This is a tough nut to swallow: IRS agents and the IRS leadership are “ministers of God.” Let that sink in. Truth is often hard to swallow, and I sometimes dislike the clear, unvarnished truth. But, my personal likes, dislikes, preferences and opinions really don’t matter if I think God is holy, loving and right. Now, if I am god, that would be a different matter. But then you really wouldn’t want me as your god if you were wise. You also shouldn’t want to be god. You wouldn’t make a good one.


Romans 13:1-6 (ESV) – “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.

5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.”