Death and Taxes, God and Caesar

I almost lost track, today is April 15th, tax day in the U.S. Which brings to mind these two famous quotes:

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin Quote

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” – Matthew 22:21 KJV

So, today is the day we render unto “Caesar” (or give unto our presidents) by paying our taxes. And the day we die is the day we ultimately render unto God what is His. Of these two things we can be sure.

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I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End

One of our readers submitted the quote: “I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.”
These are the words of Jesus Christ as written by the Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos where he wrote the book of Revelation. “I am the Alpha and the Omega” can be found in Revelation 1:8, 1:11, 21:6 and 22:13. I find it interesting, that like all good teachers, Jesus realizes the importance of using repetition to reinforce and anchor the truth of His words.

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