Please check out this pdf file that I just now placed on my server from the IRS website. Reason it’s on my server from this day forward is because of what happened last Sabbath in the middle of the night as we all slept. The US government passed the tax reform laws that also removed a portion of the 501c3 many pastors will now deny ever existed in the coming years. This is why I will keep it online as long as possible.
Notice what it says on page 4 of this IRS instruction manual all pastors must read before signing unto the long prophesied 501c3. Now I am not going to read all of it, but I do think most should. Truth is, this is something all of us already knew. That in mind, it does say that the holder of the 501c3 can jeopardize their tax free status by committing certain acts listed in that manual. To give you an idea, it does says the pastors must not influence legislation or intervene in any political campaign whatsoever, and if you read on in the following pages they go into great detail how the pastors cannot say thing one about any political candidate or law, past, present or future to their congregation. Continue reading →
Do you recall back in 1998 how Pope John Paul the II released a statement that said, “To the dismay of Seven Day Adventist’s… but to the relief of everyone else, the Pope has declared that the world is not about to end. (-The Times, 24 April 1998, by Richard Owen in Rome)
Well it seems the SDA church no longer feels the same dismay they did 20 years ago. In fact, the president of the SDA General Conference just stated the following on camera. He said, “understand that yes, national Sunday Laws will come, persecution will come, but nothing of that sort is in the pipeline at the present time. Nothing that we have understood.” (-Ted Wilson) Continue reading →
“Poland’s bishops have urged the nation’s Catholics to join a massive rosary prayer crusade along the country’s 2,000-mile border to pray for the salvation of their country. Organizers say they expect up to a million people to participate in the “Rosary on the Borders” event on October 7, the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, where “the Christian fleet overcame the Muslim armada, saving Europe from Islamization.” The Catholic Feast of the Holy Rosary was established by Pope Pius V in 1571 as “Our Lady of Victory” after the so-called Holy League won a landmark victory over the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Lepanto.” –Source
This is why the Protestant movement and even the name “Christian” has become so weakened over the last few centuries to where very few prayers are answered. No one is serious about their Christian walk! And to call Roman Catholics Christians not only makes Muslims hate us, (because it was the Vatican that attacked them in the Crusades and NOT Christians) it also makes Christians look bad when those that deny Scripture to worship idols declare themselves to be followers of Jesus Christ. I do not apologize for that statement because there is simply no easy way to say that. Sometimes truth is simply that blunt. Continue reading →
(RNS) — The future of religion in America is young, non-Christian and technicolor.
Almost every Christian denomination in the U.S. shows signs of growing diversity as white Christians, once the majority in most mainline Protestant and Catholic denominations, give way to younger members, who tend to be of different races, according to a study released Wednesday (Sept. 6) by the Public Religion Research Institute. Continue reading →
A new manifesto by leading Evangelical Christians has drawn fire for its embrace of traditional sexual morality based on biblical norms.
The declaration, billed as the “Nashville Statement” and signed by more than 150 Evangelical leaders, reaffirms Christian teaching on God’s creation of human beings as male and female, an assertion that flies in the face of recent attempts to proclaim a nearly infinite “gender fluidity” based on “autonomous preferences.” Continue reading →
“Israel’s High Court of Justice today ruled that supermarkets, entertainment centers, and pharmacies would be allowed to operate in Tel Aviv on the Sabbath (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset). The Court had to rule on the issue, after three years during which Ministers of the Interior Gideon Sa’ar, Silvan Shalom, and Aryeh Deri refrained from making a decision. …he special and separate arrangement for the Sabbath day reflects national Jewish culture, together with the important social values of democracy. At the same time, the arrangement includes an important democratic element at the local level making it possible to give more precise expression to the different characteristics of the population in every town and community.” –Source
Religious denominations from around South Australia converged on Port Pirie last week for the 21st Port Pirie Diocesan Assembly and in the process helped to take steps toward a more united future.
Congregation members and religious ministers from the Baptist, Catholic, Uniting, Anglican, Lutheran and New Life churches came together to worship, celebrate religious diversity and embrace what unites them at the ‘Building Bridges of Peace’ event at the Northern Festival Centre.
Port Pirie Bishop Greg O’Kelly said that the event coincided with the 500thanniversary of the Reformation – which occurred in part after Martin Luther nailed the ‘Ninety-five Theses’ to the All Saints’ Church door in Wittenberg, Germany – was an appropriate time to convene to discuss religious matters and focus on how far the Church had come. Continue reading →
“This group represents an important and growing avenue of ministry for churches,” says Roxanne Stone, editor in chief of Barna Group. “Particularly if you live in a more churched area of the country, it’s more than likely you have a significant number of these disaffected Christians in your neighborhoods. They still love Jesus, still believe in Scripture and most of the tenets of their Christian faith. But they have lost faith in the church.” –Source
(RNS) This month marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the most important Catholic lay movement of the past century.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal ranks second only to Protestant Pentecostalism among significant new Christian movements to emerge over the past century. Like Pentecostalism, the CCR was made in the USA.
At a prayer retreat in a Pittsburgh suburb led by two Duquesne University professors, several students experienced baptism in the Holy Spirit.
From Duquesne, the new Catholic brand of Pentecostalism spread quickly to other universities in the Midwest, such as Notre Dame and Michigan State. Continue reading →