501c3 EVIL DEVICE
“They that forsake the law praise the wicked:
but such as keep the law contend with them.”
By David J. Stewart
It is impossible to have religious freedom in any nation
where churches are licensed to the government!
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A true Biblically based church should not be a 501c3 state incorporated entity. The church was founded by Jesus Christ not the state, not Caesar. Jesus is Lord not the state. To incorporate is to deny the Lordship of Christ and this 90% of local churches have done in order to grow their church like a business. God's flock is a small remnant despised and persecuted because of their worship of Jesus Christ as Lord and their willingness to preach against all forms of statism. Most 501c3's will not speak out against politically incorrect matters.
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A 501C3 State-licensed organization is NOT a church. The local New Testament Church may operate under the umbrella of a 501C3 organization as a tax-exemption tool, but no State-licensed entity could ever be a New Testament Church. A local church is a called out assembly of born-again believers for the purpose of doing God's work...
A church's purpose:
(1) Exalt the Savior
(2) Evangelize the Sinner
(3) Edify the Saints
Now listen carefully! The purpose of a church is not to escape paying taxes through a 501C3 financial scheme by agreeing to remain silent while your trusted government leaders rob you blind for tens-of-trillions of dollars, covets Iraq's oil, send our children in the military to go die stealing that oil, bear false witness against Iraq, kill over a million innocent Iraqi's who defended their own oil and then steals trillions of dollars more worth of Iraq's oil—all in an unprovoked war. And if that's not bad enough, now we've taken over their country in Iraq, have installed our own puppet government and Iraq is wholly owned and controlled by the Global elite permanently. And Bush seems to think it's all a big joke.
Every pastor ought to hopefully consider himself a preacher too. A minister means a servant. God calls men to be His servants; but every Christian is expected to contend for the faith, go soul-winning, and fight the good fight of faith. God doesn't call anybody to preach the Gospel, because that is every believer's duty (Proverb 11:30; Luke 8:15; Romans 15:15). Hell burns with fire for all eternity. I don't understand why anyone would be so lazy as to attempt to push off soul-winning only for ministers and full-time Christian workers.
This is one of the biggest challenges which we face today as Bible-believing Christians, and that is, convincing other believers that they have a responsibility to share the Gospel to win souls to Christ. Literally, the Bible wants us to go “fetch” souls to Christ that they might be saved. “Fetch” is what the word winneth in Proverb 11:30 means... He that winneth souls is wise. The word also means “to take.” We cannot take anything materialistic out of this world; but we can take the souls which we led to Jesus Christ. Amen! We plant the Seed of God's Word, and perhaps someone else waters that Seed, and then hopefully someone has the blessed opportunity to lead that person to salvation in the knowledge of Christ Jesus; but only God gives the increase (1st Corinthians 3:6).
Only God's Holy Spirit can cleanse a person's sins away and give unto them eternal life. Only though Jesus. So it's not a race to the finish to see who can pass out more Gospel tracts. Maybe I didn't plant the initial seed and maybe I won't have the privilege to lead you to the Lord; but if I can say a statement or teach you one thing or two that helped you, then I had a part in God's work.
Each believer should be a spiritual gardener, continually sowing new seeds and watering and nurturing seeds with the Word of God and a heart of love and understanding toward others. Hopefully one day we or someone else will have the opportunity to lead that person to the Lord. Until that time, all we can do is pray, be compassionate; but never make the mistake of buying into Satan's lie that you have to dip your sails in compromise, or hide the truth as to avoid offending them. If they're offended by the truth, then let them be. That is the way it is supposed to be! Truth always leads to revival or riot!
And your henpecked pastor legally cannot say a word or else he'll risk losing the church's 501C3 exempt status. It should be very clear to you Christian leaders why such tax-havens for churches were invented in the first place, that is, to silence the churches!!! No wonder God hates wicked inventions. Proverb:14:17, “...and a man of wicked devices is hated.” I simply couldn't accept a 501C3 state-sanctioned license, because I would be exposing their crimes from sun-up to sun-down as any concerned U.S. citizen should do.
Although I don't agree with his Muslim beliefs at all, Malcom X had it right when he taught African-Americans the way to get what they wanted... MAKE SOME NOISE! America needs voices!!! Everyone has a voice, in some capacity, in some area... MAKE SOME NOISE FOR GOD!
SPEAK THE TRUTH!!! I mean, someone needs to investigate the disappearance of hens from the henhouse besides the wolves. I laughed when I head that the original 911 commission was going to be headed up by Henry Kissinger. What an insult to anyone who remembers history during the Nixon years and beyond. Kissinger defines evil. Millions of Cambodians are going to be avenged in eternity for the war crimes against them under the Nixon administration. Kissinger was pulled away quickly and someone else chosen to lead the investigative committee.
It is a sad day in America when pastors are supportive of wicked leaders. Proverb 28:4, “They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.” It doesn't surprise me that a preacher who denies the inspiration of the King James Bible, would also praise President Obama. Proverb 28:4 tells us why. They have forsaken the Word of God to serve wealth (mammon). They're seeking favor rather than pursuing and preaching THE TRUTH. Oh sure, they preach from the Bible, but it has become a secondary issue to them. Money comes first. The inspiration of the King James Bible is not an issue worth fighting over to them, but retaining their ministry's tax-exempt status certainly is.
Tens-of-thousands of America's shameful pastors have joined the government's Clergy Response Teams, having sold out to the Devil, daring not to speak out against the blatant crimes and treason being committed by our nation's highest leaders. It is apostasy! God pity the golf-club pastor who is too big a coward or a greedy sellout to stand against crimes in government. Thank God for Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) who courageously stated...
"So, as an honest Bible preacher, obeying the plain commands of God, I must speak out against corruption and immorality. Waste, corruption, the taking away of men's freedom and the seizing of men's property, these sins every honest preacher must condemn and every honest Christian must disavow.
...On moral matters where right and wrong are involved, and where the Bible clearly speaks, many preachers have so compromised and sold out, and are so afraid of their congregations, that they cannot give the clear Word of God. God pity the preacher who is afraid to preach against sin just because somebody will cry 'politics'!"
SOURCE: Dr. Rice... Here Are More Questions; Question: Should politics and religion be mixed?; by Dr. John R. Rice, pg. 249-250, Sword of the Lord Publishers; 1973, ISBN: 0-87398-157-X
In June of 2011 President Obama stated at a Manhattan fundraiser for gays in New York...
“I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country,” the president said at a Manhattan fundraiser, his first geared specifically to the gay community.
SOURCE: Obama says gay couples deserve same rights as all — The Globe and Mail
The small group of criminal men who have taken over our federal government (it's called an “oligarchy”) are recruiting men of influence and power across the nation, through numerous subtle means; making those men feel honored, as if they are being asked to become a part of the gang (and they are). It's the age-old saying... Keep your friends close, and your enemies CLOSER!!!!
No one has a right to be immoral. I would never deliberately be unkind to anyone, certainly not to a homosexual; but I would be disobeying God to remain silent about such a horrible sin as homosexuality when it is being paraded up and down the streets of America. It is nothing to be proud of Biblically. The issue is NOT about my opinion at all; but rather, what the Commandments of God tell us in the Scriptures.
God Don't Make Mistakes
...There's no such thing as being born gay!
It is impossible to have religious freedom in any
nation where churches are licensed to the government!
Church 501c3 State Licensing Is Unbiblical
by Pastor Chuck Baldwin
By accepting 501c3 status, America’s churches have effectively become state-licensed or state-sanctioned organizations. In much the same way that churches in Communist China risk vindictive state sanctions for not complying with state control, so, too, churches in the United States risk vindictive IRS sanctions for not complying with state control.
What is more than interesting is the comparison between the churches in China and the churches in America. In China, Christianity is growing exponentially. In fact, there are now more Christians in China than there are communists. Please carefully read this report:
“Though the Chinese Communist Party is the largest explicitly atheist organization in the world, with 85 million official members, it is now overshadowed by an estimated 100 million Christians in China. It is no wonder Beijing is nervous and authorities are cracking down on Christian groups.
“Christianity is growing so fast in China that some predict that it will be the most Christian nation in the world in only another 15 years. By far, the greatest growth is coming outside the official state-sanctioned churches, which are rightly considered subservient to the Communist Party. Numbers are increasing, rather, in unofficial Protestant ‘house churches’ and in the underground Catholic church.” Source: Breitbart.com
Did you get that? Let me repeat it: “By far, the greatest growth is coming OUTSIDE [emphasis added] the official state-sanctioned churches, which are rightly considered subservient to the Communist Party [state]. Numbers are increasing, rather, in UNOFFICIAL [emphasis added] Protestant ‘house churches’ and in the UNDERGROUND [emphasis added] Catholic church.”
But what do we see happening in the United States? Christianity is waning BIG TIME. On the whole, churches are in steep decline. For the most part, only the entertainment-oriented, circus variety churches are growing. The numbers of Americans professing Christianity in general and expressing loyalty to a specific church or denomination are at historic lows. And the trend for 2015 and beyond is more of the same.
The difference is, in China, Christians understand that to be loyal to Christ, they MUST NOT SUBMIT to state-sanction or license. And they are willing to defy Beijing authorities in order to be faithful to that conviction. However, in America, pastors and churches insist that they MUST SUBMIT to state control—even using Romans 13 to justify this preposterous position. Bottom line: state-sanctioned churches in America are withering, while non-state-sanctioned churches in China are mushrooming. There is no doubt that the trend in both countries will continue into and beyond 2015.
The above is from my column dated January 1, 2015. The column is entitled, "Where Will 2015 Take Us?" And the above is only a small sample of what's in the column. I hope you will read it and share it.
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Read the column here:
Note by webservant of Jesus-is-Savior.com - The 501c3 organization is a state matter, which has nothing to do with the church itself. A legitimate church may operate under the umbrella of a 501c3 organization, if they so choose, but being a 501c3 organization does not validate a biblical “church” (a church is a called out gathering of born-again believers). State-run churches are wrong! I am against state-licensing of the churches. I love and support Pastor Steven Anderson. I have posted an article that he wrote below about 501c3 licensing for you to read. I agree in part with what he says, but I also want to point out a couple things that I have a problem with.
First, Pastor Anderson's church is NOT 501c3, which I think is the way to go. However, he criticizes others as "false accusers" for criticizing churches that are 501c3 licensed. That seems hypocritical to me.
Second, a major problem in America today is that pastors and churches are selling-out to the New World Order. They are buying into the Devil's counterfeit Bible versions. They are buying into the counterfeit present-day fraud of manmade Israel. They are buying into the deception of accepting the agenda of the ungodly perverse LGBTQ community. They are being deceived on many levels, buying into the heresy of Lordship Salvation, and turning from sins to be saved. Pastor Anderson thankfully preaches against all these woeful evils, yet he falls short when it comes to 501c3 licensing. Respectfully, Brother Anderson downplays the issue as a mere matter of paperwork, but is it? You decide dear reader. My humble opinion is that state licensing of churches is a step toward state-run churches like we see in China today. It is a disturbing trend.
The average Sunday morning church service today is nothing more than a Christian happy hour! Pastor Charles Lawson Hypocritically Says Sodomites Should Die, But Also Says Local Pastor and Sheriff Grayson Fritts Can't Say That! Preachers are running scared of the media and the government. In a healthy society, the government fears the people who empower them. Our U.S. government has grown so big that they are no longer accountable to the people, and it is now open-season on We The People! The Bible foretold of these "perilous times" as we near the end times (Matthew 24; 2nd Timothy 3:12). I love Brother Anderson and am not criticizing him. I value his opinion and wanted to share his views with you, to follow...
~by David J. Stewart
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501c3 Tax Status and False Accusers
by Pastor Steven L. Anderson
Faithful Word Baptist Church is not 501c3, but I am sick and tired of good men of God being falsely accused and railed on for something that is not mentioned in the Bible and doesn't matter. The legalities of running a church (or of running a business for that matter) are very complicated, and pastors are just trying to do the best they can to figure out all this complicated paperwork and run their church legally.
Contrary to what you will read on the internet, there is nothing about 501c3 status that hinders pastors from preaching any part of the Bible. Are there pastors that are afraid to preach some parts of the Bible? Of course. However, it is because they are cowards, not because of some paper on file with the IRS.
501c3 is just a certification that a church is really a church, and that 95% of its activities are religious, educational, and charitable, as opposed to political. A church that is 501c3 certified can influence politics, but they are only allowed to spend 5% or less of their money and resources on trying to influence elections. Why in the world would any man of God want to even spend that much time on it?! I personally don't even vote, let alone try and spend more than 5% of God's time and money trying to influence our country's fake elections between two candidates that are both of Satan.
Why don't people get fired up about something that is actually biblical? Don't believe everything you read on the internet, folks. Just because a church is 501c3 doesn't mean they are "controlled by the government, not a New Testament church, controlled by the IRS, etc." Those are all lies disseminated by cult-like churches that want to claim that they are the only legitimate churches, and that everyone else is of the Devil. If churches are censoring their preaching, that is a problem. Which chapter of the tax code they fall under is not the problem.
Although 501c3 tax status is not mentioned in the Bible, here is something that is mentioned: being a false accuser, which is a major sin. The word "devil" literally means "false accuser." People going around saying that any 501c3 pastor is a "creature of the state, government puppet, FEMA pastor, false teacher, IRS stooge, antichrist, etc," are false accusers who are bearing false witness against brothers in Christ. It is amazing to me how people have no fear of blaspheming, maligning, and falsely accusing men of God over a paperwork issue that is not even mentioned in the Bible! If they were actually reading their Bibles, they would be reading about how grievous it is to be a false accuser, not about IRS issues, which God doesn't even care about.
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." - Exodus 20:16
"Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." - Exodus 23:1
"Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour." - Deuteronomy 5:20
"A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." - Proverbs 6:19
"A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape." - Proverbs 19:5
"A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish." - Proverbs 19:9
"A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly." - Proverbs 21:28
"A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow." - Proverbs 25:18
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:" - Matthew 15:19
"He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness," - Matthew 19:18
"Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother." - Mark 10:19
"Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother." - Luke 18:20
"For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." - Romans 13:9
"Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good," - 2 Timothy 3:3
"The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;" - Titus 2:3
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." - Revelation 12:10
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Obtaining Corporation Status
(501c3) is Against God
The word "church" is not meant to refer to any physical building, but refers to the worldwide body of believers in Christ. The word "church" (ecclesia in Greek - called out ones) does not refer to any organization, no matter it's name or legal status. Keep that in mind when reading this article.
It is time for Christians to wake up and turn back to God. We need to turn to the Lord and repent of our sins that we have committed against Him. We need to ask for forgiveness of tolerating idolatry that removes His Sovereignty over His Church. To see that the Church is in grave danger we must have a clear understanding of what a corporation is. We also need to realize what the courts have ruled about corporations and that a corporation has no rights, only privileges, granted by the "estate." To become a corporation removes the authority of the Lord over a corporate church and puts it under the bondage of man's law.
According to man, The State is Sovereign over its Corporations
1. "A corporation is a creature of the state. It is presumed to be incorporated for the benefit of the public. It receives certain special privileges and franchises and holds them subject to the laws of the state and the limitation of its charter. Its powers are limited by law. It can make no contract not authorized by its charter. Its rights to act as a corporation are only preserved to it so long as it obeys the laws of its creation. There is a reserved right in the legislature to investigate its contracts and ascertain if it has exceeded its powers" (Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43)
2. "[A corporation is] an artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. An association of persons created by statute as a legal entity.... The corporation is distinct from the individuals who comprise it (shareholders).... Such an entity subsists as a body politic under a special denomination, which is regarded in law as having a personality and existence distinct from that of its several members." Black's Law Dictionary West Publishing Company, 1991; 6th Edition, page 340.
3. "A corporation derives its existence and all of its powers from the State and, therefore, has only such powers as the State has conferred upon it. Power is used here to mean the legal capacity to execute and fulfill the objects and purposes for which the corporation was created, and the source of this power is the charter and the statute under which the corporation was organized." Len Young Smith and G. Gale Roberson, Smith and Roberson's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page 796.
A corporation derives its existence and all of its power from the State. The church on the other hand was created by and is the body of Christ. We belong to Him and we are subject to Him and His Laws. The source of any church's power is supposed to be the Holy Spirit; it's authority to function solely from God.
4. "Corporate existence is a privilege granted by the sovereign upon compliance with specified conditions" Len Young Smith and G. Gale Roberson, Smith and Roberson's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page 931. .
5. "Corporations are not citizens.... The term citizen... applies only to natural persons... not to artificial persons created by the legislature" Paul v. Virginia, 8 Wall. 168, 177; see also the Opinion of Field, J., in the Slaughterhouse Cases, 16 Wall.36,99 The Word of God teaches us that Christians, His Holy Church, are citizens of the household of God (Eph.2:19).
6. Every corporation has obtained a charter from the State of Incorporation. This charter is simply permission to exist given to the corporation (by the State!) without which, its operations would be considered illegal. In addition to the charter are the articles of incorporation: "The objects or purposes for which a corporation is formed are expressly stated in its articles of incorporation, which delineate in general language the type of business activities in which the corporation proposes to engage" Smith and Roberson's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page 798.
7. "Instances of non-profit corporations are educational institutions, athletic clubs, library clubs, fraternities, sororities, hospitals, and organizations which have exclusively a charitable purpose" Smith and Roberson's Business Law, West Publishing Company, 1966, page 789.
(Note: The purpose of the church is not "charity," nor is it's purpose exclusively charitable. Charity should be a function of every church, but is certainly not it's purpose. Offering worship to God, evangelism to the lost, and the fellowship and equipping of the saints are among church's exclusive purposes.
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