Added July 19, 2019
Tom: Dave, as you know, and many of our listeners know, we’ve been going over the topic of love—God’s love, loving God, what God’s Word says about love, and I think we’ve been through some very helpful—at least for me, and I hope for many of our listeners, some very helpful verses on what God’s love is about. And as we mentioned before, it’s something that we do. There’s no specific definition, but throughout the Scriptures we find Jesus, who is the perfect example for us of God’s love: all that He says, all that He does, all that He did, and what ….
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LETTERS AND QUESTIONS FROM PASTORS AND OTHERS ANSWERED
Inquiry from missionary (my reply follows below):
On Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:49:14 AM CDT, _________________________ wrote:
Greetings Mr. Finney,
My name is ______________ and my wife is ________________. We have been missionaries all of our lives in ___________________________.
As you might have heard, _______________ was hit with [natural disaster}. [W]e lost everything and eventually had to move to the U.S.
We are presently establishing ourselves in ________________ and we need some guidance as to how we can “give unto Cesar what is Cesar’s and unto God what is God’s”.
I heard of your existence through Marck Taylor’s interview on YouTube and I feel that our ministry needs your expertise so we can legally operate here in the U.S., as well as keep out of the 501C-3.
Our ministry does not conform to any one State or Federal Government guidelines. We consider ourselves as part of God’s army and His Heavenly Government!
To know more about us, you may check out our website, or watch our “live broadcasts” that my wife and I do in the evenings. [Y]ou can search our ministry at: _________________
So you may also contact us directly, our ministry’s phone number is: ____________________________
and my direct e-mail is: _______________________
We hope to hear from you soon and may you stay BLESSED.
[NAME OF MISSIONARY REMOVED]
I help churches who wish to organize under Christ and Christ alone. I do not help “ministries.”
That said, I will address your concerns about 501(c)(3). The only way you can come under 501(c)(3) is to apply for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Churches (but not “ministries”) are automatically tax exempt under 508 if they claim the status; this means, for example, that If they choose to claim 508 status, they will have to give out IRS Acknowledgements for contributions, they will be subject to the rules that come with 501(c)(3), and those who give to the church can deduct their gifts on their income tax filing. See the following article for information on 508 status for churches (not “ministries”): Church Internal Revenue Code § 508 Tax Exempt Status.
Please feel free to call me. If you get a VM, leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
God bless you and yours.
JERALD C. FINNEY
BAB, HB, BBA, JD
801 Elgin St.
Amarillo, TX 79118
Phone : (512) 785-8445
Churches under Christ Ministry Website: Understanding and Applying God's Principles for Church Headship "Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:1-3). ————————————This Ministry is under the authority of Charity Baptist Tabernacle of Amarillo, Texas. Jerald Finney, a Christian Lawyer and member of Charity Baptist Tabernacle, having received this ministry in the Lord, explains how a church in America can remain under the Lord Jesus Christ and Him only. "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen" (1 Peter 4:10-11; See also, Ephesians 4::1-16 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-25). "Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it" (Colossians 4:17). "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church" (Ephesians 1.22; See also, e.g. Colossians 1:18).