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 United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ was formed by the union of the General Council of Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church in a General Synod on June 25, 1957. Although the UCC is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination with roots stemming from the Reformed, Evangelical Protestant, and Congregational churches, a hallmark of the United Church of Christ is the organization’s commitment to the independence of its member churches with respect to doctrine, ministry, theology, and morality. Per www.ucc.org, “The UCC has no rigid formulation of doctrine or attachment to creeds or structures. Its overarching creed is love.”