Essays and Articles on Church Organization, Separation of Church and State, and Other Church Issues


Post started on November 2, 2017

Click here to go to page with links to all Articles and Essays by Jerald Finney.

Click here to go to articles, essays, and other resources on The Bible Trust Relationship: Links to Essays and Other Resources. These articles and essays are in the listing below with articles and essays on many other matters.

Click here to go to Articles and Other Resources Related to the Doctrine of the Church, Incorporation, 501c3, Etc. These articles are in the listing below along with many other matters.

Click here to go to great sermons by Pastor Orlando Pineda on the Bible doctrine of the church.

The numbers at the beginning of each article is the number assigned on the “Articles” webpage and indicates the order in which the article was added to this website.

107. What is 501c3? (120817)
106. What is 508? (120817)
105. What is a Spiritual entity? (120817)
104. What is a legal entity? (120817)
103. Is a church a Spiritual entity, a legal entity, or a Spiritual/legal entity? (112717)
102. Is it illegal for a church in America not to incorporate? Does a church have to be a 501c3? (112817)
101. Does God Care if our Church is Incorporated? (120117)
100. Should a Church Be a 508 Church? (113017)
99. Does a church in America need an Employer (Tax) ID Number? (112517)
98. What does church, inc. mean? (122217)
97. Who Is the head of an incorporated church? (112817)
96. Did President Trump do away with the Johnson Amendment?(120217)
95. The New Testament of Jesus Christ:  His Executor Named and Empowered (100418)
87. Authority, the Greatest Thing in the Universe (November 21, 2017)(The real meaning of church 501(c)(3) application and status emphasized in analysis of new article: “A New Religion Forms That Will Worship A ‘Godhead’ Based on AI”)
86. Man’s Stewardship over God’s Temporal and Eternal Possessions, as Established and Overseen by God (110817)
85. What is a Church, and What Upholds Her Integrity? (110217)

81. An Informed Christian Response to the Article, “IRS Again Pressured To Hammer U.S. Churches” (102517)
76. Exposing or Silently Co-existing with False Teaching Causes Suffering and Persecution from Within and Without a Church (050217)

73. Bible Studies on the Doctrine of the Church (not an article)
23. Is Separation Of Church And State Found In The Constitution?
11. Does God and/or Civil Government Require Churches to Get 501(c)(3) Status?
10. Christians Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil
14. First Amendment Protection of New Testament Churches/Federal Laws Protecting State Churches (Religious Organizations) (022610)
19. Spiritual versus Legal Entities
75. Legal Explanation of Incorporation of Churches (121012)
Corporation: A human being without a soul
27. Church Internal Revenue Code § 508 Tax Exempt Status
40. Comparison of Bible Trust (ordinary trust), Incorporation (Includes corporation sole), and Ecclesiastical Law Center Trust  
66. Romans 13 and Related Verses (020717)
65. The Local Church: A Building or What? (020617)  
64. Studies on the Bible Doctrine of the Church (013017)
62. How a Church Can Organize to Remain a New Testament Church (Holding Property In Trust For God Is A Scriptural Principle Recognized by American Law) (050616)
15. 1,000 Pastors who pledge to defy IRS and preach politics from pulpit ahead of election misunderstand the law and the hierarchy of law
50. Can a church force a homosexual to turn straight to stay in the church? (090915)
48. The concerns of this Old Paths Baptist Church Separation of Church and State Law Ministry: Church Order and Sound Doctrine (073115)
44. The Hierarchy of Law as it relates to sodomy and sodomite marriage (060115)
42. Will Churches in America Have a Choice about Sodomite Marriage: A short critique of the Article “Christian schools will have no choice about gay marriage: Column” as it relates to churches (052315)
40. Comparison of Bible Trust (ordinary trust), Incorporation (Includes corporation sole), and Ecclesiastical Law Center Trust
38. Is the “trust” recommended by this “Separation of Church and State Law Ministry” a legal entity?
34. More On Romans 13.1-2: The Governments That God Has Ordained
Self-proclaimed Non-501c3 Churches Who Are 501c3 Churches
60. Church Submission to Christ – A Works Agenda? (011916)
61. Expose And Reject The Teachings and Methods of Church Organization Con-Artists and Charlatans (050616)
39. Critique of Church Freedom and the Corporation Sole Website (Booklet)
18. A Critique of Pastor Steve Anderson’s Youtube Comments on Church Incorporation and Church 501c3 Status” (with links to sermons and documents);
37. Ecclesiastical Law Center Exposed (Booklet)
9. The False and Misleading Teachings and Advertisements of StartCHURCH, Another Spiritual and Legal Deceiver
8. Separation of Church and God
6. Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere

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