"Look at churches that have been sued for millions of dollars, rich churches that have missions, orphanages, and hospitals, all of a sudden closed because of a civil law suit because the stuck to their beliefs."
Churches are shut down, because they have allowed themselves to become "state institutions." When a minister stands behind the pulpit with a "state marriage license (http://mcginnis360gmail.wordpress.com/2 ... -ordained/
)" they become an "institution of the state." When a minister "advocates paying taxes" they become a "state institution." When a minister "advocates medicine, or doctors (which are regulated by the state)" they become "state institutions."
When a minister "advocates anything of this world," they become "state institutions."
When a church files a "501c3 tax exempt status," they become "institutions of the state."
Christ said WE, nor HIS HOUSE (Temple, church, etc.) are mandated to pay taxes, governments, etc. The first amendment of the Constitution forbids congress from having any say in the affairs of Hayah's House (Temple, church, etc.).
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
"Everson used the metaphor of a wall of separation between church and state, derived from the correspondence of President Thomas Jefferson."
No church, nor minister should attempt to "breech this wall." Breeching this wall, makes the church, religion, etc. an institution of the state. The first amendment was established to prevent the "state" from having any affairs in the operation of any church. Hayah has His own laws which govern the body of the Church, and man (void of religion) are governed by men.
Romans 13 refers to the "Bodily laws of Hayah's (Christs) House, not civil governments."
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (powers of Christs Church). For there is no power but of YAH (civil government has no power against Christ): the powers that be (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) are ordained from YAH.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance (law) of YAH: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation (damning of a nation).
3 For rulers (ministers) are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For HE IS THE MINISTER OF YAH to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword (Word of YAH) in vain: for HE IS THE MINISTER OF YAH, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute (tithes and offerings - see Malachi 3:10-12) also: for they are YAH'S MINISTERS, attending (to attend assiduously all the exercises) continually upon this very thing.
Paul here is speaking of "Hayah's Ministers." He is not speaking of "civil governments." On more than one occasion, The prophets, apostles, and Christ Himself "stood against civil governments."
"Ac 4:19-20 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of YAH to hearken unto you more than unto YAH, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."
"Lk 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give taxes to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King."
This was not a "false accusation:"
"Mt 17:24-26 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Joshua stopped him, saying, What were you thinking Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth take custom or taxes? from their own children, or from strangers? Peter saith unto him, from strangers. Joshua saith unto him, Then are their own children free."
"Ez 7:23-24 Whatsoever is commanded by the YAH of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the YAH of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons? Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of YAH, it shall not be lawful to impose (lay a burden of) toll, taxes, or custom, upon them."
"Da 3:17-27 If it be so, our YAH whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand (governments hand), O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image (civil government) which thou hast set up.....Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.....Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of YAH."
"He 11:32-40 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect."
Anyone understand yet? If your minister is advocating any of these things, He is not YAH'S minister, but is an agent of the "State."