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No 501-C-3 Church Can Be a Church of God

Dave Hodges

January 2, 2014

The Common Sense Show

 

This is a time of unprecedented evil on this planet. Many Americans are looking for refuge and direction with regard to dealing with these unprecedented times of tyranny. Historically, Americans look to their church for salvation and direction. However, most of today’s churches have been taken over from within by the very evil we fear. Many of your religious leaders have become the newest version of Benedict Arnold with regard to their faith. In short, most 501-C-3 churches do NOT represent God.

Judas sold out the savior of humanity, Jesus Christ, for a mere thirty pieces of silver. Today, many religious leaders are selling out their congregations for even less.

This is not meant to imply that there are not religious leaders who hold steadfastly to the word of God (e.g. Chuck Baldwin, Pastor Manning) and stand as a beacon of spiritual and moral courage before their congregations. However, an increasing number of clergy are more interested in serving the dictates of Homeland Security than they are in accurately espousing and exemplifying the word of God.

Who Stands Against Evil?

As bad as things may be, I take comfort in the fact that God will have the final word, on the final day, when he enacts the final judgment. Yet, the very salvation which awaits so many, is increasingly being obscured from so many because many of our religious leaders have been co-opted by the federal government.

People sense there is a problem in the church and subsequently, religious affiliation and church attendance are in decline; many of the leaders of our religious institutions can no longer be trusted to preach the word of God versus espousing the new American religious mantra, which is to falsely interpret Romans 13 in which these “new age pastors” are calling for blind obedience to their “God-chosen” governmental leaders.

Romans 13 Does Not Equate to the Divine Right of Kings

 

The modern interpretation of Romans 13 is pure blasphemy. This scripture has been morphed into a doctrine espousing the “Divine Right of Kings” in which God has somehow chosen a king to ruthlessly rule over a people and it is incumbent upon the people to accept their “God-given fate”,  The flock are commanded to “…submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”  This false interpretation is nothing but a divine coronation of a ruthless, self-serving government and Christians are expected to capitulate and honor the same kind of thievery, lawlessness and murder which inspired Jesus to expel the moneychangers from the Temple.

What Kind of God Would Do the Following?

As I contemplate what many of the churches will be like as they embrace a perverted interpretation of Romans 13, I am left wondering what kind of God would condone the horrific abuses being perpetrated by the Obama administration? What kind of God would command its religious leaders to simply ignore the American Holocaust which has witnessed the murder of over 50 million American babies, since Roe v. Wade, in 1973? What kind of God would not have its clergy and its followers fail to condemn the bankster controlled wars of American imperialism which have resulted in the unnecessary deaths of millions of human beings? What kind of God would fail to command his clergy to not speak out and to condemn the actions of the criminals on Wall Street, who inspired only by the love of money, continue their heinous assaults upon humanity in the form of unlabeled poisonous GMO’s, the theft of solvent home mortgages by the mega banks, and the secret detentions and the murder of American citizens under the NDAA. What kind of God would order his followers to remain silent as the bankster controlled government plans to commence a world war starting with Iran in order to support the preservation of the Petrodollar which will result in the potential death of billions of human beings?

In actuality, no God of the Bible would ever command his followers to both enable and to serve the evil which permeates our government. For any church that encourages complete obedience to a corrupt government has taken a big step towards accepting the Mark of the Beast. This is a very dangerous precedent, and this could potentially imperil the salvation of millions if Christians allow this false doctrine to expand across our nation’s churches.

The Clergy Response Team

The Clergy Response Team falls under the umbrella series of programs known as National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NOVAD) which is a non-profit, member organization which shares knowledge and resources throughout a disaster. The organization helps to prepare, respond, recover and to mitigate the damage caused by some unknown disaster presumably which lies in the future of humanity.
Amazingly, NOVAD claims to be a faith-based coalition which is structured as a non-governmental organization and operates on a national scale and is supported by tax dollars funneled to DHS.

Instantly, Bible believing Christians should smell a rat. Since when, in the modern era, has the federal government ever sponsored organized religion? The answer is not since well before the advent of the atheist activist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who was successful in banning prayer in the public schools in 1963. Then why would the government suddenly fund and support a “faith-based organization” on a national scale?  The simple answer is that Homeland Security is seeking to control our churches and ministers, before the impending train wreck comes to fruition inside of America. DHS desperately is seeking to control all Christians through the perversion of Romans 13 and this is one of two cornerstones in this movement designed to control Christian leaders.

Should Pastors Serve the DHS or the Word of God?

FEMA and DHS directors have told the pastors that attend NOVAD meetings, that it is their duty to help implement FEMA and Homeland Security directives in anticipation of any eventualities of calamity and disaster. Pastors have further been instructed to preach Romans 13 to their followers which is designed to fool Christians into supporting Obama and it is based upon the philosophy that obedience to government, even a corrupt government, is tantamount to obedience to God.

There can be little doubt that organizations such as DHS have declared war upon ordinary American Christians and one of the first precepts of war is to destroy the command and control structure of the enemy. And we average Americans are the new terrorists, the new enemy of the state, according to DHS documents. For many Americans, their command and control structure lies in their faith which is centered in their church and that structure is under direct assault from the federal government.

The misapplication of Romans 13 will serve the globalists well when martial law is declared. Subsequently, our collective clergy, preaching from their pulpits, will remind Americans that their government loves them and would never let harm come to them and it is their Christian duty to obey all federal government mandates.

What Is the Root of All Evil?

God-fearing Christians must wonder why so many of our religious leaders have forsaken the religious roots of their obedience to the word of God and espouse an unquestioning faith in government. The answer is surprisingly simple as every Christian knows that the root of all evil is the love of money. If your church is a 501(c)(3) organization, then your church has a significant financial motivation to not truthfully interpret the true message of the Bible. The tax exempt status of being a 501(c)(3) organization is the other cornerstone of this shift away from allegiance to God and towards worshiping our new Savior, the federal government.

 

According to the Internal Revenue Service, no substantial part of a religious, tax exempt church may engage in any activity which may be attempting to influence legislation and the church may not intervene in political campaigns. In other words, if the government decides to secretly disappear dissidents, the church must remain silent or risk losing its tax exemption. If the government continues to expand its infanticide policies by extending the murder of babies to include post-delivery abortion, then the church must remain silent. If the government engages in any heinous, genocidal act, such as the murder of 1.2 million Iraqi’s, under the false pretense of looking for weapons of mass destruction, the church must remain silent or risk losing the tax advantages for being a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Combine the 501 (c)(3) financial motivation with the DHS inspired NOVAD directive for clergy to remind their flocks of their Christian duty to obey their government under any and all conditions, we are witnessing the neutering of our most precious institution and the ultimate salvation of millions could hang in the balance.

Christians Must Rescue Their Churches
From the Clutches of DHS and the IRS

Is your church a 501 (c)(3)? If it is, then realize that your fellow worshipers likely have a problem when it comes to worshiping in a church where the word of God reigns supreme against all else.

The proof is in the pulpit. Does your religious leader teach from the Bible? Does he/she apply the lessons of the Bible to daily living and does not shy away from controversy when the actions of government violate the laws of God? Does your church renounce evil in all forms? Does your clergy encourage their congregations to oppose evil, by being faithful to the word of God in all areas? Does your church organize its followers to carry the word and the will of God to society as a whole in an effort to save the misled? Does your pastor denounce abortion, war, thievery, murder and all behaviors which violate the Ten Commandments? If not, it would be prudent to find a church in which the word of God is honored and unquestionably supersedes the word of government when the two conflict.

Is Opposition to Tyranny Obedience to God?

There is clearly a time when Christians should disobey civil authority. Acts 5:27-29 states that “Having brought the apostles, they made them appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. We gave you strict orders not to teach in this Name,’ he said. ‘Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.’ Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than men!’ Could it be more clear that as long as the law of the land does not contradict the law of God, Christians are commanded to obey the government. However, if  the law of the government contradicts God’s word, Christians are commanded to disobey the government and obey God’s law.

Today’s religious leaders who bow down to the holy temple of Homeland Security are bought and paid for at a very cheap price. What does a church gain by accepting a 501 (c)(3) tax exemption? Ten Percent? Twenty Percent off from its tax obligation? This makes the thirty pieces of silver that Judas took to betray his Lord, look like a good deal. Compromised pastors should take warning of Judas’s ultimate fate.

No 501-C-3 Church Can Be a Church of God

If your church does not pass the litmus test mentioned here, then find another church. If you cannot find another church where the laws God reign supreme over the laws of man, then start your own Bible home study group with a small number of believers. The latter is the safest way to worship God without governmental interference.

Mark 8:39 clearly states “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?” Mark possessed the courage to pay a price for his faithfulness. This kind of faithfulness should be embraced by all who claim lead our congregations in the name of God.

The 501-C-3 tax exemption = 30 pieces of silver. 

 

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  1. lori January 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you Dave. I intend to find out. We are told not to be yoked with non believers. This includes financial yokes too. We would be steared by the weaker ox.
    Also we are to pay to Ceaser what is Ceasers (the tax he reeled in from a fish) . I believe worldly thinking creeps in as we try to be shrewd financially. Older christians must grow more zeolous and not compromise Gods standards. Thanks again for something to chew on.

  2. One4Truth January 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Keep looking and searching Dave and you will find the father of lies has just about infiltrated every aspect of our lives in one way, shape, or form.

    I have been preaching this exact thing for over two decades and people had no idea of what I was saying. Nice to see you found out about it to.

    Another litmus test is which day do they worship the Sabbath on. God commanded the Sabbath day to be worshiped on the seventh day, which is Saturday. Look at any calendar you see hanging on the wall. Sunday is the first day and Saturday is the seventh. So simple a child can understand!

    Look up the definitions in the dictionary for Sabbath, Saturday, Sunday, etc. The truth is right there in front of everyones face.

    Sunday is the first day of the week and is the black sabbath. If they can’t get the days straight and are wrong on this easily verifiable fact then what else are they in error on. I can tell you this, it is a very long list!

    Now look in Genesis and see the time schedule for a day. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that it runs from dusk to dusk. Not 12am-12pm.
    Another one of Satan’s lies!

    God’s calendar is a whole different story as well. God’s new year starts in the spring, not the one Satan just had everyone celebrate.

    People please turn off the brainwashing idiot box and start doing some independent research. Your very soul depends upon it.

    Keep up the great work Dave it is very nice to know your out there in the world and I’m not alone in all this!

    Peace and blessings….

  3. laura m. January 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Seems that small group/home churches (unregistered, unaffiliated with hierarchies/councils) is the way to go for savvy patriots or some may choose to go online or study on their own if isolated from other like minded folks. I have known this for years and refuse to participate in gov. controlled tax exempt churches or even many patriot org. that are 501c3. Dave Daubenmire and Chuck Baldwin have exposed this in depth. Those that stay in these churches and other org. are promoting the NWO agenda by supporting these groups! I have tried to expose this for years, and few listen or agree. Americans are stuck in stupid if they stay in these apostate churches and once people have been warned they will be held accountable.

  4. John Rambo January 1, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I want to slap you 5 and buy you dinner buddy !!! 🙂 You’re right on the mark here. Word needs to be spread fast. Anyone reading all the things at sites like this and not “shouting it out to the public from the roof tops,” will be indirectly responsible for the suffering and death of MANY fellow Americans !!! Make flyers. Pass them out. Make cards … leave 2 or 3 everywhere you go. GET THE WORD OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Dave, I wish you’ld do an article about DRONE DEFENSE. The biggest single threat to us when the poo hits will be dopes that didn’t stock up on food water and ammo. The NEXT biggest threat will be drone strikes. I heard a long time ago on Coasttocoastam ( dot com, ) radio show that there are a lot of LEGAL plans online you can download to, ( if you’re an engineer type, ) build what amounts to ‘MINI EMP GUNS,” that are short range less powerful devices that could hinder the gps system of an incoming drone ??? There’s also the Oregon based company : DOMESTICDRONECOUNTERMEASURES ( DOT COM. ) which sells a softer version ? Your mission … should you decide to accept it … would be to research among other things, what the average patriot could LEGALLY do to “be prepared to protect themselves from the coming drone attacks.”

    Thanks again and GOD BLESS AND PROTECT YOU.

  5. Widetracker January 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Almost 100 percent of the churches in America have become State corporations. They did it voluntarily to save a buck, to obtain tax exempt status, and to have limited liability if the church is sued. http://jahtruth.net/nomos.htm

    According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a “corporation” is an “artificial person” or “legal entity” created by or under the authority of the laws of a state or nation.

    To incorporate means to join with something already formed, to become part of another body. When a church incorporates under the laws of the State, it becomes part of the State’s body. A maxim of law says, “What one creates, one controls.” State incorporated churches are under the control of their creator, the State. They have taken the body of Christ and joined it to a harlot (1 Corinthians 6:15).
    http://100777.com/spiritual/1380

  6. NW Native January 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Dave,
    You are spot on with this article. Pastor Baldwin up in Montana says the same thing.
    I am a little confused with the sentence in the first paragraph. ” In short, 501-C-3 churches do represent God”. It would seem that the 501(C)3 churches would NOT represent God.
    Could you make some clarification on this.

  7. Melissa January 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    May I suggest that even if Romans 13 were to be taken to mean exactly what it says; that our governing authority is not that which sits in congress, nor the White House, but it is the United States Constitution. Any law contrary to this governing authority would be and should be null and void, even to those who are not Christians.

  8. Country Codger January 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Very good article. People do not read the restrictions on 501 c3 churches. Also, the law looks at ANY corporations as a creation of the State rather than a creation of Almighty God. So if you are created by Caesar you pay homage to Caesar, plain and simple. Keep up the great work Dave. You and your family are in our prayers.
    CC
    Related post below.
    http://codgerville.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/will-2014-be-our-year-of-decision/

  9. CEO constitutional enforcement officer January 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Dave I am going to hug your neck. Have you been evesdripping on my conversations for lets say the last twenty years. This topic is my wheelhouse, nothing but constant rejection of the truth in this matter by the apostate church and the professional preachers which by the way , there are none in Gods word EVER, freely you have recieved freely you give. What ever spiritual gift or calling you from the Lord God,, IT”S NOT FOR SALE. But the American buissness chuch is in the buissness of building their kingdom and not Gods. The buissness church has taken the pure Bride of Christ and painted her up, marketed her ( pimp her out) to make any potential customer attracted to what she has to offer. I have seen many times people defend the hireling or preacher pimp, cause he makes them FEEL good. I’m going to dissapoint again but the one true Holy God is not so much concerned with me FEELING good as He is me LIVING good by honouring Him and not me.And since I fail daily at that He provided a Savior, His Son, you know the Bride Groom thats comming for His Bride the one thats not for sale!!!! You nailed it Dave with the thirty pieces of silver. The single biggest destrutive force in America is and has been the phony apostate buissness church.. Bravo my brother. Thank you for you faith and courage.

  10. Hugh January 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    ‘Lo Dave
    Good sermon. Love it. Points well made.
    I always post your articles on Facebook.
    Thank you for your publications. hnc

  11. Beano January 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Good column Dave. I don’t think Chuck mentioned it about Acts 27, though I did not buy his book about it, so I don’t know if he mentioned Acts to clear it up. Chuck is into Romans, as you know. He and his son.

    As someone said about Romans, it does not authorize us to obey a devil satanic government say, like our current administration. I know using “devil” and “satanic” won’t get this comment printed because you are afraid of Barry. It’s cool. When you get it on the “other” site I’ll let this comment go there, maybe. Depends on what I ate.

  12. Peter K January 2, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Editor,
    Well stated! Now we can alos include blind obedience to Israel and Zionism.

  13. Pamela January 2, 2014 at 4:53 am

    So interesting that you wrote about this subject Dave… as we are in a new year and soon all the people will be gathering together their tax filing information. God spoke to me earlier this past year and told me that when Christians take their charitable write off and use their “tithes” for the tax credit… God no longer considers himself obligated to bless this offering. The people have decided on their own how the money is credited – to the government instead of God. So to those believing in the prosperity doctrine and the multiplied seed teaching. Beware… if you take it off your tax return, you took it off God’s books. Blessings to you Dave for all your hard work and courage! I thank you for your research and analysis. Stay brave in Christ brother!!

  14. Rob January 2, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Hi Dave!

    Please take some time to read why our Father is using 5013c and Romans 13 to weed out His true church:

    http://www.ubm1.org/?page=501c3

    http://www.ubm1.org/?page=swordorcross

    Love in CHRIST! Rob

  15. Warrior54 January 2, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Its sad how people equate the {Church} As the building on the corner , the HOUSE OF GOD. Nothing can be further from the truth. It is a place to worship, just as my living room couch, the park i walk in etc. The body of believers represents the CHURCH. The church my wife attends is an Apostolic group. I have attended but no longer could handle the legalism. I asked the pastors daughter who is married to my son, why doesn’t your dad talk about the need to prepare for what is coming, food water etc.? She stated that his job is to preach the gospel. Ok i said, i assume those who attend have made a profession of faith and belief in Christ, What about the rest of life? God will take care of the rest? I am sorry, but there is more to worship and belief than this. Yes they are also 5013c

  16. Loren-USA January 2, 2014 at 6:02 am

    “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” — James 4:4

    The above verse could also be extended to include “the government”, ie, “anyone who chooses to be a friend of the government becomes an enemy of God”.

    When Jesus returns, He is going to CRUSH the governments of the world – INCLUDING the government of the United States!

    So, unto whom does a Christian align with? If with the government, then the fate of the government. If with Christ, then the future with Jesus unto Eternal Salvation, even temporal salvation if still alive and present after His return and setting up His earthly Kingdom.

    What Jesus-loving, God-fearing, Bible-believing Christian would voluntarily walk into an abortion clinic and make a “donation”? Or sell drugs to school children? Or kidnap children off the street for prostitution purposes unto our nation’s elites? Or travel over to Iraq, walk into several homes, and openly murder the occupants, including the children and babies?

    Yet, when Christians, in their obedience to the government, “pay their fair share” of taxes to the government, this is EXACTLY what they are doing! Enabling the liars, the thieves, the murderers, etc, etc. And thereby, becoming enjoined unto the criminals wearing three-piece suits and becoming COMPLICIT in their crimes .. AND thereby included in the judgments of God against a wicked nation and its generations.

    1 Samuel 8 explains what happened to the American Christians in the run-up to the turn of this century – they DEMANDED A KING!

    And they have since received two kings – King Bush and King Obama. Will there be a third king in America’s future? You can bet on it! And the third will be far far worse and wicked and vile than the first two put together!

  17. Jon January 2, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Instead of painting churches with your broad-brush, let’s at least look for the fruit each church produces. 501-C3 or not, how Christian are you when you judge and condem?

    EDITOR’S NOTE: NO COMPROMISE ON THIS ISSUE. EITHER THE CHURCH SERVES GOD OR THE GOVERNMENT, YOU CANNOT BE A BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIAN AND SERVE TWO MASTERS. MAN WROTE THIS IRS REGULATION, NOT GOD.

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  19. David January 2, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Dave – While I may disagree with a few things that you write about, on this topic, you and I are 100% simpatico. I will not attend a church that is a 501(c)3 sellout. I had a conversation awhile back with someone about this very topic and separation of church and state. Their position was that it is a myth and merely mentioned in passing by Jefferson to a group of baptists in a letter. In other words, there should be no wall of separation between the church and state. So, I took him on a little mental exercise, in part to provoke him. I asked him these questions:

    1. Is all crime a sin?
    His answer – “Uh, well, yes, I think so. If someone breaks the law then they are sinning”

    2. Okay then, is all sin a crime?
    His answer – “I don’t think so, not really”

    3 Should all sin be a crime? –
    His answer (and now I could see him sweating) – “Well, um, maybe just major sins”

    4. Like which ones? Adultery? Homosexuality? Covetousness? Specifically which sins should be crimes?
    His answer, and now he was on the run – “Well, um, certainly homosexuality and stealing and any of the ten commandments”

    5. Ah, so coveting your neighbors new car should be a crime then, right? How would you punish that?
    His answer – “Well of course not. How would the government know? They can’t read my mind. Everyone covets something.”

    6. But covetousness is a sin isn’t it? As is worshiping any other God but God. Are you going to punish anyone who isn’t Christian? Are you going to punish anyone who lies, ‘bears false witness’, is at odds with their mother and father? Are you going to punish everyone who has an affair or every man who lusts after a woman other than his wife? If so, you are going to have to build a lot more prisons.
    His answer – he had none

    I don’t think any reasonable person would wants all sin punished as a crime. No reasonable person wants government to determine what is and is not sin and thus punishable as crime. And who determines what a sin is anyway? Churches have different definitions of what is and is not sin. So which one is correct? Who has the final say on the matter? Government? Don’t make me laugh. I don’t think that any pastor or minister has this in mind when they apply for 501(c)3 status. However, this is exactly what they open themselves up to when they do so. They apply because of the economic benefits.

    The moment churches get into bed with government they are selling out. When a church applies for and receives a 501(c)3 exemption they don’t realize that they are becoming thieves. For every tax write off / exemption, there is a taxable event for someone else. If I get a write off for something then someone has to pay for that. And it is paid by increased taxes for someone else or national debt which punishes everyone by way of inflation.

    If a pastor of church preaches that Romans 13 calls for unconditional obedience to government then run, don’t walk away. “The time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths” (2 Timothy 4:3,4)

  20. Henry January 2, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Dave, I love your articles, and you insight.
    As a Pastor of 22 years, I would like to add my two cents worth on this subject.
    Only a few years back did I find out the truth about the 501-3-c fiasco. And I can assure you, not every Pastor has a clue what it’s all about, but most do preach and teach the govt. line, only because that is all they have heard. Not making excuses, just stating fact. It is OUR responsibility as preachers to rightly divide the Word of God! And yes, sadly, money does motivate many preaches today, (their judgement is coming). My feeling is that the thousands of marked and unmarked graves at places such as Normandy, the Pacific islands, the jungles of Asia, Flanders field, the oceans of the world, the deserts of the Middle East, etc. of our young men who sacrificed their lives to protect and preserve my (OUR) right to free speech, and the rest of the Constitution, will NEVER be superseded by ANY law passed by Congress, or ANY decision by the Supreme Court!!!! If they want my churches tax exemption….come and get it! Honestly, it isn’t that important to the ministry of God’s Word anyway. May I suggest an excellent book on the subject of Romans 13, for those who may be looking for the true meaning of these Scriptures. “Christian Duty Under Corrupt Government”, Ted R. Weiland. It’s filled with quotes from our founding fathers and those old men of God who knew how to “rightly divide” the inerrant Word of God.
    I pray that all true men of God will rise up and oppose in every way, the wickedness that our govt. is forcing on our people!! God bless you Dave, and thank you for your FAITHFULNESS!!!


    EDITOR’S NOTE: I THINK YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT ABOUT A LOT OF PASTORS AND THE CONTENT OF THEIR PREACHING REFLECTS THEIR LIMITED KNOWLEDGE.

  21. Arizona January 2, 2014 at 7:57 am

    HAHAHA,our…no not our. DAVE,the greedy stupid people who believe they can buy their way into heaven,THE LORD has been telling his PROPHETS they must be working overtime,as america approches its end,BECAUSE ONLY 51,000 americans are members of THE LORDS BRIDE,..THE rest are going thru the great tribulation,and BE MARTYRED,if you “christians” aren’t sure what that means,LOOK IT UP,theres 320,000,000 million americans,YET america claims to be a christian country,WHY DOESN’T THE LORD THINK SO??maybe you better look that one up too,RIGHT NOW,america has been crapping on the christians everywhere,in every country,and even in their own town,DID you good christians see YOUR AL-QAEDA,you know the al-qaeda who works for the state department and always has,ANYWAY did you see them cut THE HEART out of the 4 year old christian girl,IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA??while she was tied to the fence,YOU do know everything you see going on will happen to americans,IF your not under the LORDS wing of protection,YOU BETTER ASK HIM WHY??….HE will tell you,the crowd ain’t that big,and HE WILL TELL YOU,otherwise your going into the great tribulation,NOT sure what it’ll be like, ASK “STEVE QUAYLE” he’ll tell you,you won’t like it ,but ask him anyway………………….

  22. Ike January 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Had the priests, ministers and so called preachers taught truth to their congregations, Romans 13 would NEVER be called into question! When blind, dead dogs can’t bark neither can those who listen to their tripe bark… Christianity has been turned into a bunch a lily white panty waisted pussy’s! Little effeminate things, who like dainties and dandies; who stand on the street corner and call to every passer by to come to their perfumed stink. When the monarchies, including Great Britain, were eviscerated by Rothschild money; when East and Dutch Indies companies, formed by Jews, brought slavery to America; when Germany was laid prostrate by wicked men in WWI; when the Jew powers used Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt to destroy millions of lives; when the Fed was born; when AIPAC along with JDL, ADL and the media destroyed America… where were these pusilaneous morons? I’ll tell you where, sucking the tits of death and hell. None of them will understand and no amount of reasoning will turn them from their willful ignorance of the truth. They cannot hear because they are not of God and teach and imbibe lies. Zionism is the the ‘beast from the bottomless pit’; Israel is the beasts IMAGE set up by the this beast; these preachers worship it and they are already ‘marked’ for the traitors and imbeciles they are!

  23. Martin Pigott January 2, 2014 at 8:19 am

    There is substantial information available at hushmoney.org.

  24. Bohdisattva January 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

    The so called super churches have evolved into a super New Age movemement of sorts. The style of “preaching” by these NWO pasters is geared toward how to get blessings in your life as evidenced by how many material possessions you have or how successful you are in this life or whatever. It is based on the old lie that you can become your own god which makes them Humanists as evidenced by their style of teaching. Jesus taught his disciples to shun this world while showing compassion and love toward others, while at the same time embracing freedoms for yourself and your fellow man. The NWO churches teach that this country is great due to diversification. Another lie. This nation was great due to FREEDOM. You notice I said WAS.

  25. stevesmitty79 January 2, 2014 at 8:52 am

    When did Jesus or any apostle or any disciple for that matter speak out against Caesar and the Roman government or Herod and the Israeli government? Never. When did they rail against abortion or the right to pray or any social or political issue? Never. They did speak out against religious issues concerning the Temple and the ruling religious authority, the Sanhedrin. Jesus running out the merchants was and EXCEPTION to fulfill the idea He had a zeal for God’s house. It is NOT the rule. In the spiritual picture, that is collectively the body of Christ and we should run out any influences in OUR personal lives that is an affront to God. Not man. He did this during the Feast of Unleavened Bread to remove the leaven from the house. He fulfilled that idea as well. It was NOT an example of civil disobedience. If anything, it was an example of religious disobedience. You confused the matter by implying the Sanhedrin was civil, when it is religious. I hope this helps put some of the issues you addressed into perspective. Certainly, the idea that we should get into action is definitely praise-worthy, but Christians need to properly qualify what that action is and when it should be pursued, otherwise, we play into the hands of the Beast and act contrary to God’s will. When did scripture in the New Testament ever record exploits of violence or civil disobedience? When did Jesus or the apostles or any disciple take up arms to defend the faith? I say this as a rule and not the single carnal exception of Peter and Malchus. When did the early church who followed the true faith ever take up arms? Where are those exploits recorded? If anything, there are many examples of Saints giving up their lives to the glory of God. There are many chronicles of the Faithful giving their lives, such as Justin’s book of Martyrs. But not raising up and overthrowing governments. That is the devil’s tactic under the name of God. That’s using Christianity as a cover for war and murder. Not since the Old Testament has God sent a prophet with a mandate for physical action against anyone. That’s why all the modern wars for the cause of doing good and right are a bunch of bunk. There is a call to action, but not in the ways being “preached” today. “Taking back America” is not in the endtime equation of God. Saving our lives isn’t either. In fact in order to “save” our lives, we must first give them up. And that’s something most Americans, Patriots and Christians just aren’t willing to do.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: YOU CANNOT SAY FOR SURE THAT THIS IS THE END TIME. HOW MANY HAVE BEEN WRONG BEFORE?

    ACTS COMMANDS US TO PLACE GOD’S AUTHORITY OVER ALL OTHER AUTHORITY. SIMPLE

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  27. Dwight Trotter January 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Dave-I admire your passion and clarity. I have siome questions about this 501c3 issue though. It seems to be a bit overreaching. I am not a pastor, but I have been in leadership in my church for many years. I am not a novice in the word either, but certainly don’t claim to be an expert. My own experience tells me that there are churches out there that are tax exempt but will not compromise the message for the sake of the tax status. The two can coexist at this point. It may very well be that the choice will have to be made in the future, but I can tell you from personal experience that although our church has tax expempt status we will never compromise the Word, and I am one of the people who fills the pulpit from time to time. We do absolutely condemn the evils perpetrated by evil men who are animated by demonic forces.

    Secondly, if we follow the logic that to participate in this government’s schemes we are culpable for the evil perpetrated by this government, I would ask all those who roundly condemn every church that has a tax exempt status, do you pay taxes? How do you justify that, considering the only way to fund evil wars, government subsidised abortion, the various alphabet organizations that are actively suppressing our freedoms, and government as a whole at every level is tax revenue? It would seem that intellectual honesty and philosophical consistency would require a refusal to pay taxes, or be guilty of the same fault that you find with all 501c3 exempt churches-fear based compliance, or selling out on a personal level.

  28. Jo January 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

    David, I learned a few years back that when we have used the deduction for our giving to the 501c3 organizations we have already received our reward. That was an eye opener to me. David, we are in perilous times and what is so disconcerting is the fact that so many believers don’t even want to hear about what is going on. It seems like they are in a drunken stupor. Not with strong drink but the cares of this world and all it has to offer

    We must come out from the trappings of commercialized Christianity and surrender ALL to Almighty God and listen for His still small voice to guide us each day, along with His Word that we have hidden in our heart.

    I pray the Ephesian prayers for God’s people that the eyes of our understanding will be enlightened. God have mercy on us all!!

    BUT—we need to keep our eyes focused on the promises of God and the best is yet to come. His promises are yea and amen!!!

    Christ Jesus defeated the enemy, Satan, and now has given us His authority in His Name to enforce that defeat. How many preachers are teaching the congregations about that authority. Why do you think our country and world are in such a mess? Because we have not been taught the Truth that was given from the beginning. We are in a war zone, God against Satan, and we know the end of the BOOK. God wins!! Which side are we on? Each one must answer that for himself/herself. WE WILL give account for our self when we stand before the King. No accusing others will be our defense. We are responsible to learn to KNOW God. The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows HIs handiwork. If we are born again, then He is working in us, both to will and to do, of HIS workmanship for His pleasure. We MUST YIELD to that.

  29. soultax January 2, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I hate to interrupt the self-congratulation and mutual admiration of the holier-than-thou crowd here. However… NAME CALLING IS NOT NICE! DON’T MAKE ME COME IN THERE!

    1. To begin, hardly any of this article deals with 501(c)(3) status. It deals with a host of other issues. For just one example, the Clergy Response Team has no direct correlation to tax filing status. Moreover, this vaunted Clergy Response Team hardly exists. I’ve spoken to several pastors, and I am one, and none of us have even approached by DHS. THE CRT AND TAX EXEMPTION ARE INDEED 2 DIFFERENT ISSUE AND THEY SERVE TO DEMONSTRATE HOW COMPLETELY OUR RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP IS BEING UNDERMINED.

    2. 501(c)(3) means MEMBERS who itemize their taxes can send less to the criminal, Leviathan State. This means we’re keeping money out of the hands of the political thugs. That’s a virtue. AND YOU ARE PAYING A PRICE TO DO SO AND THE PRICE IS TELLING THE TRUTH TO THE FLOCK INSTEAD OF BEING CENSORED BY THE IRS.

    3. But even with that being the case, I was personally convicted by this message. And I returned home and began seeking counsel on changing my church — renouncing our c3 status. I called the very people who had produced a videotape on the subject of why it was wrong. I called others who had so advocated. Frankly, of the people I called, NO ONE got back to me. It’s great to throw stones, I guess. But when asked to offer specific counsel and guidance, these holier-than-thou preachers went AWOL. By their fruit you shall know them, right? I also read websites on the topic, and shockingly, no one can present a sound legal arrangement that would truly free my church. Most of them are just rants, like this article was. AND YOU WISE COUNSEL DID LITTLE MORE THAT ADVOCATE FOR GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF THE TRUTH, HENCE, THEY SETTLED FOR THE PROVERBIAL 30 PIECES OF SILVER

    Postscript: We have retained our status. But we have made the decision, as a unanimous congregation, particular the members who itemized, that telling the truth is what matters. We won’t be muzzled, and if the time comes we must pay the price, then so be it. I pray it never comes to that, but if it does, I pray even more that we are counted as worthy. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR CHURCH LOBBIED AGAINST THE GENOCIDE IN AFGHANISTAN? DO YOU REALLY THINK PEOPLE IN CAVES CARRIED OUT 9/11? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR CHURCH ORGANIZED A LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN TO YOUR DETACHED CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST IN IRAQ? OH YEAH, I FORGOT ABOUT THOSE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY? HAS YOUR CHURCH PICKETED ABORTION CLINICS IN DEFENSE OF THE 53 MILLION MURDERED BABIES? DID YOU PROTEST AGAINST DHS WHEN THEY DECLARED BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIANS TO BE THE NEW DOMESTIC TERRORISTS? IF YOUR CHURCH HAS NOT DONE SOME OF THE ABOVE, YOURS IS LIKELY A COMPROMISED TAX EXEMPT CHURCH.

  30. Ike January 2, 2014 at 9:58 am

    stevesmitty79: sorry dude but you are a dyed in the wool antichrist worshiper! While you spout your truths you fail to discern spiritually. Jesus Christ was in their face continually from the time his ministry began. He spoke the truth about these antichrist serpents and vipers, but you sir are a slippery eel, same family as serpents. None of these bastard preachers know the truth neither is it in them to speak it. You can spout your platitudes of what Jesus was or did but you are a fake! Get a pair!

  31. Smilardog January 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    stevesmitty79
    I am under the impression that you have never read the bible because the whole bible is about resistance to tyranical government. How could you even miss that? Not to mention the right of self-defense and our requirement to provide and protect our families… It’s called natural law! I would write down examples in the bible for you, but then I would have to copy and paste the whole Bible here for you.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I DO NOT DEFEND MY BELIEFS TO MAN. HOWEVER, YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THE SCRIPTURE FROM ACTS THAT IS IN THE ARTICLE.

  32. Keith Bartolazzi January 2, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Dave,

    Most people see what they want to see, and ignore what they want to ignore. Read : Luke 22:36-38 when it comes to resistance to evil and the sword “he who has no sword, sell his cloak and buy one” the words of our Lord. We are not supposed to be tyrants, but we are not supposed to be walked on either. The reason you don’t hear the Lord talking about resisting the world authority, is he did not come to preach the kingdoms of this world, but the kingdom of his Father. They knew all about the kingdoms of this world and its evil, but the Lord did say, resist evil and it will flee. Why was the Apostle Paul in Roman prison so often, if he did not resist worldly authority, and as for old testament verses over new testement…God changes not! In short….Keith

  33. Seen2013 January 2, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Very well, I’ll try again.
    Religion, Nationalism, Supranationalism aka internationalism, universalism, and globalism, Ideology, Philosophy, Love, Compassion, Togetherness/we’re in this together, and etc are used to garner support for any given ambition or objective people in power seek to harness to attain populist backing from the populace to grant the appearance of legitimacy and normalcy.
    This is why Authoritarianism and Democracy actually goes hand in hand; despite, it’s presented to the populace as polar opposites, which is a misdirection. In short, Democracy enables the majority to determine the rights of everyone or preferment privileges; this makes all rights inalienable as in they can be removed through a variety of mechanisms such as economic, voting, and etc. Democracy is about normalizing and conditioning the populace to authoritarian doctrines. Remember, certain rights are considered out-dated by the very factions advocating Democracy and then some. This is a prime example of using your love, compassion, togetherness, ideology, philosophy, and etc against you to attain an objective.

    Nothing should ever be taken simply at face value when it comes to policy making and legislation especially; due to, there is always a reason.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: DEMOCRACY IS OFTEN SEEN AS 2 WOLVES AND 1 SHEEP DECIDING WHAT IS FOR DINNER. THAT IS WHY THE BILL OF RIGHTS SHOULD BE DEFENDED. BUT AFTER 9/11 WE STAYED FAT, HAPPY AND LAZY. OUR FAULT AND CLEANING UP THE EXCREMENT IS NEVER FUN

  34. Jeremy January 2, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Dave,
    This is the simple truth: Religion and government mixed together have the same effect as mixing wine and whiskey. There is no time period in history where church and state did not result in a brutal dictatorship or monarchy (same thing, really). From the Pharaohs to the Caesars, and onto the various kings, premieres, presidents, et al: We have more than enough of records to overwhelmingly prove that separation of church and state is necessary. I grew up attending a Baptist church where they constantly spoke of prayer in schools. They griped about “God being taken out of government” and so forth. Virtually every preacher I have met in my life (various denominations, including Catholic) were totally against this separation. This, along with many other beliefs, brought me to the conclusion that religion is insanity wrapped in a beautiful package. “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” (“It Can’t Happen Here.” 1935: Sinclair Lewis)

    Thomas Paine, in his pamphlet “Common Sense” said, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” Knowing what Islam, Judaism, Christianity,and other religions have done with control of government is terrifying. The reverse is simply flipping the matrix to that of Communist/Satanist syndicate dictating what the church/mosque/synangogue can say and do. It is the Hegelian Dialectic at its worst. No matter what the intent of some may be, the result is always the same. Remember that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. When one realizes that those in power have no good intent toward the public, the direction of this system becomes a death spiral.

    One last comment: stevesmitty79 said, “Taking back America is not in the endtime equation of God. Saving our lives isn’t either.” Speak for yourself, pal. God doesn’t live here; I do. It isn’t his ass on the line; Mine is. This weak in the knees, bible-babble has wrecked the Patriot Movement. I am not waiting on a Rapture, nor do I depend on a deity to save me. I don’t agree with being a willing martyr for any religious cause; Neither did my forefathers. Christian cowards have allowed this murder machine to rule for too long. This cowardice has pushed many away from your religion, and maybe that is for the best. We need more men who will set down their Bibles and pick up their guns. As Dave says, we can talk about philosophy when we’ve won.

  35. lars January 2, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Best thing I have read in a long time. Very rare to be confronted ANYWHERE.
    Thank you.

  36. mao January 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Mr. Hodges, per my wife’s request, I attended her church for a while. During my attendance, I pick up on how much they were interested in appealing to the congregation for continued donations via special mention of Iraq during the sermon- there are a lot of church members with family serving in Iraq. The mention of war or the military was a constant given. Talk about sucking up. And I also got the impression the pastor knew of what was going on here in the states by mentioning a book he read about a minister who was executed for speaking against the Nazis. But he left it at that by simply stating that we dont know how we would react in a similar situation. He was afraid to speak out first and foremost and was more interested in keeping the church’s coffers full. No wonder I am not a believer nor will ever be.

  37. CEO constitutional enforcement officer January 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Dave this is not for you, it is however for any self rightous doormats who have been condition by the salemanship of professional preachers. Question ‘s do you love your family? would you not protect them? do you love your neighbor? would you not protect them? do you have anyything in your life worth protecting from evil? if not you have aloud yourself to become sounding symbols and tinkyling brass, just a bunch of noise, a tree with no fruit. Do you even love Gods rightuosness. We are all going to be tested study up it’s mandetory I am thankful for Jonas Clark convinced the MEN of the local church at lexington and green to stand for Gods gift of freedom and the very lives of all that they LOVE including the country that you live in. Let freedom RING!!

  38. Hindsfeet January 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    HALLELUJAH!!!

    Christian “ecclesia”

    When you consider the fact that an “ecclesia” was “a civil body politic,” this is strong
    proof that the Christian ecclesias we read about in the New Testament were independent civil bodies of Christians-independent from worldly kings and governors, ruled by the Theocratic government of God’s Spirit. They wanted freedom to serve King Jesus. They weren’t building and attending churches! Please understand! The pattern laid down in the New Testament bears no resemblance to what we know today as “church.” God’s people are meant to live by the ecclesia pattern -together in communities, holding all things common, under the government of God through His anointed leaders. Unity is found only in the Christian “ecclesia” we read about in the New Testament. Used by Tyndale* as a translation of ‘ecclesia’ in the New Testament, and by the sixteenth century reformers instead of “church.” (*William Tyndale was the fifteenth century reformer and Bible translator murdered by the church)

    Tyndale was willing to die for God’s word and truth. He didn’t like the word “church.” Instead, he used the word “congregation.” Now that tells us something! Godly Tyndale, and other sixteenth-century reformers who were more reputable, did not like the word “church.” They used other words like “congregation,” “governmental assembly,” etc.

    Quit saying “church” when it is supposed to be “ecclesia”! It’s an important step in retrieving your brain from the trap of religious confusion.
    http://www.aggressivechristianity.net/articles/ecclesia.htm

    THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

    Rom 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house….

    1 Cor. 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

    Col. 4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

    Philemon 2 And to our beloved Apphia and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house.

    Another “church fabrication” that may interest you.

    Spurious Altar Call/Invitation Where Did It Come From?

    Ironically, “the old fashioned altar call” was unheard of until the nineteenth century. It first came into being by the influence of Charles Finney, the pioneer of modern evangelistic methods. In Finney’s crusades (c. 1830)

    What is often shocking to many who use the modern invitation system is that the altar call is just that modern. The practice, although widespread, is a very new phenomenon in the Christian church. For nearly nineteen centuries no one had ever heard of the practice. Such well known evangelists as George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, and even John Wesley had never even heard of such a custom. And Charles Spurgeon, that passionate winner of souls par excellence, although well acquainted with the practice, firmly refused to adopt it and even criticized it severely.

    http://www.bethelwimbledon.com/archives/category/altar-calls

    This is the only invitation I know that comes the closet to an altar call/invitation!

    Exodus 32:26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’s side?let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

  39. JayJay January 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

  40. Byron January 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This is so sad but predictable, there are several places to point the finger of blame (for sure Sa’tan himself) along w/these seminaries allowing libs to get there foot in the doors and then tenure! Another reason we have the well meaning pastors who bought into the mega church movement and when the scriptural pastor gets old and the torch is passed and w/out proper voicing of the board of elders (or not so old) we get these passive individual’s who are illiterate and sinner pleasures.
    I highly respect Brother Charles Stanley, this brother has been through a lot and stood firmly via all the trials he’s been through! His son needs prayer, he seems to have took the red pill of the devil, we have to leave these in the hands of the Lord and uplift all those in the pulpit who are truly feeding their flock! 501 (3,c) very well may lead many south on that long black train! Those of us who do have a God fearing pastor needs to keep them in constant prayer, the devil is very clever, he divides, lies and will do anything (I mean anything) to bring these brothers & sisters down – don’t believe every whim you might hear and always pray for discernment – especially in this hour we live!

    God bless you
    all, trust Him.

    …Heb 13:6…
    Hebrews is not
    out of the context
    matter!

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  42. Country Codger January 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Okay. Obviously I will bow out. Good luck and God bless.
    CC

  43. ...cal January 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Good onya, it’s time these issues are addressed.

  44. Handy January 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you Rob for the link to the Unleavened Bread Ministries : ) What a gem. I thank God Through Jesus our Lord for your seemingly small but very large blessing. May God Keep you and all others working for the truth and our Lord.

  45. dan January 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    save this country for the elites to have slaves….I think not….the rulers lie and have NO respect for history…may they ALL reap their just rewards….imho

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  47. Dar L. January 2, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    The new Testament church was required to bring their offerings on the first day of the week. This was to differentiate the new Christians from the law. Jesus fulfilled the law…Jesus is our Sabbath Rest…Everyday is the Lord’s day. “Oh, foolish Galatians..don’t you know that to live by the Law is to be judged by the Law?” Even the tithe in OT was 10% but they had other offerings that were mandated and the total was somewhere around 22-25%. Churches only mandate 10%. That is another debate in itself.
    Our offerings are in cash in an envelope with the date and amt and where it is to go. No name…no receipt and no reporting to any authority. God said to give in secret and to be a cheerful giver.
    Nathan Leal has a good message on his sight of recent about how legalism has crept into the church. It is very good and encouraging.

  48. Keith Howe January 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    God says in Malachi 3:8 – Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherin have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

    501c3, con artist, pastors use this verse to use guilt in their CON-gregations to rob God of his tithe (obedience) and the people of 10% of their income. This money does not go to God! It goes into their personal bank accounts! It buys them luxury homes and cars, and sends their children to elite schools.

    Malachi 3:10- “Bring ye all the tithes into storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

    Let’s look to John 4:34 for what God considers as “meat in my house”- “Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work”. Nothing about tithing or filthy lucre there!

    Lets go back to a previous verse, Malachi 3:3- “…that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness”.

    I Waited Patiently for the Lord
    …5) Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count. 6) Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. 7) Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.…

    Cross References
    Hebrews 10:5
    Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;

    Hebrews 10:6
    with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.

    Hebrews 10:8
    First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”–though they were offered in accordance with the law.

    1 Samuel 15:22
    But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

    Psalm 40:7
    Then I said, “Here I am, I have come– it is written about me in the scroll.

    Psalm 50:8
    I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.

    Psalm 51:16
    You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

    Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required.

    Sacrifice
    Psalm 50:8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, …
    Psalm 51:16 For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not …

    1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings …

    Isaiah 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the …

    Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God …

    Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice …

    Matthew 12:7 But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice…

    Hebrews 10:6- In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast no pleasure.

    There you have it, suckers! God desires obedience, not sacrifice! God desires righteousness, not filthy lucre! Remember Jesus turned over the money changers tables in the temple and chased them out with a whip, stating that they had turned his father’s house into a market place! Would he do the same if he walked into your church today? Or would he even get by the armed guards? Church is big business and mega bucks!

    Tithing was for Old Testament people to support the Levite priests as they ministered to the people. Jesus Christ tore the curtain with his crucifixion, and gave us all direct access to God Almighty. We no longer need a priest to teach us, as we have the Bible and the Holy Spirit as teacher. As a matter of fact, these phoney preachers and usurpers of tithes are in violation of God’s command not to change one jot or tittle of his word when they stand up on Sunday (the day of the Sun God) instead of the Sabbath (Saturday) and tell jokes and talk about football and golf! Therefore we no longer need to tithe.

    Has your 501c3 masonic church incorporated the finger-scanning tithing machine

    “Biometric Tithing Machines at Calvary Church by husky394xp”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n9sAV8zSrQ&feature=youtube_gdata

    Serve God, not mammon.

  49. Jon January 2, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I appreciate the work you are doing in identifying these problems and trying to wake up more people about them. Unfortunately, as noted, way too many of us have been asleep much too long and have allowed those who would put us back in chains to gain power over us. Both parties and most churches. We are now reaping what we have sown. We are getting the government we deserve. And, unless we step forward and take our places on the front lines -all of us who are awake – we will not deserve anything better. I hear too many people say they know it’s bad and they know things in government need to be ‘fixed’, yet these same people sit back in the crowd and take no action. I guess they are afraid of being put on someone’s (government’s) ‘list’ and that they will lose their life of ease and their ‘stuff’. We must all ask ourselves, what would the Lord have us do? What would he have us be? If we are not willing to put it all on the line for what is Godly and right, why should we expect Him to protect us? I hope that I have (and will continue to have) the courage to speak out and take those actions that are right in God’s sight, knowing that I may lose it all in the process.

  50. Amber January 3, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Romans 13, “submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.”

    It’s not surprising to read this redesigned Bible verse? King James wrote it.

  51. PatriotMom January 3, 2014 at 5:25 am

    TY Dave! I have been trying to get these points across for the past 5 years. I even had one minister tell me that he had a man in his congregation that gave a lot of money to the church and he was a Democrat. He just knew if he said anything against the government or the president they man would leave his church.

    I responded to him that he then was reading a different Bible than I was because if he let that “money changer” man leave his church God would replace him 10 fold. I told him I felt it was his responsibility to his congregation to tell the truth – if some left so bet it but his obligation was to those who stayed to listen.

    I use the phrase “selling your soul for a few pieces of silver” all the time.
    Blessings,

    Great article and I am going to re-post to my blog with your credits.

  52. Diane Ryan January 3, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Just follow the money and it will lead you to the 501c3 tax indulgences. Their pastors simply have too much to lose if they speak against tyranny. Like Pastor Chuck Baldwin says, “Neutrality is not an option.” Folks, vote with your feet! Bow only to God, not to the IRS.

  53. Additallup January 3, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Hello Dave, good story, however you also need to get rid of all government ID and the
    real mark of the beast the social security number. Every country that has a national debt
    all the citizens have a number. This is how they track your every move. Some say that
    the mark of the beast is a chip, You must have a social security number to get a chip!
    Question: What is the collateral for the US national debt?
    Thank you again and keep on keeping on!

  54. Kitty January 3, 2014 at 7:54 am

    If you are looking for a non-501(c)(3) church, Pastor Chuck Baldwin maintains a national state-by-state listing of such churches (he calls them Black Regiment churches) at http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Resources/BlackRegiment.aspx

  55. Aaron January 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    A church can take the exemption and still be totally devoted to the Word and it’s truth, but they’re dancing at the edge of cliff. I can see a danger on the horizon for a God fearing church that wants to keep their 501-C3 status. The Bible is everyday being moved closer and closer to the category of Hate Speech. One day soon a gov’t “See Something, Say Something” snitch will testify (along with their cellphone video, of course) that your church has been preaching hateful, political rhetoric and encouraging the overthrow of the Fatherland. The IRS will revoke their exemption AND demand repayment of back taxes WITH PENALTIES for as many years as they can “prove” your church has been teaching subversive values. That will drain it’s coffers dry and put pastors, pulpit, pews and parishioners out on the street because the properties will be seized, of course, just like drug kingpin’s cars and houses. Since the goal is to stomp God fearing, Christ loving churches flatter than a beer can, I can see this as a likely scenario. It would be wise now for such churches to exit their exempt status before it’s too late. Sooner or later they will want loyalty for their thirty pieces or repayment.

  56. R Ready January 3, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Samaria was a city whose people went after other ‘gods’ diluting and eventually casting off the supreme authority, proclaiming their authority as the creator’s authority while actually proclaiming the authority of others. We know what happened to Samaria scattered into the nations? Now we might see history repeating itself on a larger world wide scale? What great city C’ameria? “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained.” George Washington

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  58. Smilardog January 3, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Excellent essay on 501c3

    501c3: The Devil’s Church
    http://www.creationliberty.com/articles/501c3.php

  59. Dr. Van A. Harmon January 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Dave,

    A fine article, but can I inject one comment? You, as does nearly everyone else, commented: “The answer is surprisingly simple as every Christian knows that the root of all evil is the love of money.”

    Sorry, but this Christian finds that his KJV Bible says that the love of money is *A* root of all evil…evidently there are others.

    I truly am not trying to nit-pick, it may prove to be important to be aware of that one day, I don’t know.

    DocVan

  60. hello January 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    They say “follow the money”. The catholic and christian and jewish churches and intitutions have LOTS of money. You don’t get that way unless the ‘elite’ want you to get there.
    The Joy of Satan website has lots of Power Meditations for developing oneself. Chakras, kundalini, elements, etc.
    Christians call these things ‘the devil’. You know what the bible says about the blasphemers of the Holy Ghost. They have no forgiveness. They are damned. Forever.
    As far as the christian leaders and jewish elite are concerned. “You hide the keys of knowledge. You refuse to enter. And those trying to enter, you hinder.” Preachers, all.
    I am not endorsing either for or against. I am not saying “You should do this or not do that”. I am not a preacher. I avoid the hypocrite brand on forehead.
    I am just putting out another option for those that are interested.
    And I am not into Satanism, not the christian/jewish kind, or the the satanists version. They got lots of techniques for personal development (from hindu, yoga, and buddhist sources).
    PERSONAL POWER. The western religions hate that. They lose power over others. They lose followers. They lose energy of others. (Psychic vampires). They lose MONEY.
    This does not include everyone in the christian, judeo world. A lot of them don’t know what is going on. They are brainwashed and kept in line by their handlers/programmers.
    There are those that know.
    The more people know these ‘eastern’ principles/techniques, the more power society will have and the less power the ‘elite’ will have over us.
    Sounds good to me.
    Of course the Joy of Satan site says knowledge should be FREE. Sounds good.
    Of course, NOTHING IS FOR FREE. THERE IS ALWAYS A ”’PRICE”’.
    These ‘siddhas’ or powers and abilities can be a trap. (Hook, line, and sinker?).
    But, I leave that to each individual to make their own FREE choice on these things.
    “The hand that kills the tyrant becomes the tyrant”.
    I think that speaks for itself.
    Of course, if they get into your house, then that is self defense. Best to be prepared for that.
    After all “prevention is better than cure.” Sounds good to me.
    Good luck to everyone.

  61. Craig Mouldey January 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    In Romans 13, calling the ‘higher powers’ God’s minister that we must obey he said it was established by Him to punish evil and reward good. What if it is no longer doing that? What if it has become tyranical and passing immoral laws? Then it is no longer fullfilling the authority from God.
    We haven’t been able to find a church even in Canada. Take comfort in the words of the Lord himself: Where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name, there I am, in their midst. I’m one and my wife makes 2. Not a bad start.

  62. yokel the local January 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    There are many pukes who pastor large and small flocks. Some are floundering in confusion and are just lost themselves. Most all of this category were called by their mother, an aunt, themselves, or some idea that a family dynasty would come down to them. Very few can point to a bonafide moment of God’s direct call on their lives. Those who can are usually not in this list.

    How much longer are we going to support the monstrous taking of innocent lives through our govt. which proclaims that it represents us? The end times are categorized as being like the times of Noah. Note that God was particularly disturbed by the violence that filled the earth at that time. The church has become friends with the world, and will be judged accordingly. Government or leadership comes at the family and church level. To end the tyranny in DC, local government needs to come under God’s laws first. Local churches need to take the lead in prayer and action. They are not capable of that anymore and our decline is guaranteed. When the local church is deaf to the cries of the unborn,and completely ineffective in stopping these murders, it has become tasteless salt good for trampling. Until the baby holocaust is stopped the church should not rest. Now the enemy has written history and has moved on to gay marriage, the next destruction of God’s societal blueprint. The church again is mute and atrophied. Which brings me back to pukes.

    The marches by the church against abortion and gay marriage should have made the “civil rights” marches look like a small family gathering. Instead there were none. Leaderless, rudderless churches are not going to get anyone saved without action. But they will lead many to hell by modeling inaction.

    Help the few around you willing to listen. Spread the truth as much as you can. Make sure your family is entering by the sheep gate. Forgive and show mercy, for the measure you give out is the measure you will receive. I am responsible for my own family as are you. Take it seriously and diligently seek out truth, for God is merciful to show it to us if we come with a repentant heart.

    Dave, thank you for yet another excellent article.

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  64. Eileen K. January 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Excellent article, Dave. I must admit; this one tops the others you’ve written.
    As Jesus has said, one cannot serve two masters; and the 501-c-3 churches certainly cannot serve God and the government. Just by accepting the 501-c-3 status, many churches have sold their congregations for a measly 30 pieces of silver, a-la Judas Iscariot in the times of Jesus.
    Among the best emulators of Judas are Pastors such as John Hagee, Pat Robertson, et. al. They’ve betrayed Jesus (as Judas did) and continue to do so, replacing Him with Zionism and Israel, two Craven Idols.
    So what you see here, Dave, is not only betrayal, but also craven idolatry. God’s first Commandment to Moses and the Hebrews is this: I am your God; and, there shall be no gods before Me. These false preachers I’ve mentioned are doing just that, putting the false gods of Zionism and Israel before the Lord their God; and, the worst part, they’re deceiving their congregations and leading them not toward salvation, but toward eternal damnation. Jesus has said that false prophets and preachers are even worse than those they deceive, since they had been given the responsibility of ensuring the salvation of their people’s souls; and they tossed that responsibility away.
    Thank you, Dave, for telling it like it is; and a Blessed, Happy New Year to you.

  65. Katherine January 4, 2014 at 12:13 am

    stevesmitty79 January 2, 2014 at 8:52 am
    When did Jesus or any apostle or any disciple for that matter speak out against Caesar and the Roman government or Herod and the Israeli government? Never. When did they rail against abortion or the right to pray or any social or political issue? Never. They did speak out against religious issues concerning the Temple and the ruling religious authority, the Sanhedrin. Jesus running out the merchants was and EXCEPTION to fulfill the idea He had a zeal for God’s house. It is NOT the rule. In the spiritual picture, that is collectively the body of Christ and we should run out any influences in OUR personal lives that is an affront to God. Not man. He did this during the Feast of Unleavened Bread to remove the leaven from the house. He fulfilled that idea as well. It was NOT an example of civil disobedience. If anything, it was an example of religious disobedience. You confused the matter by implying the Sanhedrin was civil, when it is religious. I hope this helps put some of the issues you addressed into perspective. Certainly, the idea that we should get into action is definitely praise-worthy, but Christians need to properly qualify what that action is and when it should be pursued, otherwise, we play into the hands of the Beast and act contrary to God’s will. When did scripture in the New Testament ever record exploits of violence or civil disobedience? When did Jesus or the apostles or any disciple take up arms to defend the faith? I say this as a rule and not the single carnal exception of Peter and Malchus. When did the early church who followed the true faith ever take up arms? Where are those exploits recorded? If anything, there are many examples of Saints giving up their lives to the glory of God. There are many chronicles of the Faithful giving their lives, such as Justin’s book of Martyrs. But not raising up and overthrowing governments. That is the devil’s tactic under the name of God. That’s using Christianity as a cover for war and murder. Not since the Old Testament has God sent a prophet with a mandate for physical action against anyone. That’s why all the modern wars for the cause of doing good and right are a bunch of bunk. There is a call to action, but not in the ways being “preached” today. “Taking back America” is not in the endtime equation of God. Saving our lives isn’t either. In fact in order to “save” our lives, we must first give them up. And that’s something most Americans, Patriots and Christians just aren’t willing to do.

    To: stevesmitty79

    You are exactly correct.

    Ike’s: stevesmitty79: sorry dude but you are a dyed in the wool antichrist worshiper! While you spout your truths you fail to discern spiritually. Jesus Christ was in their face continually from the time his ministry began.

    Mine: Lord Jesus the Christ was continually in the face of the fake religious people; not in the gov’t’s face. Steve is exactly correct.

    Ike’s: He spoke the truth about these antichrist serpents and vipers, but you sir are a slippery eel, same family as serpents. None of these bastard preachers know the truth neither is it in them to speak it. You can spout your platitudes of what Jesus was or did but you are a fake! Get a pair!

    mine: Your understanding and your answer is so incorrect that it’s a lie. stevesmitty79 completely and truthfully nailed it.

    Smilardog’s comment to stevesmitty79:

    I am under the impression that you have never read the bible because the whole bible is about resistance to tyranical government.

    My words: Smilardog, you are also incorrect. As Steve wrote, Christ never spoke out against gov’t but DID SPEAK OUT against the fake religious people. So, the rest of your comment is irrelevant.

    Smilardog: How could you even miss that? Not to mention the right of self-defense and our requirement to provide and protect our families… It’s called natural law!’

    My words: Natural law: where, tell me, is that in God’s Word?

    Smilardog: I would write down examples in the bible for you, but then I would have to copy and paste the whole Bible here for you.

    mine: Please do so but they will be refuted. We are in God’s NEW COVENANT; Spiritual. The OLD COVENANT=being Taught by God in the physical to the Spiritual because as the creation, we have to be Taught from the “ground up” because, again, we are JUST the creation.

  66. Martin January 4, 2014 at 8:20 am

    1. The church is a creation of God.
    2. The 501c3 is a creation of the state (Caesar).
    3. The creator controls his creation.
    4. But God rules over both Church and State.
    5. So both Church and state must serve God without rivals.
    6) When either church or state disobey God they are serving someone else and therefor mark themselves out for judgment.
    7) Every state that does not serve God marks themselves out for destruction (read your history book)
    8. Every church that does not serve God alone also marks themselves out for destruction.
    9) Every man who does not serve God without rivals also mark themselves out for destruction for it is written why do you call me Lord Lord and not do what I say for it is not the hearers of the word who are justified but the doers of the word.
    10) A true biblical faith is an obedient faith. A false faith claims Christ but disobeys His word. (God told Adam don’t eat. He ate and died. God told Noah to build an Ark. He built it and was saved. God told Abraham to leave and go to a land which he did not know. He obeyed and was justified before God by faith.) All who have faith obey God not perfectly but as a rule.
    Faith without works (the obedience of faith) is dead being alone. A lawless faith is a broken reed and will fail you at the judgment.
    11) The answer is to confess our sins because God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and CLEANSE US from all unrighteousness.
    12) If the church continues on without confession and without repentance their candlestick (the local church) will be removed by God (read Revelation 2 & 3 for Gods judgment on the 7 churches ).

    All of us who claim the name of Christ need to examine our own lives. Are we serving God or are we serving ourself?

    For our Lord said in Matthew 7: 15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 “So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 “So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’
    24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
    26 “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 “The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
    28 When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

    No man can serve two masters!
    Therefore if the elders are to render unto God that which is His then they must jettison the 5013. Failure to do so is spiritual adultery. And for this God judges His church. All of us.

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  68. Humility January 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Brothers ans Sisters, may the Peace and Grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST be with you.

    The True Church is in everyman who believes in the Saving Grace of God, our LORD JESUS CHRIST. When you believe in God the Father and the Son, the Spirit of Truth will dwell in your Heart, you will become the Holy Ground, the REAL Body of Christ. This is the why the Church our Lord Founded is in man’s heart. If you truly are a Christian, you will proclaim God’s Words, not because of money or prestige, but because of LOVE to those who are entrusted to you. Be faithful to God’s Words and do not be deceived, man’s salvation is not in the Church but in HIS FAITH in our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Saving Grace of God the Father and the HOLY SPIRIT (The Word of God, our Lord Jesus in all man who believes in the TRUTH!).

    Your Brother in Faith,

    Marlon

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