Disturbing 501c3 Corporate Church Report
It is impossible to have religious freedom in any nation where churches are licensed to the government!
by Pastor Scott Johnson | February 2009
Note from webmaster of Jesus -is-Savior— In order to be licensed as a “legal” church, the government requires what is called a 501c31 non-profit organization. In so doing, the government has control over those churches. The early Christians in the Bible met in each other's homes (Philemon 1:2), they were not State-licensed organizations. The Church is not a business!
The L.A. Times has just reported that local ministers are being asked to spread the word about the upcoming digital TV switch. Standing in the pulpit of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in South Los Angeles FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein asked the Baptist Ministries Conference of Los Angeles (nearly 50 African American preachers) to include information on the June 12 digital TV switch in their sermons. Woodie Ramsey, a deacon at Southern Missionary Baptist Church of South East Los Angeles, said the ministers were prepared to spread the word: "It's incumbent upon each church to take care of the needs of its ministry, and this is just one more need for our people," he said. "We'll do our part."
Meanwhile "The Worldwide Church of God" has refused to divulge how many of its pastors are now on the FEMA payroll, after a member expressed concerns about religious leaders being used to condition their congregation to accept the declaration of martial law. In a May 2006 a story first broke (& has since been confirmed) the shocking news that FEMA was training pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to obey the government in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation. A KSLA news report confirmed that 'Clergy Response Teams' are being trained by the federal government to quell dissent and pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law. We will also be covering many more topics that relate to this subject.
Here are some eye-opening sermons by Pastor Scott Johnson about the unbiblical 501c3 church movement:
Part 1 (MP3)
Part 2 (MP3)
Part 3 (MP3)
Part 4 (MP3)
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Note by webservant of Jesus-is-Savior.com - I agree with Pastor Anderson's opinion below. 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 gathering of born-again believers). Although I think 501c3 state-licensing is unbiblical, I do not believe that doing so negates the legitimacy of the church. ~David J. Stewart
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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impossible to have religious freedom in any
nation where churches are licensed to the government!
The Now Forming Godless, Global, Totalitarian, Communist, Police State
There are massive efforts underway to prohibit Bible-believing Christians from preaching against homosexuality and abortion.
It takes a good man to break a bad man's laws. Daniel did just that, when he prayed in spite of a new law that made praying to the God of Jerusalem a crime. Daniel was tried and convicted and punished by being thrown into a lion's den. Why do you think Paul spent so much time in prison? It was because he taught people contrary to the law (Acts 18:13; 21:28). Michael Marcavage has been repeatedly arrested and even convicted in court, found guilty of preaching the Bible. Yet, woefully ignorant pastors and Christian leaders continue to teach their congregations to submit to abuse and tyranny. It's apostasy!
In fact, the government has recruited 26,000 clergy so far to be part of their “Clergy Response Team,” with letters advising pastors to use Romans 13 to brainwash their congregations to obey government authorities. These letters came from Homeland Security!
America's churches have been corporatized. Sadly, America today doesn't stand for freedom and liberty anymore as so many people foolishly think. Our nation stands for IMPERIALISM (aggressively imposing our rule of tyranny over foreign nations). The U.S. Department of Defense has troops in over 150 nations around the world. While campaigning for the Office of U.S. President, Senator Barack Obama promised to bring the troops home, first thing, if he became U.S. president. What a liar!
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Why are America's churches silent about massive blatant crimes being committed in government today? Its because the IRS will show up at their front door if even one church member or visitor turns that pastor into the government. 501c3 licensing means that your church is in bed, unequally yoked together, with the heathen government. You are partners in business together. In exchange for tax-exempt status you've sold your liberty to speak out against evil in high places. I actually heard a foolish pastor say that their church was PROUD to be a 501c3 state-licensed business.
America's rulers have largely justified evil works; such as abortion, killing Terri Schiavo, gambling, homosexuality and all the sexual filth of sin-city. Pornography is legal. Abortion is legal. Drunkenness is legal. Gambling is legal. Prostitution is legal in Nevada and Rhode Island. Homosexuality is legal. Witchcraft is legal. Fornication is legal. Public nudity is legal in many places in America; such as, Haulover Beach in Florida and Brattleboro, Vermont. Someone needs to take an uncompromising stand for what is right! Someone needs to preach against sin and evil in America! Wake Up!
—By David J. Stewart
It is impossible to have religious freedom in any
nation where churches are licensed to the government!