Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.Mark 12:17Unfortunately, many have been marveling at this statement for the last 2000 years.
It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. It’s no secret that most churches, Christian colleges, ministries, seminaries, etc. are dependent upon tax benefits, including everything from salaries to property and buildings. The question is, should they be? Consider this, losing tax exemption could drive many Christian churches “out of business.” Let that sink in for a minute. Since last week’s Democratic event many Christian blogs and vlogs have since reacted with cries of religious freedom, discrimination, and the reiteration that churches cannot and will not compromise on upholding the “values of traditional marriage” and LGBTQ issues. The problem is, I’ve only been able to find very little (if any) replies questioning why “the Church” is in bed with the State anyway.