Why they should pay their taxes
The E.F.K.S. ministers should pay their tax as all other faifeaus are paying taxes. The Bible says “submit to the law of the land.”
The Bible also talks about submitting to your leaders. Tuilaepa and the current government are leaders of Samoa. O lea e kokogi lafoga uma faifeau o isi Ekalesia except E.F.K.S. So what is that mean?
No matter how corrupt the tax system is we still have to pay our income taxes and other taxes including all the church ministers and here are some bible verses for you people to share...and remember we need a respond not react;
1:Romans 13:1-7 “Every person must obey the leaders of the land. There is no power given but from God, and all leaders are allowed by God. The person who does not obey the leaders of the land is working against what God has done. Anyone who does that will be punished” .....
2: Titus 3:1-2 “Remind your people to obey the government and its officers, and always to be obedient and ready for any honest work. They must not speak evil of anyone, nor quarrel, but be gentle and truly courteous to all.”...
3: Luke 20:19-26, Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”Show me a denarius. Whose face and name does it have?” “Caesar’s,” Then give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s
4: Romans 13:6-7, Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”