In America today, we have the opposite of separation of church and state.
My brethren in the USA, I urge you once again to work toward the separation of church and state. It will become more and more evident what a mistake it is that your churches are creations of the state, and your pastors are agents of the state. For it is incontrovertible in law that since your churches went to the IRS and asked them permission to be a 501(c)(3) corporation, that your church is therefore a creation of that law, and of that government. And that since your pastors went to the state and asked them permission to be a pastor, and received a license to be so, with all its conditionalities, that those pastors are agents of the state. My brethren, the situation of churches being corporations organized under certain statutes, and pastors being licensed by the state, IS THE VERY OPPOSITE OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.
Moreover, to do these things is in direct contradiction to the word of our Lord Jesus Christ, who said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” You see, rendering unto Caesar things that are God’s, is direct disobedience to this.
You know or should know, that when a church is a 501(c)(3) corporation, the IRS can dictate what a pastor can or cannot say from the pulpit, and can demand accountability of certain records about the church members, etc. And they can change the terms anytime and in any way they want, in the future. Do you think this is wise, especially in these end times?
Why not be like the apostle Peter, who said, “We ought to obey God rather than men”? And this is contrary to the constitution of the USA, which says Congress shall make no law concerning an establishment of religion. And this would be anathema to the American founding fathers. Patrick Henry was inspired to say his famous saying “Give me liberty, or give me death,” in 1775 after he witnessed a pastor being beaten to death in Culpepper, Virginia, for refusing to get a license to be a pastor.
Don’t you know that in America, the constitution says that you are already endowed by your Creator with certain inalienable rights? The bill of those rights includes the right to assemble, the right to freedom of religion, and the right to free speech. Why would you then think that you need permission from any government to do what God has already commanded you to do, and that your government’s charter says you already have complete freedom to do? Surely you would not give away your birthright for a mere tax deduction?