Rendering Unto Caesar

They say that nothing is certain in life except for death and taxes. "They" are pretty much correct in that assessment, and they have been correct for a long, long time. Even in Jesus' day, the Jews were upset about paying taxes to Rome, so much so that they would soon form their own little "Occupy Jerusalem" protest, only they would not be so peaceful about it. In the midst of this unrest against the tyranny of Rome, Jesus was confronted about whether or not it was lawful to pay taxes to … [Read more...]