Doug Wilson has recently posted an excellent series of articles that basically get down to a biblical understanding of the state and how it relates to citizens of the state. Can the state do wrong or more specifically is there a level of taxation that the government has no right to take? Without much more explanation I want to link to the articles he wrote:
Just read “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat. Most of what is listed above was already written a very long time ago. http://www.constitution.org/law/bastiat.htm
Thanks for pointing that out. I listened to the audiobook version of that a little while ago and forgot it dealt with the same issues. Was glad to see that someone currently was giving a biblical perspective on the topic. The audiobook can be downloaded free at http://freeaudio.org/fbastiat/thelaw.html.