Church members are right
Re: Chairman backs off
“But in a Ministerial statement he delivered yesterday, Prime Minister
Tuilaepa said the law has been passed and there is nothing that can be done about it anymore.”
Don’t tell me that we are back in the days of the Medes and Persia’s empire where laws cannot be abolished and rescinded.
“He told Parliament that he has archives from Savali editions of the past, which proves that Church Ministers of the L.M.S. (London Missionary Society) paid taxes.”
Under a different Constitution. Samoa has it’s own now.
“According to Reverend Vavatau, “Jesus teachings is clear, what belongs to God, give it to him.”
“And the common belief among church members of their alofa to the
Faifeau, is that they give freely with the notion this is their way
expressing of their love for God. That is why they give and more reasons why they do not want the Church Ministers to pay taxes.”
“We can’t compromise the Gospel to satisfy human necessities.”
You must stand on that, and never compromise, the members are right and Tuilaepa is not god.