Audio: Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities?

This audio is a recently updated version of the book, Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities. To go to an audio teaching, click the blue chapter name.

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The 2nd edition has some modifications (includes updated understanding of IRC 508 status, adds 2 new chapters, etc.).

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Preface (7 min. 0 sec. Starts with hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.”)


Chapter 1: Introduction (20 min. 17 sec. Starts with hymn, “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.”) 

Chapter 2: Spiritual versus Legal Entities (13 min. 44 sec. Starts with hymn, “A Throne of Grace.”)

Chapter 3: Incorporation of Churches (42 min. 29 sec. Starts with hymn, “In Times like These.”)

Chapter 4: Federal Government Control of Churches through 501(c)(3) or 508 Tax Exemption (34 min. 46 sec. Starts with hymn, “Close the Books.”)

Chapter 5: The Incorporation-501(c)(3) Control Scheme (22 min. 37 sec. Starts with the hymn, “The Love of God.”)

Chapter 6: Spurious Rational for Incorporating: Limited Liability (18 min. 28 sec. Starts with the hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”) 

Chapter 7: Spurious Rationale for Incorporating: to Hold Property  (45 min. 8 sec. Starts with the hymn, “O Sacred Lamb.”) 

Chapter 8: Spurious Rationale for Corporate-501(c)(3) or 508 Status: Tax Exemption and Tax Deduction for Contributions (31 min. 38 sec. Starts with hymn, “There Will Be a Happy Meeting in Heaven I Know.”)

Chapter 9: Spurious Rationale for Incorporating: One’s Convictions (30 min. 39 sec. Starts with song, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me.”)

Chapter 10: The Most Important Thing: Loving God or Winning Souls? (31 min. 44 sec. Starts with song, “And Can It Be.”)

Chapter 11: Conclusion (6 min. 4 sec. Starts with song, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”)

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Audio series on God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application

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1. The Biblical Principles of Government

a. Introduction
b. The proper motivation and goal
c. Self-government
d. Family government and conscience
e. Civil government
f. God desires nations to glorify Him
g. Israel – the only theocracy ordained by God
h. God is the God of Israel
i. God desires Gentile nations to glorify Him
j. God judges nations
k. Satan orchestrates the world system
l. Conclusion

2. The Biblical Doctrine of the Church

a. Introduction
b. Definition, organization, and purposes of a church
c. Christ, the Bridegroom/Husband/Head of the  church
d. Heresy and  apostasy
e. Recent accelerated apostasy in America
f. Apostasy at the end of the church age
g. The church will reign with the Lord
h. Conclusion

3. The Biblical Doctrine of Separation of Church and State

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a. Introduction
b. Definitions
c. Dispensational theology versus covenant theology
d. Distinct differences between church and state
e. Render unto God the  things that are  His
f. Christ-church, Husband-wife, Bridegroom-Bride
g. Conclusion

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution4. History of the First Amendment

a. Introducton
b. The Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts
c. The Baptists in Rhode Island
d. The Separates and  Baptists in New England e. From New England to the South
f. To Virginia
g. To the New Nation
h. Conclusion

5. Supreme Court Religion Clause Jurisprudence

6. God Betrayed: Union of Church and State

a. Introduction
b. Spiritual versus legal entities
c. Incorporation of churches
d. Federal government control of churches
through 501(c)(3) tax
e. The incorporation 501(c)(3) control scheme
f. Spurious rationale for incorporating: limited liability
g. Spurious rationale for incorporating: to hold property
h. Spurious rationale for incorporating: tax exemption
and tax deduction for contributions
i. Conclusion