Should The Government Sanctioned Religious Establishments Of Our Day?

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Here, again, we see exactly why the government sanctioned religious establishments of our day are hurriedly revising “certain articles” in their constitutions and administrations. Churches that have stopped being churches to become tax-exempt, nonprofit religious corporations have invited, nay, petitioned the wolves to oversee the sheep, thus giving the state consent to exert a legal force through their own policies. Now they must rewrite those policies before having something detestable legally forced up their aisles by the supreme judgment of their chosen shepherds.
That would certainly be a grave injustice, would it not?
Not according to the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes that, "Governments are instituted among Men,
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“This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, and says, ‘I have done no wrong,” (Proverbs 30.20).
Statist, incorporated churches have made their beds with their Big Brother. Now they must lie in them with him.
Jesus Christ, this is sickening.

As we’ve already seen, the IRS considers churches (as the IRS defines churches) to be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Whether they apply for it or not, “These organizations are exempt automatically if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3),” (IRS pub. 557).
Okay, whatever. State churches are eligible for state favors if they meet the state’s requirements. But what about biblical churches or any other establishment of religion? Well, if they don’t meet state requirements, they aren’t eligible for state favors. That’s reasonable. But, unless they’ve elected to become something other than establishments of religion, it makes little difference, since
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The trouble arises from the implication baked into the regulations that, wherever state-granted exemptions do not apply, state jurisdiction does. But, remember, it’s just the opposite: exemption cannot be granted without jurisdiction. And the denial or revocation of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is meaningless where there exists no taxable entity such as a corporation, for example.
Again, Section
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