The 501c3 designation is what has destroyed the church

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    When a church takes the 501c3 non profit designation it becomes beholden to the state. It is for all intents and purposes a bribe that was accepted in exchange for the church operating to specifics such as what they can and can’t say as part of their service.

    “God’s Law, given to Moses for the people of Israel, forbade the taking of a bribe, “for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous” (Exodus 23:8). The same rule is repeated in Deuteronomy 16:19: “You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.”

    You can look your church up through the IRS’s search portal for 501c3 designated churches. If your church happens to be one, I suggest you switch. I know that’s going to be difficult to do because of the way human patterns and behavior work but it’s something to consider.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    "Can't preach politics from the pulpit"

    is the only thing churches are prohibited from doing in order to attain and keep their 501c3
     
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    thats a violation of the 1st amendment,,,

    churchs dont need permission to have a church,,so the 501c3 is also a violation of the 1st A
     
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    Sounds very anti first amendment does it not?
     
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    ..the bible is irrelevant to it .....if they are helping people without profit , fine--no tax
     
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    It's precedent. Something in exchange for something, and they're doing so voluntarily. Seems pretty innocuous. Unless a person goes to Church for someone to preach partisan politics to them...which seems kinda bizarre to even want
     
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    It's not a violation when they're doing so voluntarily. I couldn't possibly... even begin to understand why that little nuance would be confusing to anyone.
     
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    doing what voluntarily??
     
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    With government having the power to determine what constitutes “politics”.

    A certain failed Presidential candidate expressed an intent, should he be elected, to extend “politics” to churches that teach against certain forms of immoral sexual behavior, and on that basis, to deny them tax exempt status.
     
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