My Reply follows the E-mail which was received on June 28, 2019.
Good morning…and may the “God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” continue to bless you & yours immensely, brother Finney!
I know you’re exceedingly busy; so I’ll try to state my question(s) as concisely as possible – and I’ll leave my cell# at the end of this, just in case your answer would take too much time to write.
Now, having noted that: since I believe I read in your [June 1st] “Churches Under Christ Newsletter” somewhere, that yours [thus BLC’s] ministry is primarily focused upon helping 501(c)(3) Churches & Parachurch Organizations “under” their direct authority, to repent of this particularly egregious SIN of “spiritual harlotry” – and thus RE-structure according to genuine First Amendment principles [i.e., a DOT?], and please correct me if I’m wrong – then what is the status [before Almighty God] of ALL these other independent, so-called “Christian” Parachurch Organizations, of which are scattered across the religious landscape in this United States?
And I ask this [perhaps legally misguided] question brother Finney, because it seems to me that the corporate “ground is level” before Caesar re: ALL 501(c)(3) NFP’s – religious, irreligious, or otherwise? I mean, what’s the LEGAL difference, when it comes to a “state-licensed 501(c)(3) NFP corporation” conducting their business in the matchless / Holy Name of our Lord Jesus – as these Christian business corporations NO longer retain any First Amendment protections, only 14th Amendment relief [if I’ve understood you & the BLC correctly] – and all those irreligious corporations etc., such as Planned Parenthood, The Church of Satan, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and on, and on, and on??
And I sure hope I’m not conflating [or confusing] “NGO NFP’s” – with religious NFP’s operating under the 501(c)(3) ‘Johnson Amendment’ related designation either? Whatever help you could provide, and whenever you have the available time, would be greatly appreciated sir!
Once again, thank you so very much for everything you & the BLC have done, and are continuing to do…in Jesus’ Holy name!
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
Respectfully & gratefully, in Christ alone,
[Name with address and phone number]
Dear Brother ________________________________,
Thank you for your letter and encouragement!
By way of explanation concerning this Churches Under Christ Ministry, the ministry helps churches organize according to New Testament church doctrine (under the 1st A and corresponding state constitutional principles), separate from federal or state governments. A corporate 501c3 church give up many, not all, of their 1st A rights, but the nature, definition, authority over, organization, operation, etc. of such a church is substantially altered. Becoming a legal entity of any kind is a great compromise for a church, the first of many on the path to heresy and apostasy.
I simply do not have time to explain everything over the phone. I have explained it all in books, essays, articles, etc. all of which are online at jeraldfinney.com.I stay pretty busy helping and advising churches. As to your other questions, I suggest you begin by reading and studying the online version of God Betrayed [the online version is the best] at: Online version of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application