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Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.16

What did Jesus say about taxes?

The two most important passages:

  • The miracle of the coin in the fish’s mouth—Matthew 17:24-27
  • Render unto Caesar—Matthew 22:17-21 (and parallels)

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.7

What questions does the free-market view face?

Here are the normal objections:

•    What will happen to the kids who can’t afford school?
•    What about all the poor and aged? How will they survive?
•    Isn’t your version of a society rather harsh to the needy? How can we let them suffer?

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.2

“It’s the government’s place to help people.” That is the common assumption behind most of modern American political thought.

What does such a view mean in practice?

The forcing of one person to work on behalf of another. And this, not for the sake of defending the country against an invader or a criminal, but for the sake of giving to a man those positive comforts he has not attained for himself. “If a person is unable to take care of himself, it is proper to force others to take care of him,” this view holds.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.10

The United States has been exceptional as the country founded upon a moral idea: individual rights.

The founding fathers recognized man’s rights as inalienable. Rights are discovered, not granted.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.15

In the argument against “social justice” we now come to several of the most important Scripture passages.

  • Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2: The relationship of Christians to their earthly governments.
  • Matthew 17 and 22 (and parallel passages): Christ’s view on taxation.