Because some in our day chose to limit the scope of scriptural application to only testify of Christ, or who take scriptural references speaking against their life choices to be hard, I will, offer this final post on taxes in the Gospel of Christ, strictly using only my observations how the church is now and how Christ's church deals with principles of taxation, charity, and agency.
Nothing in the modern day church is a tax. We are not taxed into tithing, we are not taxed into Fast Offerings. Why? It is well within the rights of the Church and its head to make it so. In fact one can be a member of the church without having paid a dime into its system. Why? Because agency is so valued in determining worthiness for eternal blessings, and because being able to chose whom we return tribute needs to be a choice. God knows that, shouldn't we know that as well?
God did not create us to be mindless obedience-bots singing praises to Him at an eternal rock concert in heaven. The plan of salvation is for our Salvation not his adulation. He experiences greatest joy as agency is used properly and in righteous ways. As such, we are granted agency. In fact, without agency we would cease to exist. It is this principle that lies at the heart of why I BELIEVE taxes, especially repressive taxes that are borne under the false assumption that doing so will provide charitable acts for those in need is a lie of evil men and women who are in temporal power over this nation and who are being led by the adversary.
Satan has deceived many into thinking that universal health care and other tax laden plans are ways of charity. Upon a righteous study of the gospel, the Lord has taught and demonstrated through His own church, that taxation, especially forced charity through taxation is wrong. Agency, as preserved in our choice to come to this Earth, shows that we all once believed this truth and hailed agency over being forced to do what is right. Such a concept demonstrates how truth is eternal. Tithing is not a forced tax, fast offerings are not forced charity. To me, the gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of agency and freedom to act - not without consequences, but freedoms to act and not be acted upon. I choose to oppose principles, eve those in government, that are opposed to such truths.