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Is the Messiah really the head or is someone or something else?
For those who attend church, whether actively involved in the internal structure or not, it is a very important question. For those who are wanting to build the body of Messiah, the question is crucial. The head of any church is who the church is dedicated to and who the church gets its permission for existence. Most churches believe that its permission to exist came from the Heavenly Father. But even though intentions were good, the Adversary Satan came into the churches' midst and led them onto a deceitfully wrong path.
Now, for the majority of churches, the head is no longer the Messiah, and this pamphlet will show you how this happened.
When first forming a church, there are a lot of things to consider. Church incorporation is always mentioned as a necessity. Most everyone believes that a church must become incorporated to be legally recognized as a church. Satan perpetuated this lie to gain ultimate control over the Church.
Who gives the Church permission to exist? A church begins its existence with a calling of the Heavenly Father to a man who hears the voice of the Spirit. The intentions of that man are honorable and good. But through the training of society, that man believes he must go through the State for state incorporation and tax-exempt status. When this man receives these things of the State, he becomes an incorporation of the State, and in in layman's terms, he has made himself and the Church partners with the State, and has violated the vision that the Heavenly Father has given him. Because in becoming partners with the State, the Church becomes unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Cor. 6:14), and because of the partnership, the State has ultimate control over every aspect of the functions of the Church.
When any organization becomes incorporated, they are no longer a private organization, but a public one. All laws of incorporation deal with businesses. Any organization who becomes an incorporation becomes a public business, whether secular or religious, business or church. All incorporated churches are businesses representing their respective state to the people of the congregation. In reality, like it or not, the State is the head of any incorporated church. The Church voluntarily asked the State for permission to exist, and therefore, the State then becomes the head of any incorporation - any incorporated church. It is no longer Yahweh who controls the Church, but the State who controls all aspects of Church existence.
The State controls all aspects of an incorporated church through means of incorporation laws and are dictated also by state statutes. All paperwork must be sent into the State; the minutes of every meeting must be kept on file in case the State needs to see them. The State must know the names and addresses of anyone tithing over a certain amount of money, how a church advertises its meetings, how a church gains new members. The State regulates its day care, its religious instruction, the topics of sermons, its building additions, all its assets, its marriages, its deaths, and many more, and can close an incorporated church any time it pleases. It keeps the incorporated church in line with threats to revoke its incorporated and tax-exempt status: It can close an incorporated church for anything as small as picketing at a pro-life rally as a church group, for preaching a sermon it classifies as "propaganda", or because a church supports anyone who runs for state or federal office. It can close an incorporated church for any violation of fire, health, safety, and educational rules and regulations; like because it feels the Church has too many people in the services, or because it doesn't like the Church curriculum.
An unincorporated church, however, is able to be led in all aspects of Church functioning by the Heavenly Father. And unincorporated church has all the advantages of the incorporated church without the disadvantages and regulations of State control. An unincorporated church is tax-exempt by its very nature - just because its a church, and needs no permission by the State to exist by means of incorporation. By the fact that a group of people have come together in the name of the Heavenly Father automatically makes them a church. Because the supreme law of the land, the Constitution, which takes precedence over ANY state law, states; "Congress shall make no law respecting any establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." an unincorporated church is a sovereign entity, under the sole control of the heavenly Father, and can not be controlled, nor any laws made for it by the state or federal government. The forefathers that formed this country foresaw the need to protect the Church and keep it separate from the State under the headship of the Heavenly Father and His direction, without State interference.
But the only way the State or any governmental agency can prohibit the Church from doing anything it's directed to do is by a church official going to the State to ask for permission to exist as a corporate entity or to get a Federal Tax ID number, or any other privilege of the State which the Church automatically has Just by being a church. What the Church loses is headship of the Heavenly Father and what the State gains is control. The Church is the only loser. To put this in biblical terms is that the Church has sold its birthright for a bowl of pottage, just as Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a momentary filling of his belly. The Church is selling its birthright or sovereignty, all the inalienable rights the Church automatically has under the headship of the Heavenly Father, for mere privileges the State can grant and take away at will. This is not someone's opinion. These inalienable rights were drafted into the Constitution by our Christian forefathers.
The following is part of a letter that was sent to a church considering church incorporation:
"I personally vent to the IRS in Eugene, Oregon with a list of specific questions to alleviate all of our doubts and to find out what is truth. I received publications and forms to document all of the answers I received.
To fully understand the position of the IRS, we need to know the First Amendment to the Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." The IRS can make no law respecting the establishment of a church. This can be seen throughout their publications.
~Publication #557 " Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization", chapter 3, page 9 of section 501(c)(3) states: "Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption). These include: Churches, interchurch organizations of local units of a church, conventions or associations of churches or integrated auxiliaries of a church, such as a men's or women's organization, religious school, mission society, or youth group."
-In the same publication on page 14, it states; "Although a church, its integrated auxiliaries, or a convention auxiliaries, or a convention or association of churches is not required to file Form 1023 to be exempt from federal income tax or to receive TAX DEDUCTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS (emphasis added), such an organization may find it advantageous to obtain recognition of exemption."
"The four questions specifically asked were:
(1) -"Is a church tax-exempt by its very nature?" Yes, as upheld by the First Amendment.
(2) -"Is a church, by law, required to have an IRS tax- exempt status for its contributions to be tax deductible? If the church meets the IRS requirements of a church, it will allow the tax deductions; specifically:
"In order to determine whether recognition of exemption should appropriately be extended to an organization seeking to meet the religious purposes test of section 501 (c) (3), the Internal Revenue Service maintains two basic guidelines:
That the particular religious beliefs of the organization are truly and sincerely held, and
That the practices and rituals associated with the organization's religious belief or creed are not illegal or contrary to clearly defined public policy." (Pub. 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization)
ACCORDING TO WHO'S DETERMINATION? Would be my first question.
The answer being: The same government that sets itself up as God --who changes times and laws --Demanding Obedience of the non-consenting people even forcing them to Break the Laws of the Covenant Restored, teaching Disobedience to The MostHigh Creator's Anointed and our Righteous King IaHUShUA.
What the right hand Pretendeth to give, the left hand taketh away!
(3) "Is it against the law for a church to function financially or otherwise without government or IRS involvement?? No, as clearly seen in the First Amendment and by IRS admission of automatic tax-exempt status.
(4) "What does the IRS say are the disadvantages of church incorporation and tax-exempt status? "The organization must not carry on propaganda, influence legislation, or intervene in political campaigns on behalf of or, after December 22, 1987, in opposition to, any candidates" (Code Sec. 501(c)(3) paragraph 4506, pg. 1636).
This means that the organization must not preach anything the government considers propaganda nor can the organization participate in political campaigns, including having a part in supporting a certain candidate. This was changed in 1987 after Pat Robertson started running for presidential office. If the Church ever supports him again, or any other candidate, the IRS may revoke the Church's tax-exempt status. The Church also must not try to influence legislation such as, picket, lobby, write letters, etc. Individuals may do this, but the Church can not stand behind them in name.
So why does the IRS and government encourage federal and state involvement in church affairs? Basically greed and control. The freedom to follow the command of the Heavenly Father has been stolen. The Church must ask the State for permission to follow the direction of the Heavenly Father. What happens when the State says No!"? It has said "no" many times. The command of the Heavenly Father usually is ignored out of fear of penalty by the State. When the commands of the Heavenly Father are ignored, the Church is in sin and Satan controls the Church. The State may not have attacked your church specifically, but it has to over 6,000 churches here in the United States. Your church may be next.
For those already in an incorporated church, it's not too late to give control back to the Heavenly Father. The answer is to disincorporate and gain back the sovereignty and the vision that the Heavenly Father gave you. For those who are considering starting a church, don't fall into the incorporation trap of those who have fallen before you.
Many churches are being closed down in America for small, incidental things. It's time the church woke up and looked around it at our brothers and sisters being persecuted, not Just in Russia, but here in America today. Persecution is here and very much alive. It's not too late for your church. Gain back control while there is still time.
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