12 November 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

People today generally raise their voices against the state because they have to pay taxes. This happens because do not believe that God has said or commanded anything as regards Caesar. They think that what they possess is theirs, even though the Lord says here, Give Caesar what is Caesar's. —Blessed Martin Luther, Church Postils III:149.

1 comment:

Rev. Larry Beane said...

Well, either that or they believe that politicians are also obliged to obey "Thou shalt not steal" and are forbidden to tamper with the monetary standard.

Luther also lived before 50% + 1 could take from the group 50% - 1.

Dr. Luther was a great theologian. But when he screwed up, he screwed up boldly! :-)