The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges
The churches of America continue to fail in their primary duty to their members, namely, to preach the word of God for the purpose of saving souls. There are the continuing assaults upon our churches and there are new threats to the viability of the Christian churches in America as well. There is only one inescapable conclusion, the Christian spirit in America’s churches is largely dead on arrival. It is highly likely that your pastor is bought and paid for by DHS or the EPA or some other alphabet soup federal agency. The message of the Bible has been subverted to promote the message of the government.
Maryland County Pushes Churches to Preach Environmentalism In Exchange for Tax Credits
According to the Washington Post, churches in Prince George County, a Maryland county, are being offered tax breaks for incorporating environmentalism into their sermons. Subsequently, 30 pastors have started preaching ‘green’ ministries to avoid extra taxes. The number of participating pastors is certain to grow as the symbolic globe of the New World Order is replacing the traditional cross.
Looking into he background of this tax revealed that the EPA demanded a tax at the state level to cover the cost of pollution “run off” into Chesapeake Bay. The EPA leaned heavily on the States and the State began to lean on the Church. This led to a “storm management fee,” passed by the state legislature in 2012, which will now go into effect following a decree from Democrat Governor Martin O’Malley.
Maryland has subsequently ordered its 10 largest counties to raise almost $15 billion dollars to pay for mitigating “run-offs”.
Churches in a Maryland county are being offered tax breaks for incorporating environmentalism into their sermons. According to the Washington Post, 30 pastors have started preaching ‘green’ ministries to avoid extra taxes. This is all EPA driven and controlling the message of the church has long the goal of the government.
Interestingly, nobody is pointing out that the EPA and the 30 pastors are violating the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment. If I live in Prince George County, as a homeowner, I might be willing to impart the lessons of environmentalism to my family, but nobody from the government is coming to offer me a tax break for doing so. Subsequently, the “tax break” is not being applied uniformly. It would seem that the government values controlling word of God more than the word of a father in his own home.
It is hypocritical and unconstitutional that the government does everything it can do to keep the word of God from reaching our children in public schools, but the government can’t wait to control the message from the pulpit. And in Maryland, the word of Jesus is being replaced by the dictates of environmental director Adam Ortiz. Someone should remind Mr. Ortiz that the allegation that man is the primary cause of CO2 has been disproven and that the exposed “Climategate emails” revealed the fraud behind the “green movement”. Despite the exposed fraud of the movement, the pseudoscience continues.
Houston Mayor Demands copies of Sermon Notes
Last May, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, an avowed Lesbian and two homosexual city council members rammed through a non-discrimination ordinance that gave special rights and protections to homosexuals and lesbians. The proposed “bathroom bill” ordinance passed despite vocal opposition by the Houston community, which was led by local churches and pastors. The mayor anticipated that the pastors in her fair city might push back. Subsequently, she demanded copies of their sermon notes and private communications in order to monitor the opposition from the church.
Even though the mayor and her cronies were forced to withdraw the demand, based upon a “technicality”, there were some pastor’s who were willing to comply with the demands to produce notes of private communications between church members and copies of sermon notes under threat of subpoena. Someone should remind these pastor’s that their communications are protected by privilege and they are duty-bound by law to protect their communications, within their church, with all due diligence and zeal. It would appear that the “confessional” isn’t what it used to be.
Continuing Threats to the Church
Previously, I have detailed an outright assault on the compromising of the word of God with regard to the government’s manipulation of the tax-exempt status of IRS controlled churches. Specifically, I am speaking about the concept of 501-c-3 tax-exempt churches.
Is your church a friend or foe with regard to your salvation? Is your church is a 501-C-3 tax exempt church? Is your church an agent of the government? If your church leadership does not condemn anything controversial, no matter how antithetical to the word of God, you are not worshiping in a Christian church. If your church is a 501-C-3 tax exempt church, your church is not a church of God.
DHS now demands that the pastors preach a bastardized version of Romans 13. Does your pastor command you to follow the will of the government because it is your Christian duty to do so under Romans 13? In the following paragraphs it will be revealed that your pastor is likely bought and paid for and you will be told how to prepare for martial law, “quarantining” and firearms confiscation and that it is your “Christian duty” to comply with the government.
The modern interpretation of Romans 13 is pure blasphemy. This scripture has been morphed into a doctrine espousing the “Divine Right of Kings” in which God has somehow chosen a king to ruthlessly rule over a people and it is incumbent upon the people to accept their “God-given fate”, The flock are commanded to “…submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.” This false interpretation is nothing but a divine coronation of a ruthless, self-serving government and Christians are expected to capitulate and honor the same kind of thievery, lawlessness and murder which inspired Jesus to expel the moneychangers from the Temple.
The Clergy Response Team
Many of your 501-C-3 pastors have gone so far as to put on the uniform of the enemy and it is called the Clergy Response Team. The Clergy Response Team falls under the umbrella series of programs known as DHS’ controlled National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NOVAD) which is a non-profit, member organization which shares knowledge and resources throughout a disaster. The organization helps to prepare, respond, recover and to mitigate the damage caused by some unknown disaster presumably which lies in the future of humanity.
Amazingly, NOVAD claims to be a faith-based coalition which is structured as a non-governmental organization and operates on a national scale and is supported by tax dollars funneled to the DHS.
Instantly, Bible believing Christians should smell a rat. Since when, in the modern era, has the federal government ever sponsored organized religion? The answer is not since well before the advent of the atheist activist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who was successful in banning prayer in the public schools in 1963. Then why would the government suddenly fund and support a “faith-based organization” on a national scale? The simple answer is that Homeland Security is seeking to control our churches and ministers, before the impending train wreck comes to fruition inside of America. DHS desperately is seeking to control all Christians through the perversion of Romans 13 and this is one of two cornerstones in this movement designed to control Christian leaders. And this government foothold into the control of our churches begins with accepting the 501-C-3 tax exempt status which gives the government license to control the message and to ultimately pervert the word of God. There can only be one outcome for this kind of training, making the people docile when martial law is rolled out.
If your church is a 501(c)(3) organization, then your church has a significant financial motivation to not truthfully interpret the true message of the Bible. The tax exempt status of being a 501(c)(3) organization is the other cornerstone of this shift away from allegiance to God and towards worshiping our new Savior, the federal government. When was the last time your pastor spoke out against abortion or homosexuality? Unless I missed the fact that God personally rewrote sections of the Bible, your pastor’s failure to stand up to the liberalism of the New World Order should have tipped you off that something was terribly wrong with your church.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, no substantial part of a religious, tax exempt church may engage in any activity which may be attempting to influence legislation and the church may not intervene in political campaigns. In other words, if the government decides to secretly disappear dissidents under the NDAA, the church must remain silent or risk losing its tax exemption. If the government continues to expand its infanticide policies by extending the murder of babies to include post-delivery abortion, then the church must remain silent. If the government engages in any heinous, genocidal act, such as the murder of 1.2 million Iraqi’s, under the false pretense of looking for weapons of mass destruction, the church must remain silent or risk losing the tax advantages for being a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Mark 8:39 clearly states, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?” This page must be absent from almost all the pastor’s Bibles in today’s pulpits. Mark possessed the courage to pay a price for his faithfulness. This kind of faithfulness should be embraced by all who claim to lead our congregations in the name of God. The irony of the situation can be accurately expressed with the following
Isn’t a church tax-exempt by its very nature and this renders the concept of 501-c-3 tax exemption to be a moot point? Yes,the principle is upheld by the First Amendment.
The 501-C-3 tax exemption = 30 pieces of silver
Preaching environmentalism = 30 pieces of silver
Pastor’s giving copies of sermons to Houston’s mayor = 30 pieces of silver
All Pastor’s who lead 501-C-3 churches, need to fall to their knees and beg for God’s forgiveness for leading his flock astray through espousing the false doctrine of government over the King of kings. According to Yahoo Answers, nearly all churches are a 501-C-3 tax exempt status.
In the meantime, save your tithe for the home Bible study group that you are going to form. Stop feeding the beast.
Mathew 18:20 does not state that where two or three thousand gather in my name at a 501-c-3 church preaching environmentalism, there I am with them.
Matthew 18:20 states that For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
In the same manner that homeschooling works, so does home Bible study. I would encourage all Christians to withdraw their support for their government run church.