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.
The PDF of the 2nd edition is at: PDF of 2nd edition of Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities. Two new chapters have been added to the 2nd Edition. The 1st edition of the book can be ordered at amazon.com ordering page for Separation of Church and State/God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entitites? Other in print books written by Jerald Finney are available at Books by Jerald Finney at amazon.com. Free online versions (and PDFs of some) of all books, whether in print or not, may be accessed at: Books Parent Page.
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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The above audio series is of the 2nd edition which is not yet published.