Dangers of the 501C3 Tax Exempt Church Status

When Churches decide to go with the 501 C 3 Status in order to gain tax exemptions on donations from their members, in essence they have hooked up with the government and become a corporation. Is this what the Lord Jesus Christ wants for His church? And from His people? Really?

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22 comments on “Dangers of the 501C3 Tax Exempt Church Status

  1. BT says:

    Amen, the true church is not of this world…

    Keep sharing……….

  2. Scarlett, I want to link to this (and the other link I shared), saying,

    “Scarlett’s sound text, but uses a Worldwide Church of God video.”

    Would that be okay?

    • Scarlett says:

      I honestly didn’ t know that “Elijah TV” was linked to Herbert Armstrong in any way shape of form. I used to post against that mess, but finally thought no one even followed him anymore, but guess I could be wrong. In any case, I just thought the video was good, and not sure how I missed that intro. Will try and find a replacement for it very soon.
      If you wish, you could delete that part of it as well, or whatever you wish.

      • I didn’t realize the video’s source till the very end. WWCOG has changed somewhat – complicated outcomes. It is fine with the short heads-up in my post linking here. Thank you again for this post and for the grace you show me. So much is happening in the visible church, Scarlett, and in the world around us that we cannot fall asleep.

    • Scarlett says:

      Thank you for bringing this up….it can’t be said and warned about too frequently. Many are uneducated about the dangers of the wickedness of this cult of Catholicism, but what can we say of those, who claim the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who should know better, who have tasted the Word of Truth, and yet succumb to the wooing of the Pope and Satan to “return to the Mother Church” making their faith shipwreck? This reminds me of Apostle Paul’s admonition to the Galatians, in Galatians 4:8-9:

      “Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you are turning back to those weak and worthless principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? You are observing special days and months and seasons and years

  3. Thank you, Scarlett – this is true.

    • Scarlett says:

      Indeed sister Maria…I believe it is more serious than those who practice it are aware….on different levels. First of all, the obvious linking of the church with government which is forbidden by God; and then the perpetuation of the false apostate church by supporting it financially. (Beating a dead horse or one might say putting it on life support…by financial donations); and……by keeping the laity, (so-called) back in bondage to the Law, thus, with all it’s attendant handicaps, and shackles, including the blinding of the veil where “Moses is read”.

      The Glory of the New Covenant
      …14But their minds were closed. For to this day, the same veil remains at the reading of the old covenant. It has not been lifted, because only in Christ can it be removed. 15And even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.…2nd Corinthians 3:15


  4. Tony says:

    You should read the book
    EUSEBIUS
    Life of
    Constantine by Averil Cameron & Stuart G Hall

    The 5031c(3) concept originated with Constantine and so did our present form of Clergy. The book I mention is an in-depth look at the life on Constantine by Eusebius, the bishop of Rome.

    • Scarlett says:

      It didn’t take long for Satan to get his foot in the door did it? It’s past time the Lord’s people who proclaim His Name, ought to start doing things His way…or else just stop bragging about being “the church” .

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