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Bible Quiz: Is it Right to Pay Taxes?

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1) Some of the Pharisees came to Jesus and asked Him, "Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?" Jesus replied, "Show me the coin used for the tax." What did He say then?

Whose head is this, and whose title?

What can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Tax collectors and sinners are entering the kingdom of heaven before you!

The laborer cries out for his wages!

2) Then Jesus went on to say,

The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's.

Why was this money not given to the poor?

Do not be quarrelsome, or a lover of money.

3) Why did the Pharisees ask Jesus this question?

Herod had demanded tribute money from the Pharisees.

They wanted to trap Jesus.

The chief priest had sent them to Jesus.

They wanted Jesus to settle a dispute with the Sadducees.

4) What is the lesson of this story?

It is better to give money to the poor than to pay it in taxes.

We are not obligated to pay taxes to an evil government.

It is better to pay taxes than to squander our money foolishly.

We must obey the law and pay our taxes.