The debate over the government interfering in the “church” hit a new high recently when the lesbian mayor of Houston demanded that 5 “churches” turn over materials, including sermons that might implicate them to be in violation of a new city ordinance. The city had unbelievably passed a law that allows gender confused individuals to choose to use either the men or women's public bathrooms.
This seems like a no-brainer right? The “church” is undoubtedly correct to assail this new law, right? Wrong. Most “churches” have signed a 501c3 non-profit corporate agreement with the government. Which basically exempts them from having to pay taxes in exchange for not speaking out against the government, potentially influencing their congregation's voting preferences. Therefore, the individual “church” can and have been prosecuted by the government for breaking their agreement. Read this link to better understand what a 501c3 agreement is and why it is not Biblical:
During the Bush Jr administration anti-war “churches” were persecuted and prosecuted:
One example. There were others, but the point is that the law (501c3) was designed to prevent “churches” from speaking out against government actions, as Lyndon Johnson, the prime instigator of the law, then Senate Majority leader, said it would:
The bottom line here is that the “church” needs to evaluate their actions, recognize the true nature of the law, and that its participation in it is blasphemy, and get out of it immediately. This is not an altruistic example of the government's benevolence to religious institutions, this is a legal agreement designed to silence moral opposition to the evil actions of the government, such as the endless illegal wars and even laws forbidding feeding the homeless. Read the links, they make it clear that a “church” that has entered into this type of agreement is outside the will of God, and that they are no longer a part of the body of Jesus Christ, but a state created entity, a corporation just like Walmart or McDonalds. In Biblical terms, they have conformed to the world and they have clearly begun to act like their sister corporations. Where as the true body of Christ should be measured by the proper spiritual growth of sinners to overcomers, the modern day “church” is measured by attendance and building growth statistics.
Pray on this fervently you who attend 501c3 “churches.” If you don't know ask your religious leaders, and if they say yes or don't know, pass along this article to them. In conforming to the world the “church” has become part of end time Babylon, the false prophet, to be exact. The spiritual wing of Babylon spoken of in the Book of Revelation. In closing, heed this warning from our Lord very carefully:
Rev 18:4 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.