For because of this you also pay taxes, for [rulers] are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church began as the Church of England with roots dating back as far as 597 AD when St. Augustine of Canterbury brought his mission to England. The Episcopal Church in the U.S. is the Church of England in America, or the church of the Anglican Communion, first taking root in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. According to www.episcopalchurch.org, central to Episcopalian belief is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that the Gospel should be shared in a manner harmonious with current culture, even while keeping inline with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Sacraments observed by the Episcopal Church are baptism, Eucharist, confirmation, penance, marriage, holy orders, and unction.