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A Fork in the Road, Part II

jclark510 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:06 PM
Nowhere in the Bible does it condone the government taking care of the poor. Rather it commands believers to care for the widowed and orphans. Not those who can work. The biggest problem we have is affluence and the expectation that we all deserve it regardless of whether we have earned it. At the very least those who receive benefits from the government should have to earn it in some fashion. To quote Paul, "If a man will not work, he shouldn't eat." The right tax is probably a flat tax with limited deductions for charitable contributions and mortgage interest.

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on where things stand following the 2012 election cycle. Part two will focus on where we stand spiritually. Part one is about where we stand politically.

The writer of the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament gives a very difficult but encouraging truth: “The LORD chastens those whom He loves.”

No one wants to be chastened. It is not fun to be disciplined. Yet when God allows such accountability and suffering to take place, this truth teaches us it is because He loves us enough to correct...