History lesson: The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic, a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Moreover, we are not now nor ever a Christian or Judeo – Christian Nation.
From the many religious brainwashing sessions, the first seventeen years of my life, the statement, attributed to Jesus: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s,” I would like to address before the November 9, 2016, National Election before the people elect the next President of the United States of America and numerous other public servants.
According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the three gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, describes events from a similar point of view, as contrasted by John, (synoptic gospels), the actions of a few Arabs to trap Jesus whether Arabs should or should not pay taxes to the Roman authorities.
Wikipedia alleges, it was anticipated, Jesus would oppose the tax; whereas, the collaborators would hand Jesus over to the Roman authority.
Allegedly, Jesus calls them hypocrites and asked, produce a coin used to pay Caesar’s taxes. He then asked whose head was on the coin, they answered Caesar’s. Jesus responded, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s.”
The collaborators weren’t satisfied; whereas, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, at a later date; arrested Jesus and took him before Governor Pilate, where some say he was charged with blasphemy against their God, while others say “Jesus was accused of promoting resistance to Caesar’s tax.”
Luke 23:1-4 “Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate.” 2. And then they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.”
The collaborating Arabs known for their revolts against taxation and uprisings at the will of the collaborator\’s leadership, Pilate had no choice but to order the cru fiction (murder) of Jesus.
Approximately four hundred years after the, alleged, death of Jesus an Arab named Saul changed his name to Paul and established Christianity from the alleged teachings and actions of Jesus.
However, from reality as did former President Thomas Jefferson, Jesus performed no divine events/actions for if so, the Roman government would have arrested him and taken him to Rome instead of crucifixion.
“What does ‘Give to God what is God’s mean” submitted by h3sean.com, inspired by Ravi Zacharias in one of his podcasts and by Matthew 33:15-22.
Maybe Jesus was waiting for someone to ask “What is God’s?”
He would’ve answered, “Where does God’s image lie?”
“Give to God what is God’s. You owe Him yourself.”
As Americans, the US Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees to the right to worship or not; however, the right does not include subverting the government for one’s on self-interest – just as the Arabs revolted against Caesar’s taxation.
A reality check: should one of the three Gods of Abraham return to the United States, the entity would have no voice and would be arrested for inciting riots and attempting to overthrow the government of the United States of America.
Luke 17:30-21: Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (http://lifehopeandtruth.com)
In November 2016, Americans can vote for Americans that will preserve, protect and assure the sovereignty of the United States of America, not subvert the United States by returning the current non-American members of Congress that will take the United States into World War III.
We are a Constitutional Republic.
With respect, I remain.
BILLY RAY WILSON
Socialist Democrat, Write in Candidate for the US Senate
209 Autumn Drive
London, KY 40744-7071