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Christ Has Removed the Candlesticks of Most Traditional American “Bible Believing Churches”

Why Understanding and Applying Church and State Law Is Important for Believers and Churches (060312)

American Minute by Bill Federer Challenged (Various “American Minute” articles analyzed)

Questions from a man regarding “the option of starting a church” (101522)(For other questions and answers, see Questions and Answers on various topics (starting 070118) and Answers to letters and questions from pastors and others (before 070118)

168. What a Sovereign God Cannot Do (020101) by Dave Hunt
167. The Judgment Seat of Christ: God’s Warnings to His Children (2020)
166. Open letter concerning Mayor Ginger Nelson’s letter to churches concerning “A Drag Queen Christmas” (112222)
165. More StartChurch deception: Every church member can be sued if the church is an unincorporated association. Therefore, every church should incorporate. Wrong. (091322)
164. The three methods of trying to live the Christian life by Dr. J. Vernon McGee (033022)
163. Putting the Lighted Candle under a Basket: The Shame of Many “Unregistered” Churches (Churches under Christ Alone) (052822)
162. A Biblical and Legal Analysis of the Helping Hand Outreach Publication, “WHY ALL CHURCHES SHOULD BE A 508(c)(1)(a).” (042322)
161. Concerning Stand-alone Ministry outside the Authority of a Local Church and the Obligations of a Church Who Takes a Ministry under Her Umbrella (041922)
Are Churches Automatically Tax Exempt (040822)
159. The Rules and Regulations that Come with Church IRS Code Sections 501(c)(3) and 508(c)(1)(A) Tax-Exempt Status (031722)
158. Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing – “Faithful America’ Shutting Down Christians by Tony Perkins (020122)
157. Mysticism (Foundational to the coming one-world religion)
156. Church Spiritual Fornication Does Not Matter? (102521)
155. What Does Romans 13 Teach Regarding Man’s Obligation to Civil Government? A Bible Study (091021)
154. God’s Word Commands a Holy, Separated Church (050221)
153. Sad that the State of the Church is the Church of the State (Pastor Arthur Neal, 033121)
152. Some Things You Can Know, Without Doubt, About America (021221)
151. False Prophets in America Are Doing Great Damage to the Cause of Christ (013021)
150. Answer to the question, “Why do you feel so strongly about the King James Bible?” (012421)
149. Standing Against the Wiles of the Devil on All Fronts: The Evidence (Truth) Presented via Live Video: The 2020 Presidential Election Was Stolen (011221)
148. Sample Initial Letter to a Pastor and Church who wish the help of this ministry in organizing according to New Testament Church Doctrine (011121)
147. Pastor Martin Jones, a Hero of the Faith: Testimony Concerning His Battles Against Government Intrusions into God’s Churches (010621)
146. Democratic Plans for America: A Biblical Analysis (121920)
145. Church Property Ownership: Another Lame Excuse for Contracting with Civil Government for Church Corporate Status: (102720)
144. Lazarus Is Dead (100120)
143. Imagine: A Bad, Bad Song and a Bad, Bad Idea (092620)
142. John MacArthur Continues to Dishonor God and Make a Mockery of Truth (081720)
141. A Warning From God’s Word to Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church (072920)
140. A Short Treatise on Romans 13 (052720)
139. According to the Bible, God Grieves when a Church Chooses to Organize Under Any Law of Man (Non-Profit Corporation Law, Federal Tax Exempt Law, Charitable Trust Law, Etc.) (052120)
138. Marriage: Civil Contract or Holy Covenant? (041020)
137. Stewards of the Mystery of the Church Found Lacking, Except for a Remnant (033020)
136. Close, But No Cigar: Dishonest and Unlearned Use of the Church Common Law Trust, with Spotlight on the Ecclesiastical Law Center (032620)
135. Obtaining a Church Common Law Trust Employee Identification Number “For Banking Purposes Only” (031720)
134. God’s Final Judgment of America Gets Closer by the Day (030720)
133. Ministry Response to Inquiry concerning organization of a “Ministry” which Seeks To Unify All Believers Nationwide
132. More lies of “Christian” law firms and lawyers concerning church organization and the common law trust as a means of establishing a church under Christ alone outside civil government law (021120)
131. 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” (013120)
130. The Chickens are Coming Home to Roost:  The impending consequences of church corporate tax exempt status: civil government denial of federal tax exemption, property tax exemption and other benefits: student loss of church owned properties, denial of student loans, the end of charitable hospital services, etc. (121719)
129. The Church May, and God Will, Hold the Trustee to Account (090719)
128. Another Victory for a Church under Christ (092419)
Church Members are approaching their pastors about church corporate 501c3 status, some are leaving churches who refuse to repent of that status, and some are seeking to communicate with their pastors about the matter! (090619)
126. I Cannot Lose My Faith (082019)
125. Religious Charlatans Who Don’t Care Who They Con and They Con Millions (061519)
(Letter from a dear Sister in New York who has been conned more than once by Joshua Media Ministries and other so-called Christian ministries with my comments)
124. Doing God’s Work God’s Way: A Bible Call To Preach Outside The Typical American Church Explained (050919)
 Question and reply concerning setting up a trust for a “ministry” from a “prophetess” dedicated to “the manifestation of prophecies” (020119)
122. Remnant Churches under Christ in America (013019)
121. Is a Church a Hospital for Sinners? (012819).
120. The Indiana Board of Tax Review Determines that Property Held in Trust for the Lord Jesus Christ Must Be Granted Property Tax Exemption (012319)
119. My reply to pastor teaching on Matthew 16.18 and Ephesians 1.22 thereafter questioned by accountant about church non-taxable status and the First Amendment (011419)
118. The Church Bible Trust Relationship Explained and How a Church Can Nullify Her Efforts to Remain Under Christ Only (011119)
117. Can One Become a “Sovereign Citizen? (010819)
116. Letter and reply to a believer who left a church that would not discuss the issue of church corporate 501(c)(3) status (010819)
115. Legal answer to Pastor’s inquiry concerning whether a potential donor of substantial gift an claim a tax deduction under IRC Section 508 even though the church will not give an IRS acknowledgement (123118)
114. The Rose of Sharon (Transcript of a sermon depicting the love relationship between Christ and His local visible church , emphasizing the importance of organization under Christ only as opposed to corporate 501c3 or 508 status or legal status of any kind)(120118)
113. A World of Children (111318)

111. What is the history of the First Amendment? (121817)
110. What is the History and Meaning of “Establishment of Religion” in America? (121817)
109. What is an established church? (120417)
108. What is a First Amendment Church? (120117)

Articles 96-107 are short lessons included in the Basic Course which answer questions concerning church corporate 501c3 and 508 status:

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)
94. The Bible Answer to the Question, “Is an Incorporated 501(c)(3) or 508 Church a Church of Christ?” (Prepared for a talk given at the September 16-19 Liberty Baptist Church of Albuquerque, NM, Southwest Baptist Heritage Camp Meeting. Click here to go to Part I of the video of that presentationClick here to go to Part II of that presentation, “Why a Church Is Not a Business.” Part II was removed from Part I. In Part II, Jerald Finney invited Evangelist and Pastor Terry Woodside to tell his story which demonstrates that a church which is a non-legal entity cannot be sued in America. Click here to go to the page which has links to all sermons and presentations at that meeting.)
92. Roger Williams: Quotes and Other Information from God Betrayed (012918)
91. Isaac Backus Quotes from God Betrayed (012918)
90. The History and Meaning of “Establishment of Religion” in America (121817)
89. Romans 13.18-32 Lessons Learned from Street Preaching Encounter with a Reprobate (121117)

88. A “Christian” Refuge of Lies: An Expose of “The Church that Birthed America” (113017)
87. A Call to Anguish: Churches Reject God’s Authority (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”)
A “Christian” Refuge of Lies: An Expose of “The Church that Birthed America” (113017)
86. What God Has Committed to Man’s Trust: “Ye Cannot Serve God and Mammon” (110817)
85. What is a Church under Christ (a New Testament Church), and What Upholds Her Integrity? (110217)

84. Murdering Unborn Babies; Abortion Counselor Tried for Crime: Court Briefs and Decision; Articles, Sermons, Etc. on Murdering Unborn Babies; Jury Nullification (October 26, 2017)
83. The Grace of God Which Bringeth Salvation/A Study of Titus 2.11-14 (092617)
82. The Sovereignty of God and the Salvation of a Man (091317)
81. An Informed Christian Response to the Article, “IRS Again Pressured To Hammer U.S. Churches” (102516)
80. The Meaning and Results of Apostasy, the Final Outcome of Gospel Preaching, the Social Gospel, Emphasis on the Word of God, the Three Directions of Liberal Preaching, the Only Solution to Racism and all the Problems of Mankind, How Men Become Brothers no Matter Their Color, the Only Way to Transform Mankind (August 22, 2017)(Comments by Dr. J. Vernon McGee with some modification)
Lawyer says liberals criminally responsible for attempted murder in the ballpark (062017)
78. Answer to the question: “What part of the constitution is the basis for outlawing murder?” (061717)
77. Texas Pastors getting ‘Sermon Protection Act’-Do We Need It?” on Sermonaudio.
76. Exposing or Silently Co-existing with False Teaching Causes Suffering and Persecution from Within and Without a Church (050217)
75. Legal Explanation of Incorporation of Churches (121012)
74. Introduction to the Study of Ephesians Dr. J. Vernon McGee
73. Bible Studies on the Doctrine of the Church (not an article)
72. Short Explanation of “Dispensation,” Dr. J. Vernon McGee

71. Northfield citizens seek to circumvent First Amendment (Op-ed published in the Northfield News, 041216)
70. Street Preaching: A Misunderstood Blessing (Op-ed published in the Northfield News in repsonse to Article No. 68, 092414)
69. Constitution Day events aim to remind Northfielders of their rights, spark discussions (by Kevin Krein, 091214)(See footnote 1 below for a comment on this article)
68Protestors question Northfield’s permit process (G080814)

67. “How God Trains His Men,” “The Sin of Statistics in a Church,” “A Dried Up Brook,” “An Empty Flower Barrel,” Etc. [Teaching by Dr. J. Vernon McGee] (020817) 

66. Romans 13 and Related Verses (020717) 

65. The Local Church: A Building or What? (020617) 

64. Quiz on the Bible Doctrine of the Church (013017)  

63. Bible Study Guidelines (010616) 

62. The Only Way a Church Can Organize to Remain a New Testament Church (Holding Property In Trust For God Is A Scriptural Principle Which Churches Should Honor) (050616)

61. Expose And Reject The Teachings and Methods of Church Organization Con-Artists and Charlatans (050616)

60. Church Submission to Christ – A Works Agenda? (011916)

59. Kicking someone out of church for speech, the state church versus the New Testament church, and Nicolaitism (011716)

58. Principles, Covenants, and Dispensations in the Bible (121515)

57. Questions Which Reveal Whether One Is A Covenant Theologian (112315)

56. Questions Which Reveal Whether One Is A Dispensationalist (112215)

55. Street preaching (speech in the public forum) battles:
55a. Letter to city officials concerning up-coming street preaching by men of OPBC
55b. OPBC Street Preachers Actions against University of Minnesota Peace Officer who acted unlawfully
or more on this see: The Trials and Tribulations of the Old Paths Baptist Church ‘No Small Stir’ Street Preaching Ministry
[35. Street Preaching: A Misunderstood Blessing (September 24, 2014 opinion editorial posted in the Northfield News of Northfield Minnesota)]
[32. Business Owners Try To Shut Down Street Preaching In Northfield, Minnesota]
[21. Tract On The Legality Of Street Preaching]
[20. December 25, 2013: An Unfolding Battle Against Street Preaching In Northfield, Minnesota
Street Preaching, Dinkeytown, and Spiritual Warfare/Luciferianism, Enochian Magick, Aliester Crowley & Dinkytown Witches (101115)]

53. Facebook interchange: Testimonial concerning the book God Betrayed and the ignorance of fundamentalist pastors revealed (100515)

52. Moslem question concerning free speech in America with answers from lawyers (092015)

51. Lawyers answer question about speech in the public forum in America (091915)

50. Can a church force a homosexual to turn straight to stay in the church? (090915)

49. One Church Under God (081615)

48. The concerns of this Charity Baptist Tabernacle Separation of Church and State Law Ministry: Church Order and Sound Doctrine (073115)

47. I Pledge Allegiance to God and His Kingdom, Not to America (070315)

46. The Proper Response by believers and churches to Obergefell, the United States Supreme Court same sex marriage decision (063015)

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

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

43. The Gospel (Fear God) or the Anti-Christ Gospel (God loves everyone)? by Russell Hildebrandt (052715)

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)

41. Je Suis Charlie Hebdo, by Ronald Rotunda, law professor. I received the link to this article from Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Network on 2/17/15. Very important article on speech and religion. Baptists, of all people, should stand for the right of anyone to criticize speech offensive to anyone, especially Muslims and other false religions.

40. Comparison of Bible Trust (ordinary trust), Incorporation (Includes corporation sole), and Ecclesiastical Law Center Trust (020815)

39. Critique of Church Freedom and the Corporation Sole Website (Booklet-2015)

38. Is the “trust” recommended by this “Separation of Church and State Law Ministry” a legal entity? (103114)

37. Ecclesiastical Law Center Exposed (Booklet 112314)

36. Open letter to the Houston, Texas City Attorney concerning the subpoenas duces tecum of certain pastors (101614)

35. Street Preaching: A Misunderstood Blessing (September 24, 2014 opinion editorial posted in the Northfield News of Northfield Minnesota)

34. More On Romans 13.1-2: The Governments That God Has Ordained (091614)

33. Chuck Baldwin: Right Or Wrong Concerning The History Of Religious Freedom? (083114)

32. Business Owners Try To Shut Down Street Preaching In Northfield, Minnesota (081714)

31. Self-proclaimed Non-501c3 Churches Who Are 501c3 Churches (081314)

30. Corporation: A human being without a soul (072914)

29. Is It Wrong For A Believer To Sue For Violation Of His Constitutional Rights? A Real Life Study (070914)

28. The Monumental “666-CLA” Sermon that Was Attacked by Satan (050114)

27. Church Internal Revenue Code § 508(c)(1)(A) Tax Exempt Status (042814)

26. Confirmation Bias in the courtroom, in the media, and in the churches (032314)

25. Scofield’s headnote to “Ephesians” and margin notes on his false “true church” doctrine (022314)

24. 2013 In Review (Review of the happenings on this website drafted by

23. Is Separation Of Church And State Found In The Constitution? (020714)

22. The Force Is All Around Us –Even in Our Courtrooms (020514)

21. Tract On The Legality Of Street Preaching

20. December 25, 2013: An Unfolding Battle Against Street Preaching In Northfield, Minnesota (122913)

19. Spiritual versus Legal Entities (121512)

18. A Critique of Pastor Steve Anderson’s Youtube Comments on Church Incorporation and Church 501c3 Status (101413)

17. Jury Nullification: Article, Brief, and Requested Jury Instruction (072113)

16. The legality of door-to-door evangelism (121011)

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 (100312)

14. First Amendment Protection of New Testament Churches/Federal Laws Protecting State Churches (Religious Organizations) (022610)

13. Jack Schaap, First Baptist of Hammond, Heresy and Apostasy (August 2010)

12. On Jack Hyles’ Sermon, “The Treasure Is in the Field” (August 2010)

11. Does God and/or Civil Government Require Churches to Get 501(c)(3) Status? (March 2010)

10. Christians Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil (September 2009)

9. The False and Misleading Teachings and Advertisements of StartCHURCH, Another Spiritual and Legal Deceiver (091312)

8. Separation of Church and God (December 2009)

7. Exposing the dangers of David Barton’s teachings (September 2009)

6. Preaching on Sodomy in a Hate Crime Atmosphere (061610) 

5. David Barton’s Christian Revisionism (August 2009)

4. An answer to an article entitled, “Dechristianizing America Rampage: Part IV“ (September 2009)

3. Do you want to go to church? (September 2009)

2. My People Are Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge (082709)

1. The Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) Exemption-Definition-Control Scheme (September 2009)

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