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 Presbyterian Church
Presbyterianism is a mainstream Christian denomination, the roots of which lie in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and the reformed theology of John Calvin. Approximately 2.5 million Christians belong to the Presbyterian Church in the United States. Presbyterians believe in a man’s salvation through Jesus Christ as a gift from God and not by man’s accomplishments. Church governance is a distinguishing characteristic of the Church. (Note the word, presbytery, a governing body derived from the Latin and Greek words for elder.) Both men and women are included in church governance and, with pastors and elders given broad powers of discretion. Christian Local has aimed to include in our church directory, all Presbyterian churches in the U.S.