You sound pretty ignorant about the King James Version. Study how it was compiled before you bash the Word of God for the English speaking people.
December 24, 2012 at 2:19pm
You need to dig deeper.
December 24, 2012 at 2:15pm
You’re Wrong AM123. Read the Bible.
November 2, 2012 at 11:20am
I am a pastor. Incorporation protects the individuals in the church. For example, if someone decides to sue a lady who worked in the nursery for abuse to a child (or something of that nature), the individual could be sued if the church was not incoporated. If the church IS incorporated they suit must be against the institution, not the individual.
November 2, 2012 at 11:16am
I am a pastor, and I would like to answer your questions.
Q1) A 501 (c)3 allows any contibutions to be tax deductable. This eliminates the government taxing the income of a church member twice (once for income and once for supporting their church).
Q2) I do not allow the government to dictate what I preach and teach from the pulpit; I preach what the Word of God declares about issues and then let people choose themselves which canidate supports those issues.
Q3) I do not allow the IRS to take place over our Lord Jesus Christ, as He has the preeminence in all things. it is not “God-Family-Church” it is that in all our duties and calling Christ is preeminent (By-the-way God instituted Government).
Q4) I preach and teach current issues to our church from a Biblical worldview. We are currently very acitve in the Pro-Marriage Amendment in Minnesota etc. Please don’t assume that people are ignorant to the issues; there are very intelligent people involved already.
Q5) It is not Satan who takes the hold on the teaching of the church; it is the sinful nature of people that corrupt the Word of God.
Q6) The Lord Jesus has already told us to obey them that have the rule over you. We will adhere to the government as long as they are not infringing on the God-given rights of an individual.
This is not an issue about pastors leading their flock; it is an issue of whether their is a willingness in the hearts of Christians to pay the price to bring our nation back