Monday, August 18, 2014 14:19
(Before It's News)
I am a Christian through and through and I love God with all of my heart!! But this dirty little secret that many of our churches are keeping from us needs to be busted WIDE open! I am sick and tired of our churches bowing down to the political pressure from their 501(c)3 tax exempted status.
In 1954 Senator Lyndon Johnson unleashed a monstrous action directed at American churches…the 501(c)(3). Because he did not like the fact that pastors and churches were opposing his liberal agenda, he set out to silence them with the power he had readily available to him….the Law! As a result he introduced verbiage to the IRC prohibiting churches from influencing political legislation and supporting political campaigns, or risk losing their tax-exempt status. And thus it began…
Pastors today have become the servant of the State and in a sense sold their souls to the state. They remain silent on political issues and side swipe issues the government tells them they are not allowed to talk about. They bow down to the governing political body and sold out parts of the Gospel. OUTRAGE!
Dick Greb of the Save-A-Patriot Fellowship in Westminster, Maryland, wrote:
“Many Americans find it disturbing that some of our churches today are little more than milquetoast corporations that fear our federal government more than the great I AM. Moreover, it can even be said that some preachers have the appearance of cringing, ‘politically correct’ cowards, rather than committed Godly men of fortitude with backbone, such as those we read of in the Bible.” (Source: Greb, Dick. “The 501(c)(3) Hallucination: A Bane to Liberty.” Reasonable Action Issue #244 Winter 2003.)
Amen and Amen! Sadly the majority of churches are members of the 501(c)(3) and when push comes to shove, they will demonstrate loyalty to the State sacrificing Biblical principles to remain tax-exempt!