“Hi there rich man….Let me give you $700 million! What do you think of that? ….You like that…okay, well remember we want you to save America with this money, okay? Now do not go spend it all in one place. Alright? Okay, here you go…..”
“What is that? You lost it all in one day? WHAT? I told you to SAVE America. Our country is in dire straits right now! And you gambled all that money away in one day….what is that, I have to pay the Congress back? What? Wait, I am giving you all this money and you threw it in investments with risk? haven’t you heard of investments that save and earn in the long run?”
“Gee! How fast can you gamble away $700 M? It would take me longer to spend it and while I would be spending and bettering the economy, the richer than I sandbagers in the Wall Street are having a day, watching my money go to waste. Yippee!”
“What’s that? I owe Washington more taxes…you mean the that $700 M, that I personally never saw, the money I gave the rich stock holder and investors….is gone and now you are asking me the middle class and poorer to repay their lost investment….you are saying that they (the rich) could have saved America, but didn’t and now I (the poor) have a responsibility to pay the other rich portion of America (Congress)? What is up with that?
I should have neve trusted those guys in the first place!”
Alright! Here comes a life of paying rich old white males! (insert sarcasm!)
I just love taxation.
And I hate the band aide bill that just past today. $700M of my money. I will never get out of debt cause I have to pay for America’s debt first hallelujah.
Honestly the bill is not going to fix anything, in fact it has potential to make things worse! we are giving over $700M to Wall Street to rich investors….
A. this is not helping anyone
B. It is not helping the local everyday economy, you and me
C. It is not addressing serious issues, the root of our real problems – housing, credit debt
D. It is not even a really good bill
E. It does not solve a problem, just temporary deals with symptoms
sure it looks great on paper but in real life it is not going to do anything except change how much money you give the sandbagging scum bags in Washington every year
Finally and here is the kicker….
guess why it was passed toda and NOT on Monday, MORE PORK
the bill this time has EVEN MORE $150 M of pork for those greeds in the House………
here is to a life of taxation baby!
Recently I read a theory that the tithe is a Old Testament law that is not required. McConnilve says that it is not necessary for Christians to give ten percent of their earnings as specified in the Old Testament. According to his theory, it is completely up to the individual on the issue of giving money or not and how much money they should give.
I have heard opposite theories where Christians are required to give 10% at the least and the more they give the more they are blessed. And they relate to the story of J. C. Penny. when Penny opened his first story he started giving 10% to his church. And as he began making money he continued to give more and more money to his church, eventually he gave God 90% and he was living off 10% and as the story goes J.C. Penny was blessed and today, his stores are still profiting as a corporation.
Whether you think that the tithe law is is absolute or obsolete, I think we can agree:
The old covenant required 10 percent. The new covenant does not specify a percentage, and since we do not have a clear command from Scripture, we cannot press a command for a precise percentage. However, the new covenant admonishes people to give what they can, and tithing still provides an instructive comparison.
And God will bless you for completing your duty to give back what is his to Him.
We see human responsibility to rule given in Creation where the whole created order was made subordinate to man.
It can be done properly but high status of humanity can be corrupted into the worse kind of offenses against God.
The sin of pride and Nebuchadnezzar is a great example!
This sin of pride is what we see it in Adam and it has always been a major issue and still continues today.
You know I have been thinking a lot recently about how money is not that great.
Really, its own purpose is to be spent in the end……
It is not fulfilling and it never will be. It is not suppose to be.
It is an earthly thing and it is helpful. Of course it is necessary, but it is not worth focusing our life and lifestyle around.
What does the Bible say:
1. Proverbs 13:22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his childrens’ children”
2. Proverbs 21:20 “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”
3. Proverbs 22:7 states that “The rich rule over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.”
4. Luke 14:28 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it.”
5. Matt. 6:24 “You cannot serve both God and money”.
God wants us to be responsible with our money. We need to save money. He does not want us in debt. And it is also important to point out that money should not and cannot take the place of God in our lives.