The federal government has proved a tremendous impediment to the ongoing work of Christians. In all the laws that they have passed against Christian schools, gagging the church, taxation, and all kinds of things that they have done, they have made it harder for the church to exercise its prerogatives and to preach the gospel…[as a result of the 501c3] the IRS, a branch of our government, has succeeded in gagging Christians.” — The Late Dr. D. James Kennedy, Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Most churches in America today are organized as “non-profit tax-exempt religious corporations.” Have churches always operated as incorporated 501c3 organizations? No, this is a relatively recent trend that began in the 1950s. Prior to that churches operated as churches, and they were much better off, in every respect. In this presentation you’ll discover why:
- An incorporated church is a “creature of the State” and declares the State is its “Sovereign.”
- Incorporation does not protect a church from being sued, but only ensures that it can be sued.
- A church is non-taxable and, therefore, does not need to become 501c3 to avoid paying taxes.
- A church is automatically qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions without ever applying for 501c3 status.
- 501c3 churches have limited freedom of speech and are restricted in speaking out on vital moral issues of the day.
“The information is this series is of the utmost importance to churches everywhere. I wish more would take the time to research this subject for themselves instead of marching to the mind-numbing drum beat of corporate attorneys.” — Michael White, Austin, TX
Studio: Hush Money
Time: Approx. 100 minutes
What Would Jesus Incorporate? & The 501c3 Church (DVD):
- Item Price: $22.95
- Listed On: January 24, 2012