Church, Inc.

Is your local church run like a corporation? Could it be because it is one?

Are the deacons and elders board members with the pastor as CEO? Are your tithes and offerings another way of paying taxes?

Before you dismiss these questions, read the article by Chuck Baldwin. Below is a blurb and article link which appeared in a recent e-mail alert from NewsWithViews.com.

A number of ministries around the country are functioning quite well without government approved tax exempt status. Once you’ve read Chuck Baldwin’s article, why not share it with your pastor or assembly elders.

Or does it matter?

“Come Out of Her, My People”

It is no hyperbole to say that the vast majority of today’s churches do not remotely resemble the New Testament pattern. In the first place, the Church was never intended to be a government corporation! Yet, that is exactly what every 501c3 non-profit “religious” organization is: it is a government-created corporation. In the eyes of the government, pastors, elders, and deacons are not pastors, elders, and deacons; they are corporate officers. And put to the test, virtually any and all of these so-called………
http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin662.htm
by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

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