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The commandment (Exodus 20) "Thou shalt not steal" implies the right to private property, and this is everywhere assumed in Scripture (even in Acts 5 ). If princes had the unlimited right to tax, to any extent and for any purpose, there could be no private property. All would belong to the state, or to the prince personally. Since this is not so, there must ...


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The first thing to notice about the posts linked to in the question is that neither of the theologians in the discussion is claiming that all taxation is theft. Rick Phillips explicitly says "there is a legitimate basis for government taxation". The WeeFlea claims that Sproul believes that "all tax is theft" (both from links in the question). But there is no ...


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Modern Christians may have come to accept the practice of charging interest to unbelievers who can afford it, because the Bible doesn't forbid it. 1 Corinthians 10 says Old Testament examples were also written for the benefit of Christians. Leviticus 24 tells God's people they are not to take advantage of "poor", fellow Israelites, by charging them ...



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