church conforms to the requirements of the 501(c)
(3) tax exempt status they are not
allowed to take a public
stand on issues such as prayer in school, etc. If
your church makes a public stand on political
candidates or issues they can lose their tax-free
other words, make the incentive good enough and
the church won't present their Christian beliefs
to the world. If the government will allow church
members to deduct their contributions from their
income, the church will "sell out" and
let the worldly, ungodly, demonic organizations
destroy our Christian principles. Sound kinda
Judas-like? It does to me! Have you ever wondered
why the churches do not become more involved in
issues such as prayer in school? Now you know!
Preachers, Evangelists will tell you: We must
get the gospel to the primitive countries
otherwise the unknowing, unsaved people of those
"dark" countries won't inherit the
Kingdom Of God. In other words ignorance or
"not knowing" will be no excuse, it's
off to Hell with those uninformed, ignorant
people (so they say).
~ If ignorance is no excuse ~ all those
Pastors/Preachers can't plead ignorance for
selling out God and his Son.
hate to hear their plea on judgment day.....
"Honest, Jesus, I didn't realize that
compromising our witness to the world was a
sin." Or... "But we needed the tax-free
status to build bigger buildings and pay larger
salaries to the Pastor."
can hear a lot of arguments from "the
church" as to why they have to be qualified
by the 501(c)(3) loophole. Believe me, there are
many ways to "skin that cat" if they
were not so eager to "sell out."
My Opinion: Now you know who John was referring
to when he writes about the GREAT PROSTITUTE in
the Book of Revelation.
true! God will forgive us our sins. However, we
are supposed to confess the sin and repent....
That means stop committing the sin. Is the 501(c)
(3) a sin? If it is then confess it and drop your
status. It may mean a reduction in your lifestyle
but a few sacrifices are required of those who
truly serve the Lord. Now those tithers would
truly be giving not simply showing a (tax-free)
deduction on their tax return. Makes a big
difference. Kinda separates the true believer and
the politically-correct status seeker. If you
escalated to that new standard of faith and
giving... you could speak out for the Lord and
His principles. That's what I call a faithful
follower and Disciple of Christ.
the meantime, why don't you, the reader, look
into it and tell me what you think? If you care
to, tell me the difference between Judas and your
always ready to hear new thoughts or reconsider
my position. Remember, we are seekers of truth.
Let me hear from you!