501c3 What Is It And How Does It Affect You? – Is Your Church Under IRS Code 501c3?
(Plus: List of Top 25 501c3 National Council of Churches Included in Article)
Title 26 section 501c3 is not a church it is an IRS code therefore there are only 501c3 tax exempt religious organizations, in which they are all by legal definition corporations and not churches. What most people don’t know is that, all corporations are creations of the State for the State and by the State, and none can exist without the State’s permission. Their right to exist and practice charitable cause(s) – including religion – derives solely from the State granting the applying “charitable organization” the requested permission and requested legal authority to function. So none of these churches who fall up under this IRS code are serving Messiah, they are serving two masters in which Messiah said you cannot serve two masters.
These institutions are opposite of the gospel of Messiah, as where Colossians 1:18 teaches Messiah is the head of the Assembly, the head of these churches are the State. So by incorporating as a 501c3, a group of leaders asks the State’s permission to exist, in which they bind themselves by an oath, which in doing so they reject Messiah as their head. The source of any religious organization is suppose to be the Set-Apart Spirit which keeps them within the laws and statutes and commandments of ABBA Father YAHUAH, and not the laws of the State. To become a corporation, is to commit adultery against the head which is Messiah and divorce him, for an idolatry figure known as the State. This is one of the reasons why homes are out of order, because the foundation in which their church is built upon is like a cloud without water, meaning it has no substance.
So the message that the people get from their religious leaders, is materialistic and hopeful, in which these two combination’s are designed to deprive the minds of people and make them merchandise. Yes merchandise, because the State operates off of goods and services which is why you see these institutions that belong to the State selling all kinds of goods and holding services for money. These religious leaders are nothing more than puppets for the State, if a person wanted to sell cds and tapes on the street, he couldn’t do it because he didn’t apply and pay for a State permit, therefore the act of selling cds and tapes on the street is considered illegal.
On the contrary, if the person decided to attend a State seminary theologian school, then the State would grant him a certificate to preach, which authorizes him to sell the same cds and tapes he wanted to sell in the streets, now in the church. These religious institutions operate off of government loans and funding, therefore they are required to pay interest upon their loan, but not taxes upon the dollars they accrue off the people. They sell cds and tapes and books to the people, to collect money to not only live off of, but to pay towards their loan from the State. Now this is where ignorance comes in, because most of these religious leaders think they need to become 501c3 in order to be “tax exempt, but what they fail to realize is that churches in the United States of America are already tax-exempt, and donations to churches are tax-deductible already, without ever becoming a 501c3!
According to the Internal Revenue Code, “a church, its integrated auxiliaries, and conventions and associations of the church are excluded from taxation.” United States Code, Title 26, 508(c)(1)(A). Section 508(c) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that churches are not required to apply for recognition of Section 501(c)(3) status in order to be exempt from federal taxation or to receive tax deductible contributions. Churches are automatically exempt from Federal income tax, and contributions to churches are deductible by donors under section 170. This just goes to show you that, churches don’t have to incorporate to apply for tax-exemptions, and that even if the tax exemptions were not automatic, it is spiritual adultery for them to do so because all such religious corporations accept The State as their head instead of Messiah.
Only the State can give permission to incorporate, and this new legal entity is under the jurisdiction of the State alone the minute it incorporates. Under U.S. law, all of a corporation’s rights, powers and authority are granted by the State and subject to the State. However, when believers in Messiah regularly assemble for worship, teaching, preaching, etc, they automatically meet the IRS definition of a church without incorporating under State power, or requesting State permission for (and therefore scrutiny of) such activities. There is simply no U.S. law requiring churches to incorporate with The State, and churches are still obeying the “law of the land” by doing all of the above without incorporating. There are, however, many scriptural prohibitions to the Most High’s chosen people “joining,” “covenanting” or being “yoked with” pagan Roman and Babylonian powers and unbelievers, which is the exact definition of a 501c3 incorporation of a church.
Those that form such a covenant with the State enter into an oath ensuring their silence on many scriptural issues, cause 50c3 “churches” sign a waiver to forfeit their 1st Amendment Freedom of Speech rights, and therefore are legally and honor-bound by their oath to NOT teach or preach the entire Word of the Most High. So topics of political means or that could become controversial, 501c3 organizations are promising by their signature never to speak on. John 8:32 says – And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. So ask yourself, how can a person be free if they attend a church that falls under the 501c3 code, if under the code the religious leaders are bound to not speak the truth?
John 4:24 says – YAHUAH is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. So again I say ask yourself, how can anyone who attend these State controlled institutions be worshipping the Father in spirit and truth, if the these institutions are bound by oath to not teach the truth? So who could they be worshipping? You see they be packed out and full, but what type of worshippers are in it and who’s house is it if it’s not the ABBA Father’s in heaven? Let me show you
2 Kings 10:21 – And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
FYI: They are worshippers of Baal, they attend not the house of prayer which is of the Father in heaven, they attend the house of Baal which they have full from one end to another, they worshipping Satan and don’t even know it in these institutions. You see these TD Jakes and Creflo Dollars and Eddie Longs and Joel Osteen with these big Mega State Churches, and they be full from one end to another, don’t you dare enter into them run Matthew 7:13 teaches that wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Please don’t think the people are going to these churches to hear the truth, they going so that the State preacher can make them feel good about their living conditions. So don’t be fooled when you see alot of people in them, Matthew 7:14 says strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few, I quote again, few, I quote again, few, capitalize now,
FEW there be that find it. Only a few people will find the path to the truth, the majority is going to burn in hell folks don’t you be moved or deceived by these hypocrites. Any man or hypocrite woman, which ain’t no woman got no business in the first place teaching no bible, you know has attended a State seminary theologian school, they are false do not attend their church you going to hell. They don’t have no spirit of the Most High YAHUAH, they instead have a piece of paper given unto them by the State Seminary theologian school to esteem them high, they preachers of the State for the State by the State. When you get married, you apply for a State marriage license, which you pay for, then you have to wait for the State to approve you for your marriage license, which is the State giving you the right to be married, and not the Most High.
The State put your marriage married together, therefore it is a three party contract between you and your spouse, and the State in which you were married. That’s how come the State can regulate who gets what if yall divorce because by applying for their State license, you gave them power over all your possessions and assets, and your children in which by applying for the license, the CPS is automatically hired on to your marriage. Wake up folks these institutions are for the devil and worshippers and the preachers of them are ministers of Satan.
2 Corinthians 11:14 – And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
FYI: Satan aka Baal is masquerading around as if he was the Most High YAHUAH, he is giving these people who don’t follow the commandments of the Most High everything they desire. It is Satan that answers their prayers when they think they praying to the Most High YAHUAH. When you break the commandments of the Most High YAHUAH you commit sin, and you know what sins does? let me show you this.
Isaiah 59:1 – Behold, YAHUAH’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
FYI: When you feel as if your going through a tough time, and everything seems to be falling down on you so much you feel as if your drowning and not going to make it, YAHUAH The Most High’s hand is not too short that he can’t reach you and save you, he can save you. When you like no one is listening to you and you got so much going on in your life and you want to pray to YAHUAH The Most High but feel as if maybe he won’t hear you cause he got so much going on, YAHUAH The Most High says look my ear is not that burden that I can’t hear your prayer, I can hear you no matter whats going on. Remember I told you that when you break the commandments of YAHUAH the Most High you commit sin, and you know what sins does? let me show you this.
Isaiah 59:2 – But your iniquities have separated between you and your YAHUAH, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
FYI: When you commit sin, you separate yourself from YAHUAH the Most High, and therefore when you going through something and feel like you drowning, YAHUAH the Most High hide his face from you he turn the away and ignore your behind and let you drown, and when you pray, he don’t even hear your prayers because you commit sin. Here all this time your State seminary preachers have been telling you when you commit sin just pray and YAHUAH the Most High will forgive you, but yet you reading here for yourself the Most High don’t even fool with you not for your own good. You don’t believe it, lets go to the book of Amos.
Amos 9:4 – And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
FYI: When you break the TORAH (laws) and Statutes and Commandments of YAHUAH the Most High, he will set his eyes upon you for evil and not for good. You got to fear Him in order to be able to love Him, then are you able to keep His Commandments because you fear Him, fearing Him is Loving Him. Lol folks this aint a game these State preachers have you thinking YAHUAH the Most High weak and can be walked, no man no sir, YAHUAH the Most High will kill your behind he ain’t nothing to be played with. Moses warned the people he told them it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of YAHUAH the Most High, so why aren’t these preachers warning the people to repent for their sins, and be converted and Immersed (baptized) in The Name Yahusha and receive The Set-Apart Spirit of YAHUAH The Most High, so they will not fall into the hands of YAHUAH the Most High?
Why, because they under the 501c3 IRS code which bounds them from teaching the truth and warning the people. All these preachers claiming to be prophets and servants of YAHUAH the Most High, but yet they preaching peach, let me show you something else. The prophet Hananiah spoke of good things to the king and people concerning what YAHUAH the Most High was going to do for them. The prophet Jeremiah was on hand when he spoke these things to the people, Jeremiah said Amein so be it YAHUAH the Most High do so, perform the words which you have prophesied Hananiah.
Question: Then what did Jeremiah say unto this TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Eddie Long and Joel Osteen format of today’s format of a prophet?
Jeremiah 28:7 – Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;
FYI: Jeremiah said but nevertheless hold on a minute now you listen to the word which I speak to you, and in the presence of all these people who can hear also what I say.
Question: So what Jeremiah tell him?
Jeremiah 28:8 – The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
Jeremiah 28:9 – The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that YHWH hath truly sent him.
FYI: Thank YAHUAH the Most High for his Set-Apart Spirit, Jeremiah came back put him in remembrance. He said the prophets that have been before me and you, they prophesied both against many countries and great kingdoms, of war, and of evil and of pestilence. The prophet that spoke good and peace unto the people, nobody believed him to be of the Most High until what he said come to pass. In which this is totally opposite today, because now when a man speak peace and good things unto the people, the people now automatically revere him as a man of YAHAUAH the Most High, as where before the people only recognized a man to be a prophet of YAHAUH the Most High if he was coming condemning them and countries and kingdoms and wars. You don’t see TD Jakes and non of the rest of them hypocrites, condemning America nor speaking out against war, why because they know if they do they the government will do unto them as it did unto Martin Luther King Jr. who also was preacher, they will kill their behind.
Which one of them did you hear speak out against the government for not coming to the aide of the hurricane Katrina victims faster? Which one of them did you hear speak out against the government for sending troops down to New Orleans to shoot their own people? Which one of them did you hear about opening the doors of their mansions which have extra beds, and allow some people to sleep in them? Which one of them did you hear about speaking out against the government for murdering their own people on 911?
Which one of them did you hear speak out about the government invading Iraq and Afghanistan killing innocent people? Which one of them did you hear about speaking out against the government for allowing mercury to be put into these vaccines which is causing autism and children death? None of them folks wake up they are under the IRS Code 501c3 they are paid to shut their mouth and not teach you the truth and not speak out on any issue in opposition against the government. Lyndon B Johnson in 1954 instituted the 501c3 to silence the church and eliminate the significant influence the church had of always shaping public policy. 501c3 churches are prohibited from addressing, in any tangible way, the vital issues of the day, or else the government coming after them for breach of contract and for back taxes which they didn’t charge them as long as they stayed in line and followed the laws which they gave them to uphold.
501c3 pastors have promised not to discuss political issues including those relating more properly to issues of morality, and then they call the leaders over them such as the President, YAHUAH fearing Believers(Christians) and say people shouldn’t talk about them but instead pray for them, and the people Amein this not knowing the reasons why their pastors revere these hypocrites.
2 Timothy 4:2 – Preach the TORAH (word); be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
FYI: These preachers are suppose to be preaching the entire TORAH (word) in truth, whether in season or out of season they still are obligated to preach, reprove which is to correct the people’s behavior and get them back in line according to the Scriptures (bible) Ways and Standards, rebuke which they hide behind saying touch not mine anointed lol which they take that totally out of context and I’ll show you. They don’t rebuke no political candidates nor senators or house of representatives or government or people, instead what do they do?
Jeremiah 5:28 – They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
FYI: They are waxen fat, they getting rich off of the people, they have them sowing seeds just to support the seed they shall sow when they got their wife on her back at home skeeting out seeds. They shinning, tailor made suits with the expensive cuff links, Armani watch on their wrist, alligator shoes on their feet, two to three fancy cars, big mansions with several bedrooms, ahh baby they shining. They overpass the deeds of the wicked, knowing they got folks up in the church straight whoring but they want say nothing because them whores put money in their baskets, they are the ones paying for them to wax fat and shine.
They telling the folks just pray about it who am I to judge, ain’t nobody perfect so who am I to speak on the deeds of the people, which by doing this they overpass the deeds of the wicked. They know the government is breaking up homes with their child support system, killing children with their vaccines, producing aids and giving them to the people in the Congo, murdering innocent men women and children in Iraq and other countries, giving people high interest loans on their homes then not raising the minimum wage and shipping jobs overseas, then foreclosing on people’s homes, they not saying a word about this injustice being done by America, they judge not the cause of the people, the poor being taken off the street and experimented on at military bases, and yet they say nothing no judging at all.
Deceive the people by saying the bible says don’t judge, but never read the rest of what the scriptures says after it, cause if they did then the people would know the bible does tell them to judge, but first to cast out the sin out of their life, to be able to judge. The robbing these single mothers playing off of their emotions writing books with topics that only pertain to them, but yet not teaching them how to keep their homes together. For a quick minute, let me give you a little list of the books TD Jakes has put out, and you tell me these titles of his books don’t only appeal to women.
List of Books
Woman Thou Art Loosed
I Can Do Bad By Myself
Start Your Life Over
Recapture Your Innocence
Let Him Go
The Favor Factor
Help I’m Raising My Children Alone
God’s Leading Lady
The Secret Place
Naked and Not Ashamed
Maximize The Moment
So You Call Yourself A Man
Now who in the world do you think these books are directed towards? Women, they make up the majority of these churches and these pimps know a man recognize the game, but they have taken the women away from their head which is the man by the doctrine they teach, that the women sit as sheep following a wolf in shepherd clothing as a mouthpiece for YAHUAH the Most High. In Genesis 3:16 YAHUAH the Most High told the woman that her desire shall be to her husband and he shall rule over thee, but Satan working through the State, therefore the institutions and mouthpiece of the State, which are your 501c3 religious preachers, come as ministers of light using the bible to put doubt in the woman as he did with Eve in the garden.
Romans 7:2 says – For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. But yet, Jakes comes back and says surely your not bound, for what G-D knows that in the day you become loosed, you will begin to have a mind of your own and think for yourself and will no longer let a man rule over you, surely your not bound. Women listen to this doctrine, and then they take of the fruit of materialism, education and masculinity, why, because now Woman Thou Art Loosed, and without having a head which is a man in the image of the Most High to guide them correctly, the women never realize that Jakes just loosed them from having to submit and obey to the word of the Most High. Satan made them doubt the word of the Most High and caused them to do opposite of what the Most High commanded again. So who are these 501c3 religious leaders, are they ministers of the Most High?
2 Corinthians 11:13 – For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Messiah.
FYI: They are false prophets, anytime a man or woman claim to be of YAHUAH the Most High and they charging you to hear the word, they are deceitful, because Messiah said freely have you received and freely shall you give. They know you listen to cds and watch tapes and by posters and cloths and concert tickets and books and bracelets, so in order to get you to support them, they put Messiah name on a poster, on cloths, on books and bracelets and t-shirts, and figure if they will pay for cds and tapes, I might as well put the word of YAHUAH the Most High on cds and tapes and sell it to them for a price, they pay lots of money to attend concerts and celebrations, hey I might as well have a Mega fest sell them tickets to come here me and their favorite preachers, hey they pay to see their favorite artists perform together, why should we be left out of the money? They deceitful and appear unto the people as ministers of Messiah, but the Scriptures said no marvel Satan himself appears as an angel of light. So are these ministers of YAHUAH the Most High?
2 Corinthians 11:15 – Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
FYI: So just as Satan appears as an angel of light, so don’t be surprised that his ministers also appear as ministers of righteousness. They come caring, smiling, friendly, hugging, passionate, understanding, intelligent, responsible, trustworthy, giving to the poor, visiting the fatherless and widows, while all along they be ministers of the devil. So check and see if your church is under the 501c3 IRS tax exempt code, and if so, you are following a minister of Satan who appears as a minister of righteousness.
A significant portion of a 501c3 member’s gifts, tithes, offerings, etc goes directly to the Federal government, rather than to the house of YAHUAH. Lets say a religious worker earns $100 per week in salary (for example). Usually 15-20% of that is taken out before he receives it, as well as the 501c3 employer’s additional contribution to Social Security, Medicare, FICA, etc – an additional 15-20%. So in order to pay a pastor or other worker approximately $80 net income per week, approximately $115-120 has to be taken from the “church coffers” – i.e., from donations intended for YHWH’s work. For every salaried “pastor” who earns $30,000 per year, the Federal Government receives approximately $9,000-12,000, taken directly from what 501c3 institution members (believe they) have sacrificed to YAHUAH.
$100 salary = appx $120 expenses from religious institution’s funds, or $80 (net) to income earner, while up to $40 goes to the federal government, taken directly from tithes, gifts, offerings, etc
$1000 salary = appx $1200 expenses from religious institution’s funds, or $800 (net) to income earner, while up to $400 goes to the federal government, taken directly from tithes, gifts, offerings, etc
$30,000 salary = appx $36,000 expenses from religious institution’s funds, or $24,000 (net) to income earner, while up to $12,000 goes to the federal government, taken directly from tithes, gifts, offerings, etc
So again I say check and see if your church is under the 501c3 IRS tax exempt code, and if so, you are following a minister of Satan who appears as a minister of righteousness.
Top 25 Members of The National Council of Churches
|The 2012 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches reports on 228 national church bodies. The Yearbook also includes a directory of 235 U.S. local and regional ecumenical bodies with program and contact information and provides listings of theological seminaries and bible schools, religious periodicals and guides to religious research including church archive listings.
Information in the Yearbook is kept up to date in two regular electronic updates each year. Access to this Internet data is provided through a unique pass code printed inside the back cover.
Total church membership reported in the 2011 Yearbook is 145,691,446 members, down 1.15 percent over 2011.
Top 25 U.S. churches reported in the 2012 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches:
The Catholic Church 68,202,492, ranked 1 [ranked 1 in 2011], down 0.44 percent.
Southern Baptist Convention 16,136,044, ranked 2 [ranked 2 in 2011], down 0.15 percent.
The United Methodist Church 7,679,850, ranked 3 [ranked 3 in 2011], down 1.22 percent.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6,157,238, ranked 4 [ranked 4 in 2011], up 1.62 percent.
The Church of God in Christ 5,499,875, ranked 5 [ranked 5 in 2011], no update reported.
National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. 5,197,512, ranked 6 [ranked 6 in 2011], up 3.95 percent.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 4,274,855, ranked 7 [ranked 7 in 2011], down 5.90 percent.
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. 3,500,000, ranked 8 [ranked 8 in 2011], no update reported.
Assemblies of God 3,030,944, ranked 9 [ranked 9 in 2011], up 3.99 percent.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 2,675,873, ranked 10 [ranked 10 in 2011], down 3.42 percent.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 2,500,000, ranked 11 [ranked 11 in 2011], no update reported.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America 2,500,000, ranked 11 [ranked 11 in 2011], no update reported.
The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod (LCMS) 2,278,586, ranked 13 [ranked 13 in 2011], down 1.45 percent.
The Episcopal Church 1,951,907, ranked 14 [ranked 14 in 2011], down 2.71 percent.
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. 1,800,000, ranked 15 [ranked 17 in 2011], up 20 percent.
Churches of Christ 1,639,495, ranked 16 [ranked 15 in 2011], no update reported.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 1,500,000 , ranked 17 [ranked 16 in 2011], no update reported.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 1,400,000, ranked 18 [ranked 18 in 2011], no update reported.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. 1,308,054, ranked 19 [ranked 19 in 2011], down 0.19 percent.
Jehovah’s Witnesses 1,184,249, ranked 20 [ranked 20 in 2011], up 1.85 percent.
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 1,074,047, ranked 21 [ranked 22 in 2011], down 0.21 percent.
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ 1,071,616, ranked 22 [ranked 23 in 2011], no update reported.
Seventh-day Adventist Church 1,060,386, ranked 23 [ranked 24 in 2011], up 1.61 percent.
United Church of Christ 1,058,423, ranked 24 [ranked 21 in 2011], down 2.02 percent.
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. 1,010,000, ranked 25 [ranked 25 in 2011], no update reported.
Total membership in top 25 churches: 145,691,446, down 1.15 percent.
Gerald W Thomas in New Hebron, Mississippi