Bible Believers' Newsletter 1044
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.
Most believe we live in a democracy when in fact we live under a soft corporate-banker fascist police and surveillance state. I say "soft" because in the United States the government has mastered the art of control through media, not simply the corporate media, but also woven through the products of an entertainment industry that collaborates with the Pentagon and the CIA. The state has done this for a very long time in America—from the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the FBI's COINTELPRO and beyond. Technology has given the state the ability to covertly destroy its political enemies, whereas previously it took a lot of footwork. Admittedly, this isn't in-your-face like China's social credit system, but the end result approaches what China is after—total control of the population and the removal of all serious political opponents challenging the state's hegemonic rule (globalresearch.ca).
This sets the pace for our main article, "Created by the State," by contributing author Pastor Don Elmore who illustrates the tightening of the "squeeze" upon the Christian Church by the Universal Commercial Codes (UCC) whose genesis is the Ancient Babylonian Codes, mother of the Babylonian Talmud and Canon law of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church which will shortly rule Lucifer's one world government that Jesus refused (Matthew 4:8-9). Modern events are made clear by prophecy.
Brother Don's article is based upon an ongoing matter before the US Federal Court as our four year ordeal was conducted in the Australian Federal Court. The same 'hidden hand' is working to reduce population and return all nations to feudal serfdom.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Russia establishes No-Fly zone over Latakia Province
September 24, 2018 — "The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia will prevent a repeat of the IL-20 aircraft tragedy," Bondarev told the Russian Federation's Council this evening. "After creating a no-fly zone in Latakia, it is necessary to announce that any unauthorized objects in the sky over Hmeimim Airport will definitely be eliminated." He added that the S-300 will not only be deployed at the Hmeimim Airbase, but also, in several parts of the country. Full story: almasdarnews.com southfront.org
Putin keeps Cool and averts WWIII as Israeli-French Gamble in Syria Backfires
September 22, 2018 — By initiating an attack on the Syrian province of Latakia, home to the Russia-operated Khmeimim Air Base, Israel, France and the United States certainly understood they were flirting with disaster. Yet they went ahead . . . On the pretext that Iran was preparing to deliver a shipment of weapon production systems to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Israeli F-16s, backed by French missile launches in the Mediterranean, destroyed what is alleged to have been a Syrian Army ammunition depot.
What happened next is already well established: a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft, which the Israeli fighter jets had reportedly used for cover, was shot down by an S-200 surface-to-air missile system operated by the Syrian Army. Fifteen Russian servicemen perished in the incident, which could have been avoided had Israel provided more than just one-minute warning before the attack. As a result, chaos ensued . . . By virtue of the fact that the French and Israeli forces were teaming up to attack the territory of a sovereign nation, thus forcing Syria to respond in self-defense, it is rather obvious where ultimate blame for the downed Russian plane lies.
"The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side," Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. "The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership, so we reserve the right to respond."
Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, took admirable efforts to prevent the blame game from reaching the boiling point, telling reporters that the downing of the Russian aircraft was the result of "a chain of tragic circumstances, because the Israeli plane didn't shoot down our jet."
Nevertheless, following this extremely tempered and reserved remark, Putin vowed that Russia would take extra precautions to protect its troops in Syria, saying these will be "the steps that everyone will notice" . . . because Russia . . . suffered a 'friendly-fire' incident from its own antiquated S-200 system . . . Moscow will certainly be asking their Israeli partners if it is justifiable to subject Russian servicemen to unacceptable levels of danger . . . in order to defend Israeli interests. Full story: strategic-culture.org
US History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes
September 24, 2018 — It is important to note that nowhere in H.R. 1724—Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 is there a legal commitment made by the United States itself, to eliminate its own chemical and biological weapons capabilities. This is not an oversight, yet speaks to the imperial hypocrisy of the United States and an acknowledgement that it alone has been the largest perpetrator of chemical weapons use and proliferation for more than 50 years. It currently maintains the largest stockpile of both chemical and biological warfare agents of any nation on the planet, and continues to expand its biological weapons research and development on a scale far larger than any other country. See map Pentagon biological laboratories in 25 countries surrounding Russia, China and Iran . . . Full story: southfront.org
Trump, Israeli Regime-Sponsored Terrorist Attack in Iran?
September 23, 2018 — Both the anti-Iranian (Arab separatist) Al-Ahwaz group and ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Shekarchi said terrorists involved were trained by the US (the CIA and/or special forces) and Israel's Mossad in two Persian Gulf states, likely Saudi Arabia and the UAE if the report is accurate—both countries militantly hostile toward Iran, along with Washington and Israel.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called the criminal assault "the continuation of plots" hatched by Washington and their regional partners in high crimes, aiming to cause chaos and destabilize Iran . . . Ahead of parade day, the terrorists hid AK-47 assault rifles in a park along the parade route, said Shekarchi. The incident lasted about 10 minutes, attackers wearing military uniforms, according to reports. The event commemorated the anniversary of the Iran/Iraq war, beginning on September 22, 1980—continuing until August 20, 1988. (The Carter administration allegedly backed it covertly. War continued throughout most of Reagan's tenure, ending in stalemate, hundreds of thousands killed on both sides, countless others injured). Incidents like Saturday's are well-planned in advance. The Trump, Netanyahu, and Saudi regimes were silent about it . . . Vladimir Putin said the following to Rouhani . . . "I would like to confirm our readiness to continue building cooperation with Iranian partners in resisting this evil" . . .
Ahead of the terrorist attack on Friday, Mike Pompeo warned the Islamic Republic, saying the Trump regime "will not let Iran get away with using a proxy force to attack an American interest. Iran will be held accountable for those incidents." Amply documented, Washington, NATO, Israel, the Saudis, and their imperial partners are the world's leading state sponsors of terrorism. (Al Qaeda, ISISI, et al) . . . Iran, Russia, Syria and Hezbollah are its committed adversaries, wanting the scourge of terrorism combated and eliminated . . . Full story: globalresearch.ca
Moon Jae-in & Kim Jong-un Meet in Pyongyang. Preamble to a North-South Peace Agreement: Repeal of the ROK-US Combined Forces Command (CFC)
September 19, 2018 — Washington has attempted to block the inter-Korean dialogue and sabotage the peace process. The negotiations with Pyongyang (on behalf of the Trump administration) are led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is accused by the DPRK of carrying out "gangster like tactics".
The Trump administration has no intention of reaching a peace agreement which would annul the Armistice Agreement of 1953. Under this agreement the US and the DPRK are still at war. It is therefore essential for the DPRK and ROK within the framework of the inter-Korean dialogue to reach a bilateral agreement which would render the 1953 armistice (US, DPRK, China) null and void . . . annulment of the CDC is therefore crucial. A prerequisite to the implementation of the April 27 agreement is that the ROK government of president Moon Jae-in have full jurisdiction over its armed forces.
The legal formulation of this bilateral entente is crucial. The bilateral arrangement would in effect bypass Washington's refusal. It would establish the basis of peace on the Korean peninsula, without foreign intervention, namely without Washington dictating its conditions. It would require as a second step (following the annulment of the Joint Forces command) the withdrawal of all US troops from the ROK.
Moreover . . . the militarization of the ROK under the OPCOM agreement, including the development of new military bases, is also intent upon using the Korean peninsula as a military launchpad threatening both China and Russia. Under OPCON, "in the case of war," the entire forces of the ROK could be mobilized under US command against China or Russia. Full story: globalresearch.ca North and South Korea declare peace.
Comment: The united States is the image of the beast of Revelation 13:11-18.
Growing Pressure for Clexit – (even from France) and UNexit is Born
September 25, 2018 — President Trump has extinguished all hopes that USA will join the Paris Climate Agreement. Since then, other countries are heading towards the Climate Exit. An increasing number of prominent people are joining the campaign to counter the falsehood that man-made CO2 emissions drive global climates, and to expose the threat that UN agencies will take control of every aspect of our lives. The list of dissidents includes:
Tim Ball of Canada led the rush for the exit: "Canada has more culpability than any other nation for creating and perpetuating the climate deception. It is not an exaggeration to say that Canada was central to creating and mobilizing the false claim of anthropogenic global warming (AGW)."
Graham Williamson from Australia explains why this is not just about climate alarm and the war on coal—there is a far deeper agenda. This not-so-secret agenda covers climate regulations and carbon taxes, paying climate 'debts,' enforcing sustainability, control of education, wealth re-distribution, enforcing a NWO, controlling national boundaries and migration, enforcing global environmental laws and preventing environmental backsliding by deplorables . . . "We also need UNexit" . . . Full story: carbon-sense.com
Comment: Amen. And not before time.
The Secret History of 9/11
September 25, 2018 — The real perpetrators are still out walking around, knowing they have a tried-and-true successful template in their pocket to redeploy at a time of their choosing in an updated fashion. The anomalies of 9-11 just scream out at you, yet our entire security structure seems to have been struck dumb by a secret space weapon.
Not one official with any standing at all, has challenged VT's 9/11 reporting. That includes mass media, which, to date, has not put in one call "to learn more," and perhaps revisit their own coverage, or should I say cover-up . . . For the first time in nearly a year, a 9/11 investigator has revealed highly classified information on the real events of 9/11, not a terror attack, but rather a nuclear attack on the United States, not a surprise at all, but one the US had expected, one predicted by a former American president and one purposefully ignored by President Clinton and quite probably facilitated by George W. Bush, who certainly empowered the cover up . . . Full story: veteranstoday.com
China and Vatican reach Deal on Appointment of Bishops
September 22, 2018 — The Vatican [has] reached a provisional deal with the Chinese government to end a decades-old power struggle over the right to appoint bishops in China. It was the Communist country's first formal recognition of the pope's authority within the Roman Catholic Church . . . Under the deal, Pope Francis recognized the legitimacy of seven bishops appointed by the Chinese government. Because they had not been selected by the Vatican, they had previously been excommunicated. The agreement was in keeping with the pope's outreach to parts of the world where he hopes to increase the church's presence and spread its message. It gives the church greater access to a huge population where the growth of Protestantism is far outpacing Catholicism. But for critics loath to share any of the church's authority with an authoritarian government, the accord represented a shameful retreat and the setting of a dangerous precedent for future relations with other countries. If finalized, the deal would be the biggest breakthrough in often frosty relations between the two sides since they severed diplomatic ties in 1951. It could lead them to re-establish formal relations, but as a condition China would require the Vatican to cut ties with its rival Taiwan. If the Vatican agreed, that would be a major victory for China. Other big questions remain . . . Full story: nytimes.com
Officials destroying Crosses, burning Bibles in China
Sepember 10, 2018 — China's government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning Bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in China.
The campaign corresponds with a drive to "Sinicize" religion by demanding loyalty to the officially atheist Communist Party and eliminating any challenge to its power over people's lives . . . Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, religious believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival. Experts and activists say that as he consolidates his power, Xi is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982 . . . Chinese law requires religious believers to worship only in congregations registered with the authorities, but many millions belong to so-called underground or house churches that defy government restrictions . . .
All of China's officially recognized religions appear to have been affected by the crackdown. In the most extreme example, an estimated 1 million Uighurs and other members of Muslim minority groups in the country's northwest have been arbitrarily detained in indoctrination camps where they are forced to denounce Islam and profess loyalty to the Communist Party . . . Full story: apnews.com
China threatens US with 'Consequences' if it does not Revoke Sanctions over Russian Weapons Deal
September 22, 2018 — US State Department imposed sanctions on China's Equipment Development Department (EED), the branch of the military responsible for weapons procurement, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in "significant transactions" with Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter. The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said. They block the Chinese agency, and Li, from applying for export licenses and participating in the US financial system, Reuters reported previously.
Beijing has emerged as the first export customer of Russia's S-400 missile system to be slapped with US sanctions over its planned purchase of the system after months of failure by Washington to persuade allies to drop interest in similar deals . . . NATO member Turkey has refused to comply with US demands to drop its S-400 purchase. India . . . has also refused to drop its S-400 deal despite hints that it could result in sanctions . . . Saudi Arabia and Qatar also mulling a purchase . . . Full story: zerohedge.com
Trump to Investigate Google, Facebook under New Executive Order
September 22, 2018 — While not specifically calling out companies by name, the document orders US antitrust officials to "thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws," while instructing other agencies to return recommendations within a month of Trump signing the EO which could potentially "protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias."
The document doesn't name any specific companies. If signed, the order would represent a significant escalation of Trump's antipathy toward Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies, whom he has publicly accused of silencing conservative voices and news sources online . . .
The draft order directs that any actions federal agencies take should be "consistent with other laws"—an apparent nod to concerns that it could threaten the traditional independence of US law enforcement or conflict with the First Amendment, which protects political views from government regulation. —Bloomberg
Last month, Trump tweeted that "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won't let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others" . . . Full story: zerohedge.com
A Subscriber Wrote
September 22, 2018 — Last night I performed at the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington, DC. My start time was delayed because the Ambassador spoke longer than expected.
The most interesting thing about the Embassy was that they have no security, at least none that I could see. No guards or searching of guests. I can usually spot plainclothes agents but I didn't see any. The door was open from the time I arrived and after l left. I looked at the room when I arrived and returned to the car twice to get my equipment and bunny. A woman carried my bag out for me when I left. Each time the door was wide open with no guard. It was like the free country that we grew up in. In the Freedom loving USA we even have guards at grocery stores and drug stores.
The ambassador's son came and sat with me to visit. He is in high school and told me his older brother is at Yale. They tipped me $125 and also gave me a beautiful cashmere scarf as a gift for my wife. Pretty nice. I have been to a lot of embassies and can't remember any other diplomatic party without guards.
Created by the State
By Don Elmore © 2018 all rights reserved
John 2:16, "Make not my Father's house a house of merchandise."
Andrew and I went to Grand Rapids, Michigan to witness the Law case of the two Michigan prisoners vs. the State of the Michigan Department of Corrections. The case was held on Monday, August 13, 2018. It was an eye-opening experience for me. It gave me a vivid impression of what the federal court system was all about. It is not about the truth, at all.
We went first to a Church service on Sunday in Indiana, had dinner afterwards, and then travelled the three hours to Grand Rapids. We found the federal court house in downtown and then drove to the suburbs to find a motel.
The next morning, we got up at 6.00 a.m. and left for the Courthouse about an hour later. We parked at the Courthouse parking garage. The city and county courthouses were in one building and the federal in another. We had a little over a half an hour left before the case was scheduled to start, so we began walking, looking for a small place to have a little breakfast. We found a coffee shop where I had a coffee and a bagel and Andrew had a sandwich and a drink. It was the girl's first day on the job at this establishment, so it took longer than normal to get our food. But it did keep our appetite at bay for most of the day.
After breakfast we walked the couple of blocks back to the federal courthouse. On our way back, it was obvious what companies had the "big money." For in the centre were all the courthouses, surrounded by the Bank of America skyscraper, the Chase Bank skyscraper, the 5/3 Bank skyscraper, the Western Michigan Bank skyscraper, etc. The banks surrounded the courthouses in the city of Grand Rapids.
And it took us a while to find the entrance into the federal courthouse. We walked around three-fourths of the building, had to go up the stairs in the garage, and then find the entrance door to the courthouse, which was in the back of the federal building. Entering, we had to go through the metal detectors, identical to what happens in the airports.
The federal employees told us to take off our belts and shoes and put all keys, coins and other metal objects in a container and have them run through the scanner. After doing this, I went through the metal detector first, but the buzzing sound blared loud and clear as soon as I had walked through the devise. I had something that I was not allowed to have. What was it? I found it before they did. I had failed to pull out of my pocket my cell phone.
As I gave my cell phone back to the federal guards, they informed surprising information to me that no cell phones were allowed in the courtrooms. The cell phones had to be taken back to the car. I didn't want to go through all the trouble of putting back on my belt and shoes and going to the car and then coming back and repeating the process all over again. So, I asked Andrew if he wouldn't mind taking our cell phones back to the car. He said he would. So, he went back to the car, and I travelled up the elevator to the sixth floor.
I arrived at the judge's room (at room #601) at 8:30 a.m. There were two large doors that opened into the big courtroom. I entered this spacious courtroom, which had a very high ceiling, with the judge's chair up front, and a witness chair off to our right side. Then there was a woman in front of the judge's right side . . . I'm not sure what she was doing. And then we had the plaintiff and the defense teams sitting on the left and right side in very expensive, large chairs. On the right side were fourteen large chairs, presumably for the jury.
The plaintiff had three lawyers. The main lawyer of the prisoners has spent twenty-five years contesting these kinds of cases. He had with him two recently graduated Michigan State students who he helped present the case. The one, a woman, questioned Scott; and the other, a man, questioned James. The defense had only one lawyer.
The judge hadn't entered yet. In fact, none of the litigants had either. Soon, Andrew arrived and we sat in court in the witness pews behind all the lawyers. Soon, three other witnesses arrived and sat on the left side, while we were sitting on the right side. One of them came over to us and introduced herself as Scott's girlfriend. The two people with her were friends of hers. She asked me if I knew of a preacher who had moved from Texas to Michigan and the only one I knew of was Pastor Ken Kemble. As soon as I said his name, she replied "Yes, that's the one." She told me that she wanted to go to his church.
I replied that I didn't know what city he was in, but if she gave me her email address, I would email it to her when I found it out. So, the next day, I emailed Ken and asked for his address and then emailed the city that he was in to her. Ken is pastor of the church that is only forty miles from where she lives. He is in the city of Capac, Michigan; she lives near Flint.
The prisoners were over a half-hour late, and they came in through the side door handcuffed with their hands behind them and their ankles shackled. They walked over to their chairs on the left side and sat down. Almost immediately the judge came in and everyone was told to rise. The trial was ready to begin.
I think that I will stop here and take up the next situation in the trial and continue it next week as I am running out of time. It would take too long to cover everything in one sermon, so, I will split it up over several weeks.
How did the United States get like this, anyway? What is the prison system? Why is the Bible very seldom used in the courtroom? The plaintiffs' attorney was a former Methodist but is now a proud atheist. How did that happen? An atheist being the lawyer for two Christian clients. What a fiasco!
The united States of America was a Republic until after the War Between the States. Because of the war, the nation was bankrupt. The bankers worked out a deal for the united States. It was a treasonous deal. They decided that the government should create another form of government for the District of Columbia to operate under, via the Act of 1871. It was called Private International Law, not Common Law, which was the law of the Constitutional Republic.
I might point out that the courtroom had two American flags that were on either side of the judge slightly behind his chair. Both flags were identical. They both had a yellow fringe around the flag. Is that an American flag? If I were a "expert witness," I thought I would ask the question: "Don't these flags represent that this court is an Admiralty Law Court?" Yes, it does. And that is the reason that the Bible is not sworn on by any witness and that the Bible carries no weight in any testimony.
In this new government, the Admiralty Law, the Law of the Sea, the various arms of government were known as "departments" such as the Judiciary, Justice and Treasury. Hmmm. The trial that we were witnessing was the two prisoners vs. the Michigan Department of Corrections. All of these "departments" belong to corporations.
Realize too that the corporation is not a separate and distinct entity from the government. It is the government. It is the "corporate empire of the UNITED STATES," which operates under Roman Civil Law outside of the Constitution. Congressmen do not work for the people, they are the servants of the corporate government and carry out its bidding. The President is the CEO of the corporation of the UNITED STATES.
The UNITED STATES (all capitalized) government is basically a corporate instrument of the international bankers. The corporation owns the people from birth to death [by means of your straw man, a legal fiction and artificial entity created at birth using your name in UPPER CASE. Whereas you are a living flesh and blood human being, your straw man is a corporate sole person established under legislative authority and considered by statute a citizen of the government. It is in fact a government agency by definition of the way in which it was created. Read this]. The corporate government also owns all the assets, property, and children of the people. With the Act of 1871 and subsequent legislation of the 14th Amendment, our nation changed its form of government from a Republic to a democracy.
But that isn't all. Cities, counties, and states have all been turned into corporations. But there is more. The YMCA, YWCA, Boy Scouts, Youth Football Leagues and other activities are corporations. But that is not all. Practically every business in America is now incorporated. But that is not all. Almost every flesh and blood person in America is incorporated. But that is not all. Practically every church in America is incorporated, too.
A few days before the Court Case, last Sunday, I came across a book from Pastor Mark's library that is now located in our church building. Much thanks to Jim Jester for all the work that he did in transporting and putting in order all the books from our late pastor's study. It is a great source of information for our people to use.
As I was reading through one book . . . the thought hit me. This is the major point in the case. True Christianity is not an artificial person. It is not a creation of the state. It has not lost its power of the first amendment. It is not a 501c3 Church. It is not incorporated. What does that mean? How do you start a church today, anyhow?
"Corporation: An artificial being created by law and composed of individuals who subsist as a body politic under a special denomination. A corporation aggregate is a collection of individuals united in one body by such a grant of privileges as secures succession of members without changing the identity of the body and constitutes the members of the time being one artificial person or legal being capable of transacting the corporate business like a natural person." —Bouvier's Law Dictionary.
The UNITED STATES became a corporation in 1871. A little bit later in 1913, the Federal Reserve Banking System was created. This was followed by the income tax, the Internal Revenue System and then the 501c3 provision that granted tax-exemption from paying the income tax to charitable institutions. Soon a lot changed, not only in the United States, but in the world. Churches are among the things that have changed. They have become corporations so they can transact business.
Over five years ago, I met a waitress at Larosa's Pizza. I would go there for lunch between classes. I was reading a book that was about the occult and how it influenced the church. We got talking about it and then she told me that she was going to college at night to become a pastor. (She was not qualified to be a pastor, as she was a woman.) But what she told me was fascinating. Her school was teaching her:
- How to Legally Start a Church,
- Audit or Finances,
- Employment Law, Guidelines for Ministries,
- Sample Staff Handbook.
These were four of her textbooks that she used in class. They were all published by the "Christian" Law Association. I would say that there is a Jew behind the so-called "Christian" Law Association. I asked for her books, since she was finished with them. She gave them to me. Here they are right here.
In the book titled: How to Legally Start a Ministry, it says:
"Whether you choose to incorporate or remain unincorporated, there are certain provisions which are required in order for your ministry to be tax-exempt.
The Internal Revenue Code exempts from federal income taxation those organizations that meet the qualifications listed in IRC 501c3. Section 501c3 organizations are primarily religious, charitable, and educational institutions . . .
An organization which is tax exempt under Section 501c3 of the IRS Code must refrain from certain political activities in order to remain tax exempt. A provision must be included in your organizational document which states that no substantial part of the activities of the ministry shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and that the ministry shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) of any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.
In order to be tax exempt, a ministry must have a published racial non-discrimination clause in the organizational document. This clause should state that the ministry shall have a racially non-discriminatory policy, and, therefore, shall not discriminate against applicants, students, employees, and others on the basis of race, colour, or national or ethnic origin."
What's wrong with this? What's right with this would be a better question. The IRS Code, Section 501c3, exempts qualified organizations from taxation. Among these are "religious" organizations. Because of the establishment clause, government was never given any authority to tax a religion anyway, so, in point of fact, churches are immune from taxation.
So, the churches traded being immune from taxation to being exempt from taxation. Is there a difference? Yes, there is. The distinction between an immunity and exemption is most significant. If your church is immune from taxation, it means that it can never be revoked. It can never be taken away. If your church is granted an exemption, then it is conditional, because it is granted with stipulations which can change its exemption to certain taxes.
Immunity is a sovereign, God-given right. It was given to the church by the LORD God. It can never be taxed. But the exemption is granted as a matter of administrative procedure, meaning that it is typically a bureaucrat who bestows it. The tax-exempt status can be modified, amended, or revoked for any number of reasons. A bureaucrat can likewise take it away without any due process of law. It is impossible for any organization to maintain both a tax-immune and a tax-exempt status—they are mutually exclusive. A church must be one or the other.
When a church receives a tax-exempt status from the government, it waives its sovereignty and tax immunity. Since an exemption is clearly inferior to an immunity and may be revoked, why have most of the churches in America done this? What if, at some time in the future, Congress elects to eliminate certain exemptions? Your church is still going to be euphemistically called "tax-exempt," it's just not exempt from all taxes.
This happened with the approval of President Ronald Reagan in 1984. 501c3 churches were required to reclassify all church workers as "employees" and start paying Social Security tax for them. Not all non-501c3 churches have employees; they have ministers. Only businesses have employees. Only churches who signed up as 501c3 churches had to pay the tax.
(This is what made the difference in Pastor Greg Dixon's case in Indianapolis. His church was a 501c3 church and they were trying to get rid of their license with the government. So, they stopped paying the social security tax of its workers, while they were still a 501c3 church waiting for it to be terminated. It took some time to eliminate the status, but they still had to pay the workers' tax until it was dropped. It amounted to several million dollars.)
There is another major difference. The 501c3 churches must keep track of the contributions that they receive and report it to the IRS if necessary. Weekly envelopes and checks are two ways that a church can be a tax collector for the government and verify the tax-exemption for its givers.
But a true church does not have to report its contributions. Privacy is important. In fact, it is a sin to report the contributions that a person has made, either to the government or to the church. A church is to guarantee privacy to its individual members.
Although there is no justifiable rationale for a church to incorporate, or to seek a tax-exempt status, the clergy seem to find plenty of excuses as to why it's still a good idea. In most cases, attorneys have convinced the clergy based upon alleged benefits and privileges offered by the government.
It's been far too long that pastors, evangelists, deacons, elders, missionaries, and churchgoers have sat in ignorance on this matter, so read this carefully: If a church has a 501c3 incorporated status, it means that the church is a corporation of the state. Here is the important information, which is not told the church, which the 501c3 contract gives to the signee:
- The creator of your church is the State.
- The State is the sole authority and sovereign head over your church.
- Your church is subject to the laws of the State which limits its powers.
- Your church has no constitutionally protected rights.
- Your church is an artificial person.
- Your church submits to a State Charter declaring it is a creature of the State.
- Your church is created for the benefit of the public.
- Your church is a State franchise.
- Your church is a privilege granted by the State.
- (The word church can also be replaced with ministry or mission.)
All licensed churches are treated at law as charitable organizations, when they are used for tax deductible purposes. All corporations, because of their legal recognition as business entities, are the embodiment of the State-granted business franchises, merchandizing and engaging in commerce according to the terms of their charter. When a church incorporates, it must designate to the State certain officers which it has appointed to its various business offices. This is no different than any other business which serves a public interest, either for-profit or not-for-profit. The corporate officer has placed himself in the service of the State and is accountable for his every word and action. This is particularly true of the corporation which is a tax-exempt, charitable organization.
So, who is this Pastor/President of the Church, Inc. serving; the LORD God of Israel or the government? He is attempting to serve both; even though scripture clearly tells him that this is impossible (Luke 16:13).
Now who is sovereign? The creator or the creature? The charter establishes, as a matter of public record, that the State is sovereign over what it has created. That which the State creates it may also "put asunder," and this is especially true should the corporation exceed what is specified in its charter.
There is no law anywhere that requires any church to get a 501c3 corporate contract; so, the obvious question we need to ask is, "Why would a pastor/church want to get 501c3 status?" There are three basic reasons for getting it:
1. TRADTION: Over the past 70 years, 501c3 has just become something that the church and their elders do without considering (or caring about) the consequences. Mark 7:7: "Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men".
2. MONEY: A "tax-exempt" status means that individuals and businesses can write off donations on their taxes and increase their own profits, which increases the frequency and size of donations and checks that appear in the offering plates.
I Timothy 6:10: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows".
3. PEER PRESSURE: All the churches practically have done it, why shouldn't we? The lawyers (scribes) have a monetary urge to get all the churches to sign up as soon as possible, and the enemies of Christendom have a desire to destroy the influence of Christianity to almost nothing.
There are hundreds of thousands of churches in America which have incorporated. Over 98% of all churches function as corporations, just like the cities, counties, states, country, school systems, businesses, etc. all do. We are a nation, a world, of corporations.
What is wrong with a church being incorporated? It should be impossible to create a "Church-Corporation." It is like a "Judeo-Christian" Church. The terms are conflicting and contradictory. Either Jesus the Christ is the head of His church, or the state is. It is not possible for both Christ and the State to establish and maintain jurisdiction over the Church. The "ecclesia," the called-out ones, cannot enter into a contract of submission and complicity with the world and remain called out!
The typical 501c3 churchgoer or preacher says the reason they got 501c3 incorporated was so they didn't have to file a federal income tax return for the church. The next reason is that the pastor or lay members cannot be sued for what the church does. Whenever you hear a preacher or churchgoer make this excuse, you can know for certainty they have no clue what they're talking about, because a church doesn't have to file a tax return any more than a book club must file a tax return. In the eyes of the State, the church does not exist. Therefore, they are in a legal sense "invisible," which means their church didn't owe any taxes, and that also means they never needed tax exemption. In short, the only reason they were eligible to be taxed in the first place was because they registered their church building under 501c3, which means the state is offering "tax exemption" as payment when you give up your right to be invisible. (i.e. It's a trap.)
The State of Kentucky, which is a corporation, does not recognizes the Fellowship of God's Covenant People as a church. It doesn't exist in the State's eyes. It is because the Fellowship of God's Covenant People has not registered as a business under 501c3. It was not created by the State of Kentucky. It did not have to report its officers to the State. It does not have to abide by all the State laws, both good or evil. It is not bound by its charter. It doesn't even have a charter. It can be a watchman for the people of Israel. It can criticize the government and oppose its unlawful laws.
The prison system in Michigan is a corporation. The non-501c3 church, in their eyes, doesn't exist. So, how can the prison system have any jurisdiction over a Christian church study group in their prisons? How can they even make the statement that they are forbidden to meet because their enemy (the Jewish SPLC) say that they promote violence and are a hate group? Christian Identity is not violent, but it is not tolerant as all corporations must be. Why isn't the prison system, a corporation, tolerant toward a non-denominational Christian church?
How many Baptists have committed acts of violence? How about Presbyterians, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Muslims, Judeo-Christians, Jews, Universalists, Methodists, Scientologists, Jehovah Witnesses, etc.? But all these groups mentioned are 501c3 organizations and not true Christian churches. They are all creations of the state. They have given up their constitutional rights and their God-given rights.
It's important to note that 501c3 is not the source of the false doctrine and sin with the church and its pastors. I repeat, 501c3 is not the source of the problem; it is only a symptom of the underlying problem. Would there be a tax-exempt status available if there were no income tax to pay? And there were no income tax payments until the Federal Reserve Bank was created in 1913. And once the bank was created, the income tax came into being. And once the income tax came into being, the Internal Revenue System was quickly created. And once the Internal Revenue System came into being, the tax-exempt status was created. And who was behind all of this?
Can a 501c3 preacher preach against the Federal Reserve Bank? Can a 501c3 preacher preach against the Internal Revenue System? Are the owners of the Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS involved politically? Have they been behind the curtains manipulating their puppets to declare wars? Is the Federal Reserve Bank biblical? Is the IRS biblical? If not, why aren't preachers' teaching against it? It is because they can't . . . they would lose their tax-exempt status if they did. (Remember all the banks in Grand Rapids had skyscrapers that surrounded the courthouses).
This puts the preachers between a rock and a hard place. They can quote Acts 5:29 which tells them that they "ought to obey God, rather than men," but the Bible also tells them that our God hates a "lying tongue" (Proverbs 6:16-19). God ought to be obeyed, rather than men, UNLESS you signed a contract stating that you will obey men rather than God.
Once the elders/pastors get 501c3 approval, it does not matter who the pastor says is his church's Creator, because he signed a document denouncing the Lord Jesus Christ as his church's Creator, and put the state in Christ's seat. It does not matter who the pastor says is the sole authority and sovereign head over the church he's preaching to, because he signed a document declaring that the State has sole authority over the church. It does not matter who the pastor says gives Christians liberty, because he signed a document stating that no liberties can be taken within the church unless approved by state-granted privileges.
This means that a church has no constitutional rights once you sign up for the designation of a 501c3. You have no First Amendment freedom of speech or freedom-of-religion rights, and you have no Fifth Amendment rights, which means the state can hold you as a witness against yourself to sentence you for any crime they choose.
After the 501c3 contract is established, you are now a corporate sole, which means you only have freedoms that are granted by the judicial system according to the regulations of your contract. At that point, you only have privileges granted by the state, which are subject to be taken away at their discretion.
The church is a corporation. Who else is in the same category as the church?
Speaking of yoking together with evil organizations, it should be noted that the situation is far worse than most churchgoers initially realize. Here's a list of other types of organizations who are also 501c3 tax-exempt, non-profit entities:
- The First Church of Satan,
- Planned Parenthood,
- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders,
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops,
- The Witches' Voice,
- Church of Scientology,
- American Atheists,
- Mormon Church of Latter-Day Saints,
- Watchtower and Bible Tract Society,
In a 501c3 contract it means that you are an extension of the state itself, or a government employee, and government employees work together for the common good of public interest. It's the same as any corporation under which the average person may be employed under; you work together with co-workers for the goals of the business. Some readers may be surprised to learn that the word "yoke" and the word "incorporated" have the same meaning in the context of 501c3.
The lawyer (scribe) then handles the entire application. Why? Have you seen the form that the church must fill out? Only a lawyer could answer all the gobbledygook on this form. It asks questions about everything you spend money on, where you spend it, why you spend it, what forms of worship you have, what your bylaws are; literally every detail must be listed out and attached to the form for review. It has 26 pages! And once you put on this paper what you believe, you can't change it. So much for learning! (The 26-page 501c3 form is available at the end of this article.)
The pastors and elders sit in wilful ignorance, and they sell out the church for extra money without even taking the time to learn and understand what they're doing. Neither the preachers nor the lawyers involved care at all about the Biblical violations, because they have dollar signs where their pupils should be, blinding their eyes from seeing clearly what they're doing.
The Fellowship of God's Covenant People are not a 501c3 organization. Scott and Jim want to meet in a jail with a similar group of non-501c3 members in a Bible study group. What right does a corporation (the state of Michigan) have in telling the prison system (another corporation) that the Bible Study group (non-corporation) cannot meet in a separate place? What right has the SPLC, a notoriously false-information Jewish 501c3 organization (a corporation), in telling the prison system of Michigan (another corporation) that Christian Identity (not a corporation) is a hate group. A hater of whom?
The SPLC hates Christianity, and Christians know the true identity of Christ-killer Jews. Their "holy" (sic) book says that Jesus the Christ was a bastard whose mother was a prostitute and His father a Roman soldier. That He was a sinner who is now in hell, boiling in a hot pot of semen. What Christian wouldn't hate that lie. And they disrespect Jewry because they own most of the unlawful usury-charging banks of the world.
The Jews are attempting to rule the world through their world usury banking system. (Remember the skyscrapers that surround the Grand Rapids courthouse?) Jews have been expelled from 109 cities, states and countries for centuries. They were kicked out of Great Britain from 1290 to the 1650s; over 360 years. Ask any 501c3 church to teach what I just said and they can't. Why? Because they are a 501c3 church.
For the IRS' own website:
"The exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals. The term charitable is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erecting or maintaining public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening neighbourhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency."
On page 13 of the 26-page 501c3 form there are 17 questions (some questions have as many as four questions to answer making a total of 26 questions) that churches must answer:
For the entire 501c3 application, download the following: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fl1023.pdf
Form 1023 (Rev.12-2017) Name: EIN: Page 13
Schedule A. Churches
1a Do you have a written creed, statement of faith, or summary of beliefs? If "Yes," attach copies of relevant documents.
b Do you have a form of worship? If "Yes," describe your form of worship. Yes No
2a Do you have a formal code of doctrine and discipline? If "Yes," describe your code of doctrine and discipline.
b Do you have a distinct religious history? If "Yes," describe your religious history. Yes No
c Do you have a literature of your own? If "Yes," describe your literature. Yes No
3 Describe the organization's religious hierarchy or ecclesiastical government.
4a Do you have regularly scheduled religious services? If "Yes," describe the nature of the services and provide representative copies of relevant literature such as church bulletins.
b What is the average attendance at your regularly scheduled religious services?
5a Do you have an established place of worship? If "Yes," refer to the instructions for the information required. Yes No
b Do you own the property where you have an established place of worship? Yes No
6 Do you have an established congregation or other regular membership group? If "No," refer to the instructions. Yes No
7 How many members do you have? 8a Do you have a process by which an individual becomes a member? If "Yes," describe the process and complete lines 8b-8d, below.
b If you have members, do your members have voting rights, rights to participate in religious functions, or other rights? If "Yes," describe the rights your members have.
c May your members be associated with another denomination or church? Yes No
d Are all of your members part of the same family? Yes No
9 Do you conduct baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc.? Yes No
10 Do you have a school for the religious instruction of the young? Yes No
11a Do you have a minister or religious leaders? If "Yes," describe this person's role and explain whether the minister or religious leaders was ordained, commissioned, or licensed after a prescribed course of study.
b Do you have schools for the preparation of your ordained ministers or religious leaders? Yes No
12 Is your minister or religious leader also one of your officers, directors, or trustees? Yes No
13 Do you ordain, commission, or license minsters or religious leaders? If "Yes," describe the requirements for ordination, commission, or licensure. Yes No
14 Are you part of a group of churches with similar beliefs and structures? If "Yes," explain. Include the name of the group of churches.
15 Do you issue church charters? If "Yes," describe the requirements for issuing a charter. Yes No
16 Did you pay a fee for a church charter? If "Yes," attach a copy of the charter. Yes No
17 Do you have other information you believe should be considered regarding your status as a church?
If "Yes," explain. Yes No
For the entire 501c3 application, download the following: www.creationliberty.com/downloads/IRSform1023.pdf The people of God must separate themselves from this evil world system; that includes all the corporations. Get out and stay out of the corporation of the churches! Revelation 18:4: 4) "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Form 1023 (Rev.12-2017) Name: EIN:P
The conflict is between misguided carnal men beholden to the curse of the law, whether apostate, agnostic, or sincerely wrong unregenerate churchgoers without "the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and entangled again with the yoke of bondage" (Galatians 5:1). Not one solitary soul has joined Christ's Church in the almost two thousand years since it was founded on the Day of Pentecost, and no one ever will. One cannot join or become a member of Christ's Church. One must be born into God's Family just as one must be born into the family of their earthly parents.
Organized religion was contrary to God's will under the Old Testament as it is under the New Testament. And every Christian Church assembly wherever it may be is sovereign under its own pastor. Their only fellowship and communion is in the unity of the faith by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. So, "My people, Come out of the Judaeo-Roman Universal church and her apostate (once) Protestant daughter churches, that you do not partake of her sins, and receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities" (Revelation 18:4-5).
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.