians support forced charity and slavery through high taxation?

I’m firmly believe that tithing for New Testament Christians is not biblical. I am also against to all forms of forced charity, that is, anytime money is taken from one person through taxation or any other means in order to give to it someone else who is deemed less fortunate .

Now, here is where this should upset pastors in particular. I’m going to start cutting back (perhaps altogether) my monetary donations to church if my pastor and those in leadership refuse to support presidential and local candidates who would not lower taxes or even better, abolish them altogether. A vote Romney, Obama, Huckabee, Clinto, Guiliani, Thompson or any of the others excepting Ron Paul will be considered a vote FOR taxation.

It’s simple, if the government wasn’t forcing me to give, then I would have more to give to those people and causes which I support.

Now, saying that pastors are not responsible for teaching the tenements of freedom is not acceptable. They absolutely are! Where do we suppose these freedoms we enjoyed in the past came from? They are all based on the principles espoused in the New Testament, which were taught by pastors at the beginning of the American Revolution.

The choice is simple. We need to make pastors responsible for what they are teaching and whom they are supporting. If they refuse to see reason and do the research than they are not deserving of their position. It all comes down to see this, if they don’t see how taxation and forced charity is slavery, then how can they truly understand the freedom that Christ taught?

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3 Responses to “Making Pastors Responsible”

  1. Tim Says:

    “I’m going to start cutting back (perhaps altogether) my monetary donations to church if my pastor and those in leadership refuse to support presidential and local candidates who would not lower taxes or even better, abolish them altogether.”

    Now, could/would this become “the people with the cash” controlling the mouth of the ox (pastor)?

  2. retroc Says:

    That’s the case already, we just don’t realize to what extent.

    As I mentioned in the post. Freedom is no less important subject than abortion and a much simpler concept. We wouldn’t let a preacher slide with regards to abortion, but when it comes to stealing money they are oddly silent.

  3. Leone Says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Leone.

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