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Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s

Matthew 22-19 to 21 “Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, whose is this image and superscription. Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”

Back then the money were bearing the image of the Caesar, and the Lord said “do not mix that which is Caesar’s with that which is God’s”.Here we have a clear picture that a “monetary system” is “of the Caesar’s”, and it should not be mixed with “that which is God’s”, it should not be attributed spiritual significance !

What do we have today? The dollar bill says “In God we trust”. What is that supposed to mean? It does mean mixing that which is Caesar’s with that which is God’s. Mixing Mammon and God. And the dollar was, as stated by the founders, the money of the New World Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum as stated on the same dollar bill), hinting that it can serve both that which is Caesar’s and that which is God’s.

For the first time that which is of this world’s is mixed with that which is of God’s. But this “new world order” was just the beginning. We had to be accustomed with the idea that the two, that of God’s, and that of Caesar’s, do mix!

Now we are about to enter PHASE TWO: A monetary system that “serves God exclusively”, that “serves morality and moral ideals”

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