“Christian charity, being voluntary and heartfelt, is utterly distinct from the compulsory, impersonal mandates of the state.
One can scour the New Testament and find nary a word from Jesus that calls for empowering politicians or bureaucrats to allocate resources, pick winners and losers, tell entrepreneurs how to run their businesses, impose minimum wages or maximum prices, compel workers to join unions, or even to raise taxes. When the Pharisees attempted to trick Jesus of Nazareth into endorsing tax evasion, he cleverly allowed others to decide what properly belongs to the State by responding, ‘Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s.‘”
What was written on the coin when Jesus said: Show me the tribute money and then whose is this image and subscription [superscription]? [Jesus did NOT answer the question about paying tribute]
Rendering Unto Caesar: Was Jesus A Socialist?