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Biblical View on Issues
"The Lenses of Reformation concerning Income Taxes "
by Dr. Patti Amsden
Reformation lens #1 - All earthly covenants, whether they be within the context of the church, business community, or the civil realm, should reflect the pattern found within God’s covenant with man: each party within a covenant will exchange a portion of personal assets and will receive personal benefits. situation.
Reformation lens #2 – Exchange is the essence of any covenant and God’s biblical covenant is activated by man paying the tithe.
Reformation lens #3 – Civil taxation should be viewed within the context of a covenantal exchange.
Reformation lens #4 – Civil authorities must acknowledge that they derive their powers from God and are accountable to God for the administration of that delegated power, and they must understand that to tax higher than God’s covenant tax, which is 10%, is a direct affront to the throne and God’s claimant role as Sovereign Lord.
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Illinois Cultural News
"Graduated, Progressive, Variable Tax Structure" by Joyce Geiler
Illinois currently has a modified flat or unified income tax structure, not a graduated, progressive or variable structure. A change to the Illinois Constitution is necessary for the adoption of progressive income tax rates proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and which he calls a “fair” tax. A progressive income tax structure would allow higher income earners to be taxed at higher rates. The Illinois Senate and House have passed the necessary legislation (along party lines) to place a referendum on the November 2020 ballot, and Gov. Pritzker is expected to sign it if he hasn’t already by the time this newsletter is released. Because it regards a possible constitutional amendment, the bill required a supermajority to pass to advance to voters. This presented no problem for the Democratically-controlled Illinois Congress. To read the entire article, click here:
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