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Some stories and accounts of tax rebels and their acts and behavior

Again, I shall have to leave off the actual names of the parties.  In some cases, I think it would be too harsh to name people, and in other cases, I figure that these scum might actually send the local version of their rebellion to attack me physically.  The Militia is an oath bound society, and they play hard ball. Keep your powder dry if you take them on.

Case History One:  
The man in the big house

This is a sad one.  The man in question was at one time a rather verbal tax rebel.  He believed the doctrine of rebellion, and he refused to pay his taxes.  Well, the IRS took him to court, and they had him convicted and locked up in the state prison.  He served his term quietly.  His extended family loved him, but they could not ever figure out how to deal with the idea that grandfather was in prison.  When he was released, he did not give up his conservative views.  He was and is very zealous for Bible based truth, and he has moved to a new church in order to stay on the narrow way.  But, do you want to know something?  He does not discuss tax rebellion with anyone.  He simply had that knocked out of him.  The big house is NOT a nice place to live.  And it is clear that Caesar wins in the end if we refuse to give him his "due."

Case History Two:  
Running away from the fuzz.

We  talk about a gentleman who has been a real blessing to many people.  He is a true tax rebel, but he gives away more cash to the saints in need than he would have paid in tax to Caesar.  His motive is NOT simply to avoid taxes and have more money to play with.

The problem is that this man has also gone the whole route in that he has no driver's license and no car registration.  He drives around very carefully lest he be pulled over by a cop.  He has a license plate on his car, but it is not his.  If he were ever stopped, he would be in a world of hurt, friend.

As to employment, few men are as clever as this man.  He does conversions of commercial operations overnight with just one other man working with him.  The other man pays him, but it has to be done outside the law.  Both men risk ending up in State or Federal court over their employment tricks.

Is this what Jesus taught us?  Does this story remind you of the life and travels of the Apostle Paul?

Case History Three:  
The church that tax rebellion destroyed

I knew a pastor who followed a tax rebel pastor.  The former pastor was "converted" to tax rebellion by two men in the church.  They worked on him and one day he "stayed to pray," and from then on the former pastor preached tax rebellion and resistance to all Federal numbers and registrations of any kind.  The former pastor and the two men in the church drove the other people mad with their nagging.  Finally the former pastor took off for other parts, and my friend entered the remains of the church to see if he could salvage it.  He persevered by God's help for some time, and a church school was implemented, but the aftermath of the tax rebellion era had taken its toll.

Today that local church has fallen into the hands of a group which is a totally compromised fellowship, and the group re-registered it as a non-profit corporation.  The group leaders, like many men today, see the bonding of tax rebellion with the unregistered church principles and they assume the two cannot be separated.  We will discuss the unregistered church more another time, but PLEASE understand this-- Unregistering a church from the authority of Caesar is a very smart thing to do, but that does NOT mean that tax rebellion is equally smart.  It is not.  It sure did destroy the church under discussion.

Case History Four:  
When the tax rebels call you to fellowship

A pastor friend of mine was leading the Unregistered Churches of Michigan.  He was the only leader of his kind in the USA, as far as I know, who 100% separated tax rebellion from unregistering a church.  He also had a good number of churches which truly appreciated his stand, and all of these churches had good testimonies in the community because the individual saints paid their taxes.

This pastor friend of mine was called by a Dr. Rebel to present his position to a conference of pastors in Dr. Rebel's church in a mid-western US city.  All the other men present would be in the unregistered church movement AND they would be tax rebels.  My friend went to speak to them.  He intended to keep controlled and calm.  At the last minute, the Holy Spirit lead my friend to speak on holiness and leave the topic at hand in order to avoid divisive reactions and destruction of Christian fellowship. My pastor friend really DID love these men in spite of his disagreements with them.

When my friend got up to the pulpit to speak, 40 pastors immediately stood, turned around, and stood with their backs to him all throughout his message.  After the session was over, no one would shake his hand.  A good number came to him and declared him evil and wicked etc.  He was shunned from then on.  Dr. Rebel made a lame attempt to apologize, but Dr. Rebel made no effort to rebuke the childish baby pastors for their silly conduct.  After all, those pastors were there under the tutoring of Guru Rebel.

Friends, this is the way of tax rebellion.

My friend told me that as he sat in the dinner area, small groups of Baptist pastors were sitting here and there. Almost all of them were discussing one thing-- How to destroy the present US government and start over, AND they were talking about a full blown revolution with guns and mass death of the Feds.

This is NOT what Jesus meant when He said, "This is the way, walk ye in it."

Case History Five:  
A sad story of a good family--
Actually, a pretty large number of families:

Now here is a family not typical of most tax rebels.  They are hard working and honorable.  But they are true to the cause in principle.  The head of the home claims he has never made an income.  This is because he has redefined "income" as "gifts."  Everyone knows that the IRS does not tax gifts, so the man has defined himself out of the loop.  When he does a job for someone, he refuses pay and suggests the people give him a gift.  This is subterfuge, and Caesar would not think it was clever-- It is criminal.

The man's sons have to work under the same arrangement, and all the men in the family have no social security number.  The family dares not buy a home because the Feds might take it.  If someone gives them a gift in check form, they have to ask someone else to launder it for them since they have no checking account.  This is because the Feds would garnishee any account they opened.

Now, these are very sweet folks in many ways, and God has in mercy helped them to survive.  But, they live hand to mouth, and they cannot advance in employment since they refuse a social security number.  This almost assures them that someone will be a beggar one day as old age sets in.  But, even if they survive by God's mercy, they are standing on quicksand doctrinally. They do NOT share Jesus' zeal to provide all things honest in the sight of all men.

Case History Six:  
A Tax Rebel Possessed of Devils

Let's call the man Dave. Dave was a typical tax rebel in many respects. He loved the Lord, knew he was born again, and was supportive of his pastor.  He disagreed with his pastor on tax rebellion, for his pastor taught the correct biblical doctrine of submission to Caesar in the area of tax.  Dave thought of this disagreement with his pastor as a small thing and not serious enough to cause any harm.

Dave started having trouble though. He was attacked in various ways. He received mental attacks of fierce temptations, and he became very violent in his mind with towering hate entering. He became terrified of this, knowing it could not be of the Lord. Dave realized that he was under attack of Satan, and he did not know why. Dave talked to his pastor, and the pastor asked Dave if the tax rebellion could be the cause of the Satanic attack. Dave denied this at first but quickly agreed with the pastor.

A deliverance session was soon set up, and prayer people were in place, as well as others with discernment. This was a Fundamental KJV Baptist church, NOT a loonie Charismatic show.

I have the video of the session as it opened, and as soon as the pastor spoke to the devil of the tax rebellion, Dave was flung violently on the floor and began raging in a strange voice. Devils were CLEARLY in control. Dave was not possessed BY devils, but, like those Jesus delivered in the Bible accounts, Dave was possessed OF devils.  He had them like my dog has fleas.  

Dave's pastor used the Word of God and the Blood of Jesus as a defense, and soon Dave was under Christ's protection. His pastor talked with Dave for a number of sessions, and here is the terrifying part. Dave confessed that he KNEW what was right, BUT, he also said that a great evil power was only very slowly releasing a grip over his mind as to tax rebellion. Dave was finally delivered, as I was informed.

Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. You CANNOT mess about with pride and rebellion and expect to be immune from devils. BEWARE!

Proverbs 17:11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

WARNING:  Your tax rebellion friend, the one you kind of like to hang around with--  He is a rebel to God, and he is a criminal in society.  Stand close enough to him for long enough, and you will be identified with him by Caesar's enforcers.  Why would you want this trouble?  How will it glorify God?  What will your choices teach your children?  Ever wonder why your kids are getting rebellious?  Dhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?????

Again, I absolutely refuse to identify any of the above characters.  There would be no point in exposing them.  Their stories are true, and they are here as a caution to all of us to be careful from which spring we drink.


There seems to be a rather hot response to the above article, pro or con  :-)

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 07:50:24 -0800 (PST)
From: Patrick Owen
Subject: re:Tax Rebellion

Thank you for the story on tax rebellion. My flesh would really like to stop paying taxes, but I know that God's Word (AV 1611) is true and it tells me to pay. I have found that most of the big-time tax rebels, militiamen, survivalists, and abortion clinic bombers are not looking for the imminent return of our Lord Jesus. Most of them are post-trib or post-millenialist. When you get away from such an important doctrine as the imminent return of Christ for his people, you'll start acting funny. If you don't think Jesus is coming back today, then you'll start applying scriptures to yourself that don't apply to you. Pretty soon you'll think that you need to take over the world and that New York is Babylon and a whole bunch of other crazy stuff!

I thank and praise God that he has always provided for me and my family, even after paying my taxes! I started listening to some of the "patriotic" shortwave programs recently and I have felt kinda sympathetic to their cause but when you think about it, they are just a bunch of thugs. I think that they have more faith in men and firearms than in God.

I sure am glad that I don't have to depend on my .30-'06 to get me to heaven! Thank God that all the bloodshed that I need to be free has already been done at Calvary! And I'm not looking for a revolution but a revelation! Praise God! My sins have been washed away and that blue-helmeted pilot of that black helicopter doesn't scare me - he can't stop me from an eternity with Jesus - he can only send me there sooner! I don't consider that a threat.

As a precaution in case of economic (or Y2K) trouble ahead, I have been putting a few extra cans of food back. We are planning on growing a bigger garden next year (Lord willing). We have also placed an emphasis on getting out of debt. I see that as acting more like our thrifty grandparents' generation who actually saw some hard times instead of acting like our parents' generation who have everything but have it on credit.

Any suggestions for the Christian that wants to prepare for some hard times, but plans on being gone on to glory when the antichrist comes to power?


Patrick Owen


Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 23:07:48 -0800
From: Craig
To: Steve Van Nattan
Subject: Tax Rebellion

Dear Steve,

I read with interest your recent page regarding tax rebellion. Several years ago I began researching this issue. What I found while attending meetings amongst tax rebels is that many of them are NOT God fearing, Christ loving individuals, but Constitution loving as you have pointed out.

As a believer in Christ, I struggled with my newfound knowledge of how corrupt our tax system is. I considered the arguments about how our tax money is used for ungodly pursuits. However, I could never bring myself to take the plunge of not filing my tax return. As much as my intellect wanted to rebel, deep down inside I knew it was wrong. Feelings of internal strife between my human nature and the Holy Spirit finally gave way to acceptance and peace. Thank you Lord Jesus.

Much emphasis has been given to the fact that our government uses our tax dollars for sinful, godless pursuits. Although this may be true, it is an issue of responsibility. We are required by law to pay income tax regardless of how unconstitutional, unfair, or quasi-legal one may think it is. A fact that can be easily proved by challenging the government on this issue. Some may point out that a few have beaten the IRS in court; however, the vast majority of people lose most if not all of their worldly possessions and sometimes their freedom. Even if you do "win" against the IRS, at what cost? What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? The tremendous amount of life energy necessary to battle a tax rebellion case could be better spent promoting the gospel with a far greater reward.

On the other hand, responsibility cuts two ways. While we are responsible for paying our taxes, the government and our leaders are responsible to God for using that money in a moral and honest way and not for perversion. Since we have met our obligation under the law, are we to be held to account for the sinful actions of others in government? Do they not bring damnation upon themselves?

Some good has come from my venture into the income tax question, I long more than ever for Christ's return to establish true justice.

Take care and God bless,


Editor-- Steve Van Nattan--  Craig's point is certainly called for.  Let us suggest another scene.  You go into the market and buy groceries.  You pay at the check out counter, and go home.  Ah, but that is not where your responsibility ends dear tax rebel.  By YOUR logic, if the owner of the market buys crack with the cash you gave him, or if he visits an adult bookstore, YOU are at fault for financing his lusts.  If you demand the right to make abortionists of all tax payers, then you are a dope pusher and a peep show financier.  

How do you like them apples, honey?