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Render to Caesar Your Bitcoin Matthew 22:15-22

Render to Caesar Your Bitcoin

We are to render to God. We know that. But what does it mean to render to Caesar?

At a Glance

Forget banks, coins and printed bills. Who needs transaction fees, regulations and those things called taxes? Bitcoin is a virtual currency built on avoiding the financial hassles of the past. And it's now worth billions. For now it seems to be above the rules. But like everything else it, too, will eventually come down to earth.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Faith Compression," October 20, 2002, at

The bitcoin is a bit hard to explain -- so, of course, we're going to try to explain it anyway.

Since this new and controversial form of currency is soaring in value and poised to transform the way we think of money and how the people in your pews pay for a hamburger, it's worth trying to wrap one's mind around it.

The bitcoin is a virtual form of money that was created in 2009 by an anonymous software developer who wanted to create a currency that was free from middle men, or middle people -- like banks which charge ...

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