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April 28, 2018 - Who Would Jesus Tax?

10:30 AM - Noon ~ Boyertown Community Library, 24 N Reading Ave, Boyertown

What does the Bible teach about civil taxation? What did Jesus actually teach about "rendering unto Caesar"? How Biblical are our tax laws? We all have an opinion about taxation, but what does God say? You may be surprised to hear how much the Bible says about this important topic. A question and answer time follows the presentation, let us know your opinion!

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Biblical Worldview Lecture Series

Haiti Hypocrisy

Somehow, I just can’t get on board.

Yes, I know I’m supposed to contribute to assist the suffering in that stricken land called Haiti. I have no doubt that many sincere people are donating their time and energy, as well as their hard earned money.

And how can anyone turn down the latest Hollywood celebrity glitzoids as they shame-lessly guilt us into giving? And if we can’t give, we can at least feel badly; after all, when considering the latest Left Coast Cause, feeling badly is good, and feeling good is bad.

But here’s a problem: Between the mainstream media, populist politicians, and shallow celebrities, the concern for Haiti is downright selective.

Jesus Christ talked about “blind guides” (Mathew 23: 24) that “strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.”

How could anyone who strains out a gnat (cough, cough) and happily swallows a camel (“my, that was easy”) guide anyone or anything?

Well, just look around: Many of those calling the loudest for Haiti help are pro-abortion. They not only condone the murder of the babies, but they vilify those who would do what the can to save them from the bloody hand of the butcher.

Yes, 50,000 victims in Haiti are nearly incomprehensible; and yet, how does that com-pare to fifty million, that’s 50,000,000, dead babies, a one thousand to one ratio?

And, let’s not forget that the Haitian tragedy was not preventable, and many are responding. But the abortion tragedy is preventable, and few are responding.

Blind guides indeed! They strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.

So if you’re going to donate, find someone you trust, some charitable group or organization that actually has a history of doing good.

In fact, the best option is probably to give to a mission organization that is connected to local churches in Haiti. After all, who could have ‘feet on the ground’ better than local church leaders?

Think about it: The church personnel have a strong interest in promoting the best interests of their neighborhood and country. They know the people and the land.

On the other hand, I’m betting that 90 plus percent of the professional charity peddlers couldn’t find Haiti on a map if you spotted them the island of Hispaniola.

Shame on the blind guides and their followers.

Submitted By: Joel Saint

MARS 2010 Kickoff a Successful Event

The Mid Atlantic Reformation Society (MARS) presented the first of its 2010 lecture series this Tuesday in the meeting room of the Old Country Buffet in Wyomissing, PA.  Joel Saint presented answers to a question at the heart of the purpose of MARS: “Why a Christian Worldview?”.  The audience of 28 learned through the example of Alfred the Great, a great English king in the 9th century, the great effect of Biblical principles applied to culture and politics.  The encouraging question and answer session that followed revealed an understanding of the issues involved on the part of the audience, as well as a desire to put actions to beliefs (James 2:20).  Most of the answers given by Mr. Saint included the phrase “we’ll go into that more in upcoming months”, an indication that MARS has a comprehensive set of presentations in store.

As a side benefit, attendees dined on the buffet including a wide assortment of meats, fish, poultry and vegetables, as well as a salad bar and other items.  It was all an encouraging start to future monthly meetings planned for the third Tuesday of every month.

Submitted By: Jim Mogel

“National” “Health” “Insurance”

I’ve placed this in quotes because "National Health Insurance" is actually none of the above.

It will never be national in the sense that every member of the nation will contribute to it. How, for example, will those on unemployment pitch in, not to mention those members of the entitlement class? Since they already live at the taxpayers’ expense, we can safely say that they won’t be lining up to help pay the bills. They are already officially…broke.

As far as the upper strata go, how many of big-time  government officials even pay income taxes? Tim Geitner and Tom Daschle are known tax cheats already, so you can be sure that their ‘contributions’ will definitely not come rolling in.

Further, it won’t be national in the sense that all members of the nation will share in the supposed benefits: Those member of the upper parasite class (politicians, trial lawyers, bureaucrats, and all that gaggle of hangers’ on) will definitely not be in the same waiting line as you and me. Neither congress nor the president participate in the Social Security tax and spend scheme now! Do you really think they are going to climb aboard this socialistic bandwagon?

Be sure of this: When you are standing in that line outside the hospital to receive a voucher for some pill or another, you may be sure that you will not take a look behind and see your congressman or senator. They will be off in some private hospital or doctor’s office getting themselves some real health care.

Nor is it ‘Health’. Ask yourself: How secure is Social “Security”? If the ‘health’ of National Health Insurance even begins to rival the ‘security’ of Social Security, the games up, as Social Security will be insolvent before 2024! Yes, friends, that’s what your civil government calls “security”.

 But when it comes to “National Health Insurance", the fact that jail time is even being talked about for those who don’t join in should tell us all we need to know. When was the last time you were threatened with jail because you made the right health decision for a member of your family?

Clearly, if National Health Insurance was all that, they wouldn’t be threatening jail time for non-compliance. But I suppose that before we write the whole thing off, let’s remember that health care is ‘free’ in jail, so I guess maybe it does make some sense.

Finally, it’s not insurance because the financially insolvent can never insure the strong. Whether it’s home, life, or car insurance, the responsible buyer will always insist that the insurance provider be financially healthy.

Think about it: Those who need insurance necessarily have fewer resources than those who provide insurance.

But in this case, it will be the opposite: The hopelessly bankrupt US Government will insure the far more financially viable US population? Nah.

National Health Insurance: Not national, certainly not healthy, and definitely not insurance.

Submitted By: Joel Saint

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