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Theophilus

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Free Church vs. State Church
« on: September 28, 2006, 09:27:55 PM »
Hello,

I'm considering whether or not is biblical to incorporate a church as an organization under the laws and power of the state.   Here is an excerpt from an article I was reading that really caught my attention:

Source: http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/501-church.html

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The truth is, "incorporated churches" are subject to total governmental control -- whom they may hire, what they may and may not teach and preach, they cannot conflict with "public policy" nor assault the hearer's sense of mental well-being, self esteem, sexual orientation, etc. The IRS prohibits such organizations from "carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation" (26 USC 501-C-3). This prohibition extends, not only to the endorsement of a political candidate, but also any other attempts to "influence legislation," including taking a public stand against such government-protected abominations as abortion or homosexuality. Now, the church is discovering that favors from Washington, DC have strings attached. In this case, the string is a rope that is being used to throttle her once-powerful voice, to squeeze out her very life and, eventually, to hang her by the neck until dead!

Here us another source link: http://hushmoney.org/

In Christ,

Jorge

 


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