Comment: It's a Parable

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It's a Parable

Jesus never said taxes had to be paid to Caesar. It's deeper. He said render to Caesar what things are Caesar's. Since God is sovereign and owns everything, the only thing that is Caesar's is the chance for salvation. Also since all souls belong to God then Caesar belongs to God.

(Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.)

If you look at the coin that came out of the fish's mouth, it is a picture of resurrection. It has Caesar's face on the coin. The image of a man coming out of a fish. That's a repeat from Jonah and the fish. It's a prophetic picture of salvation. Caesar getting the chance for salvation/resurrection.

Matthew 17:24-27 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

If you are a child of the king you don't have to pay taxes. It's a picture of the freedom in Christ.

“I don't think we should go to the moon. I think we maybe should send some politicians up there.” -Ron Paul
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