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LoneWulf 37 points ago +37 / -0

You don't need organized religion like these examples.

Matthew 18

20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

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Tazzurit 15 points ago +15 / -0

Amen

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LoneWulf 5 points ago +5 / -0

Who wants to go to a church that is more concerned with the collection plate than doing what's best for their congregants? IMHO, these churches sold their souls to the devil. The shepherds have sold out their flocks.

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NWGirl 4 points ago +5 / -1

Jesus dined with sinners, but spoke out against the "religious". Speaks volumes.

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Varangian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Go Ortho

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GoingCamaro 1 point ago +1 / -0

That is your interpretation. The Bible has over 60 English versions alone. While some might read into the context, others may hear the face value and that's that. Is God really so small that both you and LoneWulf are correct in your own way?

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Hortance 0 points ago +1 / -1

You're suggesting that all the versions are equal, based on the fact that some people are partial to them. God is big enough to keep His own Word.

Check all 60 versions. ALL versions are copyrighted (owned) by someone....Except 1. King James version. God owns it. Nobody else.

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mengderen 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have experienced His Presence whilst speaking with a friend.. Awesome...

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Andy_Man45 28 points ago +28 / -0

Thirty pieces of silver. Blood money.

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Lalge0229 16 points ago +17 / -1

No wonder the Catholic Church pimps the jab

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FishinGuns 4 points ago +5 / -1

Damn skippy!

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GoingCamaro 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sadly not the worst thing they pimped...

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Quixotic 1 point ago +1 / -0

catholic church does not pimp the jab

certain catholic prelates (pope, archbishops, priests) pimp the jab on their own time but that is in contradiction to Church teaching (read the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Note on Morality of Some Anti-Covid 19 vaccines)

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y000danon 13 points ago +14 / -1

https://www.ksla.com/story/6937987/homeland-security-enlists-clergy-to-quell-public-unrest-if-martial-law-ever-declared/

If the church is 501c3 - the Romans will absolutely tell them what the fuck to say

the real church is between you and God - directly.

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alphaliberal 5 points ago +5 / -0

you are correct!

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Quixotic 1 point ago +1 / -0

the real church is the Body of Christ

Those sho do not eat of His flesh amd drink of His blood will have no part in him

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CreamSoda 12 points ago +12 / -0

I heard the churches were infiltrated in the seventies.

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ProphetOfKek 14 points ago +14 / -0

More like 312AD when Constantine “converted”.

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alphaliberal 8 points ago +8 / -0

1000% buddy that is so true

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ThePopcornTape 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fill us in?

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ProphetOfKek 3 points ago +3 / -0

The church and government were married, priests became political appointments. Pagans became church leadership.

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ThePopcornTape 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sadly, I can see that. Didn't think it went that far back, though.

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ProphetOfKek 1 point ago +1 / -0

Even before then, in the time of the apostles, Gnostics and Judaizers were trying to corrupt the true doctrine. Satan never rests.

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Varangian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hey, now. Sol Invictus was a thing then. His mom was a Saint. Her work in Jerusalem was very good.

I’ve often pondered wether Christianity would have gotten very far had Constantine not decreed it. History is funny stuff. Lot of missionaries walked those Roman roads.

Maybe God uses us as best he can given our limitations, but Christianity is everywhere, while Tibetan Buddhism for example is barely hanging on in Tibet. I’m partial to the lamas, but they aren’t about salvation, or forgiveness, or mercy.

Or maybe it’s all fairytales and ghost stories to scare the kiddies. I guess we’ll see.

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PoopyPatriot1983 3 points ago +3 / -0

2 movies made about Fatima, the story is amazing.

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PoopyPatriot1983 1 point ago +2 / -1

Look into Fatima, a young girl saw the Virgin Mary and she saw a vision of hell, the Blessed Virgin prophesied WWII
-To save them [poor sinners who are on the road to hell], God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse war will break out (Worse than WWI) during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions against the Church and against the Holy Father.

To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.

I still do not believe the text of the 3rd secret. I think it involves the church being taken over by satanists, and so the satanist changed the message.

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greeneggsnham 10 points ago +10 / -0

I do not know whether my church received gov't COVID money here in Canada, but I heard a lot of churches received such.

I just cut off tithes to my local church which I am no longer attending in-person for instituting a mask mandate on all gatherings (not required by gov't, but recommending) and for recommending the vax. I would be violating my conscience if I were to attend while forced to wear a mask.

Thinking through these articles now on tithing and pondering what does being a steward of money actually mean.

https://drmsh.com/TheNakedBible/Kostenberger%20tithing%201.pdf https://drmsh.com/TheNakedBible/Kostenberger%20tithing2.pdf

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6daysandrest 3 points ago +3 / -0

Go read Leviticus on Tithing. Pay attention to what the tithe was to support. It doesn't exist anymore.

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NorthusMaximus 9 points ago +10 / -1

It is always about money, Lucifer and secrets remaining hidden. Period. Two high-level church leaders/pastors are already in question as far as their ethics. I don't have sauce so not naming names. One in America and one in NS or AU

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NorthOfFrosty 3 points ago +3 / -0

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows

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sidhe007 8 points ago +8 / -0

Churches are getting govt money for vaccinating their flocks?

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GoingCamaro 1 point ago +1 / -0

And not even a lot. We're getting to the point where strip clubs have higher moral standards than churches...

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Shadowflare 6 points ago +6 / -0

How would one go about researching how much money a church receives and from who? What about other clubs and organizations unrelated to religion? (Not saying anyone is bad for accepting a donation, but it could help decern if someone has an ulterior motive.)

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muhqtardtho 7 points ago +7 / -0

I agree. If they accept a donation and don't engage in the bribery they were asked to then that's fine. Take their evil dollars and do some good with it. If you need to bribe and threaten a population to follow your health guidelines then it should be a pretty blatant sign that they are unnecessary and harmful. I will always upvote the repost about

If there was a global threat to humanity people would be fighting over the rationing of healthcare, not risking their livelihoods to avoid it.

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CoolAsACucumber 6 points ago +6 / -0

Backup video link:

https://files.catbox.moe/w81yu2.mp4

Archived tweet link:

https://archive.is/8YDXM

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Shadowflare 5 points ago +5 / -0

How would one go about researching how much money a church receives and from who? What about other clubs and organizations unrelated to religion? (Not saying anyone is bad for accepting a donation, but it could help decern if someone has an ulterior motive.)

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Tazzurit 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well done!

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Hortance 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hey guys! The IRS automatically treats ALL churches as 501(c)3 entities. None have to apply. Don't throw the good ones out with the bad.

Like with people, watch what they DO.

If they push the vaXXX? They're crap.

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Camden105b 3 points ago +3 / -0

Churches still have to pay wages, file state and federal taxes, pay electric & water, and all the zillions of costs of running anything. But what you give is between you and God. He does expect a tithe at the very least.

In my job, I see the folks who tithe and those that don’t. It’s never a matter of if they are rich or not. Virtually EVERYONE who tithes always has plenty (they may not be rich, but God always provides everything they need and they have enough to give to others on top of their tithe.) Those that don’t tithe usually struggle, or they have constant issues they are dealing with. Look up all the Bible verses on giving and see what it says and see what happens when you give. God says to test Him on it.

Also, what the church does with the tithe is not yours to worry about. They are required to have annual financial meetings with the church members and discuss it. And you can talk to your pastor if you have concerns. But the church will be judged by God as to how they used the gifts. Just as you and I will be judged by how we used ours.

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Hortance 2 points ago +2 / -0

My point was only that its wrong to bash every church that is 501(c)3 because they are considered such by their very status as churches....

It sounded like some were demanding that everybody should abandon their churches....

As an independent Baptist I'm confident that we aren't getting anything from the Feds. There's nothing wrong with PAYING taxes that are required...."render unto Caesar..."

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nunyadangbidness 3 points ago +3 / -0

John MacArthur's church in LA just got a lot of money from the government. Oh, wait...it was for defying lockdown orders!!!! Best preacher out there, IMO.

https://www.standingforfreedom.com/2021/09/01/john-macarthur-and-grace-community-church-win-800000-settlement-from-california-and-l-a-county/

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morum 3 points ago +3 / -0

501c3 has been the leash around the church for a long time, these payouts are headpats for good behavior, the stick is the threat of removing their tax exempt status.

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ThePowerOfPrayer 2 points ago +2 / -0

The removal of the 501(c)3 status isn't even about tax exempt status. It's about losing the handouts AKA charitable organization/government grants (along with the tax deductions for their members who donate to their organization) that caused them to sell out in the first place.


What Is 501(c)(3) Exemption Status?

So what does it mean to be a 501(c)(3) church, and is the designation beneficial? In short, if an organization, including a church, receives 501(c)(3) exemption status from the IRS, it is recognition that they are exempt from federal income and property taxes. In addition, people who make contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations may deduct the contribution amount from their taxable income.

According to the IRS, “Churches that meet the requirements of IRC section 501(c)(3) are automatically considered tax exempt and are not required to apply for and obtain recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS.” So it isn’t required for your church to apply for 501(c)(3) in order to be tax exempt.

Keep in mind, churches may lobby for legislation or ballot initiatives, but they are prohibited from showing support for political candidates. If a church is shown to be in violation of this restriction, they risk losing their exempt status.

What most people don’t realize is that churches and nonprofits exist under this definition whether or not they have officially received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.

So Why Get The Status?

While becoming a 501(c)(3) church is not a necessity, it does have benefits.

The IRS recognition gives added assurance to church leaders, members, and contributors that the church is recognized as exempt and their contributions are generally tax-deductible.

501(c)(3) status enhances an organization’s financial transparency. Maintaining your status requires that informational tax returns be filed on an annual basis and this information is available to the public on GuideStar. As a result, potential contributors are able to gain an essential understanding of the organization and determine whether or not he/she would like to give to them. If your church administers a lot of charitable missions and services, this transparency has the potential to be highly beneficial.

https://archive.is/bnpS3


What Are Church Grants?

A grant is an amount of money that is set aside through a charitable organization or the government. When a grant is awarded to a group, such as a church, it does not have to be paid back, ever. Think of it as a one-time donation, but on a larger scale. Typically a church grant is only awarded to a church when there is a specific need, and the grant money must be used to fill that need.

AND

There is one important thing that applies to every church seeking a grant. You must ensure that your church has a 501(c)(3) IRS ruling. This establishes your church as a non-profit organization. You cannot receive grants from either the government or a private foundation if your organization is not a 501(c)(3). Take the time to establish this as you work towards finding the right church grant.

https://archive.is/NocC6

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yldngo 1 point ago +1 / -0

Only give cash as an offering.

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PompeiusMagnus 1 point ago +1 / -0

1 Timothy 6:10

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ThePowerOfPrayer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Come out of Babylon, and that includes all these 501(c)3 churches endorsing the vaccinations.

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xchainlinkx 1 point ago +1 / -0

Shouldn't this be illegal?

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PeaceAndLovePatriot 1 point ago +2 / -1

Islam ain't looking so bad these days...

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OkieBowhunter 2 points ago +2 / -0

All religion is a net-negative.

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Mustang289hipo 1 point ago +1 / -0

If they are 501c3 they are working for the beast.

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MilitaryJustice 1 point ago +1 / -0

Follow Jesus, God's Word and God's direction. Many churches have lost their way too.