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The Abortion Supreme Court Case You Probably Haven’t Heard About


In this audio teaching from 1 Samuel 1, a woman is crying for a child. What happens when a woman takes her exalted place. Learn that from this study by clicking here.


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Due to a move from Minnesota to Texas in 2018, I did not add to this page for several months.



Due to a move from Texas to Minnesota in late March, 2016, I did not add to this page for several months.


Blessing abortion clinic. Click to go to article. One day, God will wipe those Satanic smiles from these faces.
Blessing abortion clinic. Click to go to article. One day, God will wipe those Satanic smiles from these faces.

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Judge Who Ordered Removal of Ten Commandments Rules Alabama Must Restore Planned Parenthood Contract (103115)
Judge Who Ordered Removal of Ten Commandments Rules Alabama Must Restore Planned Parenthood Contract (103115)

Melissa Ohden Testifies Before Congress On Abortion #DefundPlannedParenthood (090915)
Abortion Survivor: ‘I Should Have Been Another Statistic (090915)
Pro-Abortion Attorney Tells Congress A Dismemberment Is A “Humane Procedure” (090915)
Abortion Survivor To Congress: ‘If Abortion Is About Women’s Rights, Then What Were Mine? (091015)
He aborted over 48,000 babies. The he pulled a baby’s beating heart out with his forceps. (080515)
Thousands Protest Outside Planned Parenthood Clinics Across The Nation
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HORROR: FULLY INTACT, DYING BABY MOVES ARMS, LEGS OUTSIDE WOMB IN LATEST PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEO
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Dangerous Move To Implant Abortion-Inducing Device Into Teen Girls
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Leftist Loonies Love Lions Better Than Babies (081015)

6 Christians Attacked With Chemicals Outside Planned Parenthood - Police Do Nothing
6 Christians Attacked With Chemicals Outside Planned Parenthood – Police Do Nothing

2Six Christians Attacked With Chemical Outside Oregon Planned Parenthood – Police Do Nothing (080615)
Obama Appointee Blocks More Body Parts Videos
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The Facts About Planned Parenthood Are Stubborn Things (072815)
Media Covers Cecil The Lion More Than 1 Day Than Abortion Videos In 2 Weeks (07_15)
Planned Parenthood Sells Baby Parts

The wine-sipping butchers of Planned Parenthood (071515)
Obama To Force Charities To Promote Abortion Or Lose Funding (072315)

Testimonial concerning the book God Betrayed and the ignorance of fundamentalist pastors revealed

October 5, 2015

I received the following testimonial concerning God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application on October 5, 2015. Prior testimonials have been made verbally and some in writing, but I never thought of keeping a record of them until now.

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The following was my first reply to the above on October 5, 2015:

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I then replied with links to some relevant on line articles including:

Christians Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil

Does God and/or Civil Government Require Churches to Get 5011(c)(3) Status?

First Amendment Protection of New Testament Churches/Federal Laws Protecting State Churches (Religious Organizations)

One of my lectures on the hierarchy of law

For more specifics on the 501(c)(3) and 508 issue, I could have included the following links: 

The church incorporation-501(c)(3) control scheme

Federal government control of churches through 501(c)(3) tax exemption

Church Internal Revenue Code § 508 Tax Exempt Status

For full explanation of all matters and questions:

Online version of the book God Betrayed

Of course, I could have gone on and on in the facebook comment above.

Denise Porter’s Path to Truth

Posted on Facebook
September 2015

At one time the roots of my family were American revival, Bible Christian, saved by the Spirit of God faithfully preached & received with repentance & faith. All of them were, of course, immigrants out of the Old World Order Roman Whore-State oppression. But gradually the memory of the reality & truth of all that history & sound Biblical history and doctrine was lost in American optimism and the 1 Thess 5 & 2 Thess 2 one world dream and delusion til at some point my forefathers fell away through the many Luciferian attacks and tempted flesh of hypocrisy & godman humanism. My maternal grandfather was a charming man of Irish descent, and judging by names Roland and Hiram, at least a second generation Freemason –deep enough in to be a Shriner. I know now what that means, and that it is just one of the many manifestations of lying idolatry & godman popery– the ancient fertility-drunkenness-power religion of ‘forces’ and ‘depths of Lucifer’ knowledge-‘science’.-falsely so-called. Impurity, alcohol and pride take their tolls on progeny. My paternal grandfather had a background of Lutheranism and Brethren, & went Pentacostal little god power worshipper, keeping a thin veneer of religion with that ‘more generous’, exciting & permissive ‘Jesus’ some are calling the ‘hippie’ or androgynous ‘Jesus’. Impurity and alcohol and mammon. I was a selfish, defiled, rock and roll, fornicating mess, confused by the hypocrisy and doubletalk, and the spiritual morasse that is public school Temple pretending to be ‘secular’ and ‘neutral’ that also teaches with Freemasonry, Pentecostal idolatry and assorted forms of popery and godman religion that the road to ‘happiness’ and ‘success’ lies through succumbing to lust & covetousness, impurity, and ‘whatever it takes’ pragmatism —with busy-ness, constant entertainment and alcohol or drugs, legal pharma or illegal depending upon the ‘hook’ and ‘path’ to success that our combination of sin & personality and Satan’s deluding temptation took in our lives when we made choices turning from truth & God permitted us to manifest what we truly loved —— to numb conscience & the merciful call of the Holy Spirit of Truth, and to get ‘the feeling’ of justification and ‘power’. Folly. Folly. Folly. But by the grace of God, He has led me through and out—-by a VERY crooked path & low road due to my own sinful choices. But I could never turn entirely from truth & would seek truth & trust unwisely to be deceived by each ‘answer’ in turn til reaching some obvious point of demonism, hypocrisy or deceit that even I could recognize by the John 1 & Romans 2 gift of the light of the true Jesus Christ & conscience, sullied as mine was. He led me in and out of psych-ology sorcery ‘soul’ science and seeking help and guidance of the new priesthood confessional and money-making, controlling mechanism of the new confessional ‘counseling’ of ‘social science’ with its blame-and divide, no responsibility or sin (hence no freedom or victory in Christ possible) dialectic and futility, and in ‘sales’ training in manipulating people illegitimately. He led me through Pentacostalism-Charimaticism, Unitarian witchcraft and purposeful ‘blind’ leap hypocrisy and spell-casting ‘visualizing’ and selective sight and ‘higher power as you perceive he-she-it’ to be and ‘Mother-Father God’. Truth always kept me from utterly ‘letting go’ or taking that blind leap to opening to demon possession –but I saw enough manifestations of the cold cunning of evil when the beautiful masks would slip, or the real meaning of the pretty, soothing, justifying words of what was ‘necessary’ to be ‘successful’ or to ‘progress’ to flee. What can I say of the disillusionment & denominations & varieties even of ‘baptists’ after that? Neoevangelicalism, neo-orthodox, Purpose Driven, CCM, and Reformed Reconstructionism and Political Right, the inter-denominational small groups ‘Bible’ version tango and dialectic game pretending to be ‘Bible Study’ for the purpose of ‘building’ faith while really seeking to pinpoint those holding real faith, then ‘siccing’ the ‘group’ on them: headed by a seme-tery-trained ‘master doubter’ with the ‘deeper knowledge’ purposely steering & promoting doubt & turning souls from trusting God and His word to trusting self and men —-the ‘new’, more genourous ‘luv’ and ‘tolerance’ that is 2 Peter 2 slavery; false ‘Bible’ translation work, impurity, mammon, hypocrisy, sodomy, alchol and drugs, Promise Keepers, false ‘Christian’ curriculums in history and even ‘Creation’ Science a minefield of cults supposedly in ‘common’ faithand standing on the ‘authority of God’s word’ (just not His authoritative word —-the only ‘version’ universally hated in EVERY ‘union’), David Barton’s lying ‘history’ and ‘Wallbuilder’ —-dialectic partition to herd souls back to the tyrannical, impure Roman union with anything but truth, purity and holiness …. In spite of it all, the Lord saved me by the word and the Spirit. Now that I understand more, having senses better exercised, and I am aware just how eaily we can be deluded, and the terrible price to succeeding generations when their elders are confused, deluded or apathetic in these perilous days of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil ‘positive attraction’ —no contending, no sin confrontation —-now I am passionate to point out the distinctions and points where these ‘isms’ joining in their common antichrist depart from the faith once delivered. ————And though I know we must hold to 2 Timothy 2 in our confrontation, in love and that He saves souls like mine out, as burning brands —-I also know that many of these ‘teachers’ are NOT ignorant of what they are doing, and that they are certainly NOT doing it from alongside on the level ground at the foot of the Cross, or in good faith —-but as the false Romish godmen and the imams, gurus, and sorcerers purposefully misrepresenting themselves AND the faith in order to captivate, exploit & merchandise & lead souls astray for their own gain and glory, nothing to do with Christ or the truth. Their ‘mercy’ is cruel and their ‘truth-telling’ is lying. ——————-I am very thankful for those who stood their ground and contended in the often thankless task of true shepherds and teachers. David Cloud helped me immensely in Bible, King James and church history, heretical movement discernment. Brannon Howse to a certain extent til I realized his Reformed hero worship and man-over-Bible stance that stops him short of confronting certain truths —I suspect purposeful since he doesn’t respond or pursue source citations not in line with his agenda. Lord knows I’ve seen that symptom before! …Dave Hunt was helpful on Calvinism and some other things concerning the cults, and Ed Decker of Saints Alive on Freemasonry & Mormonism. Thomas Ross and Kent Brandenburg’s, James Beller and Kent Hovind’s pre-prison work, and your own witness, with Brother Cooley clarified the last remaining questions & doubts I had of receiving and understanding the much denied Psalm 2 and 82 conspiracy of the ‘gods’ of antichrist. Now I know that I know that I know smile emoticon —and learned the hard 1&2 Corinthians, Hebrews 12 way. And I know my purpose in the body is to confront with the reasons —–the particular reasons—for the faith that I hold, versus the particular deviations and wrestings and techniques of the antichrist claims that seek to insinuate themselves

Response to Obergefell, the United States Supreme Court same sex marriage decision

DivineInstitutionJerald FinneyLie_Truth
Copyright © June 30, 2015

This short article looks at the wrong response to OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL (June 26, 2015), (Click to go directly to PDF of the opinion), the right response to Obergefell, the Bible explanation for the predominance of the wrong response, and God’s assurance to his remnant. Keep in mind that only a man and a woman can marry, no matter what the United States Supreme Court says (See, for explanation, The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny).

6In  Obergefell the Supreme Court, under the leadership of the god of this world (See, Satan orchestrates the world system), has rebelled against the Highest authority, God, in allegedly legalizing marriage between people of the same sex. I repeat, please realize that two people of the same sex cannot marry, no matter what the Supreme Court says. This is explained in other pages and articles on this website (See The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny; see also, for example,  The Hierarchy of Law as it relates to sodomy and sodomite marriage, Laws Protecting New Testament Churches in America: Read Them for Yourself, Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere (June, 2010), and Jerald Finney’s lecture on the Hierarchy of Law.).

8First, the wrong response by believers and churches to Obergefell. Obviously, some incorporated 501c3 churches, their leaders, and their attorneys cannot see the light. They continue in their ignorance of the Bible principles of church, government, and separation of church and state. They do not realize that they have done great damage to the cause of Christ by placing their (notice that I did not say “the Lord’s”) churches under civil government through legal entity status (incorporation including corporation sole, unincorporated association, charitable trust, Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) Status, etc.). The two entries below, followed by my responses, exemplify my point. The first entry below is a Facebook entry of Clyde C. Parker, Jr. His advice shows his ignorance. Sadly, his entry has been shared by a lot of people, demonstrating the extent of ignorance about these matters. The second entry is a link to a CLA press release responding to the Obergefell decision advising churches what to do in response to that decision. Both display total lack of spiritual understanding of what should be done.

  1. Clyde C. Parker JrEdited·Everyone please make this post Public and share with everyone. Attention all Fundamental Baptist Churches!!! Because of the recent Supreme Court’s ruling on same sex marriage please immediately update your “By Laws and Articles of Faith/” You can contact  “The Christian Law Association” We’re in the process of doing it NOW and as quick as I can I’ll post a copy of what CLA says about updating.

Updating your “By Laws and Articles of Faith” is not what you should do. Parker is alarmed and has no clue as to the right thing to do. You should get your churches out from under civil government. Your first and preeminent step should be to get rid of corporate, 501c3 status and all legal entity status asap–to understand why, you need to study the Bible doctrines of church, government and separation of church and state. You need to apply those doctrines. To understand how, you need the help of a lawyer who follows Bible precept, not hirelings who forsook Bible principle and got rich by either charging for their services or by taking only donations or gifts rather than “charging for their services.” Many churches and Christians give God’s money to these organizations which then promote and implement Satan’s methods of church organization. This website has all the resources you need to speed up your study.

  1. Press release of the CLA: Biblically Keeping the “Main Thing” the “Main Thing”.

3The above press release proves that the CLA is totally lacking in historical, legal, and scriptural understanding of what to do. If I get time, I may analyze the release in an article. The informed believer should be able to read, analyze, and see the article for what it is. The CLA is part of the reason America and America’s churches are where they are. The CLA has convinced untold numbers of churches to become legal entities under state and federal law and not under God as prescribed in the New Testament and in the First Amendment. CLA and other such “Christian” legal organizations are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Now to the correct response. My message to churches and believers who wish to please God: start in depth studies of the resources on this website. Can’t you see that your ways have failed? Can’t you see that you have been lied to and that you have followed lies? Open your eyes now and love light rather than darkness, if you wish to glorify God. Repent! Church incorporation and 501(c)(3) status are evil. The resources on this website prove this. The resources on this website give you the truth you need to know in light of the Obergefell decision. Reorganize the church you are a member of, then seek to please God in all matters as you are taught by the word of God, the King James Bible, in all things.

The webpage, The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny, and the resources linked to therein, along with other resources on this website, explain the important biblical doctrines of church, state, and separation of church and state as well as relevant historical facts and legal concepts which guide the Bible believing Christian in the way he, and the church he is a member of, should go – actually, the way he and churches should have gone long ago – in order to glorify God in these times of religious heresy and apostasy, moral awfulness and political and governmental tyranny. Most believers, churches, and “Christian” legal organizations (e.g., the CLA) do not have a clue about God’s mind concerning these matters; instead, they are in panic mode, remain in darkness, and continue in what they perceive to be right and what America and most of America’s churches teach them that they need to do to be good Americans rather than what the Bible teaches that they should do to be good Christians. By the way, the former assures that they will be neither good Christians nor good Americans, and the latter assures that they will be both good Christians and good Americans. Follow the former and hurt individuals, families, churches, and America; follow the latter and help individuals, families, churches, and America.

The Bible explains why the wrong response predominates. John 3:19-21:  “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

The remnant has assurance: “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:19-20).

Jude1.15Man, since the beginning, has always been seduced by Satan. Things will not change until the Lord crushes the world powers, all of which operate under the principles of the god of this world, and establishes his kingdom. The trend of individuals, families, churches, and nations is, in general, always downward and deeper into religious apostasy, moral awfulness, and political tyranny; Obergefell and its progenitors as well as the downward religious, moral and political slide of America again prove this. Sadly, America and the world will continue into greater depths of depravity and rebellion against God’s way. Satan’s ways always offer what seems to man to be the best rewards; while in fact leading to dire consequences. God’s ways, on the other hand actually result in the glory of God, the joy of man, eternal life, and other positive consequences. A remnant has already acted according to Bible principles and guidelines or will modify their conduct and respond correctly to Obergefell by diligent study and modification of their conduct so as to comply with biblical guidelines; but the majority of those who profess to be believers will respond incorrectly, thereby aiding the god of this world in his ultimately unsuccessful schemes.

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Virginia Passes Legislation Forcing Churches to Allow “Transgender” Males into Women’s Bathrooms (04720)(Of course, this will be contested in court. Regardless of the outcome of such contest(s), keep in mind that the established church (incorporated, 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1)(A) churches have voluntarily given up much of their First Amendment protections and placed themselves under the 14th Amendment for many purposes. Churches who choose to remain under the First Amendment for all purposes are not subject to state legislation. Contact this Churches under Christ Ministry for more information.)

I Pledge Allegiance to God and His Kingdom, Not to America

The Republican Response to Obergefell – Wrong!!!!!! (070715)

The Hierarchy of Law as it relates to sodomy and sodomite marriage (060115)

The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations and Government Tyranny

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)

Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere (06_10)

The Gospel (Fear God) or the Anti-Christ Gospel (God loves everyone)?

The word of God
The word of God

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By Russell Hildebrandt
May 27, 2015

(Revelation 14:6-7) “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,  {7} Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

The everlasting gospel is to Fear God for He is Holy.  The antichrist gospel is god loves everybody.  Because God is holy we need a perfect savior the Lord Jesus Christ.  Every time when you are preaching the true gospel of Jesus Christ and showing men that they are under condemnation of sin because of the holiness of God and they need a saviour and somebody comes and screams god is love they are antichrist.  Never forget this: they are of their father the devil.  If God sent an angel to proclaim to Fear God then it is good enough for me to preach the same thing “Fear God”.  Just a few scriptures to encourage you who love and fear God.

Who do you believe: Darwin or the word of God?
Who do you believe: Darwin or the word of God?

(Matthew 10:27-28) ” What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.  {28}  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

(Psalms 66:16) “Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.”

(Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) “¶ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  {14} For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

3(Psalms 36:1-4) “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.  {2} For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.  {3} The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.  {4} He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.”

(Romans 3:11-18) “There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.  {12} They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.  {13} Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:  {14} Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:  {15} Their feet are swift to shed blood:  {16} Destruction and misery are in their ways:  {17} And the way of peace have they not known:  {18} There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

2(Psalms 111:6-10) “He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.  {7} The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.  {8} They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.  {9} He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.  {10} The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

(Proverbs 1:7-9) “¶ The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  {8} My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:  {9} For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.”

Ecclesiastes 12.14
Ecclesiastes 12.14

(Isaiah 2:10-22) “¶ Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.  {11} The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.  {12} For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:  {13} And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,  {14} And upon all the high mountains,

Wrong. Your god is Satan and he hates you, a creation of God, and wants you to spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Wrong. Your god is Satan and he hates you, a creation of God, and wants you to spend eternity in the lake of fire.

and upon all the hills that are lifted up,  {15} And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,  {16} And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.  {17} And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.  {18} And the idols he shall utterly abolish.  {19} And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.  {20} In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;  {21} To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.  {22} Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”

[Note by Jerald Finney: And there are many more such verses in the Bible. Some of those antichrists who reject Bible preaching because “God is love” make up their own religion or philosophy without reference to God’s word; others quote some Bible verse out of context. One example is John 3.16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The problem for them is the rest of John 3 and the whole of the Bible.]

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

Michael Farris
Michael Farris

Equality Act Creates LGBT Rights Everywhere! (102315)(Revealed: LGBT Nuclear Bomb Against Churches – Will apply to state churches, such as incorporated 501c3 churches, only. The article  below explains how this applies to state churches, but not to New Testament churches.)

Virginia Passes Legislation Forcing Churches to Allow “Transgender” Males into Women’s Bathrooms(04720)(Of course, this will be contested in court. Regardless of the outcome of such contest(s), keep in mind that the established church (incorporated, 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1)(A) churches have voluntarily given up much of their First Amendment protections and placed themselves under the 14th Amendment for many purposes. Churches who choose to remain under the First Amendment for all purposes are not subject to state legislation. Contact this Churches under Christ Ministry for more information.)

Cross dressing Teachers in “Christian” Schools in Virginia?
Questions Answered Regarding the Article “Liberty Counsel: New VA LGBTQ Bill Would Mean Baptist Schools Can’t Fire Cross-Dressing Teachers

Jerald Finney
Copyright © May 23, 2015

A new article was just posted:

The article, “Christian schools will have no choice about gay marriage: Column,” again puts the ignorance of “Christians” on display. The author of the article, Michael Farris, laments the fact that the United States Supreme Court is posed to deny 501(c)(3) status to Christian colleges and even to churches which oppose same-sex “marriage” (Actually, any union outside that of a male and a female is not marriage. See Jerald Finney’s letter on the webpage “The Sodomite Agenda, Religious Organizations, And Government Tyranny.”). I limit this reply to that article to churches only, even though I could say much about so-called “Christian” schools and institutions of higher learning.

6The author of the article, Michael Farris, is a good lawyer who has done much for the cause of homeschooling in America; but his article reveals that he, like most American “Christians,”  has no clue as to the important Bible doctrines of church, state, and separation of church and state and their application in America (See the first three sections of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application which is available free in both online and PDF form. The first three sections of the online version are updated. One may study the website Separation of Church and State Law for articles, books and other resources concerning the issue of church organization.). Nor does he understand church incorporation law or Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) as applied to churches.

Farris does not understand that churches who incorporate, get 501(c)(3) status, or become legal entities in any way have grieved our Lord by combining church and state (See section VI of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application). Believers should have realized this long ago and should have shunned any type combination with the state. When a church in America incorporates and/or claims either 501(c)(3) or 508(c)(1)(A) status, she has subjected herself to a head other than the Lord Jesus Christ. That is a gross violation of New Testament church doctrine. For more understanding of Internal Revenue Code Section 508(c)(1)(A) status see Church Internal Revenue Code § 508 Tax Exempt Status.

In the article, Farris states:

“Christian colleges and churches need to get prepared. We must decide which is more important to us — our tax exemption or our religious convictions. Keep in mind, it is not the idea that the college itself might have to pay taxes that is the threat. Schools like Patrick Henry College, which I started, never run much of a profit. But since PHC refuses all government aid, all of our donations for scholarships and buildings come from tax deductible gifts. Cutting off that stream of revenue is effectively the end of such colleges absent a team of donors who simply don’t care if gifts are deductible.” [Bold red emphasis added]

Had the convictions of churches in America concerning the relationship of church and state been based upon Bible principles instead of misguided “convictions,” no church in America would have ever incorporated, applied for 501(c)(3) status or become a legal entity in any way; they would have all maintained their First Amendment status thereby remaining under God only. By the way, the First Amendment implements into the highest law of the land the principle of separation of church and state (See The History of the First Amendment or An Abridged History of the First Amendment; Is Separation Of Church And State Found In The Constitution? See also, The Trail of Blood of the Martyrs of Jesus which explains not only the history of the First Amendment but also Christian and Secular revisonist history.)

Mr. Farris’ article points out something that I have pointed out for many years. He states:

“Keep in mind, it is not the idea that the college itself might have to pay taxes that is the threat. Schools like Patrick Henry College, which I started, never run much of a profit. But since PHC refuses all government aid, all of our donations for scholarships and buildings come from tax deductible gifts. Cutting off that stream of revenue is effectively the end of such colleges absent a team of donors who simply don’t care if gifts are deductible.”

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One will find on the Partrick Henry College website the following statement:

Patrick Henry College is a not-for-profit corporation created and authorized to operate under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the College is a qualified charitable institution and contributions to PHC are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Patrick Henry College, like incorporated churches, is a creature of the state. The state of Virginia created the corporation and authorizes her to operate under and according to the laws of Virginia, not under the laws of God. PHC is further controlled by the federal government by the rules and regulations that go along with 501(c)(3) status. More rules can be added as shown in Bob Jones University, 461 U.S. 574; 103 S. Ct. 2017; 76 L. Ed. 2d 157; 1983 U.S. LEXIS 36; 51 U.S.L.W. 4593; 83-1 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH) P9366; 52 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 5001 (1983)(See pp. 386-388 of God Betrayed for an analysis of Bob Jones University). The college has turned to the state of Virginia and the federal government, specifically the Internal Revenue Service, for aid. The aid comes in the form of gifts given by donors who claim tax deductions for their gifts. People give for a tax deduction, not for the glory of God. In return for state aid, the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization agrees to abide by the rules and regulations, present and future, set unilaterally by their benefactor. Therefore, the statement that Patrick Henry College refuses all government aid is patently false. Churches who become non-profit corporate religious organizations and/or claim 501(c)(3) status have turned to state and the federal government for financial aid.

Churches who are not non-profit 501(c)(3) or 508(c)(1)(A) tax exempt religious organizations are not concerned about being taxed because they are non-taxable if they are correctly organized as spiritual entities only and have as their goal the glory of God. Furthermore, the First Amendment protects the non-legal status of New Testament  churches. The First Amendment states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Those churches who become legal entities place themselves under the Fourteenth Amendment for many purposes. The First Amendment guarantees that no church has to incorporate or place themselves under the rules of 501(c)(3). See, Does God and/or Civil Government Require Churches to Get 501(c)(3) Status?. One big change for a church who takes 501(c)(3) or 508(c)(1)(A) status is that the church becomes “tax exempt” as opposed to non-taxable; they place themselves under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501(c)(3) or 508(c)(1)(A), laws made by Congress (notice that the First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law respecting….”) and signed by the President. Before they do that, if they are not some type of legal entity such as a non-profit corporation, they are wholly protected by the First Amendment and are free to exercise their “religion” in conformity to New Testament principles.

Churches can make no profit if operated according to the principles of the New Testament. Without profit there are no taxes anyway. Even a business (something entirely different from a New Testament church but very like most American state churches) pays no taxes if it makes no profit. It is interesting that most American churches today are run like businesses, not like New Testament churches. That was another inevitable result of ordering a church according to the precepts of man, not those of God. Most are glorified social clubs or nightclubs. They are really businesses which pay no taxes because they call themselves churches and organize under state non-profit incorporation law.

What churches which become legal entities are really concerned about, since there is no need to worry about being taxed, is maximizing donations. They believed, after section 501(c)(3) was added to the Internal Revenue Code, that they would get more donations from people who were more concerned about getting a tax deduction than they were about glorifying God by honoring His precepts, from those whose motivation for giving was American “practicality” and not God’s pleasure. You see, God’s precepts often do not seem practical to most American believers. Churches cannot afford to operate the way they want without bringing in huge amounts of money and they cannot bring in that type of money through the tithes and offerings of born-again believers each of whom loves the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength because most of their members do not fit that description and would not tolerate teaching, preaching, and practice of all Bible doctrines. I explain all this and more in God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application and in other articles and teachings on the Separation of Church and State Law website-see Section VI of God Betrayed for a thorough study of the relevant law.

The inevitable results of  proceeding without biblical knowledge, understanding, and wisdom are now coming to fruition, and the vast majority of American “Christians” are in panic mode. They fear man more than they fear God. It is a good thing for them to be in panic mode. Maybe some of them will, as a last resort, wake up and study the word of God, repent, and reorder their churches.

The June 2010 article Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere explained what a both state churches (a church organized as a legal entity) and New Testament churches must do when they take issue with the civil government.

Endnote

I must mention that I believe that God has preserved his word in English. Since all English versions differ, and since there can only be one word of God, which English version is God’s word? One must answer this question or he has no Bible and no authority.

See the Separation of Church and State Law website and the newly launched website abibletrust.com for help with New Testament church organization.

For more information on incorporation of church see:

  1. Church corporate 501(c)(3) status: Union of church and state
  2. Corporation: A human being without a soul

To learn more about the church 501(c)(3) education control scheme specifically see:

  1. Federal government control of churches through 501(c)(3) tax exemption (Section VI, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed; Chapter 4 of Separation of Church and State)
  2. The church incorporation-501(c)(3) control scheme (Section VI, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed; Chapter 5 of Separation of Church and State)

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